Xiaomi has launched its first line of notebooks in India, the Mi Notebook 14. The 14 notebook is available in two models, a standard edition that features a Core i5 CPU and a Horizon edition that has the Core i7 CPU.
The Mi Notebook 14, as its name suggests, features a 14 ″ 1920x1080px Full HD anti-glare screen. This in an aluminum unibody style design that resembles a MacBook.
The notebook weighs 1.35 kilograms and has no markings on the top case. The chiclet-style keyboard features an ABS textured scissor mechanism. Each key has 1.3mm travel and a capable spring that makes it comfortable to type.
The basic variant of the Mi Notebook 14 features a 10th-generation core i5-10210U CPU that has a 1.6GHz quad-core configuration with a boost clock of up to 4.2GHz. this is combined with 8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM and 256GB of SATA 3 SSD storage. The second variant raises the storage to 512GB of SATA 3 SSD.
The Horizon Edition has two options for the CPU, the same Core i5-10210U and a Core i7-10510U CPU with a 1.8GHz quad-core configuration and a boost clock of up to 4.9GHz. You still get 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM, however the storage has an optional m.2 NVME PCI Express Gen 3 SSD upgrade with 512GB of space. It has a nominal 3000MB / s sequential read and a 1800MB / s sequential write speed. Drastic increase in I / O and read / write operations.
The Horizon edition with the i7 also adds a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, along with the standard ports that include 2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A and a single USB 2.0, 1 HDMI port, a combo audio jack and the USB port. load.
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon edition also has a DGPU equipped with GeForce MX350 2GB GDDR5 VRAM. This makes it better suited for open-ended tasks like limited gaming and photo video editing.
Laptops do not charge via USB C and only one variant has the port that is limited to data. The Mi Notebook 14 has 2x2W stereo speakers with DTS audio, although at first impressions the volume seems low.
Screen brightness is also capped at 250 nits, which when combined with the anti-reflective coating on the screen makes the good screen’s visibility limited. The anti-glare coating works in well-lit environments to block reflections and glare, along with smudges and fingerprints for people who like to touch the screen when they point.
The Mi Notebook 14 also misses a webcam which in today’s global climate seems like a necessary inclusion. Xiaomi includes its USB webcam in the box, which has a maximum 720px 30fps mode.
The Mi Notebook 14 starts at Rs. 41999 for the basic variant with 256GB SATA SSD. The upgraded variant with 512GB SATA SSD costs Rs. 44999. If you opt for the discrete NVIDIA MX250 GPU, you will pay Rs. 47999.
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon edition with a 512GB SATA SSD will cost Rs. 54999. If you choose the upgraded NVME SSD, the price increases to 59,999. All variants offer Rs. 2000 cash back to HDFC cards.