The Xiaomi Book Pro laptop lineup has been launched at the company’s latest global product launch event. The laptops have been launched alongside the Xiaomi 12S, 12S Pro and Ultra smartphones, the Band 7 Pro smartwatch, Wi-Fi 6 home routers, and a home mesh router as well. The new laptops come in two screen sizes, two processor variants and two GPU variants as well, thereby offering plenty of versatility to the entire lineup. It’s not clear as to when might the products be introduced in markets outside China, but they offer a strong indication for what the company’s latest products for 2022 will look like.
Xiaomi Book Pro 2022: Key Features, Prices
The Xiaomi Book Pro 2022 lineup has two variants, one with a 14-inch display and the other with a 16-inch one. The company claimed at launch that it has created a custom graded colour profile for its display for richer, more natural colours. Both the laptop displays offer 100 percent sRGB and DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage, as well as Dolby Vision certification. They also offer 90 percent screen to body ratios, and 16:10 aspect ratios.
The 14-inch Xiaomi Book Pro offers 2.8K screen resolution, while the 16-inch variant features a 4K display. Both use E4 OLED panels with 10-bit colour depth, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection.
In terms of performance, the Xiaomi Book Pro uses two processor variants – Intel Core i5-1240P and the Core i7-1260P, both of which can be availed in either screen sizes. All variants offer up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB PCIe 4.0 SSD storage, while all variants also come with Intel Evo certification.
Other key features include options for AMD RX550M and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 GPUs, which are also available in both the variants. Xiaomi also claims to have offered CNC machined aluminium bodies, and measure 14.9mm in thickness. While the 14-inch laptop weighs 1.5kg, the 16-inch variant is 1.8kg in weight.
The laptops offer 70Wh batteries, up to 100W fast charging via USB-C, a backlit keyboard with 1.3mm key travel, and Windows 11 preloaded as well. The trackpad features a linear haptic motor for feedback, as well as multi-gesture support on its trackpad.
Both the laptops will become available in China for the time being. Prices of the Book Pro 14-inch begin at CNY 5,899 (~Rs 69,500), and CNY 6,499 (~Rs 76,500) for the 16-inch variant as well.
Home Internet Products
Other launches in the home internet segment include four wi-fi 6 router models, which offer up to triple-band internet connectivity – including one dedicated band for online gaming with low latency connectivity. The router options include Xiaomi AX3000 at CNY 349 (~Rs 4,100), AX3600 at CNY 499 (~Rs 5,900), AX6000 at CNY 549 (~Rs 6,500) and AX9000 at CNY 1,299 (~Rs 15,300).
The flagship Xiaomi AX9000 offers 12 signal amplifiers, up to six-core Qualcomm processors, a 2.5 Gbps multi-gigabit Ethernet port, and a higher data transfer density that can produce up to 20 percent faster internet speeds.
The Xiaomi home mesh routers have also been announced, and are targeted at large homes, offices and enterprises. Prices and availability have not been revealed as yet.
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