Xiaomi extends its portfolio with the launch of NoteBook series and RedmiBook series
Xiaomi, global technology leader announced the launch of the Mi NoteBook 2021 series and Redmi Book Series in Nepal.
Mi NoteBook Ultra and Mi NoteBook Pro offer unparalleled speed, performance and media experiences. They are designed to enhance and simplify productivity for power users by placing cutting-edge technology at their fingertips.
Offering just the right mix to super start lives, the RedmiBook series features a modern design, sturdy build quality, and optimized specifications. It comes with a 15.6” FHD display, 11th Gen Intel ® Core™ processors, coupled with 8GB DDR4 3200 MHz RAM and 11 hours of all-day battery backup, thereby giving multitaskers an extra push to power their dreams and aspirations.
Commenting on the launch, Amit Kumar Panda, Country General Manager, Nepal, said, “We have focused on our phone-plus strategy and delved deeper into other consumer electronics categories. With every product launched across categories such as PowerBanks, Earbuds, Smart Band, Smartwatch and Smart TV, we have aimed to make the latest technology more accessible to customers, which has been widely appreciated by our Mi Fans.”
He further added, “Ushering in significant upgrades Mi NoteBook series laptops come loaded with top of the line specifications such as an Aerospace grade Series 6 Aluminium body with Mi TrueLife+ and TrueLife displays for awe-inspiring, life-like visuals, all-day battery life, Type-C fast charging, and Thunderbolt 4 along with a backlit keyboard. Further, breaking the boundaries of performance in the ultra-light and portable category, these laptops feature the latest 11th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, coupled with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB of NVMe SSD storage.
With the launch of our first RedmiBook in the market, we look at empowering our users with performance and portability to help them achieve their goals. Featuring the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, premium design and superior performance, these laptops are perfect options for those seeking solutions to support their modern working/learning style. We hope that our consumers and fans love using it as much as we have enjoyed the journey of creating these powerful laptops.”
Mi NoteBook Series
Mi NoteBook Ultra
Modern, Metallic and Minimalistic Design
Mi NoteBook Ultra has a modern and minimalistic appearance, thanks to its unibody design that balances strength and portability. It is milled out of a single block of Series 6 Aluminium, an aircraft grade metal alloy, precisely cut using a CNC machine. The body chassis is further taken through a process of sandblasting and anodization for a Lustrous grey finish. The entire body weighs just 1.7 kg and is less than 17.9mm thick, making it sleek and super easy to carry around.
With an all-metal body, the hinge is thoughtfully designed to be sturdy yet smooth which allows for easy single finger opening and a 140-degree tilt for versatile viewing angles. Mi NoteBook Ultra packs ultimate refinement in a minimalist design while being robust to stand the test of time. These laptops come integrated with a 720p HD camera with a 2D array dual-microphone setup, providing great video and call quality enabling seamless collaboration.
Mi TrueLife+ Display
Designed to raise the bar for productivity laptop displays, Mi NoteBook Ultra comes equipped with the all new Mi TrueLife+ Display which brings awe-inspiring true to life visuals. It covers 100% of the sRGB colour gamut and brings to life images, videos and games. Offering true to life detail with a large 39.62cm(15.6) display with a 3.2K(3200x2000) resolution, coupled with 16:10 aspect ratio, Mi NoteBook Ultra is well-suited for enhanced productivity workflows such as programming, writing or reading extensive content, number crunching on large spreadsheets and also creative tasks such as photo editing & creative designing. It comes with an IPS panel that boasts of a screen to body ratio of over 89% and class leading pixel density of 242 PPI.
Mi NoteBook Ultra supports true to life motion, with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate display to make the user experience more fluidity across the UI and makes casual gaming a delight. Not only this, it also brings support for eye safety with hardware level TÜV Rheinland certification and DC Dimming which reduces eye strain to offer a comfortable viewing experience while working even in any lighting condition.
