In the recent year, Xiaomi jumped into laptop market by launching the Mi Notebook Air. It looked similar to the Apple MacBook Air.
Following the trend, Xiaomi just released an all new Mi Notebook Pro which is an obvious rival for the MacBook Pro. Xioami’s CEO, Lei Jun, also agreed that the MacBook Pro’s design was the inspiration behind our Mi Notebook Pro.
It has a starting price: 5,599 yuan (Rs. 90,566) for the Core i5 model with 8 GB RAM, 6,399 Yuan (Rs. 103,506) for the Core i7 version with 8 GB RAM and 7000 yuan (Rs. 113,228) for the top end 16 GB RAM model (which should be a best choice for gamers)
Mi Notebook Pro supports Windows with an integrated fingerprint sensor located within the touchpad. The backlit keyboard has been designed with custom concave keycaps allowing fingers to feel natural and comfortable. Xiaomi was creative in pointing out that the actuation of these keys is 1.5 mm, more than twice as much as MacBook’s 0.6 mm key travel.
Overheating is often a problem with gaming notebooks and manufacturers go the extra mile to minimize the problem with their high end business grade laptops.
Xiaomi has installed 2 fans with optimized airflow bigger heatsink and expanded heat pipes , this results in 40% extra outflow of air for better cooling.
Delicate, Notebooks break easily which is why Xiaomi was focused to make the Mi Notebook Pro as sturdy as possible. It is manufactured with a magnesium alloy and yes, you can try beating a hammer on it! xD
Lately, you don’t need cooling pads for your laptops now.
Performance Specs and Battery
Another important aspect is the usage of Intel’s latest and fastest 8th Generation Core i7 8550u processor. This makes it one of the first very few laptops in the world to use this processor, as it is built with the very first batch of the 8th gen i7 processors.
There is also an option of an Intel Core i5 processor as well. This is coupled with 8/16 GB RAM and 256 GB PCIe SSD storage (a perfect combo). The notebook has got multiple SSD slots for expansion.
Mi Notebook Air includes a 60 Wh battery which can charge up to 50% in just 35 minutes, you’re gonna love the fast charging feature for sure!
For the ports, the Mi Notebook Pro is mostly the same. Here’s a comparison with MacBook Pro:
There is a 3-in-1 card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC) as well as 2 USB type C slots, 2 USB 3.0 slots a full sized HDMI and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Availability in Pakistan is unconfirmed. As even the older Mi Notebook Air is not officially available yet, it is safe to assume that Mi Notebook Pro won’t be coming to Pakistan any time soon either.