Xiaomi today launched the Mi Notebook Pro in China at a price of CNY 6999 (approximately Rs 70,000) for the top variant. The Mi Notebook Pro features an 8th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor claiming to be the first batch of notebooks in the world to do so. The other two variants in this line up include one with an Intel Core i7 processor with 8GB RAM at CNY 6,399 (approx Rs 64,000) and an Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM variant at CNY 5,599 (approx Rs 56,000).
The Windows 10 notebook can be configured with up to 16 GB of dual channel RAM and a 1 TB PCIe SSD. Xiaomi packs in a Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU and an engineered cooling system while managing to limit the total weight of the laptop at 1.95 kg despite the magnesium alloy body. It measures 360.7 x 243.6 x 15.9 mm.
The 15.6-inch display on the notebook comes with Gorilla glass 3 protection and the keyboard comes fully backlit with full sized navigation keys. In terms of connectivity, the notebook comes with two fully-capable USB Type-C ports which can be used for data transfer as well as charging the device, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a three-in-one SD card slot and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The battery is a 60 Wh unit to which Xiaomi has added 1C quick charging enabling the device to be charged up to 50 percent in 35 minutes.
The Mi Notebook Pro also comes with an added fingerprint scanner as reported earlier, adding support for Windows Hello authentication.