This time of year in tech is traditionally the time when companies start to try and get buyers excited with deals on tech that is aimed at people going to Universities and Colleges. It is an idea that has come about from the way the term times fall in line loosely with those of the American system. The time is called “Back to School” and it is normal to find things like laptops, headphones, games consoles etc discounted by a small margin.
So in keeping with this theme and too add in some new additions Honor has started their new ” Back to School” deals. now normally this wouldn’t concern us but this year the timing has fallen in very nicely with the addition of Honor’s recent announcement from IFA. Due to this, we have now got an all-new lineup laptop and some new wearable being included in the offers.
So let’s see what was announced
In the laptops arena, we had one brand new product announced in the form of the Honor MagicBook Pro. As the moniker suggests this is the top of the range version of the established MagicBook line up. they also took the time to do some updates to the existing range of MagicBooks in the form of the 14 and 15. All of the laptops now feature AMD Ryzen chips of various levels of performance. The MagicBook Pro also has integrated Graphics courtesy of Radeon allow lightning-fast performance even under high loads such as gaming and video editing. The MagicBook Pro will have 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage drive and 16GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM too make a powerhouse in mobile computing terms. All of this is crammed into a lightweight and sleek all aluminium body.
Most importantly is that this awesome amount of computing punch is available from the Honor store now for £849.99 and it will come with some very nice bundled options. You can choose from either the Magic Watch 2 or Magic Watch and Router 3 or Magic earbuds and Rotes 3. Well worth a look if you are in the market for a new laptop for going back to school.
As I mentioned above the MagicBook 14 and 15 have also both had some updates mainly in the form of a faster processor with them now moving to an AMD Ryzen 4500U over the current generations 3500. This will make these already great everyday computers even better and more capable while still keeping their minimalistic and sleek design and size.
Sadly though this new generation will not be available for a little bit longer as they won’t hit the Honor store until 21/09/2020 at£669.99 for the MagicBook 14. The MagicBook 15 will be a little bit more of a wait until early October with a price of €699.90 with UK pricing to be confirmed. Both of these are also come to come with a free gift from these options – Mouse/HONOR Bluetooth Earphones/ HONOR backpack/HONOR Router 3
Whilst that covers it for the laptops we ant quite done with portable computing as Honor also announced a new tablet in the form of the Honor Pad 6. this will feature a 10.1″ Full Hd display and high immersion dual speakers. it is a lightweight in terms of its physical presence as well with a weight of only 460g and a svelte 7,55mm thickness. it will be available as Wifi only and a Wifi and LTE version with details of when and where to be confirmed.
Moving onto wearables Conor had two products to announce in the form of the Honor Watch GS Pro and the Honor Watch ES. These are two new cutting edge wearable that builds upon the Honor Watch magic from previous years.
The GS Pro is designed to take on the urban jungle with its rugged MIL-STD-810G standard build. it will also outlast all but the longest Urban exploration with 25-day battery life! With built-in satellite position systems (yes there are two) you will always be able to find your way and perhaps, more importantly, your way back. If urban fitness is more your thing than hardcore exploring then you will be pleased to know that the GS Pro will support up to 100 different workout modes including mountain climbing, hiking, indoor and outdoor running skiing and free training (answers on a postcard as to what that is please). If that wasn’t enough for you health junkies out there you will, of course, get a full suite of health feature to monitor you as well.
The GS Pro is available now as part of the Back to School sale for a steal at £249.99 with some freebies of either Honor MagicEarbuds or Honor Bluetooth Earphones and a Router 3. It also has a few different colour options to fit in with your urban wardrobe with the choices being Charcoal Black, Marl White and Camo Blue, the last sounds appealing to me personally but each to their own I guess.
The Honor Watch ES is a different beast entirely and will cater to those who demand something a bit more stylish and subtle. It is, in essence, the evolution of the Fitness band in that it has a much larger display making it easier to gain your stats from its 1.6-inch AMOLED display. That display will be put to good use by showing you one of the 12 animated workout courses specifically designed to help with things such as fat burn and abs workout. Let’s face we all need that little bit of help getting rid of our “lockdown weight” so this can only help in that area especially as going to the gym is not as easy as it once was. It is able to deliver all of this fitness goodness in a device that I bang on cue interns of design and most importantly inexpensive.
