Xiaomi took the virtual stage today to launch 2 laptops in India - the Mi NoteBook 14 and Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition. It is the global launch of these machines. The Mi NoteBook 14 will be available in three variants with an inaugural starting price of Rs 41,999. The inaugural price is valid till July 16. The Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition is available in two configurations and has a starting price of Rs 54,999. All the laptops come with 10th gen Intel CPU’s across the board and 8GB RAM. They also boast of an external Webcam and have a claimed battery life of 10-hours. The Mi NoteBook 14 weighs 1.5kg while the Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition weighs 1.35 kgs. All the variants come with a full HD display with an anti-glare coating. Speaking of the build of the laptop, the framework is made from magnesium alloy. It is the same material used in aircrafts. Xiaomi claims the laptop has a one of a kind colour called Mercury Grey. Users can open the laptop with a single finger. Let’s dive into the detailed specifications of these laptops.
Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi, and Managing Director, Xiaomi India said, “At Xiaomi, we aspire to bring breakthrough technology, premium design and superior performance to our users. We are always listening to our Mi Fans and they've been eagerly anticipating the launch of Mi NoteBooks in India. We are excited to launch the series as Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition makes its global debut in India. With Mi Notebooks, we are confident that Indian consumers will love the harmonious balance of best in class technology, experience and design on Mi Notebooks.”
The Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition has a 14-inch full HD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. It has a 91% screen to body ratio and achieves this by reducing the bezels on three sides. The bezels are a mere 3mm thin and because of this, you get an external webcam in the box. The display also boasts of a 178-degree viewing angle. The hinge of the laptop has been tested more than 25000 times. So if you open and close the laptop 15 times a day, it will last you more than 5 years, the hinge that is.
Coming to the keyboard, the letters are printed on the keys and not stuck. It has 1.3mm key travel and for audio, the laptop supports DTS sound and comes with a DTS app to tune the sound.
When it comes to connectivity options, the laptop has two USB 3.1 ports, one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI 1.4b port, one Type-C port and a charging port. It also has the endangered 3.5mm combo jack.
Coming to the specs under the hood, the Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition is available in two variants. Model number 1904-AR has the 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor and 512GB SATA SSD, while the device with the model number 1904-AF has the 10th gen Intel Core i7 processor with 512GB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe SSD processor. Both variants come with 8GB DDR4 RAM clocked at 2666Mhz.
The laptops come with a 46Whr battery with a claimed battery life of up to 10 hours. The device comes with a 65-watt charger in the box that can charge the laptop 0 to 50 percent in 35 minutes. The laptop comes preinstalled with Windows 10 Home Edition and comes with a bunch of nifty features like Mi Smart Share letting users share content from their Mi smartphone to the laptop. It also boasts of the ability to unlock the laptop using the Mi band.
You can read our first impressions of the Mi NoteBook Horizon Edition here.
The Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition will go on sale for the first time on 17 June via Mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Home and Mi Studio. The Core i5 variant is priced at Rs 54,999 and the Core i-7 variant is priced at Rs 59,999. Users can get Rs 2000 off if they purchase the laptop using their HDFC bank debit or credit card.
Coming to the Mi Notebook 14, it brings with it the same design as the Horizon Edition, but it weighs a bit more at 1.5kgs as compared to the 1.35 kgs of the Horizon Edition. It has the same 14-inch FHD display with a 178-degree viewing angle and anti-glare coating. It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 91% screen to body ratio and slim bezels which means you get an external webcam in the box. It has the same audio and connectivity options as the Horizon Edition. The specs under the hood, however, are a different story.
The Mi NoteBook 14 is available in three variants. First up, we have the Mi NoteBook 14 with the model number 1901-FC. It comes with a 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor coupled with the Intel UHD Graphics 620, 256GB SATA SSD and 8GB RAM. The laptop has an introductory price of Rs 41,999.
Next up is the Mi NoteBook 14 with the model number 1901-FA. It comes with a 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor coupled with the Intel UHD Graphics 620, 512GB SATA SSD and 8GB RAM. The laptop has an introductory price of Rs 44,999
Lastly, we have the Mi NoteBook 14 with the model number 1901-DG. It comes with a 10th gen Intel Core i5 processor coupled with the NVIDIA GeForce MX 250 GPU, 512GB SATA SSD and 8GB RAM. The laptop has an introductory price of Rs 47,999
All three laptops come with Windows 10 Home edition.
The Mi NoteBook 14 will go on sale for the first time on 17 June via Mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Home and Mi Studio.
Mi NoteBook 14 with the model number 1901-FC has an introductory price of Rs 41,999. The Mi NoteBook 14 with the model number 1901-FA has an introductory price of Rs 44,999 while the Mi NoteBook 14 with the model number 1901-DG has an introductory price of Rs 47,999. The introductory price is valid until 16 July. There is no information on the price of the laptops after the introductory offer. Users can get Rs 2000 off on the laptop if they purchase the laptop using their HDFC bank debit or credit card.