The Honor MagicBook notebook is still a young brand, but it has been loved by consumers since its launch, especially students and young people in the workplace, with its simple and fresh design, powerful core configuration, and multi-screen collaborative connection. Innovation is inseparable. In the near future, everyone may also know that Honor has been completely independent. I thought that the previous generation of MagicBook would become a swan song, but I did not expect to announce the launch of new products in a short period of time. This means that Honor has not given up MagicBook and will become Honor. One of the more core products.
Talk less, return to the topic. The Honor MagicBook notebook launched this time still continues the classic design of the previous generation in terms of appearance. It has a simple body, delicate spraying, a blue HONOR logo on the A side, and a blue waistline. It is simple and fresh, and it is light and thin. It is not unreasonable to call it a clear stream, such color matching and simplicity are sought after by young people.
The biggest change this time is in terms of hardware. It is equipped with up to the 11th generation Intel Core™ i7-1165G7 processor, integrated with the new Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics graphics card, and for users with higher graphics and image processing needs, optional NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 discrete graphics card, while meeting the processing power of large software such as PS, Pr, Ai, etc., it can also run mainstream popular online games smoothly, truly achieving both office and entertainment. In addition, this generation of Honor MagicBook notebooks also come standard with Wi-Fi6 wireless network card + 2×2 MIMO dual antenna design, as well as a multi-screen collaborative application upgrade that brings “three windows and multiple openings”, so there are still many highlights. Detailed appearance design and hardware performance evaluation, continue to look down.
1. Appearance design
Honor has launched two notebooks, MagicBook 14/15, in two colors, Glacier Silver and Star Gray. The MagicBook 14 also supports a maximum opening and closing angle of 180°. Both notebooks are made of metal body material, wave waistline shape, a slight upward curve on the side, and a diamond-cut small blue edge design, simple and stylish, without losing a sense of fresh technology. The body of the MagicBook 14 is as thin as 15.9mm and as light as 1.38kg. The body is slim and light, making it easier to carry; the thickest part of the MagicBook 15 is about 16.9mm, which is as light as about 1.53Kg, which truly realizes lightness and portability with a large field of view Both.
Both notebooks use ultra-narrow bezel full-screen design, 1080P FHD IPS anti-glare screen, the screen ratio is 16:9, 100% sRGB high color gamut, 300 nits (typical value) brightness, support DC dimming without flicker, And through the German Rheinland low blue light eye protection certification, business office, drawing or drama, can realistically reproduce the high-definition picture quality, and watch the screen for a long time without fatigue.
In addition, the Honor MagicBook notebook also supports the “eye protection mode”, providing three color temperature adjustment options: “default”, “warm” and “cool”. Since everyone has different preferences and perceptions of color, Honor also provides a button for fine adjustment of color temperature, which can adjust the color temperature to a more suitable display effect when the eye protection mode is turned on.
Use Starscream to test the screen color gamut, 98% sRGB color gamut coverage, and 72 P3, which are basically consistent with the nominal value, which can bring a better realistic visual experience. It is not difficult to find out that the current thin and light in this field, high color gamut screen has become a trend.
The area of the C side looks large, the integrated design is simpler, the full-size keyboard, the texture is relatively ordinary, and does not support backlight. The touchpad in the middle of the palm rest occupies one-third of the area. It has a smooth experience and precise positioning. It can be controlled well in a scene without a mouse.
The hidden camera is located in the keyboard function area and can be turned on as needed to effectively protect personal privacy.
The power/fingerprint recognition button is located on the right side panel. When you turn on your phone, you can enter your fingerprints to log in to the system faster and safer than entering a password.
In terms of interfaces, Honor MagicBook provides 1 USB-C port, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, 1 USB2.0 port, 1 HDMI port, and 1 3.5mm headphone port, which are enough for daily data transmission and mouse connection And equipment charging and other scenarios.
The bottom of the fuselage has non-slip foot pads, heat dissipation grilles, and speakers on both sides to ensure the heat dissipation effect, improve the stability of the whole machine, and bring a more three-dimensional and shocking hearing experience.
From the above introduction, we can see that the Honor MagicBook family-style design, simple and fresh design, especially the blue border, looks fashionable and younger, and has its own style compared to other products with overall color change. Screen parameters such as ultra-narrow bezel, full screen, high color gamut, DC dimming, and low blue light certification greatly enhance the visual experience. In addition, the power/fingerprint combo and hidden camera are more family style.
2. Hardware performance evaluation
In terms of hardware configuration, the Honor MagicBook notebook we reviewed is equipped with Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 processor, integrated graphics Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics, and equipped with NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 discrete graphics, 16GB DDR4 3200MHz dual-channel memory, 512GB SSD, and supports WiFi 6 wireless network, it can be said that the “book” hardware configuration is strong enough.
Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 processor uses Tiger Lake U architecture, 10nm enhanced process, 4 cores 8 threads, base frequency 2.40GHz, single core maximum core frequency 4.20GHz, three-level cache 8.00MB, thermal power design maximum 28W . Although this processing is relatively weak in terms of frequency and cache, its integrated Iris® Xe Graphics makes it more performant. In addition, the frequency will be adjusted according to the heat dissipation design, and the maximum TDP of 28W will not be too bad.
