Xiaomi is a Chinese company and its smartphones are just the part of its ecosystem. Xiaomi offers a wide range of products including Smart Home accessories, appliances like washing and drying machines, beauty and personal care and many more other products.
In 2016, Mi launches its first laptop Mi Notebook Air. As the name suggests, the Mi Notebook was an alternative to MacBook Air, offering a similar set of features as Apple but at a lower price.
With Mi Notebook Pro, Xiaomi is now targeting the MacBook Pro. This laptop has the similar design to the MacBook Pro, but at only 75,000 INR ( $ 1,150 ).
What will you get at this price?
8th generation Intel core processor, GeForce NVIDIA MX150, DDR 4 Memory, super slip interface, full size backlit keyboard and more. Below is the full specification of the Mi NoteBook Pro.
Model: Mi NoteBook Pro 15.6
Dimensions: 360.7mm x 243.6.9mm x 15.9mm
Weight: 1.95 kg
Feature: Fingerprint identification
Border and screen proportion: Super narrow frame: 6.52mm, Screen proportion 81.5%
Processor: 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U
Highest Frequency: 4.0 GHz
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Geforce MX150 discrete graphics
Video output: USB-C and HDMI video output, Support 1080p resolution (up to 60Hz), Supports 4K resolution (60Hz), Support three-screen display and dual 4K video playback, Wired or wireless monitor, TV support
SDRAM: 2GB GDDR5
RAM: 8GB DDR4 2400MHz 15% faster than DDR3
SSD: 256GB PCIe x 4 NVMe SSD, Maximum read speed of 1.5GB/s, Can be extended with an additional hard capacity, Portable external hard drives support
Webcam: 1MP camera supports 1280×720 video calls with a digital array microphone
Audio: Realtek HD Audio Codec ALC298, Dolby Audio Panorama sound, Headphone with a microphone support (expect Apple headphones)
Cache: L3 cache 8MB
Battery: 4 Cell lithium-ion polymer battery, USB Type-C fast charging – 50% charge in 35 minutes
Battery capacity: 60 watt
Battery performance: Online video player 6 hours, Local video playback 9 hours, Web browsing 8.5 hours
Operating system: Pre-installed Windows 10 home Chinese Edition
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
Interface: Triple SD card reader (SD / SDHC /) SDXC) x 1, Full-size HDMI port x 1, 3.5 mm Headphone microphone jack x 1, USB-C with 1.5GB/s transfer speed x 2, USB 3.0 1.5GB/s transfer speed x 2
So here was the spec of Mi version of MacBook Pro now in a short we will see its pros and cons:
- Top-notch design and elegant build quality
- Top performance
- Decent battery life
- Discrete GPU
- Availability (There is no guarantee that Xiaomi will launch the Mi Notebook Pro in India)
- Runs Windows 10 Home Chines Edition
As per the given specification, the Mi NoteBook Pro sounds like an interesting proposition – a notebook with the same design as the MacBook Pro and decent hardware for less than half of the cost. Let’s see how much it will be able to take when it comes to the real-world usage.
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