The Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi presented a multitude of new tech products during a conference broadcast live. The ones that interest us here are the Mi Laptop Pro, laptops announced in 14 and 15 inch versions and definitely premium spec sheet.
These computers are indeed Evo certified by Intel, a guarantee of a certain level of quality in terms of screen, autonomy and network connectivity. They have a touch screen with an impressive 93% occupancy rate, in 16:10 format adorned with a Gorilla Glass pane. An ambient light sensor is integrated in order to adjust the brightness of the screen in real time – this can reach 600 cd / m² according to Xiaomi. The panels are advertised with precise calibration and have VESA HDR certification.
For the 15-inch model, the manufacturer has chosen a 3.5K Oled panel (without specifying the exact definition) while the 14-inch will be satisfied with a 2.5K LCD, nevertheless clocked at 120 Hz. the only difference between the two models presented.
To go along with these remarkable screens (on paper anyway), Xiaomi offers an aluminum frame made in one piece with a fingerprint reader at the start button. The connection includes wifi 6, two Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports that allow fast charging, a hub that adds a USB-A port and another HDMI.
On the component side, the PCs all have 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD with a dedicated GeForce MX 450 graphics card. The choice is between Intel Core i5 processors with a price starting at 6,500 yuan (around 850 €) and an Intel Core i7 at 8,000 yuan (€ 1,040). The Laptop Mi 14 Pro will be sold between 5,300 yuan (€ 690) for the i5 and € 910 in yuan equivalent for the i7. The selling price in Europe should probably swell by a few hundred euros. Note that the Laptop Mi Pro will also be offered with AMD Ryzen 5000H processors from May.
For now, there is no indication that Xiaomi will one day destine them for the French market. Indeed, the manufacturer has not offered its laptops for sale in France until now. Too bad, because these new models could become sacred competitors to the Dell XPS 13 and MacBook Pro in particular.