Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To make the choice easier, we have judged this Honor MagicBook 14 2020 – according to what you are going to do with it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
MagicBook 14 2020 – compatible with internet use?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. With this MagicBook 14 2020 -, the company wanted to design a very basic model. The material used by Honor are of average quality and the components have characteristics that are already dating. In the end, it is a product that will make you think about changing it in less 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. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Ryzen 5 3500U. Honor basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. Having 8 Gb of RAM, MagicBook 14 2020 – is a laptop in the average. It’s up to you to add more on the additional pitches provided if your needs arise.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. By offering only 256 Gb, this MagicBook 14 2020 – is one of the smallest in its category. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Finally, even if, like many users, you keep this computer connected, you should know that its autonomy of 9 hours makes it one of the most durable models on the market. Honor is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. A feature that is probably what is expected of a laptop first and foremost.
The MagicBook 14 2020 — the right model for streaming and videos ?
With this laptop, Honor offers a product oriented toward general use. 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. In short, this is a an unremarkable computer that is not comfortable with strictly multimedia use.
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. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. 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.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
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. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
This MagicBook 14 2020 -, equipped with a processor Ryzen 5 3500U, corresponds to a price/power ratio in the average, sufficient for a dedicated multimedia use. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. 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. This is a Windows 10 on which you can install the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
With AMD Radeon Vega 8, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
For connectivity, you will have 3 ports. This is standard compared to computers currently available on the market.Just what you need to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.On this MagicBook 14 2020 -, Honor indicates 9 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. Your viewing will not be abruptly stopped in the middle of your movie, Netflix session, or any other streaming platform.
MagicBook 14 2020 – the right choice for travelling connected ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. With this in mind, we tested the MagicBook 14 2020 -. Under what conditions can you take it with you on trips, at weekends or on public transport? Or finally, is this laptop, as in many homes, just a replacement for a fixed computer?
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.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. But, unless you work in the dark, you won’t see the point.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. The viewing is up to the mark.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
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. It is unlikely that you will reach manufacturer’s figures; rather, consider 70-80% at best.
With this laptop and its autonomy of 9 hours, you have in fact one of the best models of the moment.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 256 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.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 a fair alternative with iis 14 inches.
With 3 connectors, this MagicBook 14 2020 – allows multiple connections. It’s one of the average laptops.
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…
Honor clearly provides with this MagicBook 14 2020 – a very good choice for the trip.
MagicBook 14 2020 – the right choice for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. It appears that this MagicBook 14 2020 -meets this need perfectly. With these components, Honor puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Windows 10 system.
In the event of occasional audio-visual use, the processor Ryzen 5 3500U of this laptop is within the market average. With its 8 Gb of RAM, it has enough memory for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The MagicBook 14 2020 – has only got one, with total 256 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
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.
For the connector part, the MagicBook 14 2020 -has the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. 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.
Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Honor in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. 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.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. With a resolution in 1920×1080 this laptop fis one of the best of its class.
With its graphics AMD Radeon Vega 8 card and processor Ryzen 5 3500U, Honor has indeed chosen an interesting option. 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.
The most demanding will prefer a processor and graphics chip of the latest generation, but for the majority, Honor has chosen the features resulting in good playability on most games currently available.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 256 Gb.
For online gaming, it MagicBook 14 2020 – has high quality Wi-Fi. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1.4 Kg.
It has an autonomy of 9 hours, more than many others.
So it’s a middle ground for gaming; enough performance at the right price. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.
Is the MagicBook 14 2020 – adapted to 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. Here are the main reasons.
Customary of this OS, Honor has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It’s not MagicBook 14 2020 – equipped with all the applications you’ll need. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Honor in this product line. Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. An almost featherweight of 1.4 Kg.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
This MagicBook 14 2020 – eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. You will benefit from a more diffuse natural image, which has the advantage of causing less eye strain.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
The storage of this model, 256 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
So, in summary, it appears that it MagicBook 14 2020 – is less interesting than its competitors. Or for occasional use, knowing that due to its technical characteristics it will be obsolete in less than 3 years.
In short, is the MagicBook 14 2020 -, the right choice ?
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.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– 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