Xiaomi RedmiBook 16: Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors to deliver up to 60% better performance for compact 16.1-inch laptop
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be announcing a new RedmiBook range next week, with three RedmiBook laptops set to arrive alongside the Redmi 10X series on May 26. In advance of that, and despite some Xiaomi executives preference for a MacBook Pro, the company has been boasting about the capabilities of the RedmiBook 16 on Weibo.
Presumably supporting three CPU modes on which we have previously reported, Xiaomi has also confirmed that the RedmiBook 16 will have a 16.1-inch display. Sporting a 90% screen-to-body ratio, the display will have 3.26 mm thick bezels on three sides. Emphasising these specifications seems to be a nod towards Honor and its MagicBook Pro 2020, also a 16.1-inch laptop. However, while the MagicBook Pro 2020 has the same screen-to-body ratio as the RedmiBook 16, it has slightly thicker top and side bezels at 4.9 mm. The RedmiBook 16 matches the 100% sRGB coverage of the MagicBook Pro 2020, too.
According to Xiaomi, these small bezels allow the RedmiBook 16 to have what would typically be considered a 15-inch laptop body. Xiaomi is yet to confirm the dimensions of the device, though.
The company claims that Ryzen 4000 series processors will improve overall performance by up to 60% compared to their predecessors. According to multiple 3DMark listings, Xiaomi will offer the RedmiBook 16 with the Ryzen 5 4500U and the Ryzen 7 4700U. Both 15 W chips, the latter has two more cores and a 100 MHz higher boost clock than the former. It seems that both SKUs will come with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.