Using CINEBENCH R20 to test the CPU, the multi-core score reached 2179pts, and the single-core score was 522pts. Such performance not only meets the daily processor calculation, including graphics calculation, rendering and other office needs, it is certainly more than enough.
If you want to use Honor MagicBook 15 to handle more complex graphics operations, for example, you have CAD and 3D drawing needs, or you want MagicBook 15 to not only work in office, but also to play games in your spare time, then don’t worry. This MagicBook 15 is equipped with a brand-new NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 discrete graphics card, which uses the same Turing architecture design as the GTX series graphics cards. According to official data, the performance is 50% higher than the previous generation.
Through the 3DMark test, we can see that this graphics card has achieved quite good results in the Time Spy and Fire Strike project tests. In fact, the MX450 graphics card has reached the level of the GTX16 series of game graphics cards. It is used in business office books. Although it is not a prominent game, it can get a smoother experience when working with graphics and image processing and video editing.
This notebook is equipped with 16GB DDR4 memory, which is sufficient for daily office, audio and video use. Using the AIDA64 memory test, the read speed is 44090MB/s, the write speed is 44346MB/s, and the latency is 80ns, which is at a relatively high level.
In terms of hard disk storage, the test machine is equipped with a Samsung PM981a solid-state hard drive, NVMe interface, and a capacity of 512GB.
Using the CrystalDiskMark test, the sequential read speed is 3470.80MB/s, and the write speed is 2881.12MB/s. It is already at a relatively high speed in the commonly used SSD field, and it is sufficient for daily transfer of large files.
PCMark 10 office test
PCMark 10 can mainly simulate office scenarios for testing. Modern office includes common basic functions, productivity, digital content creation, covering applications, video conferencing, web browsing, spreadsheet and document writing, as well as photo editing, video editing, rendering and The final score of visualization, etc., has a comprehensive score of 5107. The scores of specific projects are shown in the figure below. Compared with the scores of products on the same platform, it is normal performance.
The new Honor MagicBook inherits the Honor PC Shark Fin 2.0 heat dissipation solution. The built-in high-density slim S-shaped fan not only greatly increases the air intake, but also provides quieter noise control. We use AIDA64’s FPU mode for single baking in an office environment with a room temperature of 23°C. The CPU temperature can be stabilized at about 84°C, the power consumption can also be stabilized at 28W, and the frequency is 3.11GHz, which can basically run at full load.
When using AIDA64’s FPU mode and FurMark GPU for dual baking, the CPU temperature is stable at about 58°C, the GPU temperature is 57°C, the clock frequency is 1080MHz, and the power consumption and frequency are reduced. This is also for the stable operation of the device A kind of guarantee, but if it is a daily office, it will basically not have any impact.
3. Multi-screen collaborative upgrade: “Three windows open more” to double the efficiency
Users who are familiar with the Honor MagicBook notebook should be familiar enough with the convenience of Magic-link connection. It realizes the high-speed transmission and sharing of files, pictures, videos, and even clipboard information between the notebook and the mobile phone. Very aspect. In addition, in order to allow users to directly control mobile phones on their laptops, Honor MagicBook adds smarter multi-screen collaboration functions. Users do not need to switch between the two device screens repeatedly, but can use MagicBook keyboard and mouse, input method and other hardware capabilities Processing mobile phone information, making office more efficient.
The Honor MagicBook launched this time has been upgraded again, bringing multi-screen collaboration “three windows with multiple openings”. In short, you can open 3 independent applications simultaneously on the PC screen, and support one main, two and three windows at the same time. Work, whether it is horizontal review or vertical screen, can coexist without interfering with each other. When “three windows with multiple openings” are enabled, various operations can be performed without background exit. The three windows support the drag-and-drop transmission of text, pictures and other files, and the sub-windows can be closed separately. The efficiency is doubled by “multiple use of one mind”. , The wisdom experience is even more different.
Of course, as the computer housekeeper of Honor MagicBook, you can not only connect your mobile phone to play multi-screen collaboration, but also manage MagicBook, including software and hardware upgrades, troubleshooting, and if you encounter problems that you cannot solve, you can also use quick service and customer service. Get in touch, worry-free using the machine.
Four, evaluation summary:
If you want to buy a simple and personalized high-performance thin and light notebook with hardware upgrades, the Honor MagicBook notebook can meet your daily office and learning needs. Eleventh-generation Core processor, MX450 unique display, 16GB memory and 512GB SSD , WiFi 6 high-speed wireless network connection support, multi-screen collaboration and other bright features, it is definitely worth buying.
Although this time the Honor MagicBook notebook still continues the classic design of the previous generation, it may be a little disappointing for students who like to catch up with the new. However, this is also a product launched within a short time after the independence of the Honor brand, so it continues A classic is always safer than a new product hastily. Moreover, as the notebook line of Honor brand strategic products, in the future development plan, it will be more independent and individual. I believe that Honor has definitely begun to “hold big moves”. Maybe in the next generation, Honor MagicBook notebooks will be “renewed.” “It’s new on the market, so wait and see.