Xiaomi launched two Mi Notebooks, the Mi Notebook 14 Horizon and Mi Notebook 14 in India today. It’s Xiaomi’s first-ever laptop for the Indian market.
The Mi Notebook is priced at an inaugural price of 41,999 for 256 GB variant. The 512 GB variant will be available for 44,999. And the 512GB variant with NVIDIA MX250 graphics will be available for 47,999.
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon is priced at an inaugural price of 54,999 for i5 10th-Gen variant. The i7 10th-Gen variant will be available for 59,999.
It come preloaded with Microsoft Windows 10 Home Edition and a one month free trial of Office 365.
The design is minimal, classy, sleek, and it’s very lightweight. It comes in Mercury Gray colour.
The laptop has HDMI port, 2 USB 3.1 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, a USB C port and a headphone jack. That’s a lot more than the MacBook Pro and better than a MacBook Air which doesn’t have a USB C port at all.
It has the Mi Smart Share which allows fast file transfers between devices.
The Mi Blaze Unlock allows unlocking the Mi Notebook with Mi Band in less than 1.2 seconds.
The Mi Notebook Horizon has a 14-inch full HD display in a 13.3-inch footprint that looks stunning. The bezels are thin on the top and sides, with only the bottom has a larger bezel. The colour reproduction is excellent, and it gets pretty bright as well.
The Mi Notebook Horizon comes with some high-end specs. It has a 10th-Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 512 GB of SSD storage and 2GB of NVIDIA GEFORCE MX350 graphics. With this kind of specs, you won’t ever face any issue with the normal day-to-day usage of the laptop.
The gaming experience on the Mi Notebook Horizon might not be as good as other high-end gaming laptops. However, it can easily handle most of the games in low to medium settings. For casual gamers, this laptop should be good enough.
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The Mi Notebook Horizon comes with a dual-fan set up to cool the laptop. However, similar to the MacBook Pro, the vents are placed on the rear of the laptop. It’s near the hinge and is extremely inefficient for cooling.
The company claims the battery on Mi Notebook can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. The laptop has a 46Whr battery.
Besides the Mi Notebook Horizon, Xiaomi also launched the Mi NoteBook 14 Edition. The Horizon edition comes with a 14″ Full HD display, i5 10th-Gen processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, 2GB of Nvidia MX250 GPU, and 10 hours battery life.
It has 2 USB 3 ports, 1 USB 2 port, 1 HDMI port and one 3.4mm jack. It weighs only 1.3KG.