Mi Notebook Ultra And Pro With Intel 11th Gen Processor And Stunning Display Launches In India
Xiaomi has hosted a “Smarter Living 2022” Event recently where it unveiled the two premium laptops for Indian buyers – Mi Notebook Ultra and Mi Notebook Pro.
These are the first set of premium laptops Xiaomi has launched in India. The laptops come with a high-resolution display, metallic sturdy built, and a fingerprint sensor.
Let’s dive into the specification and features offered by Mi’s Premium Laptops.
Except for the display size, weight, both the laptops share identical specs.
Mi Notebook Ultra: Price Starts at Rs. 59,990
The Mi Notebook Ultra is the company’s first-ever laptop in India with a 15.6 inches IPS display. Earlier machines came with a 14-inch display.
It has 3.2K resolution (3200*2000p), 300 nits brightness, 22 PPI, 16:10 aspect ratio, 100% sRGB coverage, and 89% screen-to-body ratio. Also, the panel supports TUV certification and DC diming.
Also, the panel offers a 90Hz refresh rate. As far as the display goes it is the best in this price range and even better than most sub 1 lakh Notebooks.
Furthermore, the device packs a massive 70 WHr battery which claims to deliver a battery life of up to 12 hours.
It supports rapid charging as it charges from 0 to 50% within 45 minutes. The beautiful Mi Notebook Ultra weighs 1.7 kg and measures 17.9 mm in thickness.
Mi Notebook Pro: Price Starts at Rs. 56,990
The Mi Notebook Pro comes with 14 inches 2.5 K resolution (2560*1600p) or QHD display. It has a 60 Hz refresh rate, 215 PPI, 16:10 aspect ratio, 100% sRGB, and 88% screen-to-body ratio.
The machine packs a 66 WHr battery that has claimed to run up to 11 hours on a single charge. It supports fast charging, which fuels up the battery up to 50% in just 35 minutes.
Moreover, the premium Notebook Pro measures 1.4 kg weight and 17.3 mm thickness.
Now let’s Check out the similar specification:
Performance And Price:
Both the newly launched Mi Notebooks are powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel H series processor. They arrive in Core i5 (11300H) and Core i7 (11370H) variants. Both the chipset has 4 cores and 8 thread.
The Intel 11th gen H-series processors are pretty fast and offer incredible performance.
However, these are still Quad-Core and someone looking for higher multi-tasking performance may still want to go for Ryzen 7 or Ryzen 9 series processor.
|Processor||RAM||Mi Notebook Ultra||Mi Notebook Pro|
|i5||8 GB||₹ 59,999||₹ 56,999|
|i5||16 GB||₹ 63,999||₹ 59,999|
|i7||16 GB||₹ 76,999||₹ 72,999|
The laptops will go on sale from August 31 on Amazon India and Mi Homes.
As for the launch offer, will get an INR 4,500 instant discount on the i7 model and INR 3,000 on the i5 model. However, these offers are valid for HDFC credit card users only.
The Mi laptop lineup is made up of the series 6 aerospace-grade aluminum alloy. They both have grey finishing.
To give a minimalist and modern look to the notebooks, it has a precision metal cut design. The hinges are sturdy and well-built.
Memory, Storage, And Keyboard:
Both the devices come with up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM with 3200 MHz memory frequency.
For storage, they have a 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD.
Furthermore, the machines house a backlit full-size keyboard.
The keyboard comes with three levels of illumination, i.e. off, dim, and bright. It has a macro key that can be customized. It has a large trackpad. However, there is no Numpad.
The Mi Noteeboks support WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 for wireless connectivity.
The port section includes – Thunderbolt 4, USB Type-C, HDMI 1.4, USB 3.2 Gen1, 3.5 mm audio jack, and USB 2.0.
The Thunderbolt 4 will deliver up to 40 Gbps bandwidth and supports two 4K displays.
Other Notable Features:
The beautifully designed laptops have dual 2W stereo speakers for immersive audio.
They comprise a 720p HD web camera with a microphone.
The laptops have a fingerprint scanner implanted on the power button, which supports Windows Hello.
As per the company, the Notebooks have passed through the one-finger opening test.
Both the Notebooks run Windows 10 Home OS. on the software side, they comprise MS Office 2019 suite.
Xiaomi has so far launched 4 laptops in India apart from the above mentioned 2 Notebooks
- Mi NoteBook 14 (IC) (Mid-Range)
- Mi Note 14 E-learning (starting range)
- Mi NoteBook 14 (mid-range)
- Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition (Premium)
The E-learning edition notebook is the most affordable in the series whereas the Mi Notebook 14 Horizon edition is the most expensive and powerful machine that you can purchase from Xiaomi.
Mi Notebook 14 (IC)
The latest laptop launched by Xiaomi In India on 19 Jan 2021 in India is called – Mi Notebook 14 (IC).
The starting price of the Notebook 14 (IC) in India is Rs 43,999.
Let’s Have A Look At Its Features
The Mi Notebook 14 (IC) is lightweight weighing just 1.5kg and it also comes with a sleek design. The body of the laptop is made from Aluminum and magnesium alloy making it study and feather-light.
The Notebook is easy to carry and is really portable.
