We can see it become official elsewhere. Maybe not in India.
Honor released a bunch of gadgets last week. The main highlight being the MagicBook 14, a compact laptop. Other things they announced include a Smart TV, a pair of TWS Earbuds, and a neck massager.
MagicBook 14 2022 RYZEN EDITION
The MagicBook 14 may be Honor’s version of the MateBook D14. The looks of it look nearly identical, and while Honor is no longer part of Huawei, its designs are still heavily influenced by them. Honor is the “what if” scenario if Huawei wasn’t banned.
Going back to the laptop, the rear cover is made of aluminium with a matte colouring, this makes the feel of it premium. Its entire body is, in fact, made of aluminium. As the name suggests, it features a 14in. (measured diagonally) QHD+ (2560x1440px) 16:9 IPS LCD with 170-degrees viewing angles and 300 nits of peak brightness. The resolution is a great improvement over the Full HD resolutions the previous generations have.
Honor chose two processors to run this laptop. On the lower end you get an AMD Ryzen 5-6600H processor and on the higher end, an AMD Ryzen 7-6800H with. Both of these carry an integrated Radeon GPU. This is paired with a 16GB dual-channel DDR4 RAM and 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage. The phone has a cooling system with dual heat pipes, but it doesn’t guarantee your laptop won’t be cooked under extreme pressure.
Like with many laptops nowadays that isn’t from a mainstream manufacturer like Lenovo, Dell, Asus, or Acer, the Honor MateBook 14 has a “multi-screen” collaboration feature. Mirror your Honor phone to your PC to drag and drop files directly onto your PC.
The battery inside is pretty large. Inside is a 75Whr battery that could potentially last 13 hours of browsing as per company’s advertising campaigns. HONOR also gave it a nice ratio of 69% within an hour of charge.
It has a fingerprint scanner embedded within the power button. It also has support for Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5.2. As for the ports, you get ports that are adequate enough for the size. These include a 3.5mm audio port, 2x USB-C for charging, data transfer, and DP 1.4 output, a single USB-A Gen 1 port, and a single HDMI port. There isn’t any SD Card reader of some sort, which is surprising since other laptops of the same price has it.
It has a backlit keyboard, a 720p webcam, and stereo speakers. It boots with Windows 11 fresh out of the box.
- 14in. QHD+ (2560x1440px) IPS LCD, 170° viewing angle, 300nits peak brightness
- AMD Ryzen 5-6600H or AMD Ryzen 7-6800H
- Integrated AMD RDNA2 graphics
- 2x USB-C
- 1x 3.5mm jack
- 1x USB-A Gen 1
- 1x HDMI
- 75Whr battery
- 0-69% in one hour (advertised)
- Windows 11
- Wi-Fi 6/6E, Bluetooth 5.2, Power button-embedded fingerprint scanner
- Backlit keyboard, 5-point touchpad, 720p webcam, stereo speakers
- Aluminium Frame and body
- 16/512 Ryzen 5: CNY 5,199 (~Php 42.6K)
- 16/512 Ryzen 7: CNY 5,699 (~Php 46.7K)
Source: HiHonor (In Chinese)
HONOR Earbuds X3 and X3i TWS
Aside from the MagicBook 14, the company also released two pairs of wireless earbuds, the higher-end X3 and the lower-end X3i. The former has more features, such as a 36h of battery life, and IP54 water/dust resistance rating. Another difference is that the X3i has no Active Noise Cancellation while the former has.
The Earbuds X3 has 12mm drivers with Bluetooth 5.2, CVC 8.0, and, as mentioned, ANC. This feature reduces background noise by 40dB.
The X3i, on the other hand, has slightly smaller 10mm drivers but in return, has the more updated Bluetooth 5.3 with AAC codec. It has 28 hours of battery life and AI ENC.
The price of the X3i is CNY 129 (~Php 1.1K). While the X3 is yet to be announced
Source: HiHonor (in Chinese)
HONOR X3 and X3i Smart TVs
Honor also released two TVs with different sizes. The X3 has a screen size choices between 55in and 65in while the X3i will have options between 55in, 56in, and 75in. Both of these have identical specs, with a few missing features on the latter.
The displays on these TVs have HDR10 support as well as DC-dimming which is TÜV-Rheinland certified.
Both of these TVs have 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, 93% DCI-P3 colour gamut, and Smart Far Field Voice Control. They also feature a multi-screen collaboration that allows mirroring of certain devices. The X3i has far lesser smart features but that’s about it. It’s not really that worrying especially if you just wanted a good TV.
In terms of connectivity, you get dual-band Wi-Fi.
The X3 starts at CNY 2,299 (~Php 18.8K) for the 55in. size while the larger 65in. TV is priced at CNY 2,999 (~Php 24.6K).
The X3i starts at CNY 1,999 (~Php 16.4K) for the 55in. size. The next size, 65in, starts at CNY 2,699 (~Php 22.1K), and finally the 75in. is priced at CNY 3,999 (~Php 32.8K)
Source: Hihonor (in Chinese)
HONOR Smart Neck Massager
Finally, we have a lifestyle accessory to wrap it all up. It’s a neck massager with AI built-in and presets that can be controlled through the company’s own Ecosystem app. Price starts at CNY 229 (~Php 1.9K)
Availability globally is yet to be announced.
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