Xiaomi Launches MacBook Pro killer - the Mi Notebook Pro

Phillip Butler
September 12, 2017

Company Xiaomi announced the Mi laptop Notebook Pro, powered by Intel Core eighth generation who, according to the manufacturer, up to 40% faster chip predecessors. While those options are unlikely to make the Mi Notebook Pro a gaming powerhouse, the device should still be more than capable of playing contemporary games at low-to-medium settings if battery life isn't a concern. It measures 360.7 x 243.6 x 15.9 mm. Packing an Intel i7 8th Gen processor, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro is a 15.6 inch Notebook with an 81.5% screen ratio. The tweet reads as, "In the hardware section, it offers way more than what we've mentioned!"

The Mi Notebook Pro will take advantage of Windows Hello to allow users to unlock the notebook with the help of a built-in fingerprint sensor hidden under the trackpad.

Xiaomi launched the Mi Notebook Air a year ago, offering a notebook that's thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air.

If you're looking to extend the storage, there is a slot for an NVMe SSD. The dual 12MP rear cams can produce 2x optical zoom and bokeh effects, also sporting OIS, while the under-glass fingerprint sensor sounds way more exciting than it looks. It also has a large touchpad and a full-size keyboard.

Connectivity ports are also available on the device like the original Macbook Pro laptop. In fact, this special love for MacBook Pro can be seen in the whole presentation as Lei Jun kept comparing everything from benchmarks to keyboard to the MacBook Pro. You get the combination of i7 processor/16GB RAM, i7 processor/8GB RAM and i5 processor with 8GB RAM.

The Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM variant have a price tag of 6399 Chinese Yuan ($982 or RS. 62,750 approx). These aren't exactly mind-blowing prices, but not that it matters, as the machine will only be available in China when it goes on sale on September 15th.

The base variant of the Mi Notebook Pro has been priced at 5699 yuan (Rs.55,800 approx.), while the top end version with the Core i7 processor and 16GB RAM is priced at 6999 yuan (Rs.68,600 approx.).

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