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HONOR MagicBook 14 arrives with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage for RM2999

by Vyncent ChanJuly 20, 2020
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The current crop of AMD laptops are somewhat limiting with just 8GB RAM under the hood, and are often non-upgradeable. Well, if you have a need for RAM, HONOR is ready to solve that issue for you with the latest variant of the HONOR MagicBook 14 with 16GB of sweet DDR4 memory.

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The HONOR MagicBook 14

Aside from doubling the RAM capacity, HONOR will also be doubling the storage on the HONOR MagicBook 14 to 512GB. This brings it to parity with the HONOR MagicBook, which is a good thing. It’s worth noting that the HONOR MagicBook 14 came with a nippy 256GB Samsung PM981 SSD though, so if the newer version comes with a 512GB Samsung PM981 SSD as well, it would be quite an impressive upgrade.

HONOR MagicBook 14 Specs

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, 4C/8T @ up to 3.7GHz, 12nm
  • AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics
  • Up to 16GB DDR4-2400 on-board
  • Up to 512GB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD
  • 14″ FHD IPS display
  • 56WHr battery, 65W USB-C power adapter
  • 323 × 215 × 15.9mm
  • 1.38kg
  • 8GB+256GB: RM2499
    16GB+512GB: RM2999

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What’s not so interesting is that HONOR will also be charging quite significantly more for the HONOR MagicBook 14 with 16GB RAM. Priced at RM2999, it is probably a bit steeper than what most would want to pay for a laptop based on an AMD Picasso APU, especially when HONOR has already announced the HONOR MagicBook 14, 15 and MagicBook Pro with Ryzen 4000 processors in China last week.

But all’s not lost yet… HONOR will be offering pre-order freebies worth a total of RM817, so the value proposition is still quite impressive with the HONOR MagicBook 14. I mean, you don’t often get laptops that come with a free smartwatch like the HONOR Watch Magic, do you?

HONOR MagicBook 14 Upgraded Storage

The HONOR MagicBook 14 with 16GB RAM will be available for pre-orders starting this 24th July on Hihonor, HONOR’s stores on Shopee and Lazada as well as at HONOR Experience Stores (HES) and partner stores.

Pokdepinion: The 16GB RAM does seem pretty enticing, but you won’t really need that much RAM with the display on the HONOR MagicBook 14 limiting any content creation you have in mind…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.