Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched an upgraded version of its MagicBook Pro with 10th Gen Intel CPUs and GeForce MX350 GPUs. This new laptop is almost a look-alike of the latest MacBook Pro with the same 16.1-inch display of its predecessor.
The MagicBook Pro 2020 features a 1080p touchscreen which Honor promises cover 100% of the sRGB colour space. The display has a 90% screen-to-body ratio and covers 100% sRGB coverage with just 4.9mm bezels on three sides of it. The laptop’s chassis is built out of aluminium alloy and it weighs just 1.7kg and is 16.9mm thick.
The laptop is powered by up to Intel Core i7-10510U processor which is a surprising choice instead of going for Ice Lake CPUs, most likely we will see two variants, one powered by the Core i7 and the base variant powered by Intel Core i5-10210U processor. This is coupled with 16 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and 512 GB NVMe SSD.
However, there’s no Ryzen 4000 mobile APU option which is really sad to see. On the GPU front, there’s the latest NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU featuring 2 GB of VRAM. There’s no webcam on the front panel but a 1MP webcam is embedded in the keyboard and uses dual microphones for video calls.
For cooling, Honor has included a custom dual fan solution and there are speakers surrounding the keyboard which also houses to a fingerprint reader. On the connectivity front, the laptop includes Wi-Fi 5 (ac) with 2×2 MIMO and Bluetooth 5.0, another disappointment to not see Wi-Fi 6.
Coming to the ports, the new MagicBook Pro has one USB-C port, three USB-A 3.0, an HDMI port, as well as a 3.5mm headphones + microphone combo jack. Honor has included a 56 Wh battery that, according to the company shall provide up to 14 hours of battery life on light use or 11.5 hours of video playback.
Honor has priced this almost MacBook Pro clone to be CNY 5,999 ($843.88) for the Core i5 variant while Core i7 powered variant will be priced at CNY 6,699 ($942.35). The Honor MagicBook Pro 2020 is already available in China and in Russia from September 2020.
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