LaptopsHonor MagicBook 15 Review - is it the Best Budget Laptop?

Honor MagicBook 15 Review – is it the Best Budget Laptop?

Huawei Sub Brand Honor Recently launched its 1st laptop series in India- Honor MagicBook 15 at a price of Rs. 42,990. In this blog, we talk about its specification and do a complete Honor Magic book 15 Review.

Honor MagicBook 15 Comes with very aggressive price of Rs.42,990 and at its first sale it is available at Rs.39,990.

It comes with only one Mystic silver colour option and it has 8Gb of RAM and 256Gb of NvMe SSD and the laptop is very slim and lightweight.

Honor MagicBook 15 Specification

ModelHonor MagicBook 15
Weight1.53Kg
Thickness16.9mm
ColourMystic silver
Body MaterialAluminum
Operating SystemWindows 10
Display Size15.6 inches
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Anti – Glare Display
87% Screen To Body Ratio
Touch ScreenNope
Refresh Rate60HZ
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 3500U 2.1Ghz to 3.7GHz
GPUAMD Radeon Vega 8
RAM8GB DDR4
Rom256 GB PCle NvMe
Ports1 x USB 2.0, 1xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB3.1, 1xType-c, 1-.35mm audio jack

Honor MagicBook 15 Review

As you can see in the Images that this honor MagicBook 15 is a very sleek and lightweight laptop. It is a very portable laptop.

HONOR MagicBook 15

Honor did a really good job in the design area. This laptop is just 16.9mm thick and weigh 1.53Kg. This laptop comes in a only one Mystic Silver Colour option.

There is no doubt that in design, honor is trying to copy the Style of apple MacBook’s and a lot of people like it.

This laptop comes with beautiful 10.6 Inches FHD Display and you can see in the images that it is Really a good display with a Minimum Bezels.

Honor MagicBook 15 has 87% Screen to body ratio and it is an Anti glare display. This display has a very minimum bezels.

A lot of laptops in this price range comes with a very thick bezel but this isn’t the case with this one. even it competitor Mi notebook 14 base variant (8GB/256GB) has a pretty thick bezel than this one.

Like any other laptops in this price range, this one too has a 60Hz Refresh rate panel. It is not a touch screen panel.

We can say that it has good screen quality and It has a definitely better screen quality than Mi notebook 14. Honor didn’t compromise anything in the screen quality of this laptop.

Honor MagicBook 14 only comes in one variant in India i.e.. 8GB RAM and 256GB of Internal Storage.

One thing you have noted that This laptop doesn’t have an expandable RAM. It is one of the downgrades of this laptop. If you need a higher RAM in the future than you can’t simply upgrade it. So choose as per your accordance.

Also, the Laptops comes with Only 256GB of Internal Storage, the good thing is that it is isn’t an HD Storage and like Mi notebook 14 it isn’t a SATA SSD Storage.

It has The PCle NvMe Storage which is Much faster than the Hard disk and a SATA 3 SSD. But it isn’t expandable storage.

If you think you are ok with the 256Gb of storage then you are good to go Otherwise there is only one option to increase its storage, that is to use External drive.

Honor MagicBook is powered by a AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor and has a clock speed of 2.1GHz to 3.7GHz

Honor MagicBook 15 Review

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U is a pretty Powerful CPU. It is Based on a 12nm Technology and has 4 Cores it also has a 6Mb Cache.

If you compare the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with the intel Processor then It definitely Beats the i5 8th Gen Chip and it nearly gives you the performance of i5 10Gen chips and in some areas, it is even better than the i5 10th Gen.

i5 10Gen based on 14nm process while Ryzen 5 3500U Based on a 12nm process. In some areas, AMD is ahead of intel while in others Intel is ahead of AMD.

Also this one also have AMG Vega 8 1Gb Graphics. However lot of vendor gives 2 Gb graphics of Vega 8 while honor gives it only 1Gb.

So if you are looking for a gaming laptop than skip this one, this laptop isn’t great for gaming. You can only play some Normal games on it.

This Laptop is made for casual performance. If you are a student or an Office worker then this might be a good option for you.

if you Think to do heavy editing on this laptop then this might not be a good option. However, due to NvMe SSD, it gives a very snappy performance. But for heavy editing and gaming, it doesn’t support higher graphic card.

Honor MagicBook 15 comes with 42Whr Battery capacity coupled with 65W fast Type-c charger. and the honor claims that it can charge you laptop 53% in just 30min.

Also, Honor says that it gives you up to 7hr battery backup. But in testing, it comes out to be 5-6hr battery backup.

HOnor Magicbook Camera

One of Unique features in this laptop is its web cam. Rather than placing a camera on a top screen bezel honor placed the camera in a keyboard.

yes, you heard it right, it has a pop-up camera in a keyboard and it is good for privacy concern. Like Mi notebook 14, Honor didn’t remove the camera to decrease the bezel.

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Also, this Laptop comes with a Fingerprint sensor and an Honor Magic link and 2.0, By which you can easily share the file with your smartphone to your laptop or vice versa.

Also there is a catch in Magic link, If you have a honor or Huawei devices and if it does support NFC then only you can use the Honor magic link 2.0.

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Conclusion

Honor MagicBook 14 is really a good product a price of Rs.42,990 and at its first sale you’ll get direct Discount of Rs.3000.

This laptop is mainly designed for students and office worker. It is Slim lightweight and comes with very low bezels basically it is a budget Ultrabook.

However, this laptop still lacks some features like a backlit keyboard, Non-Expandable RAM/ROM. If you are ok with this then you are good to go.

What is the Price of Honor MagicBook in India?

Rs.42,990

Does it have a backlit keyboard?

No

is it worth buying laptop?

Yes, it is a good value for money product, but if you need a laptop for gaming than skip this one. This laptop is mainly designed for students and office worker. It is Slim lightweight and comes with very low bezels basically it is a budget ultrabook.

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