[Bestbuy618 Notebook Channel]Since the first laptop was released in April 2018, Honor notebooks have gone through nearly two years of development. Honor notebooks have a very good user reputation, with not bad performance and very high cost performance, such as Magic-link 2.0 magic interconnection, multi-screen collaboration, and other features for users to come more excellent use experience. With the rise of the AMD Zen architecture of the Dragon series processors, Intel finally squeezed hard “toothpaste,” in addition to upgrading desktop processor cores, notebooks are using its latest generation of 10 processor cores. With Intel’s announcement in June 2019 of shipping 10nm processors, the 10th generation Core processors have become active in the notebook market.
I reviewed the Honor Notebook 14 Sharp Dragon Edition in November 2019, and recently received the Honor Notebook 14 with Intel’s 10th generation processor, model Core i5-10210, with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD; in addition to the Intel graphics display core with 24 integrated EU units, the notebook is also equipped with 2GB
The Honor Notebook 14 comes in Glacier Silver and Star Grey, with a more square design. The laptop has an excellent texture while not being overly heavy, with a metal body about 15.9mm thick and weighing 1.38kg. The Honor Notebook 14 comes with a 65W charger with a dual-head USB-C port, which not only provides fast charging efficiency to the computer, but also to the phone. The A-side of the notebook has a minimalist design, with the blue logo located in the center of the left side, no unnecessary design, and this design style is also more in line with the aesthetics of today’s youth.
The A-side features a bright blue cutting edge personalized with a CNC diamond cutting process and a two-color anodized treatment that echoes the brand LOGO.
The Honor Notebook 14’s B-side features a 14-inch 1080p screen with a narrow 4.8mm bezel design on the left, right, and top sides, effectively packing a 14-inch display into a 13-inch screen body to improve space utilization and user experience. The Honor Notebook 14 screen supports about 180° opening and closing, so users don’t have to worry about damage caused by excessive screen opening and closing angles, and it’s also convenient for sharing the screen in business communication scenarios. The display effect, glory notebook 14 screen resolution of 1920 * 1080, support IPS anti-glare, can be visual degree of 178 °, the color is bright and transparent, the actual view can meet most people’s daily needs.
The screen is Rheinland Low Blue Light certified, and the anti-glare eye protection screen can effectively relieve eye fatigue caused by prolonged computer use. The Honor Notebook 14’s C-side includes a standard laptop keyboard layout with wide keycaps and moderate key ranges to make the keyboard feel comfortable.
It also maintains the fingerprint recognition power button design, allowing users to go straight to the desktop after recording fingerprints in Windows Hello by pressing the power button, providing a safer and faster experience.
The Honor Notebook 14’s camera is hidden between keys F6 and F7. This design not only improves the screen-to-body ratio of the B-side, but it also improves user privacy. The camera pops up when you press it and retracts when you don’t need it.
Additionally, the Honor Notebook 14’s right wrist rest is labeled with HONOR Magic-link and Intel 10th CORE i5, which enables two-way inter-communication, shared clipboard, and other magic inter-communication functions, and also allows you to experience the latest multi-screen collaboration.
In terms of interfaces, the Honor Notebook 14 has a USB-C charging port, a USB 3.0 port, and an HDMI port on the left side, and a USB 2.0 port and a 3.5mm headset microphone port on the right. Although the Thunderbolt 3 interface (USB-C) is gaining popularity, USB-A continues to dominate a wide range of external devices. The Honor notebook’s design allows for greater versatility.
Software and hardware configuration The laptop is equipped with dual-channel DDR4-2400 memory, with a large capacity of 16GB, to better handle a variety of tasks. With a capacity of 512GB, the solid state drive is based on Western Digital’s SN730 series for the OEM market.
I used CineBench R15, AS SSD, and Chess to test the hardware’s performance. In the hard drive performance test, the sequential read and write of the Honor Notebook 14 were 2887.12MB/s and 2346.65MB/s, respectively. In the AIDA 64 memory performance test, the memory sequences were 30GB/s and 34GB/s, respectively, and the memory copy was 29.2GB/s with a memory latency of about 100 nanoseconds.
Continuous read and write into between 12GB/s, memory internal copy 68GB/s, single precision 1726GFLOPS are the memory performance tests. The core graphics memory read and write speed is 32GB/s, 34.2GB/s, single precision 420GFLOPS, and the Intel Core i5-10210U scored 667 points in the CineBench R15 test, which is comparable to today’s mainstream mobile processors.
The Honor Notebook 14 comes with a genuine Windows 10 system and pre-installed home and student office software, as well as a proud multi-screen collaboration function that breaks the barrier between Windows and Android from the ground up to achieve seamless collaboration between mobile and PC. This was also discussed in depth in our previous review of the Honor Notebook 14 Dragon Edition. Multi-screen collaboration is equivalent to moving the phone to the notebook. After connecting the phone via the bottom right corner of the C-side, users can directly control the phone on the notebook using the trackpad, mouse, and keyboard, achieving full-featured operation.
After nearly two years of development, the Honor notebook series has accumulated a very good user reputation, high-performance hardware configuration, and high cost performance, resulting in a very high competitiveness. This review of the Honor Notebook 14 equipped with Intel’s latest process Core 15 -10210U processor, 16GB of memory, allowing it to easily cope with a variety of high-intensity video editing, image processing, and other needs, 512GB of M. The new generation of Shark Fin 2.0 high-density fans inside, combined with well-designed cooling ducts, ensures that the notebook stays cool and quiet even under heavy loads, meeting users’ demands for a thin and light notebook.
It is a good notebook option in the 4,000 to 5,000 price range.