Remember those Xiaomi Geekbench 4.0 benchmarks that showed up with a Core i7 8550U and 16GB of RAM? Well turns out it was the new Xiaomi 15.6″ laptop. The Xiaomi Notebook Pro. This great looking laptop features a Quad-Core Gen 8 CPU, up to 16GB of RAM dual channel RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. The new laptop uses the same dedicated Nvidia MX150 GPU as the 2017 Mi Notebook Air13.3″ model does I reviewed, so expect some great performance from this and with the faster CPU. The build is full metal, slim with a large touchpad and full sized backlit keyboard. It’s only 1.95 kilos in weight which isn’t bad at all considering it’s larger than the other models and packs a 40% improved cooling system over the 13.3″ model. Let’s hope this one doesn’t get so hot to the touch.
- 15.6″ 1080p Gorilla Glass 3 covered screen
- 8 to 16GB of Dual Channel 2400Mhz RAM
- 256GB to 1TB PCIe x 4 SSD
- 8th Gen Intel Core i7 8550U or Core i5 8250U CPU
- Improved dual CPU coolers
- Nvidia MX150 dedicated GPU with 2GB DDR5 RAM
- Full sized backlit keyboard
- SD card slot
- 2 x USB type-C gen2 ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports
- Full-size HDMI out
- 60Wh battery with quick charge 50% charge in only 35 minutes.
- Harman Infinity speaker with Dolby Atmos
- Weighs in at 1.95 kilos and is 15.9mm thin.
I have to say this is looking great, shame they didn’t squeeze in a larger battery and Thunderbolt. Still, I will definitely be reviewing this one. The base i5 / 8GB model will sell for around $900 USD in China.
Some of the press tweets from Xiaomi from today’s launch.
And this is what you're going to get with Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro, excited much? pic.twitter.com/gdH7KRRjGi
You can now forget about carrying port extensions just because.. you know, we've got it all! pic.twitter.com/FxxGbXaySE
Let's not forget the fact that it comes with an awesome keyboard too! pic.twitter.com/nP20Ah2ZrG
In the hardware section, it offers way more than what we've mentioned! Which of these is what you look for in an ultra portable? pic.twitter.com/AqZbgolqu5
In a nutshell, Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro comes with ultra cooling for the ultra performance it provides, how cool is that? pic.twitter.com/G8T2COgDxD
And that's not it – it comes with symmetrical cooling design with double inbound and outbound air flow to quickly cool it down! pic.twitter.com/ZfMBIN55RX
Capable of performing 40% better than its predecessor, can you imagine what you could do with it? pic.twitter.com/0KJRqGE97N
Came equipped with 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, we're proud to introduce Mi Notebook Pro! pic.twitter.com/qVew3Q0iZ7