Xiaomi planning to launch MI and Redmi laptops in India
Mi and Redmi will have their respective laptop lines – and that opens the doors to a new kind of laptop competition – where mobile computing is taking on newer avatars. Mi series laptops already sell in India, and with the inclusion of Redmi, it will be healthy competition and a battle of choices.
Mi laptops have their own place in the Indian market
Mi Notebook 14, 14 Horizon Edition, 14 IC, 14 e-Learning edition are the currently running laptops in the Indian market. 14 and 14 Horizon Edition is priced upwards of Rs. 40,000. The e-Learning Edition is priced at Rs. 30,000 range.
Xiaomi has been targeting the Chinese market as much as it is rolling out investments in India. The company launched Pro X 15 premium in China. With a resolution of 3456 x 2160p, this device is a 15.6 inch OLED display. Powered by Intel 11-gen processor, 16 GB RAM, and 512 GB SSD, this is a wholesome laptop at an Okay price-point. There is a top-end model – with 1TB SSD and 32 GB RAM.
Pro 14 and Ultra 15.6 set to hit Indian markets
Both are Mi Notebook models. These models will be in addition to the existing Mi Notebook models already retailing in India.
Specifications of Mi Notebook Pro
2,560×1,600 pixels on a 14-inch widescreen with 2K colors provide enough gusto in terms of clarity and vividness. An aspect ratio of 16:10 and a refresh rate of 120 Hz make the screen fluid, sleek and ahead of the contemporary. Powered by the Intel 11th Gen Core i7-11370H CPU and Nvidia GeForce MX450 GPU there is enough marshalling logic for a laptop. Some other important specs are a headphone jack of 3.5 mm, type-C USB ports, Bluetooth version 5.1, Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 4 port. The 56Whr fast-charging battery has a charge rate of 50% in 30 minutes.
Specifications of Mi Notebook Ultra
A 15.6 inch supporting 3.5 K resolution via the Samsung OLED display. 260 PPI pixel density and 16:10 aspect ratio make all viewing angles picture perfect. In addition, 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU augmented with 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM makes this a powerful laptop. There is also an option to upgrade the SSD storage courtesy of the 1TB PCIe expansion.
Redmi is here – will it stay?
RedmiBook Pro 14 and Pro 15 were launched some time ago. Powered by 11th Gen Intel processors, it remains to be seen how Xiaomi plans to release the notebooks in the Indian market. There is a possibility that Intel and AMD CPUs may be used – with differing prices.
There is also hearsay that the Mi Notebook 14 could be refreshed with new hardware and sported as the RedmiBook. Whatever the case, Xiaomi is not going to relent on the pricing part. The company has always adopted a competitive pricing strategy. It will most probably be the same strategy for this laptop series.
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