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Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop starts at under $1000

by Mark Tyson on 27 March 2018, 13:31

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Xiaomi hosted a special event in Shanghai a few hours ago. The main attraction was the launch of the Mi MIX 2S smartphone. Xiaomi took plenty of stage time explaining the attractiveness of its latest state-of-the-art smartphone, with fast processing (Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 supported by 8GB RAM), and great screen, and high quality cameras. Of course it was compared positively against the Apple iPhone X - but delivered with Xiaomi-style pricing. However, of greater surprise and interest was the launch of the first ever Xiaomi branded gaming laptop.

At the time of writing there is yet to be a full product page or specifications page uploaded to the official site so I just have some specification highlights today. The new Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop is a 15.6-inch Full HD wide-colour gamut (72 per cent NTSC) screen equipped machine with narrow screen bezels (9.9mm) in a businesslike 20.9mm deep brushed aluminium chassis.

The laptop has 4x 16 million colour RGB lighting zones plus the RGB keyboard. This keyboard offers anti-ghosting with 30-key rollover and five programmable keys for your favourite (gaming) functions. For audio, Xiaomi has equipped stereo 3W speakers with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio certification.

Inside there are some options to be chosen by the buyer. Alongside the Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU you can opt for either an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB) or GTX 1060 (6GB) graphics chip. The lower spec machine comes with 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD along with a 1TB HDD and costs ¥5,999 ($960). The higher spec machine is equipped with 16GB of RAM, a 256GB NVMe SSD, and a 1TB HDD and is priced at ¥8,999 ($1,440). Your performance components are cooled by a Xiaomi designed twin fan-based system including 3+2 heatpipes and four air exhausts.

Connectivity is plentiful for a svelte laptop, with the Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop sporting four USB 3.0 ports, two USB-C ports, HDMI output, and a 3.5mm jack with a high power headphone amp.

The Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop is set to go on sale in China from 13th April.

Unveiling the Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop, from 1 hr 37 mins onwards.

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Hrm, if there's no overly weird logo on the top of the lid, this is a really nice understated but decent looking laptop … and for a pretty nice price! Hope it arrives in the EU/UK sometime, some competition for Alienware/Razer etc would be lovely.
Interesting but I would definitely want to see some reviews first. The chassis looks like it has potential to be cheap and not very rigid and the hinges for the lid don't look very solid.
I'm glad they are coming in to the market - from a design perspective, it actually looks like a competitor to the XPS15.
However, i'd really want a back to back review (vs HP and Dell's main machines) because if it retails for over £1000 (1050ti) and over £1400 (1060) then im not sure about the value….
most of all, with a 7 series intel CPU at the helm in mid-2018??
Not amazing value, with the likely 1:1 £:$ conversion that's pretty standard pricing for a laptop with that hardware

…most of all, with a 7 series intel CPU at the helm in mid-2018??

It's not a bad choice, the only 8th gen mobile intel chips are either 15 W quad cores (so can't hold a candle to the 45 W 7th gen quads) or the rebadged “G” chips (so 45 W 7th gen quad cores)
Xiaomi stuff is never available in the UK/EU without having to import it yourself. Which when spending this much is simply not worth the risk.