Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Honor MagicBook 14 2020 – to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
MagicBook 14 2020 – the right choice for surfing the internet?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. An inexpensive computer such as MagicBook 14 2020 – may seem to be the solution. Honor is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 14 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The processor chosen for this model is a Ryzen 5 3500U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Honor offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. The 8 Gb of RAM is in the average for this type of product. If needed you can add more, thanks to the extra slots inside.
Most other competing computers have more storage space. With only 256 Gb, Honor considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
Finally, thanks to an autonomy of 9 hours, you will have enough time to browse the web in Internet browsing mode with active Wifi. This is one of the most important laptops on the market at the moment compared to other laptops. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
MagicBook 14 2020 – for videos?
Honor presents this laptop as a standard product dedicated to a low-resource usage. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the MagicBook 14 2020 -; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
The computer proposed by Honoris of average size. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. The rendered image is well detailed, with a bright and vivid rendering. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.4 kg) when you have to carry it.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the MagicBook 14 2020 – 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. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a Ryzen 5 3500U sufficient one for audio and video. With this, you are sure to have a scalable product (if needed), and that will fit perfectly with your peripherals (speakers, video projectors, etc…). So your multimedia sessions will be fluid.
As far as applications are concerned, did Honor not install any. The operating system and that’s it. As a standard, you have some Windows 10 on which it will be possible to add all the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
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. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
As for the batteries, you could almost replace your TV set with this MagicBook 14 2020 – one. On this MagicBook 14 2020 -, Honor indicates 9 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. Enjoy streaming, locally or on your Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
MagicBook 14 2020 – compatible with on the move use ?
Easy to carry, and usable wherever you go. So we put this test to the MagicBook 14 2020 -. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
It appears that it is one of the best fulfilling the main criteria for nomadism, which are size, weight, quality of materials, and availability of wifi.
With a weight of 1.4 Kg, it is easily transportable. It is one of the lightest in this category. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. The explanation mainly comes down to the size of the screen: 14inches.
No backlit keyboard on this MagicBook 14 2020 -. Not really necessary.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The screen shows an interesting result.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
A processor Ryzen 5 3500Uthat allows this computer to be equivalent to other laptops in terms of power and power consumption.
However, please note that the autonomy indicated by Honor must be reduced. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 9 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 256 Gb. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
With this model, Honor definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The MagicBook 14 2020 – is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14 inches and an acceptable weight.
This MagicBook 14 2020 – allows external elements to be associated via 3 connectors. This is roughly equivalent to what the competition is offering.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
In conclusion, it can be considered that this MagicBook 14 2020 – can be used for travel purposes.
The MagicBook 14 2020 – to make audio or video editing.
The use of a laptop for audio or video editing requires a high-performance product. Clearly, this MagicBook 14 2020 -corresponds 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.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Ryzen 5 3500U makes it possible. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. As standard, you will have the applications to make your video editing or your photo or music modifications. And in case you want to go further, you will be able to do so provided you add a bit of memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. 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 14 2020 – has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. Here, it’s 9 hours of autonomy available. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better Honor.
For the connector part, the MagicBook 14 2020 -has the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It MagicBook 14 2020 – is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
The MagicBook 14 2020 – for online or local games.
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this MagicBook 14 2020 – is one of the models in the average. During our tests, we found that the computer was raised correctly, as soon as the scenes in some games required fast movements and colour changes.
As far as image resolution is concerned, it is important that it is high in order to obtain a good rendering. This model is proposed in resolution 1920×1080, that is to say one of the best on the market.
The graphics AMD Radeon Vega 8 card and processor Ryzen 5 3500U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Even if the components are not to the level of the best, the processor Ryzen 5 3500U and the board AMD Radeon Vega 8 allow to achieve a very good result in terms of image and colors.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
When it comes to disk space, this computer ranks low.With 256 Gb it MagicBook 14 2020 -is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
Because you will have to carry it sometimes, you will appreciate its weight, 1.4 Kg, among the lightest of the moment.
With an autonomy of 9 hours, it’s better than the competition.
It MagicBook 14 2020 – is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
The MagicBook 14 2020 – for office automation.
In case your unique and main everyday use is a tool for office automation, Honor may have put a rather low computer on the market. Review of the details for this new laptop.
Honor has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 that’s running it.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. One of the big advantages of a laptop is naturally its ability to follow you when you’re on the move. A weight of 1.4 Kg, which makes this computer one of the best in the lightest category.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
Honor chose the matt tile option for this MagicBook 14 2020 – that does not reflect light. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With only 256 Gb this model is one of the smaller models. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive MagicBook 14 2020 -can be quickly filled.
So, in summary, it appears that it MagicBook 14 2020 – is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
What about the MagicBook 14 2020 – ?
The conclusion of the test MagicBook 14 2020 – is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– playing video games
In summary, we advise this model for :
– travel use
– making audio and video editing