Honor is really taking off from under the wings of Huawei. From launching laptops to tablets, it seems like they are on a roll. Honor has unveiled three Ryzen-powered laptops and two tablets in the IFA 2020 venue. These laptops pose as a counterpart to the Intel run laptops and as an upgrade to the existing Ryzen laptops.
Honor MagicBook Pro
It poses as an alternative to the Intel-powered MagicBook Pro launched back in May. It is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 4600H APU instead 10th gen CPU from Intel. The Ryzen chip has 6 cores, 12 thread CPU (3.0 GHz base clock, 4.0 GHz boost) in combination with a 6 core GPU running at 1.5 GHz. Like the Intel-powered counterpart. it has 16 GB dual-channel DDR4 RAM and a 512 GB NVMe SSD storage. The GPU oriented tasks are handled by the integrated Vega graphics. The 45W TDP APU thermals are kept under check by a dual-fan, dual heat pipe cooling system.
The screen is a 16.1-inch Full HD panel with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The thin bezels around results in a 90% 90% screen to body ratio. The color space of the display covers 100% of sRGB space and has a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. It’s backed up by a 56Wh, which promises 11 hours of video playback. The 65W USB-C adapter charges the machine up to 50% in half an hour. The connectivity options include HDMI 2.0, USB-C, USB-A (3.2 Gen 1), and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Other features consist of a laptop a fingerprint reader and a pop-up camera tucked inside the backlit keyboard. The system weighs just 1.7 KG, which is fairly light considering the 16-inch screen size.
The Honor MagicBook Pro will be available from September 7 in Germany and a day later in the UK and France. It costs about €900, but the company has announced a limited time €100 discount.
Honor MagicBook 14 and 15
These laptops are powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, which offers a 15W APU consisting of 6 core, 6 thread CPU (2.3 GHz base, 4.0 GHz boost), along with a 6 core GPU (1.5 GHz). The available memory configuration comprises of 8/16 GB DDDR4 RAM (dual channel) combined with 256/512 GB of NVMe SSD storage. As discussed earlier these models replace the last year’s Ryzen 3000-based laptops.
Moving on to the display, as the name indicates the MagicBook 14 has a 14-inch display and MagucBook 15.6 -inch display and the aluminum-made body weighs 1.38 KG and 1.53 KG respectively. Both the panels come equipped with 1080P resolution. The 14-inch MagicBook has a larger 54 Wh battery whereas the 15-inch model settles with a lesser 42 Wh battery.
Like the Pro model, there is a 65W adapter inside the box of both models and can charge both models up to 50% in 30 minutes. Regarding the connectivity options, there is a USB-C port, there’s also one USB-A 3.0 and one USB-A 2.0, plus an HDMI port and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The new MagicBook 14 will be available in Europe starting September 21 and the 8/512 GB version is priced at €750. Whereas the MagicBook 15 will costs you €700 for the 8/512 GB memory variant and will start shipping from October.
Honor Pad 6
It features a 10.1-inch display which yields 1,920 x 1,200 px resolution. The aluminum body weighs in at 460 grams and is 7,55 mm thick. The loudspeakers are equipped with Huawei’s own Huawei’s Histen 6.1 audio tech. Under the hood, it is powered by the Kirin 710 A chipset in combination with 3/4 GB of RAM and 32/64. The software is based on Magic UI 3.1 on top of Android 10. Regarding the connectivity options, it comes with either WiFi only or with LTE connectivity too.
Honor Pad X6
The cheaper version of the two comes with a 9.7-inch display with 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution. But the build remains the same. It is also powered by the Kirin 710A SoC but is only available with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage. There is a 2 MP selfie camera and a 5 MP unit at the back. The audio tech also remains identical. At the moment the price of both models is unknown but make sure to stick around to know more details about them.
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