Xiaomi shamelessly ripped off the MacBook Pro with its new laptop
Sep 12 2017
2GB GeForce MX150 DDR5 GPU from NVIDIA. While it's debatable as to how similar-looking the Mi Notebook Pro and the MacBook Pro are (naming convention aside), Xiaomi wasn't exactly helping by dedicating a keynote slide to mocking the lack of mainstream ports on Apple's machine.
The Mi Notebook Pro sports a 15.6-inch display which has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top for added support.
Xiaomi also says that users can expect up to six hours of video playback via Wi-Fi, nine hours of local video playback or 8.5 hours of Wi-Fi browsing from the Mi Notebook Pro running on just its internal battery. In other words, you're less likely to require a USB dock for your everyday needs on the Mi Notebook Pro, so long as you don't mind giving up the speedy Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Like Apple's own design aesthetic, the upcoming laptop features a thin industrial bezel and an overall sleek form factor.
The base model of the laptop will be priced at $980 which is half the price of Apple Macbook Pro. In addition, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro laptop features 256 GB PCIe SSD as well. The Mi Notebook Pro uses a magnesium alloy chassis that gives it enough strength to survive hits and drops that it may encounter during regular usage. The display is bright and vivid and offers a 72 percent NTSC colour gamut.
In the Chinese market XiaomiMi Notebook Pro is available in versions with processors Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors cost between 5,600 and 6,400 yuan (860 and 983 of the dollar).
Other than the screen, the hardware inside the Mi Notebook Pro seems very impressive. The laptop measures 360.7 x 243.6 x 15.9 mm and weighs 1.95kg.
Dual Harman Infinity custom speaker setup of 2.5W each. It comes with a backlit keyboard with 1.5 mm key travel. It has fast charging and a battery rated for 60WH. The top end variant runs on the more powerful Core i7-8550U processor clocked at 4 GHz. After several anticipations and leaks, Xiaomi's two smartphones were expected to unveil today at the launch event. The device will, like its predecessor, be available only in China and will start going on Sale on September 15.