Mi Notebook 14 and Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition featuring 10th-generation Intel Comet Lake processors launched in India; prices start at INR 41,999
After years of selling just about every conceivable 'smart' gadget, Xiaomi has finally bought some of its laptops to the Indian market. Dubbed as the Mi Notebook 14 and Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition, both laptops come with 10th-generation Intel Comet Lake processors. A cursory glance at the spec sheet reveals that both devices are just rebranded versions of last year's Redmibook 13.
Mi Notebook 14
The Mi Notebook 14 features a quad-core Intel Core i5-10210U clocked at 1.6GHz. System memory is restricted to only 8GB of DDR4 RAM, while one can choose between a 256GB and 512GB NVMe SSD. Lastly, the laptop uses Intel's UHD 620 iGPU by default. One can add a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX 250 GPU for an additional price.
Its 14-inch IPS LCD screen has a resolution on 1920x1080 and comes with noticeable bezels at the top. There is ample room for a dedicated webcam, something that the Mi Notebook 14 does not have. Thankfully, Xiaomi says it that it will throw in a 720p Mi Webcam for free with all purchases.
The Mi Notebook 14 comes with a 46Wh battery, and is bundled with a 65W charger. Xiaomi claims that it can provide up to ten hours of battery backup. The laptop is 18mm (0.7in) thick, 323mm (12in) long, 228mm (9in)wide, and weighs only 1.4 kilograms (3lb).
Due to its compact form factor, the number of available I/O ports is significantly affected. All you get is 2x USB Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1x USB 2.0, and 1x HDMI ports. Some of the other features include in-built 2x2W speakers tuned by DTS, support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and a fingerprint scanner.
The base variant of the Mi Notebook 14 with no dedicated GPU and 256GB of storage can be had for INR 41,999($555). Bumping up the storage to 512GB will set you back by INR 44,999 ($593), and adding the GeForce MX250 on top will cost you a total of INR 47,999 ($633). The notebook will be available for purchase on Xiaomi's official website on June 17th.
Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition
Moving on to the higher-tier Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition, one gets to choose between an Intel Core i5-10210U and Core i7-10510U. Both variants come with 8GB of RAM, 512GB of internal storage, and a dedicated GeForce MX350 GPU.
The laptop is also a tad thinner with a 91% screen-to-body ratio (as opposed to 81% on the Mi Notebook 14.) It weighs 1.35 kilograms (2.9lb), is 18mm (0.7in) thick, 321mm (12in) long, and 206mm (8.1in)wide. Lastly, Xiaomi throws in a USB Type-C port too, but only in the Core i7 variant. Everything else is pretty much the same across both SKUs.
As expected, the Mi Notebook 14 Horizons Edition is priced a tad higher. The Core i5 version retails at INR 54,999 ($725), while the maxed-out variant will set you back by INR 57,999 ($765). The laptop will be available for purchase alongside the Mi Notebook 14 on July 17th on Xiaomi's website.