Xiaomi has added a new product to its existing notebook lineup, called the Mi Notebook Pro. It was unveiled earlier today at Xiaomi’s Beijing conference, alongside the Mi MIX 2.
According to Xiaomi, the Mi Notebook Pro boasts an 8th-generation 4.0GHz Intel Core i7 processor that offers a 40 percent increase in processing performance over its predecessor. The Mi Notebook Pro has a magnesium alloy chassis, and uses a proprietary cooling system that comprises a symmetrical dual fan design to disperse heat from the notebook.
The Mi Notebook Pro also comes with a NVIDIA GeForce MX150 dedicated graphics card, and up to 16GB of dual-channel DDR4 2,400MHz RAM. Users will also have 256GB of internal storage and a host of expandable storage options to work with, too.
The notebook’s 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display is flanked by 6.52mm-thin bezels, and is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 panel with a 7H hardness rating. The Mi Notebook Pro also features a Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint scanner embedded within its touchpad, and a 3-in-1 card reader.
Xiaomi says that the backlit keyboard of the Mi Notebook Pro is 19 percent larger than the current MacBook Pro’s keyboard, and that each of its keys have a 0.3mm curved design for tactile, ergonomic typing. The keys also have a travel distance of 1.5mm (the MacBook Pro has 0.6mm traveling distance), which the company boldly claims will give the keyboard of the Mi NoteBook Pro the type feel of a mechanical keyboard.
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro will be priced from CNY6,399 (~RM4,117) onwards. The Core i7-powered variant with 16GB of RAM will retail for CNY6,999 (~RM4,503). Unfortunately, however, the Mi Notebook Pro will only be available in China.