Honor slashes HUNDREDS off the price of its great all-purpose laptop – then chops off another £50 at checkout!
Honor’s laptops are good value even at normal prices, so this Black Friday deal is a steal of a deal. The Honor MagicBook 16 has been reduced from its already very reasonable price of £850 to just £600: a price you’d be mad to pass up.
But get this – Honor is slashing an extra £50 off at checkout for all orders over £500, making the total discount £300!
This is the AMD version of Honor’s MagicBook 16 – the potent AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, no less – and it delivers serious amounts of power for the money. It’s backed up in this model by 16GB of RAM and a sizeable 512GB SSD.
The Honor MagicBook 16 is a cracking laptop with a sexy aluminium chassis and smooth 144Hz Full HD IPS screen. We awarded it four stars when we reviewed it earlier this year, calling it a “powerful big-screen bargain” at full price.
It’s a solid, well-priced, general-purpose machine witha powerful six-core AMD Ryzen processor, sizeable SSD, generous RAM and “faultless” Precision touchpad, making it well suited to most everyday computing needs.
The MagicBook 16 is a little heavy at 1.84kg, but at only 18.2mm thick it’s easy enough to slip into a backpack. The aluminium body gives the MagicBook a reassuring sense of solidity, and you have to twist the lid pretty brutally to get any significant flex. The Space Grey colour scheme looks very smart and does decent job of hiding fingerprints.
Ports are sensibly dispersed and pretty generous, with two Type-A USB on the right and two Type-C on the left. All four are 3.2 Gen 1 spec, so the maximum supported data transfer speed is 5Gbits/sec. There’s also a 3.5mm audio jack on the right and an HDMI 2.0 socket on the left but no memory card slot.
Performance-wise, we did find that found that the integrated AMD Radeon graphics processor let the side down a little, and its battery life could be better. We expect these issues to be resolved in the forthcoming RTX 3050-equipped MagicBook 16 Pro model, but that’s likely to cost close to £1,000.
If you’re looking for a laptop for mainly home use, this is an excellent option – and a really solid Black Friday bargain.