Xiaomi entered the notebook market with its Mi Notebook Air to target Apple's MacBook lineup with a cheaper Windows 10 alternative. It features a full-size keyboard, which is backlit in nature and the company says that the keyboard area is 19 percent larger than the Apple MacBook Pro.
The new Mi Notebook Pro will directly compete with the Apple MacBook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro uses a magnesium alloy chassis that gives it enough strength to survive hits and drops that it may encounter during regular usage. In fact, a durability test during the launch showcased the Mi Notebook Pro being driven over by a scooter and working even after that. Unlike the Mi Notebook, the Pro variant has a bigger 15.6-inch screen.
It comes with 8th gen Intel core processors. Furthermore, you will not need to worry about the heating problem as it features a symmetrical cooling design.
The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the trackpad for better security with the help of Windows Hello. The NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU can handle a bit of casual gaming on the side, but won't please any hardcore gamer out there.
It has a 15.6-inch 1080p display, which is probably the weakest link in this setup. These modifications are used 8 GB RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory on the SSD device. To offer immersive audio experience, Xiaomi has included Harman Infinity custom-built speakers which is Dolby Atmos certified. Other connectivity options include a 3-in-1 SD card slot, HDMI, Type-C port, 2 x USB 3.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Specifications of this new Mi Notebook Pro laptops are pretty impressive. It is priced at 5,599 Yuan (Rs 54,900/$859).
The base model of the Mi Notebook Pro is priced at RMB 6,399 ($980) so it will definitely carry a much higher price once it starts getting sold overseas. The version with Core i7 and 8GB of RAM will retail for ¥6,399 ($940), and the model with Core i7 and 16GB of RAM will be up for sale for ¥6,999 ($1,030).