Performance and Battery
Mi NoteBook Ultra is powered by the latest 11th Gen TigerLake Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 H35 series processors built on Intel’s 10nm Superfin process technology - these processors are both more powerful and more efficient than the last generation. The i7-11370H has 4 cores which support multi-threading upto 8 threads, and can clock up to a maximum of 4.8GHz while operating at a TDP of 35W. This enables enhanced productivity performance and multi-tasking on applications like the Microsoft Office suite. Also, integrated with high-performance Intel® Iris® Xᵉ graphics and dedicated AI hardware, Mi NoteBook Ultra is capable of casual gaming and also supports budding creators in workloads like photo editing, design or video editing. Also with up to 16GB of 3200MHz DDR4 RAM and 512GB of NVMe SSD storage, it is blazing fast while booting up, and with data transfers and application installations.
To keep power users equipped to handle a full day, Mi NoteBook Ultra houses a large 70 WHr battery and offers up to 12 hours of battery life. Also, with the 65W USB Type-C charger, it can charge from 0 to 50% in just under 45 minutes.
Productivity and Connectivity
Mi NoteBook Ultra brings a widely requested update with the introduction of a backlit keyboard that comes with three levels of illumination (off, dim and bright). Each key comes with a deep travel distance of 1.5 mm with a concave curved top making typing easier and more accurate with the right tactile feedback. It houses a large, comfortable trackpad that offers 62% more area compared to the previous generation of Mi NoteBook 14 series. The trackpad supports Windows Precision Drivers that support gestures and multi-finger taps for shortcuts to various programs and commands. With a rise in content consumption and virtual meetings, Mi NoteBook Ultra comes with a powerful stereo 2 x 2W speaker setup. The accompanying DTS audio processing app provides preset sound profiles and also customization as per user preference.
It comes with the latest Thunderbolt 4 port, with up to 40 Gbps data bandwidth, power delivery support and capable of supporting upto two 4K displays. In addition to the future-proof Thunderbolt 4 port, there is an inclusive set of ports: A single USB Type-C port supports data and power delivery, HDMI 1.4 port, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, a 3.5mm audio jack as well as an additional USB 2.0 connector for peripherals. Similarly, Mi NoteBook Ultra offers the latest wireless connectivity options: Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. For additional security and convenience, it brings a seamless fingerprint scanner which supports Windows Hello and is embedded within the power button for fast, secure and easy login.
Mi NoteBook Pro
Mi NoteBook Pro also boasts of a robust Aircraft-grade Series 6 Aluminium alloy chassis. This unibody design enables it to be lightweight at just 17.3mm thin and 1.4 kg light. Even with its compact size, it offers a large 125mm x 81.6mm trackpad with intuitive gesture controls. The keyboard uses scissor switches with a comfortable travel of 1.3mm. Users can also enjoy fast and secure login with the fingerprint scanner that is embedded within the power button.
Mi NoteBook Pro has a 14-inch 2.5K (2560x1600) or QHD+ screen offering incredible sharpness and an immersive viewing experience with an 88% screen-to-body ratio. It also comes with a 16:10 aspect ratio for 5% extra vertical real estate enabling enhanced productivity. Moreover, the display is calibrated to offer accurate colour reproduction with 100% coverage of the sRGB colour gamut and comes with TÜV Low Blue light certification and DC dimming for added eye safety.
This laptop promises to deliver smooth multitasking and heavy duty performance on productivity apps like the Microsoft Office suite, since it packs the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 Tigerlake H35 processors which clock up to 4.8GHz, ensuring top-notch performance. With Intel® Iris® Xᵉ graphics and dedicated AI hardware, it's also perfect for casual gaming and creative workloads. This is paired with 16GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at 3200 MHz and supports up to 512GB of NVMe SSD storage for a super snappy experience.
Both the Mi NoteBook Ultra and Mi NoteBook Pro run on Windows 11 out of the box. They also come preloaded with MS Office Home & Student Edition 2021, and Mi SmartShare app for data tranfer.
