Xiaomi is expected to launch two new laptops in India soon, the Mi Notebook Pro and Mi Notebook Ultra. Ahead of the expected launch of the laptops at an upcoming Xiaomi event, various key specifications have yet again surfaced online. This gives further indication at what the Mi Notebook Pro and Ultra may bring to the table. It also suggests how Xiaomi is likely looking to upscale its laptops from being just budget offerings, to premium laptops for business and high performance users alike — without taking the value proposition off the table.
The Mi Notebook Pro is tipped to feature a 14-inch display with 2.5K display resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. This suggests that the Mi Notebook Pro may come with a tall display aspect ratio, and the new leak claims that both the laptops will feature 16:10 aspect ratios on the displays. This falls in line with new generation laptop ergonomics, where a taller display form factor is deemed as better in terms of reading and usage ergonomics. The Mi Notebook Ultra, meawhile, is expected to feature a 15.6-inch display with 3.5K screen resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. Both the displays are tipped to offer 100 percent of the sRGB colour gamut coverage.
Other specifications of the new generation Mi Notebook laptops include choices of 11th gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics, and up to 16GB DDR4 memory and 512GB SSD for storage. Previous leaks have also suggested that the Mi Notebook Ultra may feature a top SKU with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti offering discrete graphics as well, but this has not been mentioned in the latest array of leaked specifications.
Both the laptops are tipped to feature backlit keyboards, a common feature that was surprisingly missing from the previous generation of Mi Notebook laptops. They are also tipped to feature two 2W integrated speakers, and also come with fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello recognition and integrated HD webcams. In terms of connectivity, the Mi Notebook Pro and Ultra are expected to feature a USB-C port with Thunderbolt 4 support, a USB 3.2 gen 1 port, an HDMI port and a 3.5mm audio port as well. It is also tipped to offer Wi-Fi 6, and the two laptops will be offered in multiple SKUs.
Finally, the Mi Notebook Pro is said to start from around Rs 60,000 in its India pricing, while the most expensive variant of the Mi Notebook Ultra offered in India may cost around Rs 80,000. It is not clear if all the variants of the two new laptops will be launched in India right away, or if Xiaomi may reserve the top variants for a later release, after gauging consumer interest around the new, premium Xiaomi laptops.