Xiaomi, the China based company known for its affordable smartphone offerings unveiled its first gaming oriented laptop today which will go by the name of Mi Gaming Laptop. This device was showcased alongside the Mi Mix 2S in Shanghai. The laptop is packed with top-notch specifications and can prove useful to both heavy use professionals as well as hardcore gamers. Let’s have a look at what the device has to offer.
Design and Display
On the design front, the laptop seems super sturdy owing to its brushed aluminum chassis. Xiaomi has also maintained a minimal look with this device, restricting to almost no branding on its body. The company has done so in an effort to make the laptop blend in office environments. It does, however, come with RGB lighting centered around four zones on the inside of the device. On the display front, the offering is fitted with a 15.6-inch Full HD panel with thin bezels around it. This makes viewing content on the laptop an immersive experience.
Performance and Storage
Underneath its hood, the Mi Gaming Laptop is powered by the Kaby Lake Core i7 processor made by Intel. An NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU is also bundled to enhance the laptop’s performance and make it worthy of its name. For multi-tasking, the high-end variant also offers up to 16GB of RAM. On the storage side of things, it comes with a hybrid drive comprising of a 256GB NVMe SSD and a 1TB HDD. The SSD ensures quick read/write and boot up time; the HDD helps make sure you don’t run out of space. The base model of the Mi Gaming Laptop comes with the GTX 1050 Ti GPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB + 1TB hybrid storage combination.
Connectivity and Extra Features
If the specifications alone haven’t convinced you to make the leap, the Mi Gaming Laptop offers Dolby Atmos support for its speakers. Considering the fact that the laptop will be used for heavy use, heating is a concern. To tackle this problem, Xiaomi has fitted this device with 2 fans, a 3+2 design for the heat pipe and four air outlets. It has managed to fit in all of this and keeping the device at just 20.9mm in thickness. As far as connectivity goes, the Mi Gaming Laptop does not disappoint and features all the conventional solutions including Dual-Band WiFi, Bluetooth, two USB-C ports, an HDMI and a high power DAC for its 3.5mm jack.
The laptop being a true power device, does come with a hefty price tag. You can grab one for as much as 5,999 Yuan (~Rs. 62,299) for the base variant or 8,999 Yuan (~Rs. 93,450) for the high-end variant starting April 13, 2018. The device is most likely to stay in China and won’t be launching in India anytime soon as Xiaomi hasn’t introduced its laptop lineup in the country yet.