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Honor introduces new MagicBook and MagicBook Pro with Ryzen 5 processors

During its IFA 2020 event today, Honor introduced three new laptops as part of its MagicBook lineup. These include refreshes for the MagicBook 14 and 15, following up the models from earlier this year, as well as a new MagicBook Pro.

All of the new devices use Ryzen 5 4000-series processors, but the MagicBook Pro actually has an H-series processor, which is the Ryzen 5 4600H, a six-core, 12-thread CPU with Radeon graphics integrated. It comes with 16GB of dual-channel RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. It has a 16.1-inch Full HD (1920x1080) display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio, and it promises to cover 100% of sRGB.

In terms of ports, it has three USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, one USB Type-C port that's used for charging, HDMI 2.0, and a combo audio jack. There's also support for Bluetooth 5.0. As usual for Honor, the camera is hidden inside the keyboard, and you also get a fingerprint sensor in the power button so you're logged immediately when you turn it on.

The MagicBook Pro weighs in at around 1.7kg, roughly 3.75lbs, which is fairly light for an H-series laptop. It's also 16.9mm thin.

MagicBook 14

If you don't need that much power, the new MagicBook 14 and 15 are pretty much direct iterations of the laptops launched at MWC earlier in the year. They're now using a Ryzen 5 4500U, which is a pretty major upgrade over the Ryzen 5 3500U, and there's up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage, but the configurations available will vary by country.

Aside from the display size difference indicated by the name, the two laptops are nearly identical. Both have the same resolution display, and the same ports - one USB Type-C for charging, one USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, one USB 2.0 Type-A, HDMI, and a 3.5mm combo audio jack. The biggest difference is the battery, which is much bigger on the MagicBook 14, for some reason - 56Wh versus 42Wh on the MagicBook 15.

MagicBook 15

The MagicBook Pro, with a Ryzen 5 4600H, will be available in Germany starting on September 7, and in France and the UK on September 8, selling for €899.90/£859.99. You can get promotional offers at launch - €100 off in Germany and France, or a free Honor Magic Watch and Honor Router 3 in the UK.

The MagicBook 14 will be available in all three regions on September 21 for €749.90/£669.99, and the launch promotion lets you get an accessory of your choice bundled in for free. The MagicBook 15 will be available in early October from €699.90, though UK pricing and launch offers weren't detailed.

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