Xiaomi is all set to launch its range of Mi laptops for the very first time in India and the launch event could be scheduled for June 11, if the latest rumour is to be believed. Xiaomi has officially started teasing about the Mi laptops for the past week and even gave a shout-out to other laptop brands in India including Dell, HP, Lenovo, Asus and Acer.
According to an exclusive report by 91Mobiles that cites popular leakster Ishan Agarwal, Xiaomi could launch the RedmiBook 13 laptop in India under the Mi banner. As it is the company’s first laptop launch in India, it seems like Xiaomi wants to kick off its run in the laptop market by rebranding a RedmiBook laptop. While it hasn’t been confirmed yet, the report states that the 2019 version of RedmiBook 13 is likely to be announced in India.
Xiaomi has also started teasing some of the key features of the upcoming laptop and there could be more than one notebook that the company brings to India. This has been hinted by Aggarwal, who in a separate tweet, indicated that two notebooks going by the model number XMA1901 and XMA1904 has been certified by the Bluetooth SIG. Interestingly, XMA1904 model hasn’t been announced in China yet and the XMA1901 coincides with the RedmiBook 14 from China.
While the specific details on the laptops are currently awaited, the upcoming laptops by Xiaomi are expected to support 1C fast charging solution that can recharge the laptop from 0-50 per cent in 35 minutes. Let’s take a brief look at the RedmiBook 13 which is rumoured to be rebranded as a Mi laptop for India.
Xiaomi RedmiBook 13 features a 13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution anti-glare display with narrow 4.65mm bezels on three sides. The display offers 178-degree wide-viewing angle with 250 nits maximum brightness. It is 16.3 mm thin and weighs around 1.23 kilogrammes.
The laptop comes in two sets of configuration options-- with 10th gen Intel Core i5-10510U processor and 10th gen Intel Core i7-10510U chipset. This is paired with 2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics along with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage.
The RedmiBook 13 comes fitted with a chiclet keyboard with a 1.3 mm keystroke travel along with Microsoft PTP supported trackpad. It comes with two USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It is fitted with a 40 watt-hour battery cell and supports 1C fast charging technology that is capable of charging the laptop from 0-50% in 35 minutes. The laptop comes bundled with a 65W power adapter.
RedmiBook 13 starts at CNY 4,499 (Rs 47,490) for the base variant with Core i5 processor and CNY 5199 (Rs 54,800) for the Core i7 variant. The new RedmiBooks will also come with Ryzen 4000 CPUs.