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Honor offers a good multimedia laptop at a fair price with the MagicBook Pro

Honor MagicBook Pro
Honor MagicBook Pro
Large display, fast processor, sufficient storage, and an aluminum case - for around 900 Euros (~$1,054), the Honor MagicBook Pro actually offers everything that a multimedia laptop needs.

The MagicBook Pro from Honor is a 16.1-inch multimedia laptop. In contrast to the cheaper MagicBook models, which in turn are based on the MateBook D models from Huawei, the MagicBook Pro is based on the design of the more expensive MateBook models such as the MateBook 13 or the MateBook X Pro. So customers get a fancy aluminum case in dark gray that is also convincing in terms of stability.

Honor uses a fast AMD Ryzen processor of the 45-watt performance class. So there's plenty of CPU power, and the integrated Radeon GPU is perfectly sufficient for all common multimedia applications. However, the gaming performance isn't very high; so if you also want to play modern titles on your laptop, you should rather look for a device with a dedicated GPU.

The matte IPS display is sufficiently bright and covers the small sRGB color space completely. Since the display can be calibrated very well, nothing stands in the way of editing photos/videos. The emissions are also okay, because the two fans are usually completely disabled. Only under high load do they emit a rather high-frequency noise, which is a bit annoying.

The manufacturer could work a bit more on this, just like with the speakers and the optional Performance Mode. This mainly leads to a louder fan noise but hardly to a higher performance.

These points of criticism can hardly take away from the good overall impression, though. For 899 Euros (~$1,053), you get a good multimedia device without any real weak points. You can find more information on the device in our detailed review:

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Andreas Osthoff, 2020-11- 7 (Update: 2020-11- 5)