Honor has several laptops in its MagicBook fleet but today the company brought its first gaming machine to the mix with the Hunter V700. It features a clean aesthetic for the most part with an aluminum body and RGB backlit logo and rear vents alongside a full-sized keyboard, complete with a numpad.
The Hunter V700 can be had in two variations, both with 10 gen Intel CPUs - namely the Core i5-10300H or the i7-10750H. On the GPU side choices are between the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and RTX 2060 graphics cards. Both trims come with 16GB DDR4 RAM and storage options vary between a 512GB or a 1TB NVMe SSD.
The laptop is built around a matte 16.1-inch IPS LCD with a 144Hz refresh rate and sleek 4.7mm bezels. The panel comes with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and supports 100% of the sRGB color space. There’s Nahimic 3D Audio for better sound output in supported games.
One area where the Hunter V700 aims to excel is thermal management thanks to its “Wind Valley” design which opens up the intake vents once the laptop is fully unfolded and it relies on surrounding surfaces for heat dissipation. There are two 12V fans and Honor claims its laptop can sustain cooler surface temperatures than competing devices.
The I/O consists of an HMDI 2.0, two USB 3.2, a single USB 2.0, one Ethernet port and a headphone jack combo alongside the power in. The Hunter V700 also sports Wi-Fi 6 and measures at 19.9mm at its thickest point. The battery comes in at 56Wh.
Honor is also bringing a neat wireless share feature which allows users to cast their favorite mobile games to the laptop and play with the comfort of a bigger screen, keyboard and mouse.
For now, the Honor Hunter V700 will remain exclusive to China and there’s no word if it will ever make its way outside its home country.
Pricing starts at CNY 7,499 ($1,110) for the Core i5 version with 512GB storage and GTX 1660 Ti GPU. The Core i7 model with the RTX 2060 and 512GB SSD goes for CNY 8,499 ($1,257) while the top of the line model with 1TB storage will sell for CNY 9,999 ($1,480).
Heck, I could even buy a 1TB NVMe SSD and a 1TB 2.5" HDD and still save money compared to this laptop's $1,500 model, lol.
Meh. I'd rather get the latest Helios 300 with the same Core i7 and an overclockable GTX 2060 for under $1,200 instead. The only thing this laptop has going for it is the extra internal storage. I can always add another 512GB NVMe SSD later down...