The Huawei Honor sub-brand has just released a new laptop capable of challenging Apple's expected 16-inch MacBook Pro, and it has its own 16.1-inch display in an Ultrabook form factor, Gizmochina reports.
The new Honor MagicBook Pro has all the attributes of an Ultrabook, including some of the latest trends in screen design. Honor has reduced the screen edges on either side of the screen to just 4.9 mm. This makes it fit a 16.1-inch screen in a laptop with a form factor that is closer to that of a 15.6-inch laptop. And the weight also continues to trim at around 3.75 pounds (1.7 kg).
That is already beautifully designed as an Ultrabook. The weight places it under the 15-inch MacBook Pro 2018 and at the same time provides more screen space. And with 100% coverage of the sRGB color space, this is suitable for professional work in web design.
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Internal specifications can make the difference
At the bottom of the MacBook Pro setup, the Honor MagicBook Pro can be a real contender. That is because, apart from the screen size and the Ultrabook form factor, it is not the best machine.
The two detailed models include 8th-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 U-series processors. In other words, they have lower power CPUs that offer solid performance in balance with efficiency, not the high speeds that some people want in a professional machine. And there is currently only 8 GB of memory (RAM), although a 16 GB model has also been announced. The MagicBook Pro includes an Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics processor (GPU), which can improve graphics performance somewhat.
Those specifications cannot be compared with the more powerful processors and GPUs that are likely to appear in a larger MacBook Pro. But for lighter users, they don't have to. The MagicBook Pro seems to have enough to challenge lower configurations of possible MacBook Pro updates and is likely to compete strongly on price.
Although no international release information has been announced, the starting prices for the MagicBook Pro in China are low. The Core i5 model starts at 5,499 Yuan (around $ 800, £ 640, AU $ 1,145), and the Core i7 model starts at 6,199 Yuan (around $ 900, £ 720, AU $ 1,290).
So anyone on the market for a MacBook Pro-like product that also has a large screen, Ultrabook design and a low price might want to keep an eye out for an international release of the MagicBook Pro.
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