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Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop Coming April 14th

Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop Coming April 14th

Many of us guessed this would be Xiaomi’s next notebook, a gaming-focused one. Since the Mi Notebook series has done so well, it’s the logical next step for Xiaomi’s laptop series. And their first gaming laptop looks like a great attempt if lacking the new 6 core Intel 8750H CPU’s only just announced. There are three models Xiaomi will be selling with different GPUs & CPU’s. The top of the line spec will feature an Intel Core i7 7700HQ which is found it most gaming laptops. 4 Cores, 8 threads, and this model has the Nvidia GTX 1060 with 6GB of RAM. 16GB or 8GB of RAM, 256GB NVme SSD and 1TB HDD. There is also a spare NVMe slot.

Xiaomi is to finally release a gaming laptop on the 14th of April in China.

The second mid spec has the i7 swapped out for the Core i5 7300HQ, a similar CPU a still 45W TDP CPU, but it has 4 cores and 4 threads. No 1TB SSD, but retains the Nvidia GTX 1060.  And 8GB of RAM max. But remember the RAM is upgradable, as the Mi Gaming Laptop has two SODIMM slots, so you could add up to 32GB of DDR4 spec RAM.

4 large copper cooling transfer pipes means temperatures should be well under control.

And the base model has the Core i5 7300HQ, 8GB of RAM 128GB NVMe SSD and the Nvidia 1050 Ti.

All laptops have the 1TB spindle HDD for larger but slower storage. 1 Gigabit LAN port, Type-C USB 3.1 4k 60hz output, HDMI 2.0 4k 60Hz, Displayport and 4 x USB 3.0 ports. So well covered there, great to see HDMI 2.0 that should have been in the Mi Notebook Pro!

The keyboard is backlit with 4 RGB customization zones and even some RGB side lighting. It has 4 customizable keys on the keyboard for programmable shortcuts.

Pricing so far from exporters is interesting, to say the least, I feel Xiaomi really needs to price this a little cheaper to compete with Dell, HP, ASUS, MSI and Gigabyte.

  • The base Core i5 7300HQ, 128GB SSD, 8GB, Nvidia 1050 Ti version is currently $1059 Which is well above other 1050 Ti gaming laptops.
  • And the most expensive model is over $1600 with the 16GB of RAM, i7 and GTX 1060.
  • The best deal is the Core i5 7300HQ, 8GB, GTX 1060 model for $1279.99

So the build quality should be great, the ports and RGB Lighting, keyboard and sound is a step up over other gaming laptops with similar specs. However, I feel for the price the screen should be at least 120hz refresh for the GTX 1060 models at least. Not only that but Xiaomi should have waited for the new 8th Gen 6 core CPU’s like the i7-8750H. But I expect Xiaomi to revise this laptop end of the year adding 8th Gen CPU’s, 120hz screen and maybe the new Nvidia GPU if they are out then. I’ll be reviewing this new gaming laptop, maybe both versions I can as soon as I can get my hands on one. They Mi Gaming Laptop is up for pre-order now shipping on the 14th in China.

Mi Gaming Laptop official webpage (In Chinese use Google translate or Chrome)

Xiaomi Mi Gaming laptop press images:

Specs:

