Huawei launches 16 ″ MagicBook Pro – just not much “Pro”…
While Apple may be planning to launch a 16 ″ MacBook Pro later this year, Huawei has decided to go ahead and launch its machine with roughly the same dimensions: Honor MagicBook Pro. According to information from the Gizchina, this is the world's first 16.1-inch notebook with a borderless and apparently lighter (1.7kg) display than the 15 ″ (1.83kg) MacBook Pro.
Disregarding Huawei's own laptop nomenclature (which we already know where the inspiration came from), the MagicBook Pro isn't exactly new, but the recently announced model is the first to have a larger screen (Full HD, 16: 9 aspect ratio). and 100% sRGB color gamut).
However, despite sharing a similar name, the two machines are not comparable: the high-end model equipped with an Intel Core i7-8565U processor with only 15W TDP, up from 45W in the latest MacBooks Pro. This means that the processor implemented in the MagicBook Pro is designed for tasks that consume less power than chips that have a clock 1.8GHz.
Graphically, the Huawei notebook has an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 card. In addition, the machine has a built-in biometric digital reader, 8GB RAM and SSD up to 512GB (there is also an option with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD being tested) so it can be said that the performance of the MagicBook Pro is closer to that of MacBook Air, and not to Apple's "Pro" top-of-the-line models.
An advantage of the MagicBook Pro's 16 ″ big screen is touch sensitivity, as well as other functions that support gestures from the front camera. Speaking of the camera, Huawei has continued to use the design, let's say peculiar, by installing it on the MagicBook Pro keyboard from a “retractable key”.
The Honor MagicBook Pro will reach Chinese stores at the end of this month, starting from CNY5,500 (~ $ 3,000). It is still unclear whether the machine will be launched in other markets.
Huawei has also unveiled new Honor triple camera smartphones and fitness tracking smartwatches.
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