Honor MagicBook 14 SE evaluation: a productivity tool for young people

In the beginning of the school season in September, many students are returning to school one after another. In the new semester, some new school supplies may need to be purchased. For many college students, it may be necessary to purchase a new notebook. For student users or young white-collar workers who have just graduated, they are often price sensitive and pursue cost-effective products. The MagicBook 14 SE launched earlier by Honor may be a good choice.

The Honor MagicBook 14 SE continues the stylish design and strong performance. It also supports multi-screen collaboration and other functions, which can meet the diverse needs of young users. Honor MagicBook 14 SE is equipped with AMD Ryzen R5-3500U processor, integrated Radeon Vega8 graphics card, 16GB dual-channel DDR4 memory, 256GB PCI-E solid state drive, 14-inch full screen, 4.8mm frame on three sides, body weight 1.38kg, With a thickness of 15.9mm, it is aimed at student parties and office users, focusing on lightness and performance. The price of 3299 yuan (USD $471) has a good price/performance ratio.

Appearance design:

The Honor MagicBook 14 SE adopts a metal body design. The body width is 6.2mm smaller than the previous generation product, and the body thickness is only 15.9mm. Thanks to the excellent manufacturing process, the body weight of the Honor MagicBook 14 SE Ruilong version is only 1.38 kg, you don’t feel burdened when you hold it in your hand, and it can also be stored in a 13-inch laptop bag for easy travel.

The Honor MagicBook 14 SE adopts the classic glacier silver color, combined with smart designs such as diamond-cut small blue edges, so that it has a trendy design that is more in line with the aesthetics of young people. This design is also adopted on many Honor MagicBooks, which is not only beautiful but also Also more individual.

The screen of Honor MagicBook 14 SE can be expanded 180°, and the hinge of the screen is relatively smooth, and the notebook screen can be opened with one hand.

A large number of heat dissipation holes are reserved on the back of the Honor MagicBook 14 SE, and the higher-density shark fin 2.0 S-shaped fan blade design radiator can bring better heat dissipation and reduce fan noise.

The Honor MagicBook 14 SE uses a 14-inch 1080P IPS anti-glare screen, a 178° wide viewing angle, and a 16:9 screen ratio. The top, left, and right sides of the screen are narrowed to about 4.8mm, bringing a full-screen micro-frame design. With the hidden pop-up camera, the screen occupancy is increased to 84%, providing users with a new immersive visual experience. The screen also supports eye protection mode, and the Honor MagicBook 14 SE has also passed the German Rheinland low blue light certification.

The Honor MagicBook 14 SE provides a large-area touchpad, the operation is very smooth, and supports gesture operations, bringing a better operating experience.

The Honor MagicBook 14 SE provides a backlit keyboard. The keyboard has a good feel and moderate key range, making it handy for office or gaming.

The fingerprint power button is also the classic design of Honor MagicBook 14 SE. The power button integrates fingerprint recognition and supports one-key unlocking and booting login.

Hidden camera design can protect user privacy, Honor MagicBook 14 SE is hidden in the keyboard, tap to pop up.

The Honor MagicBook 14 SE provides two USB Type-A and one USB Type-C ports, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack and an HDMI port. The Honor MagicBook 14 SE supports USB Type-C 65W charging, which can charge the notebook in 30 minutes. 46%.

65W fast charge:

The Honor MagicBook 14 SE provides a 65W charger. The charger weighs only 160g. It not only supports the charging of the Honor MagicBook 14 SE, but also supports the super fast charging of the Honor mobile phone. It is enough to bring a charger on a business trip.

Multi-screen collaboration:

Multi-screen collaboration is an important function of Honor MagicBook. Multi-screen collaboration allows mobile phones and notebooks to be integrated into a “super terminal”, bringing users a smart experience of “putting a mobile phone into a computer and operating two systems on one screen”. Users only need to focus on one screen, which can not only handle professional office tasks on the PC, but also operate the mobile APP, making the work more focused and efficient.

In addition to functions such as files, pictures, videos, and text sharing, “multi-screen collaboration” allows users to directly open and edit files in the phone on the MagicBook, and the saved files are still in the original location of the phone; you can also call the computer camera , Microphone, audio and other hardware, receiving and making mobile phone or video calls.

There is a Magic-Link NFC tag on the Honor MagicBook 14 SE. The NFC-enabled Honor mobile phone can start multi-screen collaboration with a single touch, enabling pictures, videos, Microsoft office documents, etc. to be dragged and dropped between the notebook and the mobile phone. .

Multi-screen collaboration can also open the mobile phone APP application on the Honor MagicBook, and use the notebook’s built-in camera and microphone to realize operations such as making mobile phone calls and videos on the notebook terminal.

Performance experience

The Honor MagicBook 14 SE is equipped with AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor, 8GB RAM + 256 solid state hard drive, and the configuration is quite powerful for a 3299 yuan (USD $471) notebook. AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor with four cores and eight threads, the highest core frequency can reach 4.0GHz, integrated AMD RadeonVega8 core graphics, can cope with the needs of general 3D games and daily use.

In addition, Honor MagicBook 14 SE is equipped with 8G DDR4 dual-channel memory, and the hard disk is a 256G PCIe high-performance SSD.

In terms of CPU performance, we use CINEBENCH R20 for testing. Honor MagicBook 14 SE has a multi-core score of 1395cb and a single-core score of 355cb. The performance of the CPU is in the upper reaches of the input level.

For 3D, we use 3Dmark for testing. Night Raid’s score is 8378 points, which is enough for some online games. At the same time, for general 3D applications, AMD RadeonVega8 core graphics card is also fully capable of easily.

In terms of comprehensive performance, PCMark10 is used for testing. PCMark comprehensively evaluates the performance of the computer by simulating the daily use of users, and finally gives a reference score. The higher the score, the stronger the performance of the whole machine. In this test , Honor MagicBook 14 SE has a final score of 3818, and its performance is strong.

In terms of battery life, PCMark is also used for testing, and it is set in high-performance mode. In the endurance test of modern office, it takes 7 hours and 40 minutes for the Honor MagicBook 14 SE to consume 100% power to shut down. The 56Wh large-capacity battery is provided for the Honor MagicBook 14 SE. Very good battery life performance, which can meet the needs of unplugged learning and office for a day.

to sum up:

The Honor MagicBook 14 SE has a stylish design. The all-metal body and the weight of 1.38kg also take into account portability. In addition, Honor MagicBook 14 SE supports multi-screen collaboration. Files can be quickly shared between mobile phones and notebooks, and the mobile phone can be controlled by a computer, making the operation between the mobile phone and the computer more convenient.

Honor MagicBook 14 SE is priced at 3299 yuan (USD $471) , equipped with AMD R5 3500U processor, 8GB memory + 256 solid state hard drive, and has a good price/performance ratio. Moreover, Honor invests huge amounts in research and development every year. It has established an automated stability test laboratory of nearly 1,000 square meters in the Wuhan laboratory. It strictly follows Huawei’s unified high-standard and full-process quality control requirements, bringing a leapfrog quality experience, making the Honor MagicBook 14 SE a higher quality. Price ratio.