Design and Display
RedmiBook is a perfect example of how small design changes can lead to a massive impact. It has been designed beautifully with a perfectly balanced chassis, equipped with a distinct cutout enabling users to open it up with a single finger. Featuring an appealing sleek, thin, and light form factor, it is 19.9mm thin and weighs just 1.8kg. Complementing the brushed metallic body finish, the laptop comes in an attractive Charcoal Grey Colour, giving it a striking design aesthetic.
The newly launched laptop range comes packed with an immersive 15.6" full HD display, making it an ideal size for an enhanced working experience. In addition, to avoid reflections and to reduce strain on your eyes while working in a bright environment or under a direct light source, these notebooks come with an anti-glare coating. Featuring a 1920x1080 full HD resolution and narrow bezel, RedmiBooks offers an impressive 81.8% screen-to-body ratio for a clear viewing experience. RedmiBook comes equipped with an optimally located 720P HD integrated camera and dual-microphone setup, making it the perfect choice for students and working professionals for all their video-call requirements.
Performance and Battery
Designed for productivity users who want uncompromised performance, the RedmiBook Pro comes with one of the latest 11th Gen TigerLake Intel® Core™ i5 H35 series processors, the 11300H. With 4 cores and 8 threads, and rated to run at 35W with a max clock of 4.4 GHz, it’s perfect for intensive productivity workloads and also everyday multi-tasking like streaming, editing and browsing. This processor also comes with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics for phenomenally improved graphics performance on a thin and light device allowing for casual gaming and light content creation such as photo editing and video editing. To complement this fast processor, we’ve paired it with a fast 8GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 3200MHz and a 512 GB NVMe SSD, resulting in super-fast boot-up, wake, and file transfers. The new RedmiBook Pro boots up in less than15 seconds, loads applications faster and provides an overall smooth experience.
With a 46WHr battery, the Redmibook delivers upto 10 hours of all day performance. With a 65W charger out of the box, users can power up their notebook from 0 to 50% in just under 35 mins.
Productivity and Connectivity
RedmiBook uses a comfortable and generously spaced scissor mechanism keyboard. The keys have a deep travel distance of 1.5mm which makes typing a lot easier and enables just the right tactile feedback. Designed to enhance productivity and make browsing easier and more convenient, these notebooks come with a large 100cm2 design trackpad. The trackpad also supports Windows Precision Drivers that allow for swipes and multi-finger taps, which can be used for shortcuts to various programs and commands.
For a clearer and louder sound output during long work meetings and presentations, it features two 2W stereo speakers. It also comes with a pre-installed DTS audio Processing app, which allows for fine-tuning of the audio signature for the best content consumption experience.
Emphasizing on productivity, RedmiBook offers inclusive connectivity with essential ports such as 2x USB 3.2 Gen, 1x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI port, 1x Gigabit Ethernet Port along with a 3.5 mm combo audio jack and an SD card reader. For faster connectivity performance, the notebooks support 2x2 Wi-Fi 5 that uses the power of two antennas for smooth and consistent WIFI connectivity at every nook and corner. It also comes with Bluetooth 5.0 which supports higher data transfer speed at low power consumption.
Both the RedmiBook laptops will run on Windows 11 out of the box. It also comes pre-loaded with an MS Office Home and Student Edition 2021, making it a productivity powerhouse out of the box.
RedmiBook e-Learning Edition
RedmiBook e-Learning Edition has been specially crafted for the avid learners - whether they are school-going students, college-going young adults, or office-going workers. These laptops are a perfect companion for them at a time when traditional learning and working have given way to learn & work from home.
Featuring the same attractive design, RedmiBook e-Learning edition comes packed with one of the latest 11th Gen TigerLake Intel® Core™ i3 processor, 1115G4 with a max clock of 4.1 GHz, ensuring lag-free performance. Further, it is equipped with 8GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at 3200MHz with 256GB SATA SSD. In addition, the laptop also features a 720p HD webcam for a seamless learning/working from home experience.