Xiaomi Book S 12.4
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Xiaomi Book S 12.4
Source: Tech Advisor
The Xiaomi Book S 12.4 is a good option for anyone seeking a 2-in-1 tablet that doesn’t cost too much but still offers a wide gamut of functionality. It does nearly everything its more expensive rivals such as the Surface Pro 8 and Huawei MateBook E do, while also saving the user at least a couple of hundred pounds (or euros), depending on which add-ons they purchase. Despite using an LCD panel and missing a faster refresh rate, its 12.35in display is big and bright enough to provide an enjoyable viewing experience, while being more than adequate for work purposes. Its performance is also more than sufficient for most day-to-day purposes but nothing too demanding. It’s more of a mixed bag with battery life, because while the Book S recharges quickly, it can lose power with almost as much speed. Using it in tandem with the keyboard and Xiaomi Smart Pen can sap its juices easily while using it as a work device will necessitate having it plugged in (unless you want it to conk out on you by the afternoon).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Xiaomi Book S 12.4-inch is compact and well made. The keyboard is comfortable to use (although its angle can't be raised) and the screen offers plenty of brightness. The 1080p webcam is good, and there's a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. Windows S mode is installed out of the box, but a one-way trip out of this restrictive mode is possible for free (there's no way back to S mode afterwards, though). Downsides include ageing Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection, a chipset offering modest performance, the lack of an on-board housing for the stylus, a shortage of ports and connectors, and no support for mobile broadband. The Xiaomi Book S 12.4 may suit undemanding users, but the small screen and basic specifications mean it's not sufficiently powerful to be your main work device.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2022
Rating: Total score: 79%
Source: Expert Reviews
All things considered, the Xiaomi Book S 12.4in isn’t a bad machine for the money. If you want a 2-in-1 detachable like a Surface Pro X (£1,069) but can’t afford the price, it’s a decent option. The screen is sharp and colour rich, battery life is excellent and although performance isn’t anything special, it’ll be fine for basic tasks. If you’re desperate for a stylus-compatible tablet, however, I’d recommend you opt for an iPad (£459) instead as the Apple Pencil works really well. And, if you need a tool for work, I’d advise you to choose a proper laptop. The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 (From £529) is the perfect place to start and the Acer Swift 3 SF314-511 is even better, although it is a little more expensive at around £700.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tablet Blog DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Xataka ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 83% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Pplware PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2022
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% mobility: 90%
Qualcomm Adreno 680: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC for Windows laptops. According to Qualcomm 2x faster than the previous Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 850 for Windows PCs with a 60% improved efficiency (thanks to the 7nm process).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
SD 8cx Gen 2 5G: ARM based SoC for Windows laptops that is manufactured in 7 nm LPP at Samsung. Integrates 4x Kryo 495 Gold cores (Cortex-A76) for performance and 4x Kryo 495 Silver (Cortex-A55) for efficiency. Technically a higher clocked Snapdragon 8cx with integrated 5G Modem and now Wi-Fi 6 support.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for small tablets.
Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.
Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.
77.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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