Xiaomi had a surprise product for us today at the Mi MIX 2 launch event. The company started the key event with the launch of the Mi Notebook Pro. Xiaomi is a new entrant to the laptop space. No doubt, the Mi Notebook Pro is aimed to compete with Apple’s MacBook Pro offering. In fact, the new gadget is a sexier device at half the price of the MacBook Pro. Now, this is the third laptop from Xiaomi and the most premium one. Prior to this, the Chinese startup has launched Mi Notebook Air 4G in December 2016. The Mi Notebook Pro is also the biggest laptop from the company yet.
Naturally, the laptop design takes inspiration from its competitor fearlessly as Xiaomi does. It has a sleek all metal design with a magnesium alloy frame, 140-degree movable hinge, and the latest Core i5/i7 chipsets depending on the model you choose. The launch event also demoed the sturdy design by running a scooter over the laptop. It comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p display with really narrow borders and 81.5% screen-to-body ratio covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Xiaomi also advertised its redesigned cooling system for the device with 40% more outbound air flow. This should allow the laptop to stay cooler. The new gadget comes with a well spaced back-lit keyboard and a trackpad with fingerprint sensing ready for Windows Hello. Xiaomi has also fit in Harmann speakers that integrate Dolby Atmos into them.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Pricing
The Mi Notebook Pro has just a black color option and has three variants:
The basic i5 processor/8GB RAM variant is priced at CNY 5,599 (Rs. 55,830 )
The i7/8GB RAM model is priced at CNY 6,399 (Rs. 62,660)
premium i7/16GB RAM model will cost CNY 6,999 (Rs. 68,550)
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Specifications
- 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 170-degree wide viewing angle, 300 nits brightness,
- 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U (3.4GHz) / i7-8550U processor (4GHz) with 2GB DDR5 NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU
- 8GB / 16GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM, 256GB SSD, additional SSD expansion slot
- Windows 10 Operating System
- 1MP HD webcam, digital array microphone
- WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1
- Dimensions: 360.7 x 243.6mm x 15.9mm; Weight: 1.95kg
- 2 x USB 3.0 port, HDMI, 2 x USB Type-C, 3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) card reader
- 3.5mm audio jack, 2.5W × 2 Harman Infinity customized speakers, Dolby Atmos
- 60Wh battery with up to 9h of local video playback, 8.5h web browsing