RedmiBook 15 Pro

First Impressions

RedmiBook 15 Pro offers everything you need. It’s a laptop aimed at students and folks starting their careers, and as such, doesn’t have much to offer, save for the very things you’d need in a laptop to work without much hassle.

It's a decently built laptop, made of plastic. The weight distribution is quite good and you do see a lot of bezels around screen. There's a webcam too. But fact is, it feels a lot more cheaply made than other laptops in this price range.

The 15.6-inch display is large enough for cramming a lot of faces in a Zoom call, but this is far from the quality you’d find in a premium laptop. The viewing angles are super tight, and there’s significant backlight bleeding.

The 2x2W bottom-firing speakers with DTS Audio support is not much but when kept on a hard surface like a table, the audio bounces off from the bottom and creates a stereo sound that’s at least audible even with the ceiling fan spinning at full speed.

The Intel Core i5 11300H puts the Pro in the RedmiBook 15 Pro, and for the little time I used, the laptop felt super responsive. The laptop won’t disappoint for the needs it’s meant to serve.

The 512GB NVMe SSD is quite fast. The laptop boots from cold in under 15 seconds, and open files and apps in an instant. With just 8 tabs open on Firefox, the RAM usage shot up to 68%.

The RedmiBook 15 Pro offers two USB-A 3.2 ports and a single USB-A 2.0 port, but no USB-C port. It has SD card support and a RJ45 ethernet port, along with HDMI out and 3.5mm audio jack.

The keyboard is actually the highlight of the design, all the keys are right where it should be. It also has a rather big trackpad, but the plastic surface can be a bit resistive to touch.

The RedmiBook 15 Pro is not meant for gaming or creative work, but the hardware and design might just be perfect for online classes and basic office work.

As far as performance is concerned, the Redmibook 15 Pro could actually be a little better than the competition. It is priced at Rs 49,999, and there are some extra discounts to sweeten the deal. Stay tuned for the full review!