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Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 (2021) in review: Affordable laptop with strong features

Looks good on the outside but how about the inside? The Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 is quite something with its stylish aluminum case and 242 ppi Super Retina display. Its internals also look impressive on paper. A fast Intel Core i7-11370H quad-core CPU, an Nvidia GeForce MX450 GPU, 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 512 GB SSD should result in a fast device. However, the Xiaomi laptop shows some irregularities in the test.
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The Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 stands out with its look and feel. The device is a real feast for the eyes and hands. In contrast to last year's devices, there have also been some improvements. The new RedmiBooks have a webcam and keyboard backlighting for the first time. Besides the configuration variant that we reviewed with the Intel Core i7, the Nvidia GeForce MX450, and a 3.2K display, there are other configuration options this year. An i5 processor or an AMD Ryzen R5 5600H are examples. The display resolution can also vary. Depending on the configuration and the vendor, the devices cost between 700 Euros (~$839) and 1,110 Euros (~$1,331) plus shipping and import sales tax.

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Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Processor
Intel Core i7-11370H 4 x 3.3 - 4.8 GHz, 65 W PL2 / Short Burst, 28 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H35
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX450 - 2048 MB, Core: 1575 MHz, Memory: 1751 MHz, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, dual-channel 3200 MHz
Display
15.60 inch 16:10, 3200 x 2000 pixel 242 PPI, no touchscreen, IPS, glossy: no, 90 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G, 512 GB 
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 0 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm multi-headset audio jack, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16 x 351 x 242 ( = 0.63 x 13.82 x 9.53 in)
Battery
70 Wh, 4545 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: yes
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix webcam
Additional features
Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USB-C PD charger, USB-C cable, Microsoft Office, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.745 kg ( = 61.55 oz / 3.85 pounds), Power Supply: 255 g ( = 8.99 oz / 0.56 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83 %
06/2021
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
i7-11370H, GeForce MX450
1.7 kg16 mm15.60"3200x2000
87 %
02/2021
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
i5-1135G7, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
1.6 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1200
86 %
04/2021
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
R5 4600H, Vega 6
1.7 kg18.4 mm16.10"1920x1080
84 %
03/2021
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
i5-10210U, GeForce MX350
1.7 kg16.9 mm16.10"1920x1080
85 %
05/2021
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450
1.3 kg17 mm13.30"1920x1080
82 %
01/2021
Dell Vostro 14 5490
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
1.5 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
82 %
01/2021
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
i7-1165G7, Xe MAX
1.9 kg17.94 mm15.60"3840x2160

Case - An aluminum dream

In terms of the case, Xiaomi has opted for an aluminum-based metal alloy. The display lid and the base unit are both made of the anodized metal. As a result, the case's rigidity is quite high; nevertheless, the screen can be twisted a bit, but the keyboard can only be pushed in by applying quite a lot of force. Everything about the device feels very high-quality. The design is so reminiscent of a certain American competitor that there are only a few rough differences compared to the MacBook Pro. Nonetheless, these minor differences have a big impact. For instance, there's a significantly more generous number and variety of ports. 

For the most part, Xiaomi uses aluminum for the case
For the most part, Xiaomi uses aluminum for the case
The RedmiBook Pro 15's branding is discreet
The Xiaomi laptop is only available with an American keyboard layout
The fan blows hot air upwards
Minor branding is also found below the screen
The display can be opened up to an angle of 142°
The keyboard has backlighting

The RedmiBook Pro 15's size is almost the same as the 2019 MacBook Pro 15. However, Xiaomi's device is a bit lighter than most 15-inch competitors at around 1.7 kg. Moreover, the 16:10 format makes the laptop a bit narrower, but deeper than other 15-inch devices in return.

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Size comparison

369 mm / 14.5 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 18.4 mm / 0.724 inch 1.7 kg3.8 lbs351 mm / 13.8 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.7 kg3.85 lbs349.3 mm / 13.8 inch 240.7 mm / 9.48 inch 15.5 mm / 0.61 inch 1.8 kg4.03 lbs321.8 mm / 12.7 inch 227.7 mm / 8.96 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.5 kg3.27 lbs313.1 mm / 12.3 inch 224 mm / 8.82 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.6 kg3.59 lbs

Connectivity - The Xiaomi laptop comes with a large variety of ports

The RedmiBook has a total of four USB ports, two of which are USB-C. Both USB-C ports can be used to charge the Xiaomi laptop. The middle USB-C port also transfers video signals and is therefore ideally suited for connecting a suitable docking station. You can also connect a monitor via the HDMI connection. On the right side, there's also a 3.5 mm headset jack in addition to the USB 2.0 port.

The preinstalled operating system is usually a Chinese version of Windows 10 Home Edition. Xiaomi also provides the laptop with Microsoft Office 2019 Home and Student Edition, which allows the user interface language to be adjusted. It takes a bit of work to use everything in German, since language can't be changed in the Windows 10 Home Single Language Edition. The simplest way is to log in using a Microsoft account to transfer the Windows and Office licenses to it. Afterwards, Windows and Office have to be reinstalled. The article "How To: Xiaomi Mi laptop with QWERTZ keyboard layout and Windows 10 in German" describes the process. However, some vendors also offer the RedmiBook Pro laptops with a Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Home edition that allows languages to be installed later. A closer look is worthwhile here.

