Monday, June 15, 2020

Xiaomi Mi NoteBook: Launch date, specs and price

After months of waiting, Xiaomi finally unveiled its laptops to India. The Mi NoteBooks was launched in India recently via an online event. The company announced two laptops dubbed Mi NoteBook 14 and Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition. 

The two laptops come in five configurations which starts at Rs 41,999 and goes up to Rs 59,999 for the top-end variant. The company also said that these are early bird price and the prices could actually change in a couple of months. 

Laptops have been a rather stagnant category in India, with a few legacy players having flooded the market with numerous offerings with very few differences between them. 

Check out the Xiaomi Mi NoteBook 14 series on Amazon

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? Xiaomi's first laptop for India
  • When is it coming? June 11
  • How much will it cost? starts at Rs 41,999

Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition

The Horizon edition comes in thin aluminium and magnesium alloy chassis that is 17.15mm thick and weighs just about 1.35 kg. It sports a 14-inch display with slim bezels with 91% screen-to-body ratio. It has a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The machine comes with up to 512GB of M.2 PCIe Gen 3x4 NVMe SSD storage and 8GB DDR4 RAM running at 2666MHz. 

Powering the device is the 10th Gen Intel processor, you get to choose between i5 and i7 variants with Nvidia MX350 discrete GPU with 2GB of VRAM, which is one of the most capable graphics cards available for compact devices. Windows 10 Home Edition comes pre-installed and there are no ads or bloatware. Other features include Mi Blaze Unlock to authenticate users via a connected Mi Band, and Mi Share to transfer files within devices.

It has a 46Wh battery, and support 65W fast 1C charging, which can take the laptop from 0 to 50% in a little over 30 minutes. There’s also a USB Type-C port (i7 only). Other ports include 2 x Type-A, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, and a combo audio jack. There is no webcam on the Horizon Edition, but one will come bundled in the box.

Mi NoteBook 14

The vanilla Mi NoteBook 14 is powered by the 10th gen Intel Core i5 10210U processor. You get either an Nvidia MX250 GPU or integrated Intel Iris UHD620 graphics, depending on the configuration you choose. It houses up to 512GB of slightly slower SATA SSD storage. The design also takes a step back, with a weight of 1.5 kg and a screen-to-body ratio of 81.2%.

Port selection includes two USB 3.1 type-A ports, an HDMI 1.4b connector, a DC power in, a 3.55mm combo jack and a USB 2.0 port for peripherals. It also comes with a 46Wh battery which can last up to 10 hours.

Price in India

Model Config (Processor, storage, RAM) Graphics Price
Horizon Edition i7, 512GB SSD + 8GB Nvidia MX350 Rs 59,999
Horizon Edition i5, 512GB SSD + 8GB Nvidia MX350 Rs 54,999
Regular i5, 512GB SSD + 8GB Nvidia MX250 Rs 47,999
Regular i5, 512GB SSD + 8GB Intel Iris UHD620 Rs 44,999
Regular i5,256GB SSD + 8GB Intel Iris UHD620 Rs 41,999

The flagship Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition is priced at Rs 54,999 for the base variant with an i5 processor and Rs 59,999 for the i7 variant.

The Mi NoteBook 14 starts at Rs 41,999 for 256GB storage and Intel Iris graphics, Rs 44,999 for double the storage, and Rs 47,999 for 512GB of storage and Nvidia MX250 graphics.

Amazon.in is the online sale partner. The first sale is slated for June 17. HDFC cardholders will get an instant cashback of Rs 2,000.

It will go on sale from June 17 on Amazon.in.

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