Xiaomi’s latest in the Mi Notebook line is the Intel 8th Gen powered 15.6″ Mi Notebook Pro model. It’s now up for preorder for $1029, this is around the same price I first paid for my 13.3″ 2017 refreshed model with the i5 6200U. This quad-core CPU should be a nice step up in terms of CPU power, the GPU, remains the Nvidia MX150 with 2GB of DDR5 RAM it’s basically a Nvidia 1030. The i7 8550U & 16GB model won’t be released for a good month yet, expecting to ship late October. And the preorder pricing on Aliexpress and other sites is just crazy, well over $1500!
So due to the i7 + 16GB price and the wait I decided to order the Core i5 8250U model to review, the good news it has already shipped from Shenzhen, China. I expect it to arrive early next week if it’s not held up in customs so look for the unboxing & hands-on preview soon.
Overall the Mi Notebook Pro looks promising with more CPU power, double the ports, new cooling design, larger touchpad and keyboard over the Mi Notebook 13.3. If you missed it, my Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2017 Kaby refresh review is here.