Along with the official unveiling of its Mi Mix 2S smartphone at its press conference in Shanghai, Xiaomi also announced its new Mi Gaming Laptop. Touted as “gaming laptop that can be carried to work”, the Mi laptop is considerably thin measuring 20.9mm in thickness and weighing around 2.7 kgs. The Mi Gaming Laptop shares the same brushed aluminium chassis design with narrow bezels as last year’s Mi Notebook Pro. The laptop is devoid of any branding on the shell, as Xiaomi says it prefers to keep it clean and stable. Despite its minimalistic look, Xiaomi ensures feel of a gaming laptop with RGB backlit keyboard plus four RGB illuminated zones around the case.
The Windows 10 based Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop features a 15.6-inch Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. The display has 72% of NTSC colour gamut and supports 178-degree of viewing angles, 300 nits brightness and “high precision anti-glare”.
Powering the Mi Gaming Laptop is a seventh gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor, with 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz RAM and is coupled with a 6GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Ti GPU. It comes with a 1TB HDD and 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD for storage. Besides it also has an expansion slot for an extra SSD to allow space for extra storage.
Xiaomi is also offering a toned down variant of the laptop. The lower variant of Mi Gaming laptop is powered by the 7th Gen Intel Core i5 processor coupled with 8GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 2400MHz and 4GB GDDR5 GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics card. It is also equipped with a 1TB hard disk but comes with only 128GB SSD.
In terms of connectivity, the Mi Gaming Laptop has four USB 3.0 ports alongside USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet, microphone and headphone jacks and a 3-in-1 memory card reader. Besides the laptop comes with two 3W speakers with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio integration for an enhanced audio experience.
Under the hood, a 55 watt-hour battery fuels the Mi Gaming laptop which Xiaomi claims can deliver up to 5 hours of online video, 5.5 hours of local video playback and up to 6.5 hours of web browsing. The laptop is also equipped with a 12V cooling fan and four fan outlets for heat dissipation.
Xiaomi Mi Gaming laptop will go on sale in China starting April 13. It will be available for starting price of 5,999 yuan (Rs 62,000) for the lower end variant and 8,999 yuan (Rs 93000) for the top-of-the-line model. Availability in India remains unknown at this moment but stay tuned for more updates.