Which lead me nicely onto the price, the Watch ES will come in at a scintillating price of £99.99 with a pair of Honor Bluetooth Earphones or Honor Sport Pro or an Honor Band 5 for someone else in the family. they will also come I a few different colours with the choices being Meteorite Black, Coral Pink, and Icelandic White. It is available now as part of the Back to School sale.
Those are the normal sort of things we expected to see announced at IFA but Honor also took the opportunity to launch another 3 product from their Honor Choice lineup. these are not items that we would have typically expected from Honor but it seems that they are taking a leaf out of Xiaomi’s book and diversifying their product range to the wider electrical market.so the other 3 Honor Choice product are Percussion Massage Gun EVO, usmile Sonic Electric Toothbrush P1001, and Antibacterial Cordless Vacuum Cleaner! Now we have very little information about these part from that they will be available from the HIHONOR store after launch. At the time of writing there is little to no information about these items on there so only time will tell if we ever see them come to these shores.
HONOR adds new outdoor smartwatch and high performance laptop to its all-scenario smart life ecosystem at IFA 2020
[4 September 2020 – Berlin, Germany] Global technology brand HONOR today announced a suite of smart life products with expanded capabilities and upgraded features at the 2020 IFA Technology Conference. Under the theme “Expand Your Smart Life,” HONOR highlighted how it is committed to empowering young people, expanding the way they approach fitness, creativity, productivity and everyday entertainment. The upgraded line-up of products offer “Urban Exploration” with the HONOR Watch GS Pro, “Fashionable Fitness” with the HONOR Watch ES and “Creative Productivity” with the all-new HONOR MagicBook Pro. In addition, HONOR announced processor upgrades for the HONOR MagicBook 14 & 15, as well as unveiling the HONOR Pad 6 and three HONOR Choice products to further strengthen its 1+8+N IoT strategy. Specific details for all of the new products can be found on HIHONOR store after the launch.
HONOR Watch GS Pro: A Rugged Outdoor Smartwatch Made for Adventure Lovers
The HONOR Watch GS Pro is a rugged smartwatch that helps urban adventurers to boost their performance and explore the great outdoors. Equipped with an extraordinary 25-day battery life, the smartwatch is one of the longest-lasting smartwatches currently available in the wearables market. It is built to withstand challenging environments, meeting the 14 MIL-STD-810G standard. Supported by high-precision built-in dual satellite positioning systems, the HONOR Watch GS Pro is equipped with a route back function and route deviation alert to help users explore without worry. In addition, the HONOR Watch GS Pro supports more than 100 workout modes including mountain climbing, hiking, skiing, indoor and outdoor running and free training. It also comes with intuitive health features to monitor users’ wellbeing.
The HONOR Watch GS Pro will be available for pre-order on HONOR Watch GS Pro UK, HONOR Watch GS Pro France, HONOR Watch GS Pro Germany, HONOR Watch GS Pro Italy and HONOR Watch GS Pro Spain from 7th September at an MSRP of €249.9, and will be available in Charcoal Black, Marl White and Camo Blue.
HONOR Watch ES: Your Personal Virtual Coach On-the-Go
The HONOR Watch ES caters to fashion-forward fitness enthusiasts who aspire to lead healthier lives. With a stylish 1.64-inch AMOLED display, 95 workout modes, 12 animated workout courses with specific scenarios such as fat burn and abs workout and a range of stunning health and fitness tracking capabilities, the HONOR Watch ES helps users to manage their physical and mental wellbeing while sporting a trendy look, without the premium price tag.
The HONOR Watch ES will be available for pre-order on HONOR Watch ES UK, HONOR Watch ES France, HONOR Watch ES Germany, HONOR Watch ES Italy and HONOR Watch ES Spain from 7th September at an MSRP of €99.9, and will be available in Meteorite Black, Coral Pink, and Icelandic White.
