Honor’s first laptop the Magicbook was first unveiled in April this year. The company later announced a Sharp Ryzen edition sporting an AMD processor in May. Presently, a new touchscreen version has been added to the mix. The new Honor Magicbook touchscreen version is presently on reservation at Jingdong for an undisclosed price.
The touchscreen version comes with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080pixels and is equipped with a 10-point touchscreen with full fit technology. Honor made the touchscreen version to be available for the Intel Core i5-powered Magicbook which has 8GB of RAM as well as 256GB of SSD. The touchscreen is also available for the variant powered by an AMD R5 2500U processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. Even though the actual price tags weren’t disclosed, Honor teased during that the Core i5 variant would be priced at 5,?99. That means it will come in at less than 6000 yuan ($880). On the other hand, the AMD R5 2500U-powered variant will be sold for less than 5000 yuan (4?99 yuan). That is about the price of the non-touchscreen Core i5 variant. So you’ll agree the price tag is likely going to be competitive. Sales of both versions will commence on August 1 exclusively on Jingdong (JD.com) and already both versions have gotten over 240,000 reservations.
Other specifications are unchanged and to recap, the Honor Magicbook adopts a design which sees the side bezels slightly reduced, giving it an 81% screen-to-body ratio. The hinges also come with a spectacular design as the laptop can open up to 180 degrees. The MagicBook sports a metal body and has a full-size QWERTY keyboard. It is just 15.8mm thick and weighs 1.47kg which means it isn’t only portable but also lightweight. The laptop comes in three colour combination Glacier Silver, Starry Ash and Nebula Purple but this new version is available in Glacier Silver only.
In addition, it comes with four speakers and support for Dolby Sound System. There is also a built-in 2 x 2 MIMO dual-antenna Wi-Fi. Another spectacular thing is that it is equipped with a 57Wh battery which the company says can provide 12 hours of native 1080p video playback, 12 hours of web browsing, and 13 hours of document processing.