Finally, today, Xiaomi has launched its much anticipated RedmiBook laptop series with the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processors in China. As per the previous leaks, there are three laptops i.e. RedmiBook 13, RedmiBook 14 and RedmiBook 16.
The new RedmiBook laptops looks almost similar to the Mi Notebooks and now come with an updated design, shredding off its plastic design for a clean and minimal looking metallic-finish. It still has a polycarbonate body borrowing some key essence from the Mi NoteBook.
Talking about the screen, each of the notebooks has 13-inch, 14-inch and 16.1-inch displays for the RedmiBook 13, 14 and 16 respectively. According to the leaked posters, these laptops have over 90% screen-to-body ratio, covering 100% sRGB wide colour gamut support.
The bezels of the display are very sleek, just 3.26mm on both top and sides, making it look much modern but still there’s a thick bottom bezel with RedmiBook branding. The RedmiBook laptops feature a chiclet keyboard and mousepad is similar to its predecessors.
Coming to the hardware, which is the key attraction, these laptops feature the AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile APUs and you get only two options : the 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 4500U and 8-core Ryzen 7 4700U. These APUs are based on the latest 7nm based Zen 2 architecture, giving you superior performance even though consuming just 15W TDP.
It comes paired with up to 16 GB of RAM & 512 GB of Samsung’s PM881 SSD storage. The APU’s integrated Vega 5 or Vega 7 graphics gives great graphical performance with more amount of RAM, so getting a 16GB RAM would be a smarter move.
You can use these laptops for medium to professional workloads as well as do casual gaming on it. The more iGPU you allocate, the better it performs in games and graphical applications, also Xiaomi’s 3 performance modes i.e. ‘Full Speed’, ‘Balanced’, and ‘Quiet’ modes for your RedmiBook.
The Full-Speed mode is touted to increase the performance by up to 34.5%, helping to take full advantage of the Ryzen 4000 APU. The higher-end variant with 16GB of RAM can be charged via a USB Type C charging port, that also supports quick charging.
The RedmiBook 16 features a 46Whr battery, which according to Xiaomi, shall last up to 12 hours on a single charge. You can charge the laptop up to 50% in just 38 minutes, seems great for a budget laptop.
Xiaomi has priced the RedmiBook 13 with Ryzen 5 + 8GB RAM + 512GB SSD variant to be 3,799 Yuan (around Rs. 40,299), Ryzen 5 + 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD variant to be 3,999 Yuan (around Rs. 42,499) and Ryzen 7 + 16GB RAM + 1TB SSD variant to be 4,999 Yuan (around Rs. 52,899).
The RedmiBook 14 with Ryzen 5 + 8GB RAM + 512GB SSD variant is priced at 3,799 Yuan (around Rs. 40,299), Ryzen 5 + 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD variant is priced at 3,999 Yuan (around Rs. 42,499) and Ryzen 7 + 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD is priced at 4,499 Yuan (around Rs. 47,699).
On the other hand, the RedmiBook 16 with Ryzen 5 + 8GB RAM + 512GB SSD variant will cost 3,799 Yuan (around Rs. 40,299), Ryzen 5 + 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD variant will cost 3,999 Yuan (around Rs. 42,499) and Ryzen 7 + 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD variant will cost 4,999 Yuan (around Rs. 47,699).
All of these laptops will be available in China from 1st June 2020, with up to 300 Yuan discount on the first day of the sale.
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