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Xiaomi wants to take on Apple's MacBook Pro

12 September 2017

Along with the laptop, Xioami also announced two new smartphones: the Mi Note 3 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. So, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro could easily end up being MacBook's competitor in China only.

Speaking at the event, the Xiaomi's head commented that making a powerful and budget friendly laptop sounds great on paper but it is not as simple as it sounds. Compared with Apple MacBook Pro, Mi Notebook Pro features 19% larger keyboard area for increased comfort and ergonomics.

The Mi Notebook Pro is a good-looking device with magnesium alloy chassis. The multi-touch touchpad of the Mi Notebook Pro boasts an integrated fingerprint reader which is compatible Microsoft's Windows Hello biometric authentication service and seemingly works in a swift and reliable manner, according to our limited testing. The display is bright and vivid and offers a 72 percent NTSC colour gamut.

Thanks to Intel's 8th-generation processors, you get more cores and more threads at your disposal. Xiaomi has also packed NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card in this notebook.

8GB/16GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage. Xiaomi has included an SSD expansion slot. A symmetrical cooling system with two fans cools both the processor and the GPU.

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The Mi Notebook Pro sports a 15.6-inch display which has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top for added support.

Harman Infinity custom-built speakers and Dolby Atmos audio.

Since Xiaomi is aggressively pricing their products for a competitive market, they have pegged the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro starting at CNY 5,599 (Rs. 55,830). It comes with a new improved keyboard which according to Xiaomi President, Lin Bin, would provide an enhance typing experience. The Mi Notebook Pro also comes with a backlit keypad, which is covered with 0.3mm concave keycaps. It also comes with two USB-C ports, two regular USB ports, and an HDMI port.

The battery promises 60Wh of power, along with support for 1C quick charge. This year the Chinese brand chose to take on the Apple MacBook Pro.

The Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM variant have a price tag of 6399 Chinese Yuan ($982 or RS. 62,750 approx).

Xiaomi wants to take on Apple's MacBook Pro