Huawei’s online brand Honor debuted today not only the Honor 9X phone, but also a notebook. It’s the Honor MagicBook Pro and it’s aimed at competing with MacBooks and premium ASUS laptops. It has a metal body and an atypical 16.1 inch diagonal. We have details below.
The device provides a 16.1 inch Full HD screen with an optional touchscreen and 100% sRGB wide color gamut. Its side borders are just 4.9 mm in thickness, which make the screen very compact, even more compact than some 15.6 inchers. It all weighs just 1.7 kilograms, which is 130 grams lighter than the MacBook Pro. Performance-wise, the laptop relies on the Intel Core i7-8565U processor, but there’s also a cheaper Core i5 version.
There’s also 8 GB of RAM inside, 512 GB of SSD storage and in the graphics area, the NVIDIA GeForce MX250 card. Honor has integrated here 7 temperature sensors, that monitor the internal temperature of the innards in real time and can turn down or up the fans. They can also change the air flow and reduce fan noise. The battery included here is a 56 Wh unit, which is supposed to offer around 14 hours of usage.
Dual WLAN antennae ensure you go up to 1733 Mbps in ideal conditions. We also get a 1 MP webcam hidden in one of the keyboard’s keys, Windows 10 Home, dual microphones and an USB Type-C port. There’s also a HDMI and Dolby Atmos acoustics. It all starts at $799 and it goes on sale in China from July 29th.