Xiaomi is officially launching its new MI Notebook 14 and MI Notebook 14 Horizon versions in the PC market in India. After dominating the field of smartphones, smart TVs in India, the Chinese brand is looking to hold on to the laptop segment by offering premium notebooks at competitive prices.
Xiaomi is looking to compete with HP, Dell, Acer, Samsung and Lenovo’s MI Notebook 14 and MI Notebook 14 Horizon versions at Rs 41,999 and Rs 54,999 respectively.
Laptops nowadays come with minimalistic designs but Xiaomi has taken the minimalism to the next level. The cover has no visible branding and a delicate MI logo sits at the bottom of the display. The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon is made of an aluminum magnesium alloy, weighs 1.3 kg and is only 17.15 mm thick. This notebook seems to be quite portable. The keyboard of the MI Notebook 14 mimics the MacBook design and features a full-size key with a scissor action and 1.3mm travel key. Finally, the touchpad allows a variety of touch responses, including swipe, scroll, select, zoom-in, zoom-out, and palm-rejection.
Promises long batteries
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon has a 46Wh battery. The real-world test is yet to be done, the company has promised to give 10 hours of battery. But this is not the best part. Xiaomi has added a 65W charger to the box, which delivers 50 percent juice in just 35 minutes. This can be a really helpful feature as many people find it tedious to wait until the laptop is charged.
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon has a 14-inch full HD display. Xiaomi has chosen to tweak the webcam for the thin bezel, which looks gorgeous. The bezels are only 3mm, which gives the display a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. Interestingly, there is an anti-glare coating to give a matte effect so that there is no eye strain when pulling any alter.
The Mi Notebook 14 is powered by a Horizon 10-Gen Intel i7 processor up to 4.9GHz. It has NVIDIA GeForce MX350, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB NVM SSD that can be replaced. There is a USB Type-C USB 3.1 Zen1 (5 Gbps) port, two USB 3.1 Zen1 Type-A ports and HDMI output. The system configuration is adequate for your system to perform most tasks on a daily basis, there is no scope for high-gaming. To keep things cool, there are even bigger cooling vents here.