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Honor MagicBook Pro review: A compact 16.1-inch allrounder with a good battery life
Honor MagicBook Pro review: A compact 16.1-inch allrounder with a good battery life
The MagicBook Pro offers a well-rounded level of equipment: a Core i5 processor, a GeForce MX350 GPU, 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode), an NVMe SSD, and a matte IPS display. All this is accompanied by a very good battery life.

The hardware of the MagicBook Pro is housed in a slim, elegant, silver-gray metal case. While the compact case has about the dimensions of a 15.6-inch notebook, it offers a 16.1-inch display (Full HD, IPS), which left a good impression with us. It scores with stable viewing angles, a matte surface, good color reproduction, and decent color space coverage. The brightness and contrast fall within the required range.

The Honor laptop does not have the most current hardware onboard, but the Core i5-10210U processor and GeForce MX350 graphics core still offer sufficient performance for the office, Internet, and to a limited extent also gaming. 16 GB of working memory (dual-channel mode, on board, not expandable) and a 512-GB NVMe SSD represent adequate storage equipment. 

The MagicBook Pro offers two power profiles: Performance mode and Standard mode. The Performance mode allows the CPU to run at higher speeds, but the graphics performance remains unchanged. It is only available in mains operation when the battery is charged at least 20%. After each reboot, Standard mode is automatically activated. You can switch between the modes using the "Fn" + "P" key combination.

In addition to our test unit, Honor also offers a MagicBook Pro model that is run by a Ryzen 5-4600H APU. Both models have the same strengths and weaknesses to a large extent. Which model is preferable depends on your preferences and demands: the AMD model offers a higher CPU performance and the Intel/Nvidia model, a higher graphics performance.

You can find additional information and many benchmark results in our review of the Honor MagicBook Pro.

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Sascha Mölck, 2021-03-30 (Update: 2021-03-28)