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Honor brings the MagicBook 14 to Europe

Honor boasts of the MagicBook 14 having all-day battery life. (Image source: Honor)
Honor boasts of the MagicBook 14 having all-day battery life. (Image source: Honor)
Honor has brought the MagicBook 14 to global audiences, having announced the 14-inch laptop in Russia earlier this year. The Ryzen 5 3500U-powered machine features 8 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. The company claims that the MagicBook 14's 56 Wh battery will last a full day' use between charges, too.

Debuted in Russia earlier this year and released in China last year, Honor has now unveiled the MagicBook 14 globally. Showcased at its All-Scenario Intelligence Conference today, the MagicBook 14 marks the beginning of Honor's foray into the global PC market, along with the MagicBook 15. The 1.38 kg laptop, as its name suggests, features a 14-inch display. The IPS panel has a 16:9 aspect ratio and operates natively at 1,920 x 1,080. The display can be opened up to 180°, too.

Powering the device is an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor, which integrates Radeon RX Vega 8 Graphics. Honor has also equipped the MagicBook 14 with 8 GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM and a 256 GB or 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD.

The MagicBook 14 features three USB ports, a full-sized HDMI port, a 3.5 mm jack and a pop-up webcam. There is also a fingerprint sensor integrated within the device's power button and support Magic-Link 2.0. The three USB ports are USB 3.0 Type-A, USB 2.0 Type-A and USB Type-C, for reference. The latter charges the device's 56 Wh battery, too. Honor claims that the included 65 W power supply can charge the machine up to 46% in 30 minutes.

The MagicBook 14 measures 322.5 x 214.8 x 15.9 mm and has an aluminium build. Honor will sell the device in Mystic Silver or Space Grey and promises that the device will last for around 9:30 hours of 1080p video playback.

The MagicBook 14 will start at €599 and will be available from the end of March. Curiously, Honor launched a Ryzen 7 3700U version of the MagicBook 14 in China. The Ryzen 7 model did not make it to Russia either, for some reason.

Essentially, the MagicBook 14 is an Honor-branded version of the Huawei MateBook D 14. Also announced in China last year, the MateBook D 14 costs £649.99 on Amazon. Sold as the MateBook D 14 2020, the device currently only comes in Space Grey with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.

(Image source: Honor)
(Image source: Honor)
(Image source: Honor)



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Alex Alderson, 2020-02-24 (Update: 2020-02-24)