It comes with a 14-inch Anti-glare display with FHD (1920*1080) pixels resolution along with an 81.2% screen to body ratio and an inbuilt 720p HD webcam.
It comes with a 178-degree wide viewing angle.
The device is powered by a 10th Gen Intel core i5 Comet Lake processor which is clocked at 4.2GHz. It is odd that Xiaomi is not using the latest 11th Gen i5 processor.
But probably due to the budget constraint, they are sticking with the 10th Gen Intel processor.
One of the key highlights is the presence of a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU that comes with 2GB of video RAM.
Also, the Mi NoteBook 14 (IC) comes with a Webcam support which was not present in the Mi NoteBook 14 and the Horizon Edition laptops that company launched earlier. The WebCam is absolutely necessary for online classes and meetings.
However, the MX 250 is available only in the top version the lower variants come with the standard Intel UHD graphics card.
Also, this is a thin lightweight ultra-book and is not meant for gaming, even the MX 250 is a very basic GPU that can help with low requirement games but can’t play demanding AAA titles on high FPS and settings.
It comes with Windows 10 Home Edition Operating system.
Variants & Price
The Mi Notebook 14 (IC) is available in three variants:
- Intel Core i5 10 Gen/8GB RAM/256GB SSD storage: Price Rs 43,999.
- Intel Core i5 10 Gen/8GB RAM/512GB SSD storage: Price Rs 46,999.
- Intel Core i5 10 Gen/NVIDIA MX250 Graphics/8GB RAM/512GB SSD storage: Price Rs 49,999.
There are some connectivity options that include 2xType -A USB 3.1 Port, 1xUSB 2.0 Port, 1xHDMI Port, 1x Combo Audio Jack, 1xDC-jack for charging.
For long usage, The Mi Notebook 14 (IC) comes with a 46Wh battery that provides 10 hours of battery backup after a fully charged as per the company.
But in practical use, I think it will last around 5 to 8 hours max, based on the workload.
The laptop comes with a 65 Watts power adapter that provides 1C fast charging.
Mr Raghu Reddy (Cheif Bussiness officer, Mi India) said that they are getting high demand from Mi users for Notebooks launched last year. So, we come with next notebook(Mi Notebook 14 (IC)) that fulfills the requirement of students and working proffesionals.
Mi NoteBook 14 E-learning Edition Price Rs. 34,999
Xiaomi has announced its latest laptop with Intel’s 10th Gen processor, Mi NoteBook 14 e-learning.
This laptop is a watered-down version of the previously launched Mi NoteBook 14.
Xiaomi is targeting students and even people who are working from Home with this new affordable machine.
Let’s Check Out The Specification For The Newly Launched Mi Notebook 14 E-Learning Laptop:
The laptop has an aluminum body that weighs 1.5 kg and has a thickness of 18 mm. The laptop is lightweight and easy to work with and carry in case you plan to take it to your college or office.
As the name suggests, the laptop comes with a 14 inches Full HD IPS anti-glare display. The resolution sets to be 1920 * 1080, and it has a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Unlike the previous laptops by the brand, this one comes with an in-built webcam with 720p resolution.
Powering the machine is the dual-core Intel 10th Gen i3-10110U processor clocked at 2.1 GHz (boost up to 4.1 GHz, 2 Cores, 4 Threads). It has integrated Intel UHD 620 Graphics that make your multi-tasking effortless.
This is no the most powerful processor, but you will not have any issues running Microsoft office or tasks in Google Chrome.
Also, since the laptop lacks a dedicated graphics card, it is not suitable for heavy gaming.
However, Xiaomi has done an amazing job by adding 8 GB of DDR4 RAM (2666 MHz) and a super-fast 256 GB SSD storage (SATA).
Typically we get 4 GB of Ram, but this laptop from MI offers 8 GB, which is not user expandable. It comes with 256 GB of SSD storage, which may seem low to many users; however, you can change the SSD at a later stage if you have a higher requirement.
If you are not storing games or large video files, 256 GB storage is more than enough. I still work on a Macbook Pro from 2015 that comes with just 128 GB of internal storage and have never felt any need for more storage thanks to the Video streaming Apps (Netflix, Hotstar, and Amazon Prime).
The laptop runs on the Windows 10 Home OS and comes with a trial version of Microsoft Office 365. I wish Xiaomi could have bundled with a lifetime office license, but there are ways to get the MS office cheap.
The laptop packs a 46 Whr battery with up to 10 hours and 65 W super fast charging.
It claims to charge 50% in just 35 minutes. Pretty Impressive!
Further, the port section includes HDMI 1.4b, 2 * USB 3.1, USB 2.0, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 and Wifi 802.11ac.
The scissor keyboard offers 1.3 mm key travel and has a touchpad for easy swipe, scroll, selection, and zoom in-out. Unfortunately, the keyboard is nonbacklit.
The notebook has stereo speakers with DTS audio technology.
The introductory price for the latest Mi Notebook 14 e-learning laptop is INR 34,999 in India, which is valid from 5 to 11th November on Amazon India. Xiaomi may increase the price later for this notebook.
Overall for the price, you are getting a decent machine with ample ram and fast storage. The display is also decent, and you can use it for work and entertainment.