HONOR MagicBook X15 In-depth Hands-on

Looking for a laptop that can become your go-to travel buddy for both work and play? HONOR’s newest large-screen laptop, the MagicBook X15, aims to be just that.

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We were able to get our hands on the X15 early, so we wanted to give you guys a glimpse of the new device through this in-depth hands-on.

HONOR MagicBook X15 In-depth Hands-on

Design and IO

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If you’ve seen either an Apple MacBook Pro — or any type of MacBook for that matter — then the MagicBook X15 will feel right at home.

It mimics the design of the decade-long-successful Apple laptop, from the way the body is cut, to the keyboard and trackpad placement, albeit with much less premium, but still pretty decent, materials.

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For IO, we have a pretty bare set of ports for the X15. We have a 3.5 mm audio jack and a USB port on the right.

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On the left, we have a single USB-C port that serves as your primary port for power.

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You also have a single USB port next to an HDMI port on the same side. Unfortunately, there is no SD card slot in sight on the X15.

Display

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Moving on to the display, the MagicBook X15 has what HONOR calls a 15.6-inch FullView display. It’s FullView because HONOR prioritized making the X15’s bezels incredibly thin, and they seem to have done just that.

The X15 has a screen-to-body ratio of 87%, a 1080p resolution, and a 16:9 aspect ratio.

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In our brief time with the X15 so far, the display looks decent but the colors aren’t particularly color-accurate.

However, we can’t deny that such a large display with small bezels makes for a pretty good viewing experience.

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Keyboard and Trackpad

For the keyboard and trackpad, the X15 provides a set that looks pretty similar to the keyboard and trackpad combo you usually find in Apple’s MacBooks.

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The trackpad has a large surface area, with clicky left and right clicks. The keyboard, on the other hand, has good travel as you press them and a pretty good layout too.

On the keyboard, you’ll also find the X15’s hidden webcam, which can be revealed by pressing it like you would a spring-loaded button.

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We’re not exactly sure yet how we feel about this webcam implementation so be sure to stay tuned for our full review. So far though, the hidden webcam does help in giving us the X15 display’s small bezels so we can’t hate it for that.

Specs and Performance

For performance, the X15 can either have Intel’s Core i3-10110U or i5-10210U CPU, 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 256 or 512GB of NVMe SSD internal storage. It also includes Intel’s iRIS Xe integrated graphics.

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The skew we have here has the i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage.

The X15, with our initial use, seems to be quick and snappy. There wasn’t any slowdown when we played around with some light web browsing and video playback but we’ll be running it through our usual testing and benchmarks for our full review.

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For its battery, the X15 has a 42-Watt-hour capacity and comes with a 65 Watt Type-C Fast charger. That’s a pretty standard battery set, and with the reliable Intel CPU, we expect the X15 to at least give us a good 4-5 hours of screen-on-time.

Price and Availability

Just last February 22, HONOR launched the MagicBook X15, together with its newest HONOR X7a smartphone, and unveiled the price for both devices. The X15 will start at a price of Php 37,990 with a free HONOR backpack and an HONOR speaker (from February 22-28 only).

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If you want to find out our more in-depth thoughts of the X15, with our full thoughts and testing, you can watch our full review on the X15 right here.

You can also check it out down below:

HONOR MagicBook X15 specs

15.6-inch display (1920 x 1080)
Intel Core i3-10110U or i5-10210U
Intel Iris Xe Graphics
8, 16 GB DDR4 RAM
256, 512 PCIe NVMe SSD
42-watt-hour battery capacity
65W charging via USB Type-C Fast Charger
Windows 10 Home
Space Gray, Mystic Silver

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Luis Millares is a Political Science graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University and a journalist for the school publication, The GUIDON. He also worked as a researcher and speechwriter for the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

1 Response

  1. Avatar for RCB RCB says:

    di ba mahal for a 10th gen processor. meron ganyan price nasa 11th gen na.

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