TechGadgetsReview: HONOR MagicBook 14 (2021)

Review: HONOR MagicBook 14 (2021)


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Here is our review of the new 2021 HONOR MagicBook 14.

The compact, light and thin aluminum chassis design of HONOR MagicBook 14 makes it the ideal working companion, regardless of remote or on-the-go working. Enjoy and experience outstanding portability and performance at the same time.


 DESIGNDimensions (L x W x H): 322.5 x 214.8 x 15.9 mm Weight: 1.38 kg Chassis: Aluminum Color: Space Grey
PROCESSOR Intel Core  i7-1165G7
CPUIntel Iris XeGraphics
DISPLAYHONOR FullViewDisplay: 14 inches Screen-to-body ratio: 84% Size of bezel (three sides): 4.8 mm Aspect ratio: 16:9  Resolution: 1920 x 1080  Contrast ratio: 1000:1(Typical value)  Color: 72% NTSC(Typical) Support (TÜV RheinlandLow Blue Light Certification) Support (TÜV RheinlandFlicker Free Certification) Brightness: 300 nits(Typical) 
RAM16 GB DDR4 Dual-Channel RAM
COOLING SYSTEMDual Heat Pipes & Supersized Cooling Fan
Left side: USB3.2 Gen1
Right side: USB 2.0
3.5 mm headset and microphone 2-in-1 jack x 1,
support both OMTP and CTIA Fingerprint power button
BLUETOOTHBluetooth 5.1
BATTERYCapacity: 56 Wh(Rated capacity) 65W Fast Charger Charging time using 65 W charger: Charges to about 44% after 30minutes, Local 1080P video playback for 10.5 hours on a single full charge                            
POWER ADAPTER65 WType-C Power Adapter  Weight: 200 grams 
OTHER FEATURESPop-upcamera  Full-sized backlit keyboard Multi-screen collaboration

What’s in the Box?

The box contains the MagicBook 14, power supply and cable and instructions.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

The MagicBook 14 looks very sleek and is only 15.9mm thick, and weighs only 1.38kg which means its light enough to carry around without causing any issues.

The MagicBook 14 comes in either Space Grey (the one we have for this review) or Mystic Silver – both of which make it look very professional.

One of the things that really sets the MagicBook 14 apart from other similar laptops is the gorgeous 14inch Eye Comfort HONOR full view display. The Eye Comfort feature means that you can view the screen all day with low blue light, so this should dramatically cut down on any eye strain.

The screen itself produces very clear and vidid colours – wether you are looking at photographs or watching a movie – its quite striking. You can even open the screen so that it’s laying flat if you want to.

The sound quality is also excellent with the speakers providing a virtual surround sound experience – which again is great for listening to music or watching a movie.

The battery lasts for around 10.5 hours, although this will change depending on what you are doing – the more power intensive applications, the quicker the battery will drain, but you can play around with the settings to get it to work best for you. And what’s really great is the fast charger that comes in the box is capable of charing the MagicBook from 0% to 44% in around 30 minutes with 68% in around an hour, which really helps if you are in need of a quick charge. The power supply is small and lightweight too so you can easily carry it around in your bag if you need to and it connects to the laptop via USB-C.

The power button also doubles as a finger print reader if you want to use that to log in to Windows, as well as having the option to use a pin instead of a password – the choice is yours.

The keyboard is very comfortable to use for extended periods of time too and the trackpad is very receptive and easy to use.

The MagicBook also uses the very latest Wi-Fi 6 technology meaning that you get the fastest possible connection available to you.

The MagicBook has two USB ports and an HDMI port, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack, which may be enough for some people but if you need more you will need to consider a docking station of some sort.

It also comes with 16GB ram and a 512GB SSD, which is very fast, so you should have enough for most tasks.

The MagicBook also uses enhanced cooling and heat dissipation so you can be sure that the laptop isn’t going to melt on you!

Performance wise, the MagicBook 14 has the latest 11th gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor which really does provide enough power for anything you want to throw at the laptop, including editing 4K video files!

Multi-screen collaboration is a feature that enables you to use up to three apps and lets you share your smartphone screen and files on the MagicBook 14, allowing you to edit them with the same keyboard and mouse. Pick up exactly where you left off without having to jump between devices which is a really useful feature.

If you are in the market for a very nice high quality Windows 10 laptop with a gorgeous screen and great battery life then you will want to take the MagicBook 14 out for a spin.

The HONOR MagicBook 14 (NDR-WFE9HN) is available now and at the time of writing there was no UK pricing available.

You can learn more from the HONOR website.

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


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