Xioami, a company known for their affordable range of smartphones, has begun dipping their toes into the laptop market.
The renowned Chinese company first entered the laptop space with their Xioami Notebook Air, launched as a more affordable alternative to Apple’s line of MacBook laptops.
This year, Xioami has targeted Apple’s MacBook Pro line with the recently announced Mi Notebook Pro. Like Apple’s own design aesthetic, the upcoming laptop features a thin industrial bezel and an overall sleek form factor.
Inside the hood, the Mi Notebook Pro will ship with the latest Intel quad-core i7 processor and up to 16GB of RAM, in addition to an impressive 1TB of SSD storage and Nvidia’s Geforce MX150 graphics chipset.
If that wasn’t enough, the Mi Notebook Pro will also borrow elements from popular smart devices, which in this case translates into the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor built into the laptop’s precision trackpad. In terms of IO, Xioami is boasting the fact that the Mi Notebook Pro will feature several more ports than Apple’s MacBook Pro range of laptops (which feature 4 USB Type-C ports).
The upcoming laptop will also feature a 3-in-1 card reader, two USB-C ports, two standard USB ports, and an HDMI port. The forthcoming laptop will also sport a 16.5” 1080p display (it is unclear what kind of panel Xioami will be deploying within the Mi Laptop Pro).
Xiaomi is set to launch the Mi Notebook Pro starting at ¥6399 CNY or $1189.47 CAD. Like the Mi Notebook Air, which initially was only available in China, a similar approach towards the Mi Notebook Pro is expected. Those interested in Xiaomi’s line of Apple alternatives may consider checking out their official website.
No release date for a global launch of the Mi Notebook Pro has been announced at this time.