Update: Xiaomi has confirmed the launch of the Mi Notebook via a tweet for India on June 11. The device is said to be exclusive to the Indian markets and will be made in India. The launch event will start from 12.00 PM onwards.
Xiaomi has been in the Indian markets for over seven years and it has a stronghold on the smartphone, smart band, and smart TV markets. It has, however, not announced a single laptop since the company arrived in India. That looks to be changing soon as a new report has said that the Redmibook 13, launched in China under the Redmi brand, will be unveiled in India with the Mi branding on June 11.
Redmibook 13: Price and specifications
As per the report, the specs of the new Xiaomi laptop have been shared by popular tipster Ishan Agarwal. The laptop will have the 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and not AMD’s Ryzen version which was announced just a while back. Bezels will be at a minimum and as the name mentions, the screen size will be 13-inches. Xiaomi has revealed that the rebranded Redmibook 13 will not be as affordable as many of Xiaomi’s other products. The Redmibook 13 was launched at a starting price of CNY 4,199 (about Rs 44,500) and we can expect the Indian pricing to be hand-in-hand.
The display panel is an IPS LCD screen with a 1920×1080 resolution and a claimed 89 percent screen-to-body ratio. Apart from the i7 version, which is touted to be launched in India, the Redmibook 13 also happens to have an i5 version. As far as GPU goes, the laptop has the option to choose from Intel UHD graphics or NVIDIA’s MX250 GPU. In terms of RAM and storage, there is 8GB of memory which is expandable to up to 32GB while there is 512GB of SSD storage. Connectivity options on the laptop happen to include 2x USB 3.1 port, 1x HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0. For audio purposes, the laptop has two 2W speakers and DTS audio processing.
Battery-wise the Redmibook 13 has a 40Whr cell with a 65W charging adapter. As per Redmi, the device can deliver up to 11 hours of video playback on a full charge or 8.5 hours of web browsing. The laptop supports 1C charging which will juice up 50 percent of the battery in less than 35 minutes. The Redmibook 13 comes with Windows 10 pre-installed. There is only the single colour option of the Redmibook 13 and it is the Moonlight Silver colour.