After some teasers and posters in China, Xiaomi has launched their new RedmiBooks with the latest 10nm based Intel Ice Lake CPUs. This is actually after the launch of RedmiBook laptops with Ryzen 4000 APUs in May. So, these new laptoops with latest Intel CPUs also feature Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPUs.
The new Redmibook 16 features a 16.1-inch FHD display with narrow bezels of just 3.26 mm, giving it around 90% of screen to body ratio. The screen seems very colour accurate as it covers 100% sRGB, supports DC dimming and has 300 nits of peak brightness. Obviously, the laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home.
You can choose between Intel Core i5-1035G1 and Core i7-1065G7 CPUs, both having 15 W TDP and comes with 4 cores and 8 threads. But the Core i5-1035G1 has 1.0 GHz base and 3.6 GHz boost clock speeds while the Core i7-1065G7 has 1.3 GHz base and 3.9 GHz boost clock speeds. For GPU, you get the latest NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU with 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
It comes paired with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at a higher 3,200MHz along with up to 512GB of NVMe SSD storage. For connectivity, you get dual-band Wi-Fi 6 support, 2×2 MIMO WLAN and Bluetooth v5.1 support. Coming to the ports, there are two USB Type-C ports, two USB Type-A ports, an HDMI port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The laptop features a full-sized keyboard with 1.5 mm keystroke and also there’s a fingerprint reader integrated into the Power button for safe switching on the device. For the audio, there are two 2W speakers with DTS audio processing. The laptop weighs just 1.8 kg and is equipped with 46 WHr battery, which according to Xiaomi, shall last up to 12 hours along with 65W USB Type-C fast charge support, 50% of charge in just 30 minutes.
The new RedmiBook 16 with Intel Ice Lake CPUs with Core i5-1035G1/ 16GB RAM/ 512GB SSD storage will cost CNY 4,999 (about $710 or Rs. 53,400), and the Core i7-1065G7/ 16GB RAM/ 512GB SSD storage will cost CNY 5,699 (about $810 or Rs. 60,900).
RedmiBook 14 II
Coming to the new RedmiBook 14 II laptop, it features a 14-inch FHD display that also offers 100% sRGB coverage along with 300 nits of peak brightness. The laptop is considerably smaller and that’s why its lighter, so weighs only 1.3 Kg.
Much like the RedmiBook 16, with this one also you get both Intel Core i5-1035G1 and Core i7-1065G7 CPU options. For GPU, again you have the NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU with 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. It comes paired with 8 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM with 16 GB RAM option as well and for storage, there’s the same 512 GB NVMe SSD.
The keyboard, connectivity, speakers and ports remain the same as of the RedmiBook 16 but the RedmiBook 14 II comes with a smaller 40 WHr battery that promises up to 10 hours of battery life along with 65W USB Type-C fast charge support, 50% of charge in just 28 minutes.
The new RedmiBook 14 II laptop with Core i5-1035G1/ 8GB RAM/ 512GB SSD storage will cost CNY 4,699 (about $670 or Rs. 50,200) while the Core i5-1035G1/ 16GB RAM/512GB SSD storage variant that covers 100% sRGB color gamut will cost CNY 4,999 (about $710 or Rs. 53,400).
The Core i7-1065G7/ 8GB RAM/ 512GB SSD storage variant will cost you CNY 5,399 (about Rs. 57,700) while the Core i7-1065G7/ 16GB RAM/ 512GB SSD storage variant, on the other hand, shall cost you CNY 5,699 (about $810 or Rs. 60,900). Both the laptops will go on sale in China starting from July 15 with no information on international availability as for now.
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