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Honor MagicBook 15, R5 5500U


Honor MagicBook 15, R5 5500U
Honor MagicBook 15, R5 5500U (Magicbook Series)
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U 6 x 2.1 - 4 GHz, Lucienne-U (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
16 GB 
, DDR4-3200
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader, USB-C
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.9 x 357.8 x 229.9 ( = 0.67 x 14.09 x 9.05 in)
42 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
1.56 kg ( = 55.03 oz / 3.44 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 60%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Honor MagicBook 15, R5 5500U

80% Honor MagicBook 15 review: A mighty fine mid-ranger
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Honor MagicBook 15 is a very good budget large-screen Windows laptop. It looks great, handles basic PC tasks with aplomb and is superior to the very similar-looking Huawei MateBook D 15 (2020). The Huawei offers faster disk speeds and a marginally better graphical performance but the Honor’s display boasts better colour space coverage and greater colour accuracy, meaning it’s better suited for creative work. Battery life and CPU performance are slightly higher on the Honor as well. The Honor MagicBook 15 is edged out slightly by the Acer Swift 3 in terms of overall performance and portability, but if you value screen acreage over speed then the Honor MagicBook 15 is a very good-value option. If you’re looking for a large-screened 15in laptop for not very much money, they don’t get much better than this.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Honor MagicBook 15 AMD 512 GB. Portátil metálico con AMD Ryzen 5 5500U y menos de 500 euros
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; metal case; good price; decent connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/26/2022
60% Honor MagicBook 15 (R5 5500U)
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2022
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Обзор ноутбука HONOR MagicBook 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 5500U)
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Nice display; high performance; USB-C; fast charging. Negative: No backlit keys; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2021
Обзор ноутбука Honor MagicBook 15 AMD (2021): совсем другие комплектующие в прежнем корпусе
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful processor; good cooling and silent system; great connectivity. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; poor set of ports; no memory card slot; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2021
Обзор HONOR MagicBook 15 R5-5500U (BMH-WFQ9HN). Ультрабук для работы и учебы
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; NFC module; long battery life. Negative: No backlit keys; no memory card slot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2021
Обзор Honor MagicBook 15 (2021): отличный ультрабук стал еще бодрее с AMD Ryzen 5000
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; big screen; stylish design; great built quality; decent hardware; nice performance; excellent autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2021


AMD Vega 7: Integrated graphics adapter of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 7 CUs (= 448 shaders) and a clock speed of up to 1,600 MHz.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

R5 5500U: A hexa-core APU designed for use in ultra-thin, upper mid-range laptops. The Ryzen features six Zen 2 CPU cores running at 2.1 GHz to 4.0 GHz alongside the Vega 7 graphics adapter (448 unified shaders running at up to 1,800 MHz). One could be forgiven for thinking Ryzen 5 5500U is a renamed Ryzen 5 4500U - which is not the case. Ryzen 5 5500U is most similar to Ryzen 5 4600U, the most noteworthy difference between the two being the faster iGPU model of the former.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.56 kg:

This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.


In 2014 Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. Occasionally the products are also called Huawei Honor.

The market share of Honor products is manageable, but there are several reviews on Honor smartphones with average ratings (as of 2016).

70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2021-10- 9)