Xiaomi has released a new version of its Mi Notebook PC. The new version comes with 8th-gen Intel processors, an NVIDIA GPU, and a full-sized keyboard – complete with a dedicated number pad.
The new Mi Notebook has a 15.6-inch FHD screen and is powered by Intel’s 8th-gen processors. Depending on the model, you either get a Core i5 or Core i7 processor. The Core i5 variant comes in 4GB RAM and 8GB RAM versions. Irrespective of the model you purchase, you get 128GB of SSD storage paired with 1TB of HDD. You also get an NVIDIA GeForce MX110 2GB RAM graphics card.
The new processor provides a 40% increase in performance over the 7th gen models and the GeForce MX110 should be great for image processing and handle online gaming. Xiaomi says users can add up to 32GB of memory for better performance. The Mi Notebook has a double fan double ventilation design and has a 2+2 heat pipe layout to help with heat dissipation.
One of the other selling points of the new notebook is its dedicated numerical keypad which has dedicated keys for the calculator, browser, and scroll lock. For connectivity, there are 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the left, an HDMI port, a3.5mm jack and an ethernet port. The right-hand side is home to an SD card slot, a single USB 2.0 port, and a DC port. Sadly, this is missing a USB-C port. There is also a power LED light in-between the USB 2.0 port and DC port.
Xaiomi says the Mi Notebook has dual 3W speakers and Dolby Audio surround sound technology. It comes pre-installed with genuine Microsoft Office and Xiaomi’s own sync assistant.
The Mi Notebook starts at ¥3999 (~$582) for the Core i5 4GB RAM +128GB + 1TB model and jumps to ¥4499 (~$655) if you want an extra 4GB of RAM. The Core i7 model with 8GB RAM and the same storage configuration and graphics card is priced at ¥4999 (~$727). It is already available for pre-order ahead of its first sale on August 28 and will come in white and black.