Xiaomi launched another laptop yesterday, 11 September 2017. Along with the Mi Note 3 and Mi Mix 2, the company released the Mi Notebook Pro. This laptop will succeed the company’s Mi Notebook that was launched the previous year. The Mi Notebook Pro was announced at an event in Beijing, and it is specific to China only for now. There’s a high possibility that Xiaomi may bring it to other markets. Other markets also include India. But last year, the Mi Notebook wasn’t launched here.
The Mi Notebook Pro comes with a state-of-the-art technology. It has a smooth design that may help it to compete with other leading laptops as well the Apple MacBook Pro. Similar to the Mi Notebook last year, this time around, Xiaomi apparently has used a TN screen. The screen has poorer color reproduction and viewing angles compared to the IPS screens on the Mi Notebook Pro. Most Windows laptops, including the MacBook Air, use TN screens. However, the Apple MacBook Pro uses IPS display.
Apart from the screen, the hardware inside the Mi Notebook Pro looks quite impressive. Unlike the previous Mi Notebook, the Pro variant has a larger 15.6-inch screen. The machine retains the Gorilla Glass 3 layer on top of the screen.
Mi Notebook Pro specs and features
The Mi Notebook Pro is fueled by the 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor. It is an unlocked processor (even if it unlocked is not going to be very useful in a laptop). It can also run with the turbo speed of up to 4GHz. The Mi Notebook Pro is one of the first laptops to come with this processor.
The laptop uses two fans for cooling purposes. According to the company, the new cooling system moves around 40 per cent more air in the Mi Notebook Pro. Let’s hope it isn’t very noisy.
The machine comes with a 15.6-inch screen, and it is also topped with a Gorilla Glass 3 layer. The screen has a color gamut (the number of colors it can show) of 72 per cent of NTSC color space. It is pretty decent, but it uses TN panel. This is common in laptops, but it is not as good as IPS displays, which is now found in high-end laptops like MacBook Pro.
The Mi Notebook Pro has an all-metal chassis, which is similar to the MacBook Pro. It also has a huge touchpad and a full-size keyboard. The laptop weighs 1.9kg.