Xiaomi wants to take on Apple's MacBook Pro

Sep 12, 2017, 00:34
Xiaomi wants to take on Apple's MacBook Pro

Xiaomi is certainly not afraid to challenge and emulate Apple in as many business departments as possible, looking to steal the iPhone 8's thunder today with a lovely, almost borderless Mi MIX 2, as well as explicitly marketing the Mi Note 3 handset and Mi Notebook Pro as iPhone 7 Plus and MacBook Pro contenders. Although just like the Mi Notebook past year, this time around to Xiaomi seems to have used a TN screen, which has poorer colour reproduction and viewing angles compared to the IPS screens, on the Mi Notebook Pro. Another interesting part is that the Notebook has a proper a laptop screen i.e 15-6 inch display. The Mi Notebook Pro is powered by Intel eight generation Intel Core i7 processor. This is unlocked processor (although unlocked is not going to be all that useful in a laptop) and can run with turbo speed of up to 4GHz. Xiaomi has paid attention to details with the Mi Notebook Pro.

A new cooling design that is symmetrical which allows 2x inbound airflow and 40% improved outbound air flow than competitors. Let's hope it doesn't make much noise.

Xiaomi punts the Notebook Pro as light and thin - with the laptop measuring 15.9mm thick and weighing 1.95kg.

72% of NTSC color gamut support.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro vs Macbook Pro: Pricing and Specs Comparison
Xiaomi wants to take on Apple's MacBook Pro

The Mi Notebook Pro is a good-looking device with magnesium alloy chassis. Each key is evenly spaced out and is also backlit.

The battery promises 60Wh of power, along with support for 1C quick charge. This notebook has a feature of the Harman Infinity speakers. In other words, it is all fancy stuff although how well it works is something that we can say only after using the notebook.

Both 5GHz and 2.4GHz band (2×2) WIFI 802.11ac is available. Also, the laptop has a number of ports, including 3-in-1 card reader, full-sized HDMI and USB 3.0 ports. The laptop offers three variants, two featuring the i7 and one featuring the i5.

It also comes with a SSD which means everything will be faster, you can even expand your storage later. The NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU can handle a bit of casual gaming on the side, but won't please any hardcore gamer out there. After several anticipations and leaks, Xiaomi's two smartphones were expected to unveil today at the launch event. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Xiaomi plans to bring the Mi Notebook Pro to the United States (at this time). That would be a nice round price for it to go on sale in the U.S., and although we don't have an official release date just yet, we'd expect to see it here before the holidays. Finally, the Mi Notebook Pro will be available with Intel's Core i5 processor and 8GB RAM.

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