MagicBook Pro: Honor releases 45 W Renoir versions of its MacBook Pro 16 lookalike with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H and 16 GB of RAM
It has only been a few months since Honor released a new version of the MagicBook Pro, its attempt at a MacBook Pro 16. However, whereas Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro starts at US$2,399, the MagicBook Pro will retail for CNY 4,699 (~US$672). Honor already sells its 16.1-inch machine with the Core i5-10210U or the Core i7-10510U, but these 15 W Comet Lake-U series processors pale in comparison to the 45 W Renoir options that Honor has announced.
The MagicBook Pro will come with 16 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and a 512 GB PCIe SSD regardless of the model you purchase. Honor has unveiled two processor options, the Ryzen 5 4600H and the Ryzen 7 4800H. Unlike the Renoir options for the MagicBoook 14 and MagicBook 15, both these 45 W Renoir APUs support Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT). The Ryzen 5 4600H is a 6 core APU, while the Ryzen 7 4800H has two additional cores and four more threads.
The Ryzen 5 model will retail for CNY 4,699 (~US$672) from July 30, but Honor is offering CNY 200 (~US$29) off as part of a pre-sale that begins today. Similarly, the Ryzen 7 edition currently costs CNY 4,999 (~US$715), which is CNY 200 (~US$29) cheaper than the CNY 5,199 (~US$744) for which the SKU will eventually sell.
The Ryzen editions of the MagicBook Pro retain all the other features of their Intel counterparts besides a dedicated GPU option, though. Namely, they have 56 Wh batteries, and 1080 displays with a 16:9 aspect ratio.