IFA Honor presents MagicBook Pro high-end laptop with which it wants to compete with Apple's MacBooks - Honor has presented a new line of laptops at IFA 2020, one of the most important technological events of the year. Of all the products highlights the Magicbook Pro, a very solvent and economical laptop designed to compete from you to you with Apple's Macbook.
But it wasn't the only news. This was accompanied by two smart watches designed to conquer the younger audience, the Honor Watch ES and the Gs Pro, as well as the renewal of the Magicbook 14 and 15 inches.
The latter two share specifications and their only difference is in the screen size. The company has decided to integrate the latest shipment of Ryzen processors to keep them performing the same or better.
Both models will mount the AMD Ryzen 5 4500u and have a configuration with 512 GB SSD. For the time being, the firm has not clarified how much the price will rise, although what it has said is that it will continue with adjusted and very competitive figures.
IFA Honor presents MagicBook Pro high-end laptop
1-the MagicBook Pro, The Beast under 2 Kg to fall in love with the most demanding
The Honor MagicBook Pro will feature a 16.1-inch screen with an FHD resolution of 1,920 x 1080 pixels. Inside it mounts the AMD Ryzen 5 4600h, a 7 nanometer processor for better efficiency, accompanied by 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512 GB SSD hard drive.
The battery is 56 Wh, which would ensure a good autonomy of up to 11 hours. However, it is a computer compatible with the fast charge of 65 W, which would allow to have 50% in just 30 minutes.
Another important aspect of this laptop is ventilation, as it is aimed at a demanding audience. In this case you will not have to worry, since it has a system of two fans with which it dissipates heat in a very efficient way.
The front camera would be located on the keyboard, specifically under a key, in such a way that the user's privacy is paramount. The power button houses a fingerprint sensor with which you will protect your computer's information.
2 - as far as connections are concerned, the Honor MagicBook Pro turns out a very complete team. Thus, it has 3x USB Type A, 1x USB Type C, 1x HDMI 2.0 and 1x 3.5 mm jack.
It is finished in aluminum and weighs 1.7 kg, which shows that a compact and lightweight computer can be really complete.
As you can see, Honor begins to empower other types of devices beyond its mobile division, where it does not do anything wrong at the level of sales.
End of IFA Honor presents MagicBook Pro high-end laptop
The meteoric rise of Zoom, great winner of the pandemic, in 5 charts
The rise of the video conferencing platform Zoom, which this week announced revenues of 663.5 million dollars (554.3 million euros) between April and July with which it earns 355% more than the same quarter of the previous year, make it one of the big beneficiaries of the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
When the sinoamerican Eric Yuan founded the company in 2011 after years working for Cisco WebEx, now its rival, wanted to make a tool of corporate video conferencing simpler and easier to use. It had been popular for several years in Silicon Valley, but the pandemic made it a popular use item in every home.
Suddenly, working remotely became the norm and videoconferencing essential. And not only companies needed this service to communicate with employees: as the confinement forced everyone to stay at home, people began using Zoom for weddings, meetings, online classes and more.
While many of these new users have become accustomed to using its free version —the company offered free use to its users in China and schools for children under the age of 12— Zoom's growth has been based on the increase in the number of paid users. Its last quarter results, "historic" for many analysts, have beaten Wall Street expectations and measure the meteoric rise that this platform has experienced during 2020.
Once the coronavirus pandemic showed that telework has arrived to stay and companies began to prepare for a prolonged future of remote work, their revenues doubled.
The 663 million dollars (554.3 million euros) entered by Zoom during the last quarter is an extraordinary increase: of 355% compared to the same period of the previous year. To put this in perspective, we must remember that in 2019, 622.7 million dollars were entered, so that in one quarter alone they have entered 40 million more than in the entire previous year.
Zoom was doubling its revenue each year, but in this they will make a brutal leap over previous years, according to the first two quarters —it should be remembered that zoom's fiscal years begin in February of the previous year, that is, its fiscal year 2021 began this month of February 2020, as you can see from the table—.
Looking at net revenues, between April and June the company reached 185.7 million dollars (156.7 million euros), which means multiplying by 34 the 5.5 million in the same quarter of the previous year.
The evolution of his business driven by the pandemic has caused Zoom to repeatedly change its annual revenue forecast. In March it expected to bill around 900 million euros, but after the first quarter results, when it reported a 169% increase in revenue, it had to increase its forecast to 1,800 million.
Some analysts pointed out that this estimate could also be short, and so it was, because this week after the latest results the platform has again raised its annual revenue forecast to 2.300 million dollars.
The evolution of Zoom's revenue is directly related to the number of new payment customers that the company has been gaining in the heat of the pandemic. The customers shown in the table are those companies with more than ten employees, not including smaller companies or individual paid users.
Zoom finished last year with 81,900 customers with 10 or more employees. Three months later, that number rose to 265,400 customers. As of July 31, it has added another 100,000.
Zoom's Chief Financial Officer said at a conference with analysts on Monday that 81% of the platform's turnover increase in the second quarter was due to new customers. The company also explained that many of these new customers are paying the monthly fee, rather than the annual payments typically hired by large companies.
As Zoom has grown, the price of its shares has skyrocketed: the day after they released the results of the second quarter, the value of the share grew 560% over the previous year. The listing of the company when it went public in the spring of 2019 was around 16.000 million dollars; this September 1 reached 91.700 million.
Despite all this data, it cannot be said that Zoom was an easy growth. The company faced a series of security problems in the spring, attributed by the company to the growth of its user base. It also reacted in time by changing its initial plans to encrypt end-to-end communications only to payment customers to extend it to all its users.