Xiaomi has launched a new laptop called Mi Notebook Pro said to target Apple’s MacBook Pro. Xiaomi entered laptop market last year with Mi Notebook Air that targeted Apple’s MacBook Air, not just the name, the laptop also featured a similar design. And now, the company is back with Mi Notebook Pro featuring 8th gen Intel Core i7 processor.
Mi Notebook Pro was launched on September 11 alongside Mi Mix 2 and Mi Note 3. Mi Mix 2 sports bezel-less display, four-aided Ceramic body, and 18:9 screen ratio while the Mi Note 3 sports 7-series aluminum alloy body with metal frame and 4-sided curved glass body. Mi Note 3 is up for sale in China while the regular edition Mi Mix 2 first sale is scheduled on September 15, registrations are now open.
The latest laptop from Chinese smartphone manufacturer sports 15.6-inch FHD (1080×1920 pixels) display with a pixel density of 143ppi, 72% NTSC color gamut, and comes protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The device packs fingerprint sensor in the touchpad itself and is compatible with Windows Hello.
There are three Mi Notebook Pro variants- one model runs eighth-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor paired with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 8MP L3 cache and has been priced at CNY 6,999 (approx $1070 OR Rs. 68,680) while the other model eighth-generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor coupled with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 8MB L3 cache which will cost you CNY 6,399 (approx $980 OR Rs. 62,610). The last one packs eighth-generation Intel Core i5 quad-core processor paired with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 6MB L3 cache and comes with a price tag of CNY 5,599 (approx $855 OR Rs. 54,780). All above-mentioned variants come with 256GB SSD expandable up to 1TB and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card with 2GB GDDR5 memory. Deep Space Gray is the only color option available, as of now.
The highlight of the laptop is the fingerprint sensor which we have already discussed and a new ‘symmetrical cooling design’ that cools the system down more efficiently under high-performance loads. The keyboard area is 19% larger in comparison to Apple’s MacBook Pro, provided for increased comfort and ergonomics.
In terms of audio experience, Mi Notebook Pro packs Harman Infinity custom-built Dolby Atmos certified speakers that come integrated with Realtek ALC289 audio driver for an immersive sound experience. Connectivity options on board Xiaomi’s laptop include two USB Type-C ports, two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, 3-in-1 SD card slot, 3.5 audio jack, WiFi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth v4.1.
The laptop runs Windows 10 Home edition and packs 60Wh battery rated to deliver 6 hours online video playback, 9 hours local video playback, and 8.5 hours of web surfing. It also supports fast charging technology that can fuel up the battery to 50 percent in 35 minutes.
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