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Honor MagicBook View 14 review: Powerful touchscreen laptop with Windows 11

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  • Specifications Honor MagicBook View 14
  • Design and appearance
  • Screen and multimedia
  • Keyboard and webcam
  • Component performance
  • Software
  • Autonomy Honor MagicBook View 14
  • Total
  • Should I buy
  • Review laptop Honor MagicBook View 14 (2021) – video
  • The Honor MagicBook View 14 is a powerful laptop with an 11th generation Intel processor, 14.2-inch touch display and Windows 11 operating system.

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    Honor succeeded in creating an ultraportable laptopfor business with high build quality, comfortable keyboard and powerful hardware. It features MagicBook View 14 and a high-quality screen with long battery life.

    But, will the model be a good choice for anyone looking for a compact laptop for work tasks? Find out in my review.

    See also: Samsung Galaxy Book Go review – budget laptop with depressing ARM performance

    Specifications Honor MagicBook View 14

    Screen

    14.2-inch LTPS LCD, touchscreen, 2520x1680 resolution, 90Hz, 3:2 aspect ratio, 400 nits brightness, 100% sRGB coverage, 72% NTSC

    CPU

    Intel Core i5-1132H/Intel Core i7-11390H

    Video card

    Intel Iris Xe Graphics

    RAM

    16 GB LPDDR4x Dual Channel, 4266 MHz

    Inner memory

    512 GB NVMe PCle SSD Toshiba KXG60ZN512G

    Communication and connection

    2×2 MIMO, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1

    operating system

    Windows 11 Home

    Audio system

    4 speakers

    Webcam

    5 MP, 2560×1440 (Quad HD)

    Security

    Power button with fingerprint scanner, face scanner (FaceID)

    Ports and connectors

    Thunderbolt 4, USB-C 3.2, USB-A 3.2, 3.5mm, HDMI

    Colors

    Twilight Blue, Space Gray

    Frame

    Aluminium alloy

    Battery

    5195 mAh, 60 Wh, power adapter: 65 W

    Fast charge

    15 minutes will provide 2.5 hours of work

    Dimensions

    226.6×310.28×14.5mm

    Weight

    1.48 kg

    Price

    100 thousand rubles

    Design and appearance

    The body of the Honor MagicBook View 14 ultrabook is made of aluminum, but the laptop weighs only 1.48 kg.

    The thickness does not exceed 14.5 mm, and its height andthe width is 22.66 and 31.03 cm respectively, so the device will fit in any backpack. Two colors are available for sale: "twilight blue" and a simpler "space gray".

    One of the hallmarks of a quality laptop is that you canwhether to open it with one finger, and the MagicBook View 14 passes this test successfully. On the left side of the case are two USB 3.2 connectors, one of them has Thunderbolt 4 support. Next to it is a combined 3.5 mm headphone and microphone jack. On the right is one USB-A 3.2 and a full-size HDMI.

    Screen and multimedia

    The key advantage of the Honor MagicBook View 14 is a 14.2-inch LTPS LCD touch screen with a resolution of 2520 × 1680 pixels, a refresh rate of 90 Hz and an aspect ratio of 3:2.

    There is a lot of vertical space, soopening two windows next to each other is convenient - for example, a browser and a text editor. Viewing angles are wide, and there is no noticeable change in hues when viewed from the side.

    MagicBook View 14 display covers 100%sRGB color space and 72% NTSC. The maximum brightness reaches 400 nits. This is enough for indoor use, but outdoor visibility is not ideal due to the glossy finish.

    By default, the refresh rate is set to 60Hz,but by pressing the Fn + R keys you can change to 48 or 90 Hz. Of course, 90Hz looks better because the animation becomes smoother. The bezels around the View 14's screen are narrow, so it's great for watching movies.

    The display is touch-sensitive, and in the dark it is often more convenienttap on the desired element on the screen with your finger than looking for a button on the keyboard or using the trackpad. The Windows 11 operating system is also well adapted to touch.

    Keyboard and webcam

    On the top bezel of the Honor MagicBook View 14 is a 5MP webcam with a 90-degree field of view and an Image Processor (ISP).

    The picture quality here is much better thanmost other webcams on laptops at 720p, and when making video calls via Skype or Zoom, this is noticeable. There's also face recognition protection via Windows Hello and a fingerprint scanner in the power key.

