Laptops, Mi Notebook

Mi Notebook 14 launched in India for ₹41,999

Xiaomi has been making laptops in China for a long time now. Consumers in India have been asking Xiaomi to get these affordable and great laptops in India for a long time too. Well, the wait is finally over. Xiaomi announced their very first Mi Notebook in India today.

As a matter of fact, this new Mi Notebook is actually different from previous Mi Notebooks and today was the global debut for this product. Xiaomi launched a couple of variants of this laptop and let’s talk about them in detail.


Design and Build

Let’s start by talking about the design and build quality. Mi Notebook has a minimal design and looks like a Macbook. I have been a fan of Xiaomi laptops in terms of design and this new Mi Notebook does not disappoint.

As far as the build goes, Mi Notebook is made up of Aluminum. It is great to see that Xiaomi has used metal for the build. This laptop isn’t gonna feel cheap at all. Mi notebook weighs 1.35KG which is fair-ly light. The weight distribution seems to be impressive as you can open the laptop with just one finger.

The keyboard uses a scissor-switch mechanism. Xiaomi didn’t mention about backlighting on the keyboard so maybe that is absent. As far as the trackpad goes, it is a multi-touch trackpad and it is made out of plastic.

Display

Xiaomi Mi Notebook comes with a 14inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Display. The bezels are very thin which makes it possible for Xiaomi to give a 14-inch display in a 13.3-inch laptop body. The screen to body ratio is 91% because of the thin bezels.

Xiaomi calls this display a “Horizon Display”. It comes with an anti-glare coating which is a welcomed feature.

Specifications

Mi Notebook comes with all-new Intel 10th gen processors. Xiaomi has given us two options here –

  1. core i7 10510U Processor
  2. core i5 10210U Processor

Xiaomi announced a total of 5 laptops today across 2 series. Mi Notebook 14 series which has 3 options and Mi Notebook 14 Horizion edition which has 2 options.

  • Mi Notebook 14 –

  1. core i5 (10th Gen) | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 256GB SATA SSD | 8GB DDR4 RAM
  2. core i5 (10th Gen) | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 512GB SATA SSD | 8GB DDR4 RAM
  3. core i5 (10th Gen) | Nvidia GeForce MX250 | 512GB SATA  SSD | 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition –

  1. core i5 (10th Gen) | Nvidia GeForce MX350 | 512GB SATA SSD | 8GB DDR4 RAM
  2. core i7 (10th Gen) | Nvidia GeForce MX350 | 512GB nVme SSD | 8GB DDR4 RAM

On paper, these specs look really awesome. As far as the software goes, Mi Notebook 10 comes pre-installed with a licensed version of Windows 10.

Ports

Xiaomi did not cheap out on ports (unlike apple). We do get a whole host of options and that is excellent. Here’s a list of all the ports available on these new Mi Notebooks –

  • 2 x USB 3.1
  • 1 X USB 2.0
  • 1 X HDMI 1.4b
  • 1 X USB Type-C
  • 1 X3.5mm Headphone Jack (doubles as a Mic-in)

Battery and Charging

Mi Notebook has 46W Hour Battery which is supposed to last for 10 hours. It also comes with a 65W charger inside the box which will fast charge this laptop from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes.

I am excited to try out the fast charging feature. Would be awesome if it works as advertised.

Pricing and Availability

Xiaomi is launched a couple of series with this laptop. Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition and Mi Notebook 14. Horizon edition being the ones with all the new and best features. Here are the prices for these laptops –

  • Mi Notebook 14 –

  1. core i5 (10th Gen) | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 256GB SSD | 8GB RAM – ₹41,999
  2. core i5 (10th Gen) | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 512GB SSD | 8GB RAM – ₹44,999
  3. core i5 (10th Gen) | Nvidia GeForce MX250 | 512GB SSD | 8GB RAM – ₹47,999
  • Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition –

  1. core i5 (10th Gen) | Nvidia GeForce MX350 | 512GB SSD | 8GB RAM – ₹54,999
  2. core i7 (10th Gen) | Nvidia GeForce MX350 | 512GB SSD | 8GB RAM – ₹59,999

There’s an offer for HDFC Bank Credit and Debit Cards. A cash back of ₹2000. You can buy these laptops from 17th June 2020 from Amazon India, Mi.com and also Mi Home Stores.

This pricing is incredible. Xiaomi did an incredible job in terms of the pricing.

 

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