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(Pocket-lint) - Following the official split from Huawei, as announced in November 2020, Honor is now under new management. And it's launched its first new products at the virtual CES 2021: the Honor MagicBook Pro laptop and Honor Band 6 fitness tracker.

Ok, so these are hardly new new products. Both are updated iterations of a long-running series from the brand. Here's the lowdown on each.

Honor MagicBook Pro (2021)

  • 10th Gen Intel Core i5 (10210U) processor, 16GB RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce MX350 graphics card
  • Mystic Silver aluminium chassis
  • 16.1-inch LCD display
  • Weight: 1.7kgs
  • 56Wh battery

The 2021 model is really a soft update to the current market model of the MagicBook Pro. The biggest change is the shift from AMD Ryzen to a 10th Gen Intel Core processor, also bringing discrete Nvidia GeForce MX350 graphics on board.

Otherwise it's a similar story: the 16.1-inch panel has a 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio, the aluminium chassis appears the same - albeit it's now 'Mystic Silver' rather than 'Space Grey' - and there's plenty of ports, comprising an HDMI, three USB-A, one USB-C, and a 3.5mm headphones jack.

The Honor MagicBook Pro (2021) is expected to retail for $1000.

Honor Band 6

  • Colours: Meteorite Black, Sandstone Grey, Coral Pink
  • 1.47-inch AMOLED touchscreen display
  • Built-in heart-rate monitoring
  • Blood oxygen monitoring
  • Multiple workout modes
  • 5ATM waterproofing
  • 14 day battery life

The sixth-gen Honor Band is a bigger shift over its predecessor, thanks to a 1.47-inch AMOLED touch display - its predecessor was 0.95-inch by comparison, so the new product has a much larger display.

HonorHonor MagicBook Pro and Band 6 photo 2

The core specs are otherwise much the same: there's a heap of workout tracking modes, with a built-in heart-rate sensor (TruSeen 4.0, the next generation beyond 3.0 in the predecessor) and a blood oxygen monitor too.

The design - in one of three colours - remains waterproof to 50m deep, while providing up to two weeks of battery life on a single charge, meaning yu can wear it day and night for daytime, sports and sleep tracking all from the one device.

The Honor Band 6 is expected to retail for $35.

Writing by Mike Lowe. Originally published on 8 January 2021.