Xiaomi has followed up on the Mi Notebook 14 series with the Redmibook series and now the Mi Notebook 2021 family. Just over a year after launching the reasonably priced Mi Notebook 14 series in India. Xiaomi has separated its laptop offerings into mainstream and premium categories, similar to its smartphones and TVs, due to the rapidity of these launches. The new Mi Notebook Pro & Mi Notebook Ultra, which start at Rs. 56,999 and Rs. 59,999, respectively, are pretty comparable and share a lot of fascinating features. Today, I’m using the slightly more expensive Mi Notebook Ultra, and here are my initial thoughts.
- Display size 15.60-inch.
- Display resolution 3200×2000 pixels.
- Processor Core i5.
- RAM 8GB.
- OS Windows 10 Home.
- Hard disk No.
- SSD 512GB.
- Weight 1.79 kg.
Mi Notebook Ultra 15 Specification
While last year’s Mi Notebooks ultra were all 14-inch thin-and-light versions aimed at a broad audience, the 2021 lineup so far consists of premium 14-inch and 15.6-inch devices with more excellent features and specifications but at higher pricing. The critical distinctions between the two are the display size and quality and their overall size and weight.
Xiaomi names the Mi Notebook Ultra’s aluminum body Lustrous Grey because of the dark sandblasted and anodized surface. It’s a sleek appearance that’s both simple and high-end. Unlike last year’s all-black design, this year’s lid features a gleaming black Xiaomi emblem in the center. The Mi Notebook Ultra is 17.9mm thick and weighs 1.7kg, which is heavier for non-gaming laptops these days.
Mi Notebook Ultra Display
The Mi Notebook Ultra’s most significant selling point: its 15.6-inch IPS LCD screen. Because of its 16:2 aspect ratio and 3.2K resolution (2560×1600), as well as its 90Hz refresh rate, this is a little uncommon. The brightness can reach 300 nits, and the color coverage is 100 percent of the sRGB gamut.
I like the 16:10 aspect ratio, and I’m glad to see it making a comeback after years of manufacturers prioritizing 16:9 for video viewing. It’s a minor but noticeable difference that makes everyday work more comfortable. The screen’s first impressions are that it is incredibly crisp and comfortable. It has a non-reflective matte finish and relatively narrow borders, and unlike last year’s models, it has a webcam in its proper location.
The black keyboard, which sticks out against the dark metal, can be found on the lower deck. Backlighting was on my wishlist for enhancements to last year’s model. The layout appears to be adequate, with large arrow keys on the left and a column of paging buttons on the right. The power button includes a built-in fingerprint sensor, which should make everyday use more convenient. A macro key, which is generally only seen on enthusiast or gaming keyboards, is an exciting addition – I’ll see how that works after I’ve used this laptop for a few days.
Mi Notebook Ultra Function
After using the mi Notebook Ultra 15 16.9 for a bit, I’ll go into more detail on the keyboard and trackpad in my comprehensive review. For the time being, I’m satisfied with the overall construction quality of this laptop – the lid doesn’t bend, and it’s simple to open with one finger. The hinge feels strong, and it can pull the top back far enough.
The Intel Core i5-11300H and Core i7-11370H CPUs from the 11th generation are now available. Are available—Iris Xe graphics from Intel. The only variations are clock rates, cache sizes, and GPU power.
Mi Notebook Ultra Price
If you choose the Core i5 processor, you can buy either 8GB or 16GB of RAM for Rs. 59,999 and Rs. 63,999, respectively. For Rs. 76,999, the Core i7 is only available with 16GB of RAM. A 512GB NVMe SSD is included in all models.
One Thunderbolt 4 Type-C port, one USB 3.2 Type-C port, one USB 3.2 Type-A port, and one USB 2.0 port are included. There is no SD card port, but an HDMI video output and a 3.5mm audio connector are available. With the accompanying 65W adapter, you may charge this laptop through either of the Type-C ports. Dual 2W stereo speakers are included. The webcam resolution is 720p, and Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 are included.
Xiaomi claims that the 70Wh battery would last 12 hours, which I’ll have to verify in my comprehensive review. Also worth noting is that you’ll get an exclusive license for Microsoft Office 2019 Home & Student Edition, as well as be eligible for a Windows 11 update when it becomes available. Over the next few days, I’ll be doing various tests, including games. Evaluating the ergonomics, design, and value-added features of this laptop.