Xiaomi shamelessly ripped off the MacBook Pro with its new laptop

Alan Olson
September 12, 2017

It features a full-size keyboard, which is backlit in nature and the company says that the keyboard area is 19 percent larger than the Apple MacBook Pro.

The highlights of the Mi Notebook Pro are that it contains the fingerprint sensor for a biometric authentication.

Xiaomi just kickstarted its Bejing event by unveiling a new laptop for the consumers in the market. All come with a 15.6-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 by 1,080, which, based on my experience, is not an ideal configuration. All three supposedly have 256GB SSD as internal storage. The Mi Notebook Pro features an 8th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor claiming to be the first batch of notebooks in the world to do so. There's a Core i7 model clocked up to 4GHz with 16GB RAM, while another model features a smaller 8GB RAM. It has a 6.52 mm thin bezel and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. A NVIDIA GeForce MX150 is also included but it will certainly not deliver earth-shattering graphics performance "out of the box". To top that up, Xiaomi is using a symmetrical super cooling system to keep the temperature under control on the inside. The device will, like its predecessor, be available only in China and will start going on Sale on September 15. For connectivity options, you get 2 USB ports, 2 USB Type-C ports, an HDMI port, SD card slot and a 3.5 mm earphone jack.

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It comes with a fingerprint scanner which is embedded in the touchpad.

The company wants to cater to the Chinese and Indian audience by bringing in a laptop that would openly compete Apple's own Macbook Pro.

Harman Infinity custom-built speakers and Dolby Atmos audio. The same presumably holds true for the model with the current-generation Intel Core i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM, with this particular hardware still putting the Mi Notebook Pro on par with the majority of Microsoft's Surface lineup. It is priced at 5,599 Yuan (Rs 54,900/$859). $984), the other one with Core i5 + 8GB RAM will be available with a price tag of 5599 Yuan (approx.

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