Friday, April 20th 2018

Honor Launches the MagicBook Ultrabook

Honor, a sub-brand of Chinese electronics giant Huawei, has revealed their brand-new 14-inch MagicBook Ultrabook. The MagicBook is powered by a 8th generation Intel Core processor. It's available with either the Intel Core i5-8250U or the Intel Core i7-8550U processor. Both variants come with 8 GB of memory, a 256 GB SATA SSD, and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory. The MagicBook is 15.8 mm thick and weighs 1.47 kg. In terms of design, the Honor MagicBook features a sleek all-aluminum body similar to the previously announced Huawei Matebook. The MagicBook's cooling solution consists of various heat pipes that are connected to the CPU and GPU. A single fan draws cool air from the three vents located around the ultrabook and pushes the heated air through the rear vent.

The Honor MagicBook has been fitted with a 13.3-inch matte IPS LCD display. The panel boasts a 1080p resolution, 45% NTSC color space, 800:1 contrast, and 250 nits of brightness. The ultrabook also possesses four Dolby Atmos-certified speakers, dual mics, and a fingerprint reader. Thanks to the generous 57.4 Wh battery, the MagicBook is certified for up to 12 hours of battery life. It comes with a USB Type-C port for charging the device, one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, a HDMI port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Intel Core i5 variant costs CNY 5,000 ($800), while the Intel Core i7 model goes for CNY 5,700 ($910).
Source: Vmall
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10 Comments on Honor Launches the MagicBook Ultrabook

#1
windwhirl
Looks really similar to some other well known laptop....
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#2
Octavean
windwhirl, post: 3831457, member: 175818"
Looks really similar to some other well known laptop....
Yeah, and the name,.... Magic Book,....

I wonder what the step up from this model would be? The MagicBook Pro,.....maybe?
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#3
South_DL
There is a virtue in honor, but none of those in plagiarism.
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#5
Vya Domus
I really don't understand people that get annoyed or care at all about companies stealing each other's designs.
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#6
windwhirl
Vya Domus, post: 3831541, member: 169281"
I really don't understand people that get annoyed or care at all about companies stealing each other's designs.
I don't really care much, except when they go all like "this laptop is so thin that it makes a paper sheet look thick". I honestly hate this whole thing of making every freaking laptop that thin. It's not bad to try to make things smaller and more compact, but I feel like it's idiotic when they start cutting corners and removing features, in the name of thinness.

Which is why I don't like this design.

Although at least it has more ports than the Macbook
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#7
dorsetknob
"YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"
and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory.
Now where in the small print does it say spec's may vary with Market location

Hint was there not recently a news article where Depending on the market you might get stuffed with DDR4 Mem on the NvMX150 instead of GDDR5
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#8
T3cHn0pH1L3
Looking at the thickness of the bottom edge of the keyboard side it definitely doesn't resemble a macbook and is a lot thicker, not sure you could even class it as ultrabook as it's definitely leaning more towards laptop thickness, ultrabooks tend to taper off and get thinner towards the bottom edge.
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#9
PowerPC
People who buy Macbooks will still buy Macbooks. This won't hurt Apple in any way. Besides, Apple has a number of hardware patents like the clickable trackpad that they put in their Macbooks. Pretty sure they won't have that in the 'Magicbook'.
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#10
BeepBeep2
"45% NTSC color space"

So...75% or so sRGB? I'll pass.
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