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New Honor MagicBook X14 and Honor MagicBook X15 comes cheaper now

HONOR MagicBook X 14 and HONOR MagicBook X 15 are the new arrivals from Huawei's sub-brand Honor that feature a metal unibody design and come in a single Glacial Silver colour option. The former measures 15.9mm in thickness and weighs 1.38kg. Whereas, the latter has a thickness and weight of 16.9mm and 1.56kg respectively.

As most of the notebook in the market the new arrivals sport an FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD panel with a matte coating, 16:9 aspect ratio, 178° viewing angle, 800:1 typical contrast ratio, and 250 nits typical brightness level. They are also TÜV Rheinland-certified for low blue light emission and anti-flicker eye protection.

The MagicBook X 14 flaunts a 14-inch display with 157 PPI and 84% screen-to-body ratio as opposed to a 15.6-inch screen with 141 PPI and 87% screen-to-body ratio on the MagicBook X 15.

The laptops come in two variants with the first model is powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10110U processor coupled with 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD. On the other hand, the second version sports a 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U chipset paired with 16GB (14-inch)/8GB (15.6-inch) 2666MHz DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD.

The notebooks details a full-size keyboard without a Numpad, a four-point multitouch touchpad, a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power key, a pop-up HD (720p) webcam in the top row of the keyboard, dual speakers, and dual microphones.

As for connectivity and ports, they come with dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, 1 x USB 3.0 Gen1 Type-A, 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C, 1 x HDMI, and 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack.

Lastly, the new HONOR laptops run Microsoft Windows 10 Home with additional features like ‘Multi-screen Collaboration’ and support 65W charging. But unfortunately, the larger MagicBook X 15 is backed by a smaller 42Wh battery compared to a 56Wh battery inside the MagicBook X 14.

HONOR MagicBook X 14 / 15 Price and Availability

The latest MagicBook notebooks from Honor will market for the following price tags in China.

HONOR MagicBook X 14

Intel Core i3-10110U + 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD – ¥3,299 ($512)First Sale – ¥2,999 ($466)

Intel Core i5-10210U + 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD – ¥4,299 ($667)First Sale – ¥3,999 ($621)

HONOR MagicBook X 15

Intel Core i3-10110U + 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD – ¥3,399 ($528)First Sale – ¥3,099 ($481)

Intel Core i5-10210U + 8GB RAM + 512GB SSD – ¥3,899 ($605)First Sale – ¥3,599 ($559)

In China, The new HONOR laptops will be available for pre-order from May 7 to May 11 with May 12 being in the market. Availability of these notebooks outside China is still pending.

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