gather and watch! Glory magicbook 14 review: not professional, but perfect combination of function and price

This year, Huawei’s glory brand launched the Huawei glory magicbook 14 and magicbook Pro laptops. Today, let’s learn about this computer. < p > < p > Huawei glory magicbook 14 looks very simple. In the design, there is no eye-catching details and lines to attract the eye. But this simplicity has its own appeal. < / P > < p > notebook computers are designed with thin aluminum sheets and traceless plastic, so Huawei glory magicbook 14 will maintain its appearance for a long time. The color of the notebook is officially called “space gray.”. The size of the computer is 323 × 215 × 16 mm and weighs less than 1.38 kg, the editor added. The laptop has a simple inscription “honor” on its cover, which can be changed from different angles. It has no backlight. < / P > < p > at the bottom of the laptop case, rubber feet, side slots for sound, and long hole areas for cooling system ventilation are highlighted. < / P > < p > on the front of the laptop, we can only mark two dots – these are the built-in microphones for recording. There is no protrusion on the back end because all the connectors extend into the side panel of the laptop case. < / P > < p > Yes, there are very few connectors here. These include just one combined audio jack, three USB ports and one USB 3.1) and one HDMI video output. < / P > < p > like another very similar laptop, it’s built into the keyboard and opens by pressing the button between F6 and F7. The laptop cover can be opened 180 degrees. < / P > < p > both keyboard layouts are white, and most keys are 16.5 × 16.5 mm in size. It’s nice to see that they don’t save the size of shift, space bar and enter key. < / P > < p > minimal key travel – 1.2mm. Almost no feedback is felt when pressed, but the keyboard works silently. Add that the keyboard has a dimmed two-stage backlight that turns off when idle after 15 seconds. This delay is not adjusted. < / P > < p > in the upper right corner is the power button for the laptop. It also implements a fingerprint scanner to restrict access to the honor magicbook 14. The size of the laptop’s two button touchpad is 120x65mm. These buttons are located at the bottom. The outer surface of the matrix is black, hard and semi matte. There is no special anti reflective coating or filter, and there is no air gap. Using AC or battery power and manual brightness control, the maximum value is 265 CD / m. Note that, by default, the screen brightness decreases significantly when the image is dark, but you can disable this behavior in the settings. The maximum brightness is not very high. < / P > < p > glory magicbook 14 screen uses IPS matrix. The micrograph shows typical IPS sub-pixel structure: < / P > < p > the grains with these defects are several times smaller than the size of the sub-pixel, and the sub-pixel’s “jumping” effect on the focus is very weak when the viewing angle is changed, because there is no ‘crystal effect’. < / P > < p > the screen has a good viewing angle. Even if there is a large gaze deviation from the vertical direction perpendicular to the screen, there is no inverted shadow, but the brightness and color gamut are not significantly reduced. However, when the black field deviates diagonally, it will be greatly lightened and show a red and purple tone. < / P > < p > we determined the total output delay from switching the video buffer page to starting displaying the image on the screen. At 60 Hz refresh rate, the delay is 11 Ms. This is a small delay that is never felt when working on a PC, but in dynamic games, it can cause performance degradation. < / P > < p > for screens with a white LED backlight with a blue emitter and yellow phosphor, this spectrum has a relatively narrow peak in blue, while green and red have large humps. The spectrum shows that the matrix filter significantly mixes the components together, thus reducing the color gamut. < / P > < p > because the color temperature is close to the standard of 6500 K, and the deviation from the blackbody spectrum is even less than 3, the balance of gray level is good, which is considered to be an excellent indicator of consumer equipment. At the same time, the color temperature and Δ e changed little with the shadow, which had a positive effect on the visual evaluation of color balance. < / P > < p > to summarize. The laptop’s screen is high enough for maximum brightness, so it can be used outdoors on sunny days with direct sunlight. In total darkness, brightness can be reduced to a comfortable level. The advantages of the screen include low output delay, no flicker, good white field uniformity and good color balance. The disadvantage is that the stability of black is not easy to maintain in the vertical direction perpendicular to the screen plane, and the color gamut is narrow. Usually, the quality of the screen is not good. < / P > < p > depending on the internal layout, the glory magicbook 14 is divided into two parts of almost equal size. The first is a battery with sound on the side, and the second is a motherboard with installed components and cooling system. < / P > < p > since the glory magicbook 14 is not equipped with high power consumption components, it is very power efficient. As a result, laptops allow you to watch videos with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, a bit rate of about 14 Mbps, a screen brightness of about 45%, and a sound of 20% for up to 6 hours and 58 minutes, which in our opinion is a good indicator. < / P > < p > and if you run a 3D load in the form of 3dmark’s fire strike test, the laptop will last for 2 hours and 3 minutes. In general, such a compact size and lightweight design has good battery life. < / P > < p > the new glory magicbook 14 can be called an entry-level reference notebook when buyers buy a processor with four cores and eight threads, 8 GB of ram for daily work and a very fast 256 GB SSD at a reasonable price. < / P > < p > it has full HD resolution and thin frame, and a small and lightweight laptop with a clear contrast display. Don’t forget the fingerprint scanner and the original webcam. In addition, it should be noted that the glory magicbook 14 has excellent power. < / P > < p > like any entry-level laptop, the glory magicbook 14 has its drawbacks. These include the impossibility of expanding ram, heating SSD, and insufficient number of USB ports, but even considering all the listed disadvantages, it is difficult to find another laptop with the same combination at such a price. Privacy Policy

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