Manufacturer Xiaomi
Model Mi Gaming Laptop 15.6″
Type Notebook
Dimensions
Weight 2.7 kg
Display 15.6″ FHD
Resolution 1920 × 1080 (142 PPi)
178 ° wide viewing angle
16: 9 widescreen
Contrast ratio 300 nit brightness
Border and screen proportion Narrow frame: 9.9 mm
Screen proportion 81%72% NTSCHigh-precision anti-glare
Processor 7th Generation Intel® CoreTM i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ
Highest frequency 3.5 GHz or 3.8Ghz (7700HQ)
Graphics card NVIDIA ® the GeForce ® GTX 1060
Video output USB-C and HDMI 2.0 video output
Supports 1080p resolution (up to 60Hz)
Supports 4K resolution (30Hz)
Support three-screen display and dual 4K video playback
SDRAM 3GB (1050 Ti) or 6GB GDDR5 Memory
RAM 16GB or 8GB DDR4 2400MHz memory
SSD 128GB SSD/256GB + 1TB HDD
Maximum read speed of 1.5GB / s
Support portable external hard drives
Webcamera 1MP camera supports 1280×720 video calls with a digital array microphone
Audio Customized dual speaker AKG high power 3Wx2
Dolby Audio ™ Dolby Panorama Sound — Gaming Enhanced Sound System
High-Quality Audio Standard Certification in Japan
USB-C and HDMI video output USB-C: 1080p resolution (up to 60Hz), 4K resolution (up to 60Hz)
HDMI 2.0: 1080p resolution (up to 60Hz), 4K resolution (up to 60Hz)
Cache L3 cache 6MB
Battery type 55 Wh Li-Ion Battery
Battery performance Online video player 5 hours
Local video playback 5.5 hours
Web browsing 6.5 hours
Operating system Pre-installed Windows 10 Home Chinese Edition
Wireless Intel 2X2 dual WiFi antenna
Support 2.4GHz, 5GHz dual frequency
Support 802.11ac network protocol, compatible with 802.11 b / g / n
Maximum speed up to 867Mbps
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
Interface USB-C 5Gb/s transfer speed x 1
USB 3.0 5Gb/s transfer speed × 4Gigabit Ethernet port x 1
Full-size HDMI 2.0 port x 1
Headphone Microphone Jack x 1Microphone jack x 1
Keyboard 135° screen opening and closing angle

Multi-finger gesture control
Full size four-zone backlit keyboard

Glass touchpad

Color Gray
Package Mi Gaming Laptop x 1
Power Adapter x 1Power Cord x 1
User Manual x 1
User manual
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10 Comments

  1. Chris do you reall think this looks like a great attempt like your writing?
    I think this looks like an awfull attempt..(almost like a msi humping attempt with highly dated specs)

    All around its looks lacking when you have in mind the price and its Xiaomi.
    Where is the Xiaomi aspect?
    this looks like a tacky attempt to hump the gaming community with going down the stereotype alley, and an alley I sense most gamers actually hate to be synonym with.

    nahh Xiaomi should have done what they do best, at least previusly and focused on design and solid materiels and drop items like spindel-drives, come on, instead fill it with M.2 lanes, they did it in Notebook with dual m.2 pci or just sata3 m.2 lanes. these drives doenst cost much atm like 85USD for 512GB.. at least the last two i purchased.
    A design notebook in mature wellmade alloy chassi with a fitted 1060 and made it slim..
    I would love to see a Xiaomi clone on fx Microsoft Book2.. that one would have my purse open if they could step up there game.
    at 1600 USD that seems steep for the dated specs above and with fx 1060 at 1600USD pricepoint there should be funds behind to make an decent Surface Book attempt and partically when they doesnt need to be handicapped by the 2-1 aspects.
    Not impressed sofare, quite the oppesit.
    (MI air13 owner + a bunch of Xiaomi equipment, like robot vacum cl, QiCycle, MIBox3 etc etc)
    but anyway dont need a gaming machine just invested in a Xbox X and a LG B7 OLED and enjoying 4K HDR on these..

    Keep all the good news comming TT, enjoy your work as a frontrunner on China tech.

  2. Meh… Underspecced and overpriced.

  3. No new processors and overpriced, it’s not even that small.

    Quite a let down

  4. This really need to sell for $899 or something for the base model, sure the specs and build look good. But you can 1050 Ti laptops for $750. And also 2.7 kilos!!! What the hell is in it.

  5. For me it looks like a really poor attempt, the new Coffeelake-H proessors have just been released, and the price of these computers is ridiculous, way to expensive. Xiaomi neesd to drop the prices with atleast 300-400 USD to be competitive with other manufactors. Also the lack of a thunderbolt-port is a big nono for me.

  6. Full HD to enable high frame rates, a tradeoff. No TB3, either. Can’t compete with Dell or HP in that price range without TB3… lots of Western gamers buy a notebook in this price range and run outboard graphics via TB3, which is still uncommon in China. Lastly… Dell’s and HP’s new notebooks offer i7-8xxx CPUs. Nonetheless, I think the new line will sell well in China where it will be easier to buy than a foreign made device.

    • 120hz or even just G-Sync would have been nice. TB3 they seem to leave off everything for some reason. No, it’s can’t compete at all with Dell or Acer or HP.

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