Xiaomi has stepped into the laptop market in India today. Yes, fans have been harassing the Chinese veteran for years to bring his laptop into the country, and the day has finally arrived. Xiaomi has today launched the Mi Notebook 14 lineup in India. This includes the Mi Notebook 14 and a new 14 Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition ‘that was never launched globally before.
Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition boasts an all-metal design on the outside without any branding – clean and minimal. It is made of an aluminum and magnesium alloy and weighs just 1.35 kg. Unlike the Mi notebook variants in China, neither Indian variant is baked with a fingerprint sensor for quick unlocking via Windows Hello.
The laptop offers a 14-inch full-HD anti-glare LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16: 9 aspect ratio and 91% screen-to-body ratio. The panel claims a 178-degree viewing angle, 1000: 1 contrast ratio and 250 not peak brightness. Since the bezels here are super small, you won’t get a built-in webcam.
Speaking of internal, the laptop is powered by a 10th-gen Intel Core i7-10510U processor, with a maximum clock speed of up to 4.9GHz. It comes with 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage. You will also find a dedicated GPU in tow here. The Nvidia GeForce MX350 (2GB) handles the need for graphics on the Horizon version, allowing you to enjoy some casual gaming. You can also give this laptop some light video editing.
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition includes a chiclet keyboard (not full size) with 1.3mm travel and a fairly modest size trackpad. The laptop includes a single fan and a large 2350 square-millimeter air intake area for better cooling. You also get Mi Smart Share for faster file sharing and Blaze Unlock to unlock the laptop using Mi Band. You can read about installing it here.
For the I / O port, you get a single USB 2.0 port on the left side and a 3.5 mm audio jack. The right edge consists of two USB 3.1, an HDMI 1.4B and a USB Type-C port. You also get WiFi 802.11ac (WiFi 5, 2 x 2) and Bluetooth 5.0 as wireless connectivity options.
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition is equipped with a 46Wh battery, which the company promises that you should last up to 10 hours on a single charge. The laptop, as teased earlier last week, supports 1C fast-charging. It can juice your battery from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes, which is great.
Mi Notebook 14
The standard Mi Notebook 14 has some noticeable differences – both on the design and on the internal front. This version is basically a rebranded version of RedmiBook 14 Pro, which made its debut in China in August last year.
The most obvious difference between the two variants is the bezels. The Mi Notebook 14 comes with a 14-inch full-HD display with thick bezels around 1920 x 1080 resolution, 178-degree viewing angle, and 250 bright peak brightness. Even though we have large bezels here, you will not find a built-in webcam. However, Xiaomi will bundle an external HD webcam in the box.
For internal, you still get 10th-gen Intel Core processors but this is Intel Core i5-10510U (Comet Lake) in this variant. It is coupled with 512GB SATA 3 SSD onboard with 8GB 2666MHz RAM and up to 2GB of Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics memory.
The connectivity and battery features for this version are very similar to the Horizon version, so, yes, you’re not missing anything here.
Price and Availability
The Mi Notebook 14 comes in three configurations and has been priced starting at Rs. 41,999 in India. You can find the prices of all three variants listed below:
- 8GB + 256GB – Rs. 41,999
- 8GB + 512GB – Rs. 44,999
- 8GB + 256GB + MX250 – Rs. 47,999
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition comes in two variants. The Core-i5 variant has been priced at Rs. 54,999 while the Core-i7 variant will cost you Rs. 59,999. Both the laptops come in a single colorway – Mercury Gray and it looks quite stunning in real-life. Both of these laptops will go on starting from June 17 on Amazon India, Mi.com, and offline Mi stores across India.
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