Обзор Honor MagicBook 15 (2021) на AMD Ryzen 5500U

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Operating systemWindows 10 Home
CPUAMD Ryzen 5 5500U (6 cores / 12 threads, 2.1-4.0 GHz, 8MB L3 cache, TDP 10-25W)
Process technology 7 nm
Video cardAMD Radeon Graphics
ScreenIPS, 15.6 ″ Full-HD (1920 × 1080), 141 ppi, 60 Hz refresh rate, anti-glare, Tuv Rheinland certified, 100% sRGB color gamut, narrow bezels
Matrix: BOE0936
RAM16GB 3200MHz DDR4
Storage device512 ГБ NVMe PCIe
Connectors1x Type-C USB (поддержка Power Delivery и DisplayPort)
1х USB 2.0
1x USB 3.2
1x HDMI 2.0
1x combo 3.5 mm jack
Wireless interfacesWi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax, 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz, 2 × 2 MIMO
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200NGW
Bluetooth 5.2
Battery56 Wh (7330 mAh), support for fast charging 65 W
AdditionallyFingerprint reader, Honor Magic-link 2.0 technology, pop-up webcam (1 MP)
Dimensions and weight358 × 230 × 21 mm; 1.55 кг
Price~ 70,000 rubles

Delivery set

  • Notebook
  • Power cable
  • Network adapter
  • Instructions
  • Warranty card


This model was introduced in the summer of 2021 as an update to last year’s MagicBook line of Honor laptops.

I have already written material on the topic of MagicBook 14 (2021) – and I could stop at this, since according to the specifications, the 14-inch and 15-inch models are almost the same. However, the MagicBook 15 turned out to have higher performance values. Yes, it often happens: the battery is the same, but the operating time is different; the drive is of the same capacity, but the speed does not match due to components from different manufacturers.

Notebook Honor MagicBook 15 can be found for about 70,000 rubles.

PS The review will be brief, as it will mainly touch on the differences (of which there are not many) MB14 and MB15.

Appearance, buttons, elements on the case

From a design point of view, this is the familiar look that we saw both last year and this one. Moreover, plus or minus, Huawei’s laptops look the same.

The 15-inch model received the following dimensions and weight: 358 × 230 × 21 mm and 1550 grams. Compared to the 14-inch model, here you get slightly less length (322 mm) and width (214 mm), and the thickness is only 16 mm. In terms of weight, there is not much difference – 1400 for the MB14 versus 1550 for the MB15.

The arrangement of the elements, as you already understood, is the same:

  • 1х USB Type-C
  • 2х USB Type-A
  • 1х HDMI
  • 1x 3.5 mm
  • Work indicator

It seems to me that additional ports could be put into the older model, for example, a pair of Type-A or Type-C.

And the space to the right and left of the keyboard looks a little awkward. Indeed, in the Pro version there are speakers. And here they are not and somehow bare.

The keyboard is similar to that used in all other laptops of the company.

For some reason, the backlight was removed! Now the F3 button is not responsible for anything. Could assign some function to it.

The material of the buttons has changed. They have become more rough both in appearance and in touch. Slightly increased stroke: The keyboard now resembles a PC device.

In the same place there is a special button with a spring mechanism, which “shoots” the camera.

The touchpad measures 120 mm by 73 mm. The surface feels like dense matte plastic. The element does not play, does not cause discomfort during operation. But it’s still a mechanical touchpad. Older Huawei devices already have touchscreen devices with pleasant tactile vibration feedback.


It is clear that the display diagonal has grown a little – from 14 inches to 15.6 inches. The matrix is ​​again from BOE, only model 0936. The refresh rate has not changed – 60 Hz. The aspect ratio is 16: 9.

The brightness of the matrix backlight is up to 320 cd / m2, which is 30 units more than in the 14-inch laptop model. And 50 units more than in the previous generation. There is no PWM. There is no sensor layer. It appeared already in MagicBook View 14.

In general, this is an ordinary FullHD screen without any interesting features.

Working hours

In this case, we are dealing with the usual configuration – 56 Wh (7330 mAh) – a battery consisting of four sections. The battery model is HB4792Z9ecw-22A.

If you are doing serious tasks on a laptop (video encoding, math data, toys), then you should count on about 2 hours of active battery life.

If you are watching a video on a laptop, then this can be done for 10 hours at a brightness of around 200 cd / m2 (brightness approximately 60%).

Various office tasks performed at 60-70% brightness will drain the battery in 7-8 hours.

The first half hour the battery receives about 45% of the energy, and up to 100% you will have to wait about two hours.

Processor, memory, tests

If we are talking about the processor, then the new product is equipped with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U. It belongs to the Lucienne family. Powered by six Zen 2 cores with a 2.1GHz base processor speed (Turbo up to 4GHz). The processor is made using a 7 nm process technology. Responsible for the graphics are Radeon RX Vega 7.

Have you noticed how laptop specifications have gradually unified? Different manufacturers produce the same hardware. It seems to me that this is convenient: the consumer does not bother with the choice, since the vendors have the same configurations, plus or minus. One has only to pay attention to the usability and partly to the appearance.

In addition, we almost hit the ceiling in terms of performance. Processors hardly differ from generation to generation. Fortunately, at least the technical processes are changing. It’s the same with graphics: video cards from two or three years ago are excellent for modern games. Something new is worth taking just because of the RTX technology. But this is all my personal opinion.

More specifically, the new graphics system Honor MagicBook 15 is capable of delivering 26 frames at minimum in Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – 37 fps, Horizon Zero Dawn – 47 fps, Doom Eternal – 60 fps …

The device does not heat up much (40-43 degrees Celsius), mainly the upper left side of the case. The noise is insignificant, pleasant to the ear, as if water is just starting to boil.

As you know, the MagicBook 14 only has 8GB of RAM. And the MagicBook 15 already has 16 GB (two 8, DDR4-3200). In everyday tasks, the difference is minimal. You only feel it during video encoding: with eight gigabytes, there can be strong system brakes.

The drive is installed from Solid State Storage Technology Corporation, model CL1-8D512 512 GB (M.2 2280, NVMe 1.3, PCIe 3.0 x4). The MB14 laptop showed 1600/1000 MB / s, and the MB15 showed 2100/1500 MB / s.

In general, on the Honor MagicBook 15, you can already easily work with videos in Adobe Premiere, even in 4K resolution. Well, toys are running at relatively high frames per second.

The two speakers are in the same place (bottom right and left, Conexant CX8070 codec), the camera quality is identical to what we saw in MB14 2020 and 2021.

Sample photos on a laptop camera


If you were looking for a high-quality laptop for a relatively serious work, then the Honor MagicBook 15 will definitely suit you:

  • High performance
  • Large screen diagonal
  • Relatively high display brightness
  • Lots of memory and it’s fast
  • Comfortable keyboard made of rough material

Of the minuses, I would note the following:

  • Lack of backlighting on the keys (this is strange, because the MB14 has it)
  • The space to the left and right of the keyboard is not used in any way (there could be speakers)
  • Few USB ports.

If you need a “typewriter”, then you should look towards MagicBook 14. There is a little less RAM, a little simpler storage and a little less screen diagonal, but the laptop costs 48,000 rubles versus 70,000 rubles for the MagicBook 15.

Source: Mobile-review.com — Все о мобильной технике и технологиях by mobile-review.com.

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