Xiaomi has unveiled yet another Mi Notebook, this time with no fancy acronyms like the Mi Notebook Pro or Mi Notebook Air. It comes with a bunch of eighth-generation processors from Intel, available in both Core i5 and Core i7 variety.
The display is a fairly standard 15.6-inch IPS panel with an anti-glare coating and a 178-degree viewing angle. The resolution is also set at 1080p Full HD, with up to 300 nits of brightness supported. Design-wise, it is fairly discreet-looking though the backlit keyboard does give it a hint of premium.
Arguably, the star of the show is the new eighth-generation Kaby Lake processors which power this laptop. The base version of the laptop gets a Core i5-8250U processor, though your options can go up to Core i7-8550U.
The RAM options go up to 8 GB (4 GB for the starting model), while graphics range between either UHD Graphics 620 or a 2 GB GDDR5 Nvidia MX110, which is said to be good to run some “mainstream games”, however, don’t expect much from it. Storage capacity is boosted via a 1 TB hard drive, with a 128 GB SSD also there to give a further punch.
For connectivity, you get 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, SD card reader, audio-jack, Bluetooth 4.1, and 5GHz Wi-Fi. There’s also a 1 MP HD webcam, dual 3W stereo speakers as well as Windows 10 Home.
Pricing starts at $730 online, which is a tad above the Chinese price-tag of around $600. It will go on sale by the end of this month, in both white and gray.