Honor MagicBook X: the new small and light low cost laptops

The two new laptops from Honor have an excellent price/features ratio and are TÜV Rheinland certified: when will they arrive in Europe, and at what price?

Small, but above all light and cheap. These are the keywords of the notebook MagicBook X just presented by Honor in China along with the Tab X7 tablet, the country that gave birth to the company born eight years ago from a rib of Huawei and recently sold to a new company, also Chinese, due to the difficulties of the Huawei Group with the United States.

Honor MagicBook X comes in 14 and 15 inch version: the thickness does not change, contained on both to 15.9 millimeters, but varies slightly in weight, 1.38 kg in the first case while 1.56 kg in the second. Interesting numbers on a par with those that characterize the data sheet, numbers that become more than remarkable if you take into account the prices. In China, the starting point has been set at 2,999 yuan, or about 380 euros at current exchange rates, for a 14-inch Honor MagicBook X with Intel Core i3 chip and 256 GB of storage space. However, we will have to see how much they will vary upward when the Honor MagicBook X reach Europe.

Honor MagicBook X technical specifications

As anticipated, Honor MagicBook X has been declined in two versions, one 14.1-inch while the other 15.6-inch effective. Varies therefore the surface of the display but not their type, which is IPS for both with Full HD resolution.

It is also pleased to find the TÜV Rheinland certification to ensure a particular attention to the emissions of blue light that can tire the eye. Appreciable work done by the technicians of Honor to optimize the space: as you can see from the photos, the bezels around the display have been really reduced to a minimum.

The "engine" of Honor MagicBook X that gives life to Windows 10 Home - preinstalled - is composed of chips Core i3 or i5 of the tenth generation of Intel, the GPU Intel UHD Graphics that shares memory with the system, 8 or 16 GB of DDR4 type at 2,666 MHz depending on the choice at the time of purchase. As for the storage space instead, Honor has chosen the speed and durability of SSDs allowing you to choose between two capacities: 256 or 512 GB.

In terms of connectivity are present, among other things, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi Dual Band, Magic Link connection, two USB-A inputs (one for each side), a micro HDMI, an input for the 3.5 mm audio jack and finally a USB-C input exploitable also for fast charging. There is also a webcam with HD resolution. La batteria è da 56 wattora e può essere ricaricata rapidamente fino a 65 watt di potenza massima.

Honor MagicBook X prezzi e disponibilità

Come da tradizione aziendale, i prezzi di Honor MagicBook X rientrano tra gli aspetti più interessanti. Prima di elencarli è bene specificare una volta di più per il momento non ci sono notizie in merito alla commercializzazione in Europa.

  • Honor MagicBook X 14" con Intel Core i3, 8 GB di RAM e 256 GB di storage a 2.999 yuan, circa 380 euro
  • Honor MagicBook X 15" con Intel Core i3, 8 GB di RAM e 256 GB di storage a 3.090 yuan, circa 395 euro
  • Honor MagicBook X 15" con Intel Core i5, 8 GB di RAM e 512 GB di storage a 3.599 yuan, circa 460 euro
  • Honor MagicBook X 14" con Intel Core i5, 16 GB di RAM e 512 GB di storage a 3.999 yuan, circa 510 euro

Honor Tab X7 caratteristiche e prezzi

Insieme ai nuovi notebook arriva il tablet Honor Tab X7 con cui l’azienda ha cercato di offrire il prodotto migliore ad un prezzo di listino incredibilmente basso. Tre le configurazioni offerte in Cina: quella d’accesso alla gamma con 3 GB di RAM e 32 GB di spazio di archiviazione ad appena 899 yuan, circa 115 euro, quella al vertice che a parità di memorie offre il supporto alle reti 4G LTE venduta per 1.199 yuan, poco più di 150 euro, ed infine una terza dedicata ai più piccini da 999 yuan, meno di 130 euro.

The display is an 8-inch IPS with 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution and TÜV Rheinland certification, the 5,100 mAh battery allows according to Honor to play up to 10 hours of HD video, the weight is contained to just over 300 grams but, as with the MagicBook X notebooks, it is not yet clear if the Honor Tab X7 will be marketed in Europe.