Right: USB Type-C, battery status LED, HDMI 1.4b, USB-A 3.1, USB-C Thunderbolt 3.0 with DisplayPort
Right: USB Type-C, battery status LED, HDMI 1.4b, USB-A 3.1, USB-C Thunderbolt 3.0 with DisplayPort
Left: 3.5 mm audio jack, USB-A 2.0
Left: 3.5 mm audio jack, USB-A 2.0

Communication

Xiaomi installs the fast Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 module in the RedmiBook Pro 15. As a result, the Xiaomi laptop achieves a very good 1,343 Mb/s for receiving data in our standard Wi-Fi test. Apart from supporting all common WLAN standards (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax), the Intel module can also transmit data via Bluetooth 5.0.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1420 (686min - 1498max) MBit/s ∼100%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1350 MBit/s ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=243)
1157 MBit/s ∼81% -19%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
973 MBit/s ∼69% -31%
Average of class Multimedia
  (52 - 1563, n=79, last 2 years)
962 MBit/s ∼68% -32%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
884 (449min - 951max) MBit/s ∼62% -38%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
1390 MBit/s ∼100% +3%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1343 (650min - 1573max) MBit/s ∼97%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1330 MBit/s ∼96% -1%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=243)
1239 MBit/s ∼89% -8%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1192 (1109min - 1450max) MBit/s ∼86% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (119 - 1507, n=79, last 2 years)
1036 MBit/s ∼75% -23%
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Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1343 (650-1573)
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1397 (686-1498)

Webcam

Unlike the predecessor, the current RedmiBook Pro 15 at least has a webcam. However, the image quality of the 0.9-megapixel webcam is rather middling. Both the color reproduction as well as the image sharpness of the built-in camera are poor. Unfortunately, this is still a typical problem with modern laptops. In contrast, the built-in stereo microphone has good recording quality. Thanks to a good noise reduction, voices were picked up understandably even with louder background noise.

ColorChecker
18.8 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
25 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Envy 14-eb0010nr: 17.02 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 24.98 ∆E
ColorChecker
3.5 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
7 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
9 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
10 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15: 9.54 ∆E min: 3.47 - max: 18.31 ∆E

Security

The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power button.

The Xiaomi laptop has both a fingerprint sensor as well as a TPM 2.0 module. This allows the laptop to be protected against unauthorized access. The fingerprint sensor is discreetly integrated into the power button. Fingerprints are usually recognized reliably, but recognition doesn't always work with damp fingers.

Accessories

Charger with USB-C cable (included) and one adapter (not included)

The Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro is not available via official retailers in Germany at the moment. Accordingly, the laptop comes with a 100-watt USB-C Power Delivery power adapter with a NEMA 1 plug (also called Type-A plug). Our laptop didn't include the adapter to an EU plug that is necessary for use in Germany, but that doesn't always have to be the case. It's recommended to at least use a well-protected adapter. Such adapters are available on Amazon for around $8. Replacing the power adapter completely would be even better. USB-C PD power adapters with 100 W (20 V at a minimum of 5 A) cost about $55 on Amazon.

Besides the power adapter, only a 1.5-meter USB-C cable and a Chinese quick-start guide were included in the package.

Maintenance

A TORX 5 screwdriver and a suction cup are needed to remove the case's bottom cover. After unscrewing the eight case screws, the suction cup should be placed approximately in the position indicated in the picture, since the aluminum cover is only reinforced in a few places. The cover comes off after a strong tug, revealing the interior of the Xiaomi laptop.

Apart from replacing the SSD and WLAN module, and cleaning the fan, there's nothing that can be easily improved on the device. The RAM, CPU, and GPU are soldered, the battery is largely glued in place, and even the cable of the BIOS battery runs in such a way that replacing it would only be possible with some tinkering.

When putting it together, you should make sure that the middle case clips also snap into place. After the cover is in position, you first tighten the outer case clips and then the inner ones.

The interior of the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
The interior of the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Approximately place the suction cup in the position indicated with the circle
The replaceable SSD
Marks of the CNC processing of the case
The dust grille is made of a perforated metal sheet

Warranty

Xiaomi offers a one-year manufacturer's warranty for the laptop. However, this should be taken with some caution. So far, Xiaomi doesn't have a European distributor for its laptops. Therefore, claiming warranty services could become problematic. A long (paid) round-trip shipment to China can't be ruled out.

Input devices - The RedmiBook Pro 15 has a US keyboard layout

Keyboard

Xiaomi's RedmiBook comes with an American keyboard layout. So far, there are no German keycaps available either. Users in Germany will probably miss the keys with the letters Ä, Ö, Ü, ß, and €. We describe three options for adjusting the layout in the article "How To: Xiaomi Mi laptop with QWERTZ keyboard layout and Windows 10 in German".

