Xiaomi has just announced its first Ultrabook series dubbed the Mi Notebook 14. The series was initially expected to be a rebranded Redmibook series. However, the laptops launched are new models and consist of maxed-out Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition and Vanilla Mi Notebook 14. Both laptops come with aggressive pricing, sleek 14-inch displays, magnesium-aluminum chassis, and 10th gen Intel CPUs.
Design and Display
Both, the Mi Notebook 14 and Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition come with anti-glare FHD LCD panels with a 16:9 aspect ratio. However, the former features larger bezels and weighs 1.5 kg while the latter sports slimmer 3mm bezels on the sides and top featuring a 91% screen-to-body ratio. The horizon Edition is lighter and weighs 1.35 kg.
Due to cutting down on bezels, the manufacturer did not have enough space to fit in a webcam. Hence, Xiaomi has bundled the laptops with an external Mi Webcam HD. Both laptops are equipped with bottom-firing stereo speakers and a single finger lid opening.
Internals and Storage
As for the innards, the standard Mi Notebook 14 comes with a 10th gen Intel core i5-10210U CPU. Users have a choice between Intel’s UHD 620 or Nvidia’s GeForce MX250 GPU.
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition, on the other hand, comes in both Intel Core i5-10210U and Core i7-10510U variants. The latter is paired with Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU.
Both laptops are equipped with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256/512GB SATA SSDs. The top line Horizon Edition is also available in a faster NVMe option.
In terms of input/output ports, the laptops are equipped with two USB 3.1 ports alongside single USB 2.0, HDMI, and Type-C ports.
They come with 46Wh batteries rated at 10 hours of usage and support for 65W chargers that can top up the battery to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Pricing and Availability
The laptops will be available for sale by 17th June in India with the following price tags.
Mi Notebook 14
- 256GB SATA SSD version ~$554
- 512GB SATA SSD version ~ $593
- 512GB SATA SSD + NVIDIA MX250 GPU ~$633
Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition
- 512GB SATA SSD version ~$725
- 512GB PCI Express Gen 3 NVMe SSD version ~$791