Honor launches Ryzen 3000-powered versions of the MagicBook Pro

The Honor MagicBook Pro. (Source: Honor)
The Honor MagicBook Pro. (Source: Honor)
The Honor MagicBook Pro is an ultrabook that seems to take after the MacBook in design. It was launched with Intel Core i7-8565U or i5-8265U CPUs. Now, it maker has launched new variants that replaces them with AMD APUs.
Deirdre O Donnell,

Honor pre-empted Apple with the release of its MagicBook Pro before that of the projected 16-inch 2019 MacBook Pro earlier this year. This notebook is powered by the Intel Core i5-8265U or i7-8565U. Now, its series is back with new variants powered by Ryzen silicon instead.

They have reportedly seen an unexpected launch alongside the Honor 20S phone today (September 4, 2019). Unlike the non-Pro MagicBook, which is powered by the Ryzen 5 3500U, they rock the 5 3550H. However, there is also a top-end SKU with the 7 3750H instead.

Otherwise, these notebooks have the same specifications as their Intel counterparts. The ultrabook starts at 4699 yuan (~US$657) for a Ryzen 5/8GB RAM/512GB SSD SKU, or 5199 yuan (about $727) to double the RAM. The Ryzen 7 variant, which also has 8GB RAM and a 512GB SSD, also costs 5199 yuan (about $727).

These options are all Windows PCs; however, Honor also offers a Linux version of this refreshed MagicBook Pro. Its conformation is also that of the Ryzen 5 base model, but costs 4399 yuan (~$615). It will become available on September 30, 2019, whereas the others will be released a week before this.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-09- 4 (Update: 2019-09- 4)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.