Xiaomi’s sub-brand, Redmi has finally debuted in the Indian laptop market with the launch of RedmiBook Pro and RedmiBook e-Learning Edition laptops. Surprisingly, they compete directly with the Xiaomi Mi NoteBook 14 and Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition in the country.
The RedmiBook e-Learning Edition laptop comes with a larger display, latest 11th-gen Intel chipset and more configurations compared to the Mi NoteBook e-Learning Edition, but commands a higher price tag. If you’re in the market for an affordable yet powerful laptop, it’s natural to get confused between these two e-Learning Editions notebooks. Here’s a detailed comparison to help you with your purchase decision.
RedmiBook e-Learning Edition vs Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition: complete specs
|Specs||RedmiBook e-Learning Edition||Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition|
|Display||15.6-inch FHD||14-inch FHD|
|Chipset||11th Gen Intel Core i3||10th Gen Intel Core i3|
|GPU||Intel UHD||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|RAM||8GB DDR4||8GB DDR4|
|Storage||256GB|512GB PCIe NVMe SSD||512GB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|OS||Windows 10 Home (Windows 11 supported)||Windows 10 Home (Windows 11 supported)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth, 5, 3X USB, HDMI 1.4, RJ45, 3.5mm audio jack, Kensington Lock, SD card reader||Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth, 5, 3X USB, HDMI 1.4, RJ45, 3.5mm audio jack,|
|Audio||2 x 2W Stereo speaker||2 x 2W Stereo speaker|
|Battery||46Wh (65W fast charging)||46Wh (65W fast charging)|
|Price||Rs 41,999 | Rs 44,999||Rs 38,999|
RedmiBook e-Learning Edition vs Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition: price in India
The Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition is available in a single configuration with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The laptop retails for Rs 38,999 and is available from Mi.com, Mi Home stores, and Amazon India.
The RedmiBook e-Learning Edition, on the other hand, is available in two configurations – 8GB + 256GB and 8GB + 512GB. The base variant is priced at Rs 41,999 and the top-end model will retail at Rs 44,999. It can be purchased from Flipkart and Mi.com.
RedmiBook e-Learning Edition vs Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition: display
In the display department, Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition features a 14-inch IPS LCD Full HD resolution anti-glare screen. The RedmiBook e-Learning Editio also features an IPS LCD display with Full HD resolution but on a bigger 15.6-inch panel. Therefore, the former is suitable for those who want a compact laptop to carry on a day-to-day basis, whereas the RedmiBook offering is ideal for those who want a larger screen for both work and play.
RedmiBook e-Learning Edition vs Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition: hardware and software
This is where the major difference between the two laptops lies. The Mi NoteBook 14 e-learning Edition comes with the last-generation 10th-gen Intel Core i3-10110U processor. The chipset is coupled with Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB of SATA 3 SSD storage. Out of the box, the laptop runs Windows 10 Home Edition that’s upgradeable to Windows 11.
Coming to the RedmiBook e-Learning Edition, it’s powered by an 11th-gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 Tiger Lake SoC. The processor is accompanied by Intel UHD Graphics, 8GB RAM, and either 256GB or 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. The Redmi offering also boots Windows 10 Home out of the box, and can also be upgraded to Windows 11.
Here, RedmiBook e-Learning Edition comes out on top as the 11th-gen Intel Core i3 offers slightly faster single-core performance and an enhanced Intel UHD graphics featuring Intel Xe graphics architecture offering better gaming, as per online reviews. However, the slight improvement in the performance of RedmiBook e-Learning Edition is not a dealbreaker for the Mi NoteBook, since the difference is not significant.
RedmiBook e-Learning Edition vs Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition: I/O and connectivity options
As for the keyboard, the RedmiBook e-Learning Edition and Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning edition are both equipped with an island-style keyboard featuring a scissor mechanism. However, the RedmiBook has a higher tactile feedback thanks to the 1.5mm key travel compared to 1.3mm on the Mi offering. Both laptops support multi-touch touchpad with Windows Precision Drivers. There’s a 720p HD webcam and 2x2W stereo speakers on both.
In terms of connectivity, both these laptops offer dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The RedmiBook e-Learning Edition comes with two USB 3.2 Gen1, one USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4, LAN, Kensington Lock, and an SD card reader. The Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition has the same setup except for older USB 3.1 ports and missing Kensington Lock.
RedmiBook e-Learning Edition vs Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition: battery
Both e-Learning Edition laptops are powered by a 46Wh battery with support for 65W fast charging. Xiaomi and Redmi both claim up to 10 hours of battery backup for these laptops.
RedmiBook e-Learning Edition vs Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition: conclusion
The Xiaomi Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition is Rs 3,000 cheaper than the base variant of the RedmiBook e-Learning Edition. If you want a laptop that’s portable and looks premium, the Mi NoteBook 14 e-Learning Edition gets our vote because of its compact form factor and metal build. The RedmiBook e-Learning Edition on the other hand should be your pick if you are looking for a laptop with a larger display and the latest Intel chipset.