Honor Magicbook V 14 has been unveiled by the company in China: it's the first laptop with Windows 11 as standard, here's how it looks and how much it costs
On the fact that Honor Magicbook V 14 would be the first product in the world with the highly anticipated Windows 11 had already disappeared any doubt at the announcement of the partnership between Microsoft and Honor last September 17, when it had also come out the date of September 26 then respected in the facts.
So the first laptop in the world with Windows 11 as standard is official. It's also the first Honor product to be based on the Intel Evo platform, and it can also boast one of the highest screen to body ratios on the market (90.5%), as well as a 14-inch display that's particularly good for eye health, as certified by TÜV Rheinland approval. It is made of metal - specifically aeronautical aluminum alloy - and can be purchased at launch in three colors: dawn blue, starry gray and glacier silver. Still to be ascertained availability and prices with which it would arrive in the West.
Honor Magicbook V 14: how it is made
Honor Magicbook V 14 has a touch display of 14.2-inch LTPS type with a form factor of 3:2, Full HD resolution, refresh rate of 90 Hz, maximum brightness of 400 nits and 100% sRGB coverage. In short, there are the premises for a panel of great quality.
In "engine room" are the eleventh generation Intel Core chips. Two options: Intel Core i5-11320H or Core i7-11390H, with Nvidia GeForce MX450 GPU that remains, however, excluded from the equipment of the variant of access to the range, the cheapest. Renewed the cooling system compared to the previous generation, which thus gains in efficiency.
On the memory front, Honor Magicbook V 14 offers 16 GB of RAM memory type LPDDR4x and 512 GB of PCIe storage. Complete just as you'd expect the connectivity compartment: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, a Thunderbolt 4 and a USB-A 3.2 gen 1.
There's a 5-megapixel webcam for remote calls and meetings with 1440p recording and a quality said to be 4 times higher than average. Next to the sensor is an infrared module that allows secure facial unlocking, and Honor says the Magicbook V 14 takes just 1.8 seconds, moreover in low light, to recognize the owner and unlock access. There are 4 microphones and an equal number of system speakers.
The battery is 60 watt hours, up to 15 hours of video playback claimed, but thanks to fast charging 65 watts you get 45% of battery life in half an hour. Standard, as mentioned, is Windows 11. Dimensions of 310.28 x 226.6 x 15.8 mm and weight of 1.48 kg.
Honor Magicbook V 14: how much does it cost
Honor Magicbook V 14 is already pre-orderable in China with the first units actually coming to market from October 6, 2021. Prices: they start from the equivalent of 820 euros for the variant with Core i5 chip to get to the equivalent of about 1,050 euros for the top of the range with Core i7 and Nvidia GeForce MX 450 GPU.
Still unknown details on a possible marketing in Europe, but if it were to arrive it would do so at higher prices due to taxes and levies.