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Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 launched with super-thin bezels and 10th gen Intel processor

honor MagicBook Pro 2020

We finally have the “official” confirmation about the Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 laptop. We already had a sneak-peek of the device as it appeared on the listing of a retailer last week. The listing has revealed some specifications and today’s official launch of the MagicBook Pro 2020 at the Smart Life Product launch has confirmed them. In many ways, this year’s iteration of the laptop is similar to its predecessor. However, there are some major changes under the hood. So, let’s get into what the Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 brings to the table.

Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 Overview

The Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 sports a similar 16.1-inch IPS LCD screen. Bezels on this device are super-thin, 4.9 mm to be specific. The thin bezels have resulted in the laptop achieving a screen-to-body ratio of 90%. Anyways, sticking to the display, it a 1080p panel and it covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut. Therefore, they should produce a vivid and immersive display. Moreover, it is a TUV Rheinland-certified. That means there will be no strobing and it emits a very low level of blue light. 

Its chassis is built out of aluminum alloy. Thus, the device should feel robust. Moreover, it only weighs around 1.7Kg and measures just 16.9 mm in thickness. With its thin bezels and sleek design, the device is a lot compact than the most 15.6-inch laptops in the market.

MagicBook Pro 16-inch display

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Two speaker grills surround the keyboard and on the right one, you’ll find a fingerprint reader too. Furthermore, it has approached the placement of the webcam in a unique fashion. Well, you might have seen it on the higher-end Huawei laptops, but still, it is unique. It is a pop-up camera that is placed between the function keys on the keyboard itself.

Moving on, CPU configuration-wise, there are two options with the Honor MagicBook Pro 2020. The base variant comes with the 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U and the higher-end comes with the Core i7-10510U processor. These are 10th gen CPU based on 14nm Comet Lake architecture. Honor could have used the more energy efficient and newer 10nm IceLake CPUs instead. However, with both of them, you get 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, and the Nvidia MX350 dedicated GPU. There are custom dual fans to take care of the thermals.

Furthermore, there are a few software-related changes on this year’s device. For instance, there is this multi-screen collaboration mode which helps to mirror and control supported smartphones. And there’s a convenient way to share files between the smartphones and the notebook (similar to Apple’s AirDrop). Moreover, a performance enhancement mode helps to increase the devices’ CPU and rendering performance by 8% and 15% respectively. As for the battery, it has a 56WHr battery that should last up to 14 hours given the low powered CPU. 

Specifications:

  • Display: 16.1″ diagonal FHD (1920 x 1080)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i7-10510U
  • GPU: Nvidia MX350
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 822.11ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Ports: 1 x USB Type-C, 3 x USB 3.0 (Type-A), 1 x HDMI
  • Battery: 56WHr
  • Weight: 1.7Kg

Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 Price & Availability in Nepal

The Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 will be available in China from May 19. The price of its base variant with the Core i5 processor is CNY 6,000 ($843). Similarly, the Core i7 model is priced at CNY 6,700 ($942). However, for a limited period, the devices will be available for CNY 5,499 and CNY 6,299 (for Core i5 and Core i7 respectively).

MagicBook Pro 2020 Model Price in Nepal (Expected)
i5-10210U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD $843 ~ NRs. 1,20,000
 i7-10510U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD $942 ~ NRs. 1,45,000
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