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Honor Magicbook 14

Specifications

Honor Magicbook 14
Honor Magicbook 14 (Magicbook Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U 4 x 2.1 - 3.7 GHz, Zen+
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, Core: 1200 MHz, Memory: 1200 MHz
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, soldered
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, BOE CQ TV140FHM-NH1, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ, 256 GB 
, 256 GB SSD, 200 GB free
Soundcard
AMD Raven - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16 x 322.5 x 214.8 ( = 0.63 x 12.7 x 8.46 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65-Watt PSU (USB-C), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.381 kg ( = 48.71 oz / 3.04 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
Price
599 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 86.03% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 40 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: 64%, display: 74% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Honor Magicbook 14

86.5% Honor Magicbook 14 Laptop Review: A better version of the MateBook D 14? | Notebookcheck
We really liked the Huawei MateBook D 14 with an AMD processor in our review, and Honor now offers the same device as MagicBook 14 for 50-100 Euros (~$54-$108) less. Is there a catch, or is the MagicBook 14 a recommendation?
Hands-on review: HONOR MagicBook 14
Source: NLT English
At the official retail price of RM2,499, the HONOR MagicBook 14 is still a surprisingly good deal. It’s not as good of a deal as the original HONOR MagicBook, but still a very good deal nonetheless.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2020
Honor MagicBook review: It’s not magic, it’s real
Source: Soycincau English
As a result, I think the MagicBook is a really solid choice for someone looking to get their first laptop or a laptop for office/college work. If you’re a creator on-the-go, I’d say up your budget and get something closer to the MateBook 13 which I’ve been using as a daily driver that has a better balance between performance and portability. Plus, the MateBook 13 has a much nicer 2K panel.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2020
80% Honor MagicBook 14
Source: Gadgetspeak English
This is a small and light 14inch screen notebook with an AMD processor from Honor. It is a fast product, so what if anything is there that could be improved, first it is not that cheap but then all the components are high end, second there is only a single SSD drive of 256GB divided into ‘C’ and ‘D’ and on an office desk you could be short of connections.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Honor Magicbook 14 Notebook Review: Where Style Paints a Picasso
Source: AnandTech English
I look forward to seeing the quality and capabilities of what Honor can do in the future. If they can match or better this style, with the latest hardware under the hood for performance and battery life, then it will amplify the already impressive user experience I have had. Along with using the device, I also wrote this review on the Honor Magicbook 14. It did not miss a beat.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2020
83% HONOR MagicBook 14 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Honor may be best known for its attractive-yet-affordable Android phones, but one of the brand's latest products is actually a laptop. The Honor MagicBook 14 is a lightweight Windows 10 PC that offers good performance at an affordable price. While the Honor MagicBook 14 is not available in the US, it is currently on sale in parts of Europe for about 600 euro (the equivalent of 650$ with tax). In exchange you get a no-nonsense Windows 10 laptop with no major drawbacks besides the silly webcam stuck in the keyboard. It is well suited for students, office workers, or anyone in need of a laptop for productivity and entertainment that is easy to carry around and doesn’t break the bank.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 83%
Honor MagicBook 14 Review
Source: Appuals English
Honor MagicBook 14 is a fantastic choice for your everyday related tasks. Without skimping out on any major fronts, the MagicBook 14 gives you a very well balanced performance along with a very elegant looking design. The quad-core processor comes out to be a pick that is going to be perfect for just about everyone out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2020
100% Honor MagicBook 14 review
Source: Toptenreviews English
The Honor MagicBook 14 costs a lot less than most similarly equipped Windows and macOS rivals, making it an absolute steal. It’s slim, light, handsome and very pleasant to use. It also offers plenty of power. Honor hasn’t cut any significant corners to reach its attractive price, making this an extremely tempting proposition for anyone who’s looking for a well-built Windows laptop on a tight budget.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Honor MagicBook 14 review: Budget brilliance
Source: It Pro English
For a measly £458, though, it’s easy to forgive a questionable webcam position - and, for that matter, some imperfections with the display quality and battery life. Or, to be more specific, it’s easy to overlook these faults when you can enjoy such a high standard of performance, build quality, styling and connectivity. The ThinkBook 13s has more of an enterprise focus with its TPM processor and Windows 10 Pro OS, as well as a better screen, but in almost every other way the MagicBook 14 is the superior laptop. It’s an absolute bargain and, geopolitics allowing, it will be exciting to see how Honor builds on this success with future devices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
Review – HONOR MagicBook: Still unbelievably low priced
Source: NLT English
The HONOR MagicBook does have its set of differences compared to the Huawei MateBook D 15 (review). The MagicBook has a better screen hinge, larger battery, faster and larger SSD – but has a slightly smaller screen and does not have a 2.5-inch HDD drive. In most cases, I’ll recommend the MagicBook. If you need a terabyte of storage, then get the Huawei MateBook D 15 instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2020
90% Honor MagicBook 14 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
When it comes to value for money, you can’t beat the Honor MagicBook 14. You’re getting a high-end looking laptop with great storage options without having to pay a premium price. The display is great for watching videos on, the processor can run some powerful programmes and games, and the lightweight size means it’s perfect for porting around wherever you need. All in all, if you’re looking for a versatile laptop for work or study, then this is a great option.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Honor MagicBook 14: Nice keyboard and ports aplenty – but with a webcam forever fixed on all of your chins
Source: The Register English
Overall, though, this is a lovely little laptop, particularly for basic business tasks, or as a university workhorse. And at £549, I'd be hard pressed to find anything real to grumble about. If you're tempted, you can grab it at Amazon and Argos.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2020
82% Honor Magicbook Review — What More Can You Ask For?
Source: Pokde English
As far as I am aware, the HONOR MagicBook is probably one of the most affordable laptops offering the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U APU along with 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage, with a price tag of just RM2299. Even when looking beyond the hardware specifications, there is quite a lot to love from this diminutive 1.45 kg laptop. The speakers are great and the battery life is amazing, and then there’s HONOR Magic-Link which is an awesome feature to have on if you own a HUAWEI or HONOR smartphone. If you are looking for an affordable laptop that’s portable and yet pack enough performance for your daily computing and sufficient battery life to last you the day, the HONOR MagicBook is the one to get.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 86% performance: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 74%
75% Honor MagicBook 14 review: It looks and feels good, but there are some issues
Source: Neowin English
There are a few things I like about the MagicBook 14. I absolutely love the trackpad here, it's a perfect combination of size and Precision drivers that makes it a joy to use. The display looks pretty great and sharp at this size and resolution, and I have no major complaints about the colors. Sound from the speakers is also better than I would have thought, it makes for a pretty good music listening experience. I also appreciate niceties like the fingerprint sensor that reads my fingerprint as soon as I press the power button, unlike recent offerings from Dell.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
HONOR MagicBook (AMD Ryzen 5 3500U) Review: Affordable, silent, and powerful
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
The HONOR MagicBook is an impressive device that gets all the basics right – it’s built sturdily, has great performance, remains cool and quiet, and has long-lasting battery life. The impressive display and audio quality make media consumption comfortable too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2020
Honor MagicBook 14 Unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
We go hands-on with Honor's latest laptop, the MagicBook 14, with a Ryzen 5 3500U processor, Radeon Vega 8 graphics, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage. It will be available on April 7 in the UK for £549, and it will cost €599 in the rest of Europe. It also has a fingerprint sensor built into the power button, a large trackpad with Precision drivers, and a nice design with blue chamfered edges on the lid.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2020
Hands on: Honor MagicBook Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Honor MagicBook 2020 is tapping into a largely neglected market by undercutting the cost of most ultrabook rivals but, importantly, offering more power and freedom than a Chromebook. Such an affordable laptop seems ideal for students, especially with the slick design that imitates Apple’s MacBook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2020

