Honor has expanded its laptop computer line with a brand new Intel-powered tackle the MagicBook Professional, which appears to be like prefer it would possibly really dwell as much as the title.
The brand new MagicBook Professional is powered by an 10th-gen Intel Core i5-10210U processor, paired with an Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU, together with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB storage. It makes use of the identical 16in HD show because the AMD mannequin, which is already on sale.
In actual phrases, the Intel model of the MagicBook Professional is prone to be a CPU downgrade from the AMD mannequin’s Ryzen 5 4600H we reviewed final 12 months – pound for pound AMD is outperforming Intel within the cellular house proper now, and the i5-10210U isn’t even Intel’s newest silicon.
What’ll be extra necessary for a lot of nonetheless is the MX350 GPU, as for all its CPU oomph the AMD MagicBook Professional doesn’t supply any GPU assist – drastically limiting its usefulness as a ‘Professional’ laptop computer, a minimum of for inventive purposes, and the principle purpose the unique did not fairly make it into our greatest laptop computer chart.
Sadly it appears to be like just like the Intel version continues that laptop computer’s different notable disadvantage – a scarcity of Thunderbolt assist. That was an inevitability on the AMD version (Thunderbolt is Intel tech) however we anticipated to see it seem right here.
Then again, actually that’s mirrored within the MagicBook Professional’s value level. Honor says it ought to value “round $1,000”, which traces up pretty intently to the AMD version’s £849 value within the UK.
By ‘Professional’ requirements that’s positively reasonably priced, particularly for a 16in system, and it makes the omission of Thunderbolt and the pretty pedestrian show high quality extra comprehensible. It’s for the professional on a price range, and the inclusion of an choice with a GPU ought to make this a practical choice for a superb deal extra individuals.
Honor hasn’t introduced a selected launch date past ‘quickly’, however when it arrives anticipate the MagicBook Professional to be out there from the Honor retailer or the likes of Amazon.
Along with a western launch for the Honor Band 6 wearable, the CES announcement marks Honor’s first new merchandise since its cut up from mum or dad firm Huawei. We’ll apparently have to attend a bit longer to learn how the change will have an effect on Honor’s core smartphone enterprise, however with the Honor V40 confirmed to launch in China on 18 January we’ll know extra quickly.