Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Xiaomi wants to take on Apple's MacBook Pro

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro vs Macbook Pro: Pricing and Specs Comparison Xiaomi wants to take on Apple's MacBook Pro
Carlton Santiago | 12 September, 2017, 00:34

You also get a fingerprint sensor built into the trackpad, an SD card slot, a pair of USB-C ports, a pair of USB-A ports, and a full-size HDMI. For graphics, the laptop features NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU.

On the design side, the Mi Notebook pro has a clean, minimal design and come in a dark gray shade, which looks a lot similar to the latest MacBook Pro. It has 16GB RAM on-board with 1TB of SSD Storage. It features a 15.4-inch display with 2.9 GHz Intel core i7 processor, 512GB SSD, and 16GB of RAM. However, it costs three times the original price in China and India which is the primary focus for Xiaomi.

Xiaomi punts the Notebook Pro as light and thin - with the laptop measuring 15.9mm thick and weighing 1.95kg. The multi-touch touchpad of the Mi Notebook Pro boasts an integrated fingerprint reader which is compatible Microsoft's Windows Hello biometric authentication service and seemingly works in a swift and reliable manner, according to our limited testing. Xiaomi says that the new cooling system moves around 40 per cent more air in the Mi Notebook Pro.

The Mi Notebook Pro is a good-looking device with magnesium alloy chassis. The screen is protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 and seems rather durable, in addition to being able to display around 72 percent of the NTSC color gamut.

- Compared to the MacBook Pro, the Mi Notebook Pro has a 19 per cent larger keyboard area. The speakers sport Harman Infinity tag.

This Xiaomi notebook is battery promises a 60Wh of power. Prices for the Mi Notebook Pro starts at at RMB 5,599 (approximately Rs 55,000), with two more models priced at RMB 6,399 (approximately Rs 62,900) and RMB 6,999 (approximately Rs 68,700). Core i7 and 8GB RAM and Core i5 with 8GB RAM. Those interested in Xiaomi's line of Apple alternatives may consider checking out their official website. A Core i7/16GB RAM configuration will set you back the rough equivalent of $1,075 (6999 yuan), but it's probably wise not to expect U.S. availability anytime soon. That would be a nice round price for it to go on sale in the USA, and although we don't have an official release date just yet, we'd expect to see it here before the holidays.

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