Yes, I know sick of the Black Friday emails and posts? Me too, but what’s one more right? The usual sites I source my cheaper Chinese alternative tech from like Banggood and Gearbest both have Black Friday deals on of course. There are a few deals around so if you’re in the market for some cheaper tech or something for Christmas here’s a couple of the better offers I’ve see...[Read More]
Update #4 – I received my order, just 12 days to Spain with the free post method and tax-free so not bad at all. The coupon also now live and working again, so if you missed out the first time around you have a second chance using the below coupon. My order has shipped out already so the deal is 100% legit, and still working but only a few units left on this XMNB01 coupon for $799 here befor...[Read More]
One of the cons listed in my review of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro was the NVMe SSD speed was limited and capped to PCIe x 2 speeds and not x 4 which it should be, well thanks to Ferdinánd for letting me know about this bios fix that will correct the PCIe lane speed to be x4 speed. A user on the Xiaomi forums has posted a bios update that corrects this SSD speed limit and set the port to the correc...[Read More]
Xiaomi 3rd Notebook in the Mi Notebook series is the Mi Notebook Pro, which features a 15.6" 1080p fully laminated Gorilla Glass 3 screen. Full metal build with two fans and improved cooling design. It's powered by either an Intel Core i5-8250U 8th Gen Intel CPU with 8GB of RAM, or a quad-core i7-8550U & 16GB of DDR4 2400Mhz RAM. Storage options range from 256GB PCIe x 4 up to 1TB PCIe x 4 for...[Read More]
I’ve already reviewed the i5 8250U 8GB model of the Mi Notebook Pro, the RAM limit of 8GB (nonupgradeable) made me sell it and buy this model. The i5 model came out a good month before the most powerful version which is now out powered by an Intel Core i7 8550U quad-core CPU, the Nvidia MX150 GPU remains & 16GB of RAM. The only change to the model is the faster CPU and double the RAM whi...[Read More]
I have the most powerful version of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro on the way, the 8th gen Intel Core i7 8550U model with 16GB of RAM. It should be here next week, so look for some videos on how to undervolt and tweak this model like I did with the i5 8550U model next week. Some benchmarks and further tests plus I’ll also revisit some of those games I tested and see how they run on this i7 mode...[Read More]
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro is the 3rd notebook from Xiaomi and the largest and heaviest at almost 2 kilos, but also the most powerful. Powered by the new 8th Gen Intel Core i5 8250U and Core i7 8550U. One of the first notebooks to receive the latest Intel chips. The new Kaby Lake R ultralow power processors have stepped up the core count from 2 to 4 cores. So 4 cores and 8 threads in total. And as...[Read More]
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro downloads, bios updates, drivers and Windows 10 ISO images. The official drivers page for the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro can be found here. Mi Notebook Pro i5/i7 Bios updates (Flash with extreme caution and only if you know what you’re doing!) Info on Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro bios flashing and versions in this post and comments.
Intel’s Xtreme Tuning Utility is a great tool for overclocking CPU’s, while we can’t overclock the U series of CPU’s what we can do using this application of Intel’s is increase the power limits. Doing this on the 8th Gen Intel Core i5 8250U gives us huge gains up to 29% when testing with Cinebench R15 and encoding 4k video using Adobe Premiere Pro.so much so we can g...[Read More]
Press images and photos of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 15.6″ Core i7-8770U powered laptop.
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″ ...[Read More]