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Honor launches the MagicBook V 14 alongside the 16 and 16 Pro

The new MagicBook V 14. (Source: Honor)
The new MagicBook V 14. (Source: Honor)
Honor has made good on some earlier teasers with a launch for the new MagicBook 16 series, with an up-to-date Ryzen 7 platform and 144Hz displays. They have been joined with a less expected variant: the V 14. It will now join the first wave of laptops to ship with Windows 11, and will do so with a 2K display and Tiger Lake-H35 processors.

Honor has now made the MagicBook 16 and 16 Pro official. The two variants largely have the same specs, their 16.1-inch 100% sRGB LCD displays with the well-hyped 144Hz refresh rates included. They are also Ryzen 7 5800H-powered machines with 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD configurations in both the 16 and 16 Pro; however, the latter is set apart with the option of discrete graphics.

It gets the choice of the GTX 1650, priced at 6,499 yuan (~US$860) or the RTX 3050 at 7,299 yuan (~$966). The MagicBook 16, on the other hand, starts at 4,999 yuan (~$661) for a SKU with the Ryzen 5 5600H, or goes for 5,499 yuan (~$727) with the 7 5800H. All of those new 16-series PCs can be ordered in China from now, and will arrive to a buyer's home with Windows 10.

The much more novel MagicBook V 14, on the other hand, will ship with that OS' major upgrade instead. Its 14.2-inch LCD display has a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 90Hz refresh rate. It is placed just below a webcam that, interestingly enough, is touted as having its own image signal processor (ISP) to enhance its video-calling and conferencing properties.

Then again, Honor never specifies the resolution with which this 5MP shooter streams. On that note, the V 14 has quad mics in addition to quad speakers. The OEM also claims to have treated the laptop's keyboard with a special stain-resistant resin, thus keeping it pristine during sustained remote-working use.

The MagicBook V 14 has a choice of Core i5-11320H or i7-11390H processors, which have the same RAM/storage levels as the 16 models. The i5 diverges further into SKUs with and without GeForce MX450 dedicated graphics, priced at 6,199 yuan (~$820) and 6,999 yuan (~$926) respectively. The top-end model is 7,999 yuan (~$1,058).

They will start selling on October 6, 2021 in China, although availability outside this country has yet to be outlined.

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The new Honor MagicBooks' main specs. (Source: Honor)
The new Honor MagicBooks' main specs. (Source: Honor)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-09-27 (Update: 2021-09-27)