After Xiaomi, Honor Debuts Laptop Market with Macbook Clone
Honor has been teasing about its first ever laptop from the last couple of weeks. It was then mentioned to be named as Honor Magicbook. Today, the company has officially launched its first-ever laptop called Honor Magicbook along with the flagship Honor 10 smartphone. A couple of years ago, Xiaomi entered the laptop segment by launching the MacBook Air clone called Mi Notebook Air. The engineers at Honor also seems to have chosen Macbook as the reference design for their first ever laptop.
While Xiaomi skipped adding their logo on the body, we can see the Honor logo on the top right. However, the Honor Magicbook comes with very thin bezels on either side of the display. It sports aluminum body and comes in Silver and Grey color options. While the base variant of the Honor Magicbook uses 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, the high-end variant comes with 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor.
The laptop sports a 14-inch IPS display with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It comes with a 45% NTSC matte panel with 250 nits brightness and offers 81% screen-to-body ratio. The Magicbook also includes 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and 2GB Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card. It packs a 57.4Wh battery that is mentioned to give 12 hours of usage and can be charged using the UBS Type-C port.
As seen on the Huawei Matebook X Pro, the power button on the Honor Magicbook also come with an integrated fingerprint sensor. It sports a full size backlit keyboard that is also spillproof. The laptop sports quad speakers with Dolby Atmos sound technology for rich audio output. There are also dual microphones and 1MP camera. With the built-in “Magic Link” feature, the users can unlock the laptop using their Honor smartphones and can seamlessly share data between these devices.
Talking about the pricing, the Honor MagicBook with Intel Core i5 is priced at 4999 Yuan (approx $796 / Rs. 52,400). The high-end variant with Intel Core i7 processor comes with a price tag of 5699 Yuan (approx $908 / Rs. 59,750). As of now, the first ever Honor laptop will be exclusive to the Chinese market.