Xiaomi Adds Another Laptop to its Confusing Mi Notebook Series

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.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Design

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.


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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.