A high-performance laptop in gaming mode : MagicBook – Ryzen 5 3500U – Honor

As a preamble to this test

Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
So you’ll know what it’s worth at the end of this article.

MagicBook adapted to surf the internet?

Even if your use is limited to surfing the Web, writing e-mails and sometimes using an Excel spreadsheet, the minimum computer quality is essential.This laptop will ensure that the tasks you perform will be reliable and trouble-free for years to come.A fairly powerful multi-processor, but one that won’t require you to take out a credit to pay for it.You only have to take it in your hand to see that the material is of quality.
With this MagicBook, Honor is well positioned in relation to other competing models.With a 14 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. The computer is equipped with one of the latest processors Ryzen 5 3500U. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. Even if it has free slots in which you can add memory strips, it’s more than enough to get you started.
The 256 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Honor comes with this MagicBook a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 9 hours. Honor is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.

MagicBook for videos?

Making this MagicBook a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Honor. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
Honor decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. With its 14 inches and resolution of 1920×1080, it can be suitable for a lot of uses including watching films. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.4 kg, it is easily transportable.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the MagicBook is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
This model has one of the best processors of the moment; the Ryzen 5 3500U. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. Performance corresponding to billions of calculations per second.
Equipped with the AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.Much better than most of the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.With 9 hours of autonomy, it is one of the best models in its range. What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!

MagicBook compatible with on the move use ?

The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. So we put this test to the MagicBook. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
With a weight of 1.4 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in its class. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. One of the reasons is its 14 inches screen.
No backlit keyboard on this MagicBook. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The viewing is up to the mark.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Thanks to its processor MagicBook, the use in exclusive battery mode is one of the most important of the competition. The processor of this computer is one of the most powerful at the moment.
Please note that the autonomy is provided as an indication by Honor, and that you should rather take 70% of this value into account.
With this model you have one of the best autonomy of the moment with 9 hours.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. The main advantage of this type of hard drive is that it contains fewer moving parts and is faster than standard drives.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who will need more space, this MagicBook will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
With this model, Honor definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The MagicBook is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14 inches and an acceptable weight.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Taking all this into account, we can say that it will be useful for you on holiday.

MagicBook the right choice for audio or video editing ?

For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. Clearly, this MagicBookcorresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. With these components, Honor puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
With this laptop, Honor has developed an effective tool for those who want to have an affordable video editing laptop whose price remains tight. It has the necessary software to carry out your first audiovisual editing. In case you want to upgrade to professional applications, the processor Ryzen 5 3500U and disk size of 256 Gb will be more than sufficient.
The designers of Honor have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The MagicBook has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. With 9 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it MagicBook receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
By choosing this MagicBook, know that you will be well beyond what most laptops offer. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.

The MagicBook for online or local games.

With this model, you will be able to move quickly in any game, without parasitic elements, screen freezing or image tearing. Until recently, with rare exceptions, only desktop computers could be used. With this MagicBook, the engineers of Honor have succeeded in balancing the right graphics chip, the processor with enough power, the screen with the right size and the cooling that goes well.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
A high-end graphics card, AMD Radeon Vega 8, combined with a high-performance processor Ryzen 5 3500U provide a quality result. Playing abilities are increased. After the tests we did, the laptop remained cold, despite the calculations necessary to display the games.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. This model is one of the most powerful of the moment, it will be able to make very complex calculations and display your games in a fluid and realistic way.
With its 256 Gb of space, this MagicBook is on a level playing field with its competitors. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.4 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
An excellent autonomy of 9 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
In summary, an excellent machine, whether for the graphics, the processor, or the acceptable weight, this MagicBook is an excellent choice for video game use. In addition, it is good value for money compared to competitors. The right tool for maximum performance!

Is the MagicBook adapted to office automation ?

Like the majority of its competitors, Honor has designed MagicBook for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
If you’re already a Linux or Apple user, your choice will probably head for this laptop. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. This model weighs 1.4 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
This MagicBook eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. It’s 256 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In the end, this MagicBook is a good compromise. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.

The MagicBook – in summary

This laptop is finally the one that allows you to enjoy its excellent performance whatever the use you will make of it. Compact, elegant and efficient, the MagicBook is the perfect tool for anyone who wants a mobile computer.
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games