Xiaomi is Readying a Macbook Killer: Report

Xiaomi’s foray into industries other than smartphones has been successful though not quite nearly as talked about. Its success under wearables isn’t unknown to anyone and it looks like that could soon be replicated soon with laptops.

First heard about last September, the report from BenchLife indicates that Xiaomi could be readying its own MacBook killer for launch soon. Other than that, we have the leaked specifications and an image, both of which show serious intent and inspiration from the MacBook.

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The design, in particular is resembling the most. Of course, this is Xiaomi so that’s not a surprise, given its smartphone’s long history of mimicking the iPhone in both software and hardware.

The laptop is said to come in 11 and 13-inch versions, and is said to run on Windows 10 (rather than Linux as indicated earlier). Underneath, it will offer a seventh-generation Intel Core i7 6500U processor, clocked at 2.5 Ghz, alongside 8 GB worth memory.

The Xiaomi laptop will offer connectivity via USB Type-C. Pricing and other details like availability are not out yet but we don’t expect it to be that late.


The laptop was accidentally leaked as a 15-inch notebook on Banggood with a $730 price-tag, so that might give us an early indication of the expected price.

Anyhow, the device could be quite a hit, especially if it manages to hit the sweet price spot like other Xiaomi smartphones. Then again, we should take everything with a pinch of salt at this point, really.

  • Macbook Killer = Surface Book
    Xiamo cant match !

    • Muhammad Yasir

      wait and watch…

  • Muhammad Yasir

    good thing its a windows laptop !
    if its compatible with external GPUS it’ll be PERFECT !

  • Zawyar Ur Rehman

    Since when did a 6th gen processor become 7th gen??

    • Mustafa

      Seventh gen. Processors are gonna launch at the end of this year.

      • faaria

        but processor name would start from 7 like 7xxx not 6xxx as given in article

        • Mustafa

          oh… ok..

      • Zawyar Ur Rehman

        And this post is calling the 6500u a 7th gen.
        Thats my point!

        • Mustafa

          oh… ok

  • Mirza Moazzam Baig

    How can you become a ‘Macbook Killer’ by blatantly copying their design. Xiomi should take some clues from Microsoft’s surface division. If anybody has come up with a ‘Macbook Killer’ that is
    1. Surface Book
    2. Dell’s XPS 15 with Infinity Edge Display

    • Muhammad Yasir

      atleast its Wintel , which means its a mobile desktop and with a decent ‘M’ GPU , we could well have a good all rounder at solid price

  • The Saad

    I don’t think so Macbook can have a competitor. Their Hardware n OSX is far better than windows and the Notebook machines. The only thing is price. Shape same doesn’t mean it will have same features of Macbook.

  • Doggelpänger

    title should have been like “Xiaomi is readying a macbook look-alike”