Foreign Reviews

Honor MagicBook 14 Für Home Office und Studium
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2020
96% Honor MagicBook 14: Flotter 600-Euro-Laptop im Test
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 96%
Honor MagicBook 14 Gute Mittelklasse zum günstigen Preis
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2020
Honor MagicBook 14 leichtes, preiswertes Arbeitstier
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2020
Honor MagicBook 14 (2020). Portátil 14,0" equilibrado con buen diseño (599 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; elegant design; good price; decent connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/15/2020
90% Honor MagicBook 14: bello e possibile
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 93% performance: 90% workmanship: 90%
85% Honor Magicbook 14 Recensione: Un Ottimo Notebook A Un Prezzo Vantaggioso
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Recensione Honor MagicBook 14
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% features: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 85%
Recensione HONOR MAGIC BOOK 14″
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice display; compact size; high mobility.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/04/2020
Honor MagicBook 14: il notebook best buy a 599€?
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; nice performance; decent hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/27/2020
70% [Prise en main] Honor MagicBook 14 : même polyvalence, plus de style
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Test ordinateur portable Honor MagicBook 14 : magique pour le prix ?
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Test du PC portable Honor MagicBook 14, de la qualité à prix honorable
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Test du Honor MagicBook 14 : le bon ultraportable au meilleur prix
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Test du Honor MagicBook 14 : le bon ultraportable au meilleur prix
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Honor MagicBook 14: un cheval de trait léger et bon marché
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2020
Обзор HONOR MagicBook AMD. Шустрый безрамочный ноутбук для работы
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Attractive price; stylish design; frameless display; comfortable keyboard; high performance; fast SSD; flexible fingerprint sensor; impressive autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2020
Можно ли играть на тонком лёгком ноутбуке? Тест Honor MagicBook 14 на Ryzen 3500U в 13 играх
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; powerful hardware; high gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/26/2020
Обзор ноутбука Honor MagicBook 14
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; excellent display; compact size; light weight; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/17/2020
Обзор ноутбука Honor MagicBook 14: резвый ультрабук за небольшие деньги
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; bright display; nice connectivity. Negative: Noisy under loads; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2020
Honor MagicBook 14: безрамочный ноутбук с NFC и быстрой зарядкой
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Frameless design; quick charging; NFC chip; good price; compact size; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2020
76% Recenze Honor MagicBook: solidní základ za dostupnou cenu
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 71% display: 87% mobility: 66% workmanship: 95%
Recenze: Honor MagicBook 14 – stylovka s atraktivní cenovkou
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Pleasant design; metal case; compact size; nice color display; fast fingerprint sensor; long battery life; quick charging; attractive price. Negative: Poor webcam; uncomfortable keyboard; no memory card reader.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2020
Honor MagicBook 14 je ultrabook s magickým propojením s telefonem (recenze)
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: USB-C charger; metal case; nice display; thin frames; good price. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; unsupported Wifi 6.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2020

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.


14":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


1.381 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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).


86.03%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-03-16)