HONOR MagicBook X 16 Unboxing and First Impressions
We recently received a unit of the new HONOR MagicBook X 16 for review. While we’re testing it, here’s our unboxing and first impressions of the ultraportable laptop.
Unboxing the HONOR MagicBook X 16
The HONOR MagicBook X 16 came in a standard brown cardboard box with the brand’s logo in the center. We’re not sure if this was done intentionally for recyclability or not but it is something. Inside the box, you will find the following items:
- Power cable
- 65W Charging brick
- User guide
- Warranty card
- The HONOR MagicBook X 16 laptop itself
First Impressions of the HONOR MagicBook X 16
The HONOR MagicBook X 16 is a sturdily built, lightweight productivity laptop thanks to its all-metal aluminum alloy build. You might not think much from the HONOR brand but this is certainly a premium laptop, at least in terms of build and feel.
One thing I find very interesting is that it’s a 16-inch laptop with a 16:10 aspect ratio and still manages to be really light, at just 1.75kg. It has an 89% screen-to-body ratio, meaning the bezels are minimal, and is said to provide 100% sRGB colour gamut with 300 nits brightness (typical). This could make it an ideal laptop for creatives doing visual work.
In case you weren’t aware, it’s powered by the 12th Gen Intel Core CPU, with our review unit being the i5-1235U variant but there’s also the i7-1255U variant if you want something a little stronger. You don’t get discrete graphics but you do have the Intel Iris Xe Graphics, which works pretty decently, especially with an optimized RAM configuration.
While we have yet to try it, we were told about the new HONOR Connect, which lets you “intelligently connect” to other HONOR devices. In fact, you can clone your replacement laptop via wireless transmission to make migrating to a new system a seamless experience, with speeds up to 70MB/s. For the full specifications of the laptop, check it out right below here:
|CPU||Intel Core i5-1235U @ 1.3GHz (up to 4.4 GHz Boost), 12M, 10C/12T, Intel 7 (10nm), 15W TDP|
|RAM||8GB LPDDR4X 4266MHz|
|GPU||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Software||Microsoft Windows 11 Home|
Wi-Fi 6 (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
1 x USB-C
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x HDMI 1.4b
1 x 3.5mm combo audio jack
|Display||16″ Full HD (1920 x 1200) 60Hz IPS display (16:10), 300 nits, 89% screen-to-body ratio
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light and TÜV Rheinland Flicker Free certification
|Audio||2 x speakers
2 x microphones
|Power||65W power adapter (USB-C)
60 WHr Li-polymer battery
|Dimensions||356.2 x 250.1 x 17.9 mm|
The HONOR MagicBook X 16 is currently in the midst of benchmarks and testing. Stay tuned for the full in-depth review of the laptop.