Honor has heavily discounted one of its MagicBook 16 laptops at its UK store, with the Ryzen 5 5600H model with 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a 16-inch 1080p 144Hz display priced at £499.99. It’s the best laptop I’ve seen at this price point to date, and while the laptop is designed for work rather than play, the integrated RX Vega graphics Its still capable of playing older titles.
MagicBook 16 originally launched for £849.99 (and still costs a lot on Amazon UK) and has since dropped to £549.99. To get £499.99 today, use code AGOBEYOND50 at the checkout counter.
The MagicBook 16 isn’t as famous as the MacBook it clearly emulates, but Honor makes some surprisingly good laptops for the money. The high-refresh-rate display also offers good color accuracy and wide viewing angles, making this laptop a great laptop for color-sensitive work – despite the high brightness. 1920×1080 resolution is not as high resolution as you would expect for video editing and the like. Connectivity is also strong, with HDMI, two full-size USB-A ports, two USB-C ports (no Thunderbolt) and also a fingerprint reader – handy.
Aside from the design, the internals are reasonably powerful for this price of the laptop. The Ryzen 5600H is a six-core, 12-thread Zen 3 processor, backed by 16GB of RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD that should deliver better responsiveness and performance than a low-power CPU ~ £ Your usual 500. Without a discrete graphics card, don’t expect to play AAA games at decent settings, but there are plenty of older games that will run at playable framerates here – so if your taste is more style-wise More retro/indie way, you should try good service here.
In any case, it’s a pleasant surprise to see such a powerful laptop at this price – but if you find something better, let me know! I’m curious to see it.