Honor revealed two new laptops at the brand’s Honor V40 5G launch event. Announced as the MagicBook 14 2021 and MagicBook 15 2021 respectively, both variants boast a similar spec-sheet as well as price.
The only observable difference so far is the size.
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In terms of features and specifications, the Honor MagicBooks are powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, topped with NVIDIA’s MX450 GPU. Both variants come with dual-channel 16GB DDR4 RAM, coupled with a standard 512GB PCI NVMe Solid State Drive (SSD).
As the branding suggests, the MagicBook 14 2021 has a 14-inch IPS LCD panel, while the MagicBook 15 variant sports a 15.6-inch IPS LCD unit.
Both displays have identical resolutions of 1920×1080 pixels (FHD), 16:9 aspect ratio, 100% sRGB color gamut, 300 nits peak brightness, DC Dimming, and certified TÜV Rheinland low blue light emission system.
In terms of connectivity, the MagicBooks feature WiFi 6, a single USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, 2 USB 2.0 Type-A ports, a 3.55mm headphone jack, and a standard HDMI port.
Miscellaneous features include a pop-up camera sensor in the keyboard, a fingerprint sensor, Multi-Screen Collaboration capability, and a robust metallic build for an exterior.
The Honor MagicBook 14 is supported by a large 56Wh battery, while the MagicBook 15 variant comes with a slightly less appealing 42Wh unit. Overall, both laptops come with a 65W fast charger, details of which will be revealed in recurring reviews.
Price, and availability
The new Honor MagicBooks (2021) are available for pre-orders in China. The price-list for respective variants is as follows:
- i5-1135G7, 16GB + 512GB – ¥4,899 ($757) [First Sale Special Price: ¥4,699 ($726)]
- i5-1135G7, 16GB + 512GB, MX450 – ¥5,499 ($849)
- i7-1165G7, 16GB + 512GB, MX450 – ¥6,399 ($988)
Honor didn’t comment on when these laptops will hit global markets. It’s worth mentioning that the previous models were made available a few weeks after pre-orders concluded.