Proving that Ryzen 5 mobile processor can be just as good … well good enough to power Honor’s flagship MagicBook Pro 16.
The MagicBook Pro 16 draws plenty of inspiration from another 16-inch laptop we could think to name. As usual, however, Honor and parent company Huawei are more forgiving than some rivals when it comes to connectivity. The machine has a single USB-C port, but three (!) USB-A ports, a HDMI 2.0 port and a 3.5mm line-in.
Design-wise, it looks like the company took Huawei’s MateBook X Pro and stretched that machine out a little. You get the same space gray color, same keyboard and the same pop-up webcam that sits between F6 and F7 on the function row. Weighing 3.7 pounds, it’s not the lightest machine of this size, but for a 16-inch laptop, it’s never painfully weighty.
During my remote briefing, Honor made noises about how this machine should be taken seriously by creative and designer-y professionals. The MagicBook Pro’s 16.1-inch, 16:9, 300 nit display is equipped with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution screen that offers 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut. And, as part of Honor’s commitment to lightness and thinness, the display has a 4.9mm bezel on the top and sides, ensuring that it fills almost all of the laptop’s frame.