During the first month of 2020, many gadget and electronic device manufacturers presented a number of new products. Not all of them are intended for sales in our country, but there are products that will soon enter the USA market. Let's talk about several such products. First, there will be information about the series of laptops of the Chinese HONOR and the Mate 30 Pro smartphone from HUAWEI. At the end of the review, we will discuss the technical capabilities and equipment of the Yamaha smart soundbar.
What is remarkable about the updated line of HONOR MagicBook notebooks
The new HONOR MagicBook series of laptops was unveiled at the end of last month. It consists of two models. The younger got a 14-inch display, and the more advanced 16.1-inch. They are united by the presence of FullView-screens with IPS matrices and Full HD resolution.
It can be seen that the display has thin bezels. The manufacturer claims that their thickness at the top and side does not exceed 4.9 mm. Only the bottom is bigger. But you can't get away from it.
For the convenience of users, laptop screens are equipped with anti-reflective coating and eye protection function. This helps to protect the image from reflections from artificial light sources and sunlight, and reduces eye strain.
The developers paid much attention to security measures. From now on, there is no need to cover the built-in camera with stickers. It was simply hidden in the hull. To activate the device, simply press the button located on the keyboard in a convenient place.
The decision of HONOR engineers to place the fingerprint scanner in the power button also looks rational. Now you don't have to remember a long password and enter it every time you start the device.
Sound is not a defining parameter for a laptop, but it is worth noting that the Pro version of the gadget is equipped with two stereo speakers. They are located parallel to the right and left of the keyboard.
The core of the hardware filling of the older model is the AMD Ryzen 5 3550H processor, the 3500U modification works in the simpler version. These chipsets are among the most efficient in the class and generate a lot of heat.
Therefore, a system of six temperature sensors and several coolers with powerful motors is used to cool them. Its work is optimized in accordance with the real data coming from the sensors. This prevents overheating and makes efficient use of the cooling elements.
The MagicBook line is equipped with proprietary Magic-Link 2.0 data transfer technology. This allows instant data exchange between any of these devices and smartphones from a Chinese manufacturer. It can also be used to transfer video content from a mobile device to a laptop screen or use a single clipboard.
Recently, the Mate 30 Pro is available not only for pre-order
At the end of last year, HUAWEI began accepting pre-orders for the new flagship Mate 30 Pro.
A few days ago, a Chinese manufacturer reported good news: now you can buy this device in the usual way, without pre-ordering. For this, the services of the partner stores of the company and Internet resources are available. This scheme will start working on February 7th.
HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro is based on the Kirin 990 chipset. It includes two modules: a quad-core for neural computing and a 16-core graphics one.
The photo capabilities of the device are represented by a quad camera on the rear panel. It was developed with the help of specialists from the renowned Leica company. A Cine Camera sensor is available for capturing high quality video. There is also a telephoto camera with 3x optical and 5x hybrid zoom.
The main feature of the smartphone is the presence of touch-sensitive side faces that perform the work of physical volume control buttons. The user can place this functionality on any of the device sidewalls.
The cost of HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro is 69,990 rubles.
Yamaha Smart Soundbar with Voice Assistant
Since yesterday, another Yamaha product has been sold in USA - the YAS-109 soundbar.
It is equipped with a flat body, which makes it possible to place it in any convenient place. This can be either a sideboard or a small table, or a wall in the room.
You can use the Wi-Fi protocol to connect the soundbar, the music is played here via Spotify and Amazon Music. There is no need to use a smartphone, laptop or PC. Everything is controlled by YAS-109.
In order to set it up, you just need to connect the HDMI cable to the TV connector and connect the power from the outlet.
The unit is equipped with DTS Virtual: X surround sound technology, which creates the effect of having sound around the user. At the same time, the sound quality of low frequencies is improved by using the capabilities of the two built-in subwoofers. Those who want to make the bass more effective can install an external amplifier.
The device is also equipped with Clear Voice technology. It improves the clarity of human speech in the programs and movies you watch.
Yamaha YAS-109 can be used as a smart home control center. In order to further customize the device to suit your preferences, there is the Sound Bar Controller mobile application.
The cost of a soundbar in our country is 16,990 rubles.
The Topic of Article: HONOR laptop, HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro smartphone and Yamaha soundbar: new gadgets now available in USA.