Xiaomi announces Mi Notebook Pro, its flagship Windows laptop

Xiaomi on Monday at its Mi MIX 2 and Mi Note 3 launch event unveiled a new laptop, called the Mi Notebook Pro. The company is touting the use of eight generation Intel Core i7 processors as a highlight of the laptop, as well as a new ‘symmetrical cooling design’ that cools it down more efficiently.

Featuring a 15.6-inch display, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro was compared with the 15-inch MacBook Pro 2017 throughout the launch presentation. Another highlight is the addition of a fingerprint sensor in the touchpad itself, compatible with Windows Hello.

Mi Notebook Pro Specifications:

At its hardware event today, Xiaomi today announced Mi Notebook Pro, its flagship Windows laptop. Mi Notebook Pro comes with a 15.6-inch display protected by 3rd gen Corning Gorilla Glass, up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, dual channel RAM up to 16GB and up to 1TB SSD.

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Xiaomi has also packed NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card in this notebook. To keep this laptop cool under high performance loads, Xiaomi has engineered extra-large cooling system. This laptop also comes with fingerprint sensor to support Windows Hello authentication.

Pricing details:

Core i7/16GB RAM model – RMB 6999 ($1075 USD)
Core i7/8GB RAM model – RMB 6399 ($981 USD)
Core i5/8GB RAM model – RMB 5599 ($859 USD)

Xiaomi team has also improved the typing experience on this laptop. Compared with Apple MacBook Pro, Mi Notebook Pro features 19% larger keyboard area for increased comfort and ergonomics. It also features full-sized arrow keys and dedicated functions keys for Home, End, etc,.

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On the connectivity front, Mi Notebook Pro includes 3-in-1 SD card slot, two USB Type-C ports, a HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports and 3.5mm headphone jack. To offer immersive audio experience, Xiaomi has included Harman Infinity custom-built speakers which is Dolby Atmos certified. Mi Notebook Pro packs a 60 Wh battery for long battery life and comes with quick charge support. It can charge 50% in just 35 minutes.