Redmi, the Xiaomi subsidiary, is set to launch its first laptop in India, dubbed the RedmiBook. Now, ahead of its launch event on August 3, the company has issued an all important teaser post revealing certain key specifications of the laptop. According to the post by Redmi India, the upcoming RedmiBook is slated to launch with 11th gen Intel Core processors, SSD storage and a 15.6 inch display as well. This makes it the first laptop from the Xiaomi group to launch with 11th gen Intel processors, after the older Mi Notebook series featuring 10th gen Intel chips.
The tweet also officially confirms SSD based storage, which is also what the Mi Notebook series had come with. However, the crucial difference appears to lie in the processor generation and screen size. Since its launch, the Mi Notebook 14 has remained one of the more recommendable laptops in the price band of around Rs 50,000. However, the laptop has largely catered to business and education sector users who were content with a 14-inch screen size, and valued the compact form factor over features such as a larger display and an integrated webcam.
The RedmiBook, on the other hand, appears to offer a 15.6 inch display size, therefore catering to users who are on the lookout for a larger display. The RedmiBook is also expected to feature full HD display resolution, and the upgrade in the Intel chip generation will also reflect positively on overall performance. Rumours about the laptop have so far suggested that it will continue at around the same price range as the Mi Notebook 14 series, which would make things interesting in terms of the present market of laptops with 11th gen Intel processors in the market.
So far, it is not clear as to what other features might be part of the RedmiBook laptop. Rumours have not offered any definite speculations around if the laptop would finally feature a backlit keyboard, or still skip it. Nevertheless, more details should be revealed by Redmi in less than a week’s time, when the first Redmi laptop is launched. The laptop will also likely support Windows 11, and rival the Realme Book — the first laptop from Xiaomi’s cross-country rival, Realme.