HONOR MagicBook Pro: A Powerhouse to Unleash Your Creativity
The HONOR MagicBook Pro, pre-installed with Microsoft Windows 10, helps creative professionals to enhance their productivity and boost their creativity. Boasting a state-of-the-art AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor with integrated Radeon™ Graphics and 6 cores and 12 threads, the HONOR MagicBook Pro delivers smooth performance even when handling complex tasks. With an ultra-fast 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage drive and 16GB DDR4 dual-channel RAM, the HONOR MagicBook Pro guarantees blistering data speeds when reading and transferring files. Furthermore, it features a stunning 16.1 inch FullView display with 100% sRGB color gamut, making it perfect for viewing photos, movies and browsing the web as well as for professional applications that demand greater color accuracy and consistent image brightness. With a smaller footprint, measuring at 369 mm x 234 mm x 16.9 mm, its compact and lightweight design makes the HONOR MagicBook Pro perfect for today’s flexible workforce, allowing users to enjoy games, movies and work on the go.
HONOR also announced its collaboration with Red Bull as the Official Mobile Services and PC Partner of Red Bull Basement 2020. The HONOR MagicBook Pro aims to help students innovate at university today and make a positive impact on the world tomorrow.
The HONOR MagicBook Pro (16+512GB) empowered by AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor will be available on HONOR MagicBook Pro Germany from 7th September, on HONOR MagicBook Pro UK, HONOR MagicBook Pro France from 8th September at an MSRP of €899.9 respectively.
Designed for day-to-day tasks to take users from work to play, the AMD refresh of the HONOR MagicBook 14 and 15 enhances computing experience with Ryzen 5 4500U processors, along with a stunning minimalist design and a FullView display, all packed into in a slim and lightweight body. The latest additions to the HONOR MagicBook Series embody the brand’s relentless pursuit of bringing the highest quality and finest craftsmanship of products to its global users.
The HONOR MagicBook 14 (8+512GB) empowered by AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor will be available on HONOR MagicBook 14 UK, HONOR MagicBook 14 France and HONOR MagicBook 14 Germany from 21st September at an MSRP of €749.9.
The HONOR MagicBook 15 (8+512GB) empowered by AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor will be available on HONOR MagicBook 15 UK, HONOR MagicBook 15 France and HONOR MagicBook 15 Germany from early October at an MSRP of €699.9.
HONOR also introduced the HONOR Pad 6 and three HONOR Choice products including the Percussion Massage Gun EVO, usmile Sonic Electric Toothbrush P1001, and Antibacterial Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, to build a comprehensive suite of smart life products for global youth. Featuring a 10.1” Full HD display and symmetrical 1620 high-amplitude dual speakers, the HONOR Pad 6 promises users a truly immersive audio-visual experience. Weighing just 460g and with a slim body that is just 7.55mm thick, coupled with enhanced connectivity through Wi-Fi and LTE options, the HONOR Pad 6 is the perfect daily companion for carrying around on-the-go whether traveling, commuting or relaxing at home.
HONOR’s new product launches were recognized by the 2020 IFA Product Technology Innovation Award (IFA-PTIA). Jointly presented by International Data Group (IDG) and the AHK (German Industry & Commerce Ltd.), supported by IFA, CE China, and CE Summit, the IFA-PTIA awards outstanding products that are pioneers in the development of the consumer electronics industry. The HONOR Watch GS Pro and HONOR MagicBook Pro were awarded the Outdoor Innovation Wearable Gold Award and High-Performance Innovative Laptop Gold Award respectively.
“At HONOR, we are committed to bringing unrivalled products at unbeatable value to our global users, and we’re happy to see the overwhelming response from them. The HONOR Router 3 was recommended by Tech Advisor as one of the best budget routers, while HONOR’s PC achieved a 287.9% increase in shipment between Q1 and Q2 of 2020. For wearables business, HONOR achieved a year on year growth in shipments of 235% in H1 2020. As young people around the world adapt to a new way of living, working and playing, HONOR is dedicated to providing innovative technology and inspiring products to empower global youth, encouraging them to expand their smart life,” said George Zhao, President of HONOR Global.
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HONOR is a leading tech brand for the global youth, born during the growth of mobile internet, and shaped by groundbreaking technology resulting from the company’s unwavering focus on R&D investment. Embracing every possibility in the era of 5G and AI, HONOR aims to create an intelligent new world for youth by developing a smart living ecosystem and inspirational youth culture. HONOR will continue to set itself apart by discovering the fun in innovation, introducing a tech chic lifestyle, and offering a diverse and open online community for its ardent, growing fan base.
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/One HONOR Magic Earbuds for free
One HONOR Sports Pro Earphones for free
HONOR MagicBook Pro(AMD Ryzen 5 4600H/16+512GB)
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