Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Pro takes on Apple’s Macbook
By Chong Jinn Xiung September 12, 2017
- Mi Notebook Pro aims to deliver high end performance for power users
- To offer more connectivity ports than rival Apple’s Macbook
NOT content to fight in the smartphone wars, Beijing-headquartered Xiaomi has issued a challenge to Apple with the introduction of its new Mi Notebook Pro.
The new Mi Notebook Pro has the makings of a high-end notebook, admittedly looking very similar to Apple’s MacBook. That aside, it sports a minimalist design that looks like machined metal, though we can’t say for sure.
It comes with a large 15.6-inch display that stretches right to edges of its bezels. Despite the large screen size, Xiaomi manages to keep the notebook at just 1.95kg in weight.
On the inside, the Mi Notebook Pro can be configured with Intel’s latest quad-core i7 chipset, supported with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage.
In terms of graphics, users will find that Xiaomi has included Nvidia’s GeForce MX150 graphics on the machine.
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.
Unlike Apple’s recent versions of the MacBook, Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Pro comes with a number of ports to save you from dongle hell, including two USB-C ports, two regular USB ports and a full sized-HDMI port.
Not a whole lot of details are known about the product save that it is likely to be released in China first at a retail price of 6399 Chinese Yuan (US$982).