    The keyboard of the MagicBook View 14 is an island type,the key travel is 1.5 mm, there is also a backlight, useful when working in the dark. The only drawback of the keyboard is the lack of full-sized up and down arrows, as well as the Enter key, which leads to frequent incorrect presses.

    Component performance

    The base build of the Honor MagicBook View 14 runs on an Intel Core i5-1132H Tiger Lake-U processor, while the most powerful build runs on a Core i7-11390H.

    Two modes of operation are available - "Balanced"to save battery power and "Productive", in which the speed of performing tasks will be maximum. The latter is launched by pressing the Fn + P keys, while the laptop must be connected to the power supply.

    The processor runs on four Willow Cove cores,the clock frequency of which in the Performance mode reaches 3.4 GHz. If you only need one core, the frequency can be overclocked up to 5 GHz in TurboBoost/TurboCore mode. The Core i7 has a whopping 12MB of cache and a TDP of 35W.

    In the GeekBench 5 performance test, the laptopHonor scores 1548 points in single-core mode and 6118 in multi-core mode. The results are comparable to the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H chipset, which is 8% worse in the first mode, but 20% more powerful in the second.

    In the Cinebench R20 test, my MagicBook View 14received 2523 points, which is not bad for such a compact device. The integrated Iris Xe graphics card is unlikely to allow you to enjoy the most demanding games, but it is enough for simple titles and basic photo or video processing.

    DDR4 RAM is 16 GB, and asThe SSD uses a 512GB WD SN730 PCIe NVMe SSD. The read and write speeds are quite high: 3400 Mb/s and 2700 Mb/s respectively.

    Software

    The new Honor MagicBook View 14 is one of the first laptops to run Windows 11.

    The interface in the new version has changed a lot, and you have to get used to it at first. But the new version of the OS is better suited for touch screens, which is an advantage in the case of the MagicBook View 14.

    What matters is that the operating system worksfast and stable - no performance issues. Honor has added a Multi-Screen Collaboration feature here, which makes it easier to interact with the company's smartphones.

    On a laptop, you can share your phone display, transfer files and pictures wirelessly, and answer audio and video calls from the big screen.

    Autonomy Honor MagicBook View 14

    Honor managed to fit a 5195 mAh 60 Wh battery into the slim body of the MagicBook View 14.

    A single charge should give you about 15 hours of video playback from the SSD at 1080p at 150 nits.

    The device comes with an adapter.SuperCharger 65 W weighing 200 grams, and together with a detachable USB-C cable. Curiously, you can charge the MagicBook View 14 through either of the two USB-C connectors. A full charge takes 1 hour 45 minutes, a quick charge gives 2.5 hours in 15 minutes, and 80% of the battery's energy is restored in an hour.

    Total

    Although the Honor MagicBook View 14 combines powerful hardware with compact dimensions, the price does not seem high.

    It has a great touchscreen display.14.2 inches 2520×1680 resolution, lightweight body and long battery life. The keyboard is backlit, and the keys have a large travel, so typing on a laptop is very comfortable.

    The Intel Core i7-11390H processor handles all day-to-day tasks, and the integrated Iris Xe graphics card is enough for simple games and content.

    Should I buy

    Honor's MagicBook View 14 ultrabook is for anyone looking for a stylish, portable device for work and entertainment.

    Yandex MarketReview laptop Honor MagicBook View 14 (2021) - video WEEK with Honor MagicBook View 14 | PLUSES and MINUSES | Is it worth it? Alexander ShamanAlexander has been writing for a long timealmost two decades. Initially, he collected technology news for local media. His love of science fiction awakened a huge thirst for knowledge. Trying to understand how it works and whether it can work better, he becomes so carried away, as if he is immersed in a trance. For this, among colleagues in TehnObzor, he received the nickname - Shaman. A productive ultrabook for work from Honor Design and ergonomics95/100 Display and multimedia95/100 Keyboard and input devices95/100 Connectors and ports80/100 Performance95/100 Communications and connections90/100 Autonomy 95/100 Total 92.1 The MagicBook View 14 is a pretty powerful, stylish and well-made laptop with extended battery life, but it only has one Type-A 2.0 port and integrated graphics. - Integrated graphics card glossy screen coating reflects light