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Honor MagicBook 15

Specifications

Honor MagicBook 15
Honor MagicBook 15 (Magicbook Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U 4 x 2.1 - 3.7 GHz, Zen+
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000), Core: 1200 MHz, Dual-Channel, 27.20.1017.1011 (Adrenalin 20.5.1)
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, memory permanently soldered, no memory slots
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN02.8, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ, 256 GB 
, M.2-2280, 190 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC256 @ AMD K17.1 - Audio Processor - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Audiokombo, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.9 x 357.8 x 229.9 ( = 0.67 x 14.09 x 9.05 in)
Battery
42 Wh, 3665 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.46 V
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, MS Office 365 (Test version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.53 kg ( = 53.97 oz / 3.37 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
Price
599 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.4% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 72%, features: 42%, display: 84% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Honor MagicBook 15

82.8% Honor MagicBook 15 in review: Ryzen 5 in a stylish suit | Notebookcheck
Honors' stylish 15.6-incher scores with a slim metal case, a Ryzen 5-APU and memory running in Dual-Channel mode. The battery life is decent, but not outstanding.
70% Honor MagicBook 15 review: Value for money
Source: Gadgets Now English
Honor MagicBook 15 is priced at Rs 42,990 which is a good price considering all the features offered by the laptop. It offers a minimalist design, fingerprint button chipped on the power button and a pop-up web camera. The laptop offers quick charging too. A lack of Intel processor and the limited battery life might dissuade a few buyers but overall Magicbook 15 is a capable laptop for day-to-day use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Honor MagicBook 15 review: A basic notebook good only for basic chores
Source: Business Standard English
The Honor MagicBook 15 covers the fundamentals right. It is not a feature-rich option in its segment, but it makes a good notebook for everyday use. It could have been better if it had a proportionate build with an even weight distribution, a strong display hinge, Thunderbolt or similar I/O ports for enhanced data transfer rate, big on-board storage and an optimised battery solution for good standby time. The MagicBook 15 is hard to recommend. At this price, there are several worthier notebooks from Asus, Xiaomi and Acer offering better utility and performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2020

Foreign Reviews

¡CHOLLO Flash! Honor MagicBook 15. Portátil 15,6" con pantalla FullHD IPS y muy buen diseño (529 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; stylish design; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/23/2020
¡Chollo! Honor MagicBook 15 (pack). Portátil 15,6" con pantalla FullHD IPS y muy buen diseño (*559 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; beautiful design; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/17/2020
¡Chollo! Honor MagicBook 15 (pack). Portátil 15,6" con pantalla FullHD IPS y muy buen diseño (*559 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; beautiful design; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2020
¡CHOLLO! Honor MagicBook 15. Portátil 15,6" con pantalla FullHD IPS y muy buen diseño (*529 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; beautiful design; low price; nice display; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/20/2020
Обзор Honor MagicBook 15. Идеальный 15,6-дюймовый ноутбук для работы
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Big screen; beautiful display; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; long battery life. Negative: No SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2020
Доступный ноутбук на Windows 10 с железом от AMD: обзор Honor MagicBook 15
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Nice display; comfortable keyboard; high performance; USB-C; fast charging. Negative: No backlit keys; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2020
Обзор HONOR MagicBook 15 — ноутбук с оптимальным экраном для учебы и работы
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Big screen; fast fingerprint sensor; backlit keys; decent speakers; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2020

Comment

AMD Vega 8: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 1100 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 3500U: Mobile Quad-Core APU using Zen+ cores clocked at 2.2 to 3.8 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 8 CUs clocked at up to 1200 MHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

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.


1.53 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Honor:

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).


76.4%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-07-19)