The backlit island-style keyboard has a comfortable standard size with 15 x 16 mm keys, but the key resistance is a bit low, and the pressure point is almost imperceptible. The key travel of 1.5 mm is average. With some practice, however, using the keyboard is no problem overall.

The function keys for controlling the volume, screen, open tabs, and keyboard illumination are standard. On the other hand, the button for Xiaomi's Xiao AI Voice Assistant, which is found at the top right, can't be used in our review sample because the corresponding app doesn't start. That being said, the software is still in the beta stage on Windows devices.

The backlight isn't very bright. In addition, it's controlled via PWM. The flickering of the LEDs is also present in the highest brightness level, and we measured it at about 135 Hz. According to a 2016 study by Dial, this flickering frequency is in a range that isn't directly perceptible for humans, but it can still lead to discomfort and quick fatigue.

Touchpad

The multitouch-capable ClickPad is very large at 12.5 x 8.3 cm. Controlling the device with different multi-finger gestures simplifies the access to numerous functions. All inputs made on the smooth surface are implemented precisely, and the buttons have clear pressure points without being stiff. Palm recognition always worked in the test, but the ClickPad can also be disabled completely using the F9 function key when typing longer text.

Base unit with keyboard, ClickPad, and fingerprint scanner

Display - Xiaomi's Super Retina display is strong

Subpixel grid in the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Subpixel grid in the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Screen bleeding in the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Screen bleeding in the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15

The Xiaomi RedmiBook 15 has an impressive display with a resolution of 3200x2000 pixels. For the 15.6-inch display, this results in a pixel density of 242 ppi. Xiaomi refers to the display as a "Super Retina display," and the screen does indeed slightly outperform the MacBook Pro's pixel density.

The brightness of 298 cd/m² is decent but a bit uneven. Illumination drops a bit in the upper corners but not to the point where dark areas appear. The contrast ratio of 1,733:1 is very good. The same is true for the black level (0.18 cd/m²).

Unfortunately, the display reveals a minor shortcoming in the dark. Slight screen bleeding can be seen at brightness levels of 30% and above. There are bright spots in all four corners. However, these are only partially noticeable. The photo taken with the camera shows the RedmiBook's screen bleeding in an exaggerated way.

275
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
283
cd/m²
309
cd/m²
312
cd/m²
317
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
294
cd/m²
297
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 317 cd/m² Average: 298.4 cd/m² Minimum: 7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 312 cd/m²
Contrast: 1733:1 (Black: 0.18 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.39 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 3.15
ΔE Greyscale 6.3 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
96% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
69% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
68.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
96.27% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
66.73% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.192
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
IPS, 3200x2000, 15.60
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
CMN139D, IPS, 1920x1080, 13.30
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Chi Mei N161HCA-EA3, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
N161HCA-EA3, IPS, 1920x1080, 16.10
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
AU Optronics AUOF392, IPS, 1920x1200, 14.00
Dell Vostro 14 5490
B140HAN, LED, 1920x1080, 14.00
Display
0%
1%
1%
11%
-41%
Display P3 Coverage
66.73
66.43
0%
66.98
0%
66.77
0%
77.11
16%
38.4
-42%
sRGB Coverage
96.27
97.61
1%
99.25
3%
98.99
3%
99.81
4%
57.41
-40%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
68.5
67.53
-1%
69.19
1%
68.98
1%
76.66
12%
39.68
-42%
Response Times
-55%
4%
18%
-84%
-28%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
34.8 (17.2, 17.6)
66 (30.4, 35.6)
-90%
35.2 (17.2, 18)
-1%
25 (16, 9)
28%
61.2 (30, 31.2)
-76%
48 (23.6, 24.4)
-38%
Response Time Black / White *
24 (12.4, 11.6)
28.8 (11.6, 17.2)
-20%
22 (12.4, 9.6)
8%
22 (12, 10)
8%
46 (24, 22)
-92%
28.4 (15.6, 12.8)
-18%
PWM Frequency
26040 (40)
25000 (32)
2500 (30)
Screen
19%
23%
15%
18%
-32%
Brightness middle
312
423
36%
339
9%
352
13%
412
32%
240
-23%
Brightness
298
405
36%
317
6%
330
11%
392
32%
228
-23%
Brightness Distribution
87
83
-5%
86
-1%
89
2%
81
-7%
84
-3%
Black Level *
0.18
0.23
-28%
0.25
-39%
0.28
-56%
0.32
-78%
0.15
17%
Contrast
1733
1839
6%
1356
-22%
1257
-27%
1288
-26%
1600
-8%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.39
3.2
41%
0.9
83%
1.35
75%
1.88
65%
6.8
-26%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.95
5.8
42%
2.92
71%
2.58
74%
3.06
69%
24.3
-144%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.15
1
68%
0.74
77%
1.96
38%
5.3
-68%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.3
4.7
25%
2
68%
2.02
68%
2.2
65%
5.6
11%
Gamma
2.192 100%
1.99 111%
2.238 98%
2.49 88%
2.1 105%
2.34 94%
CCT
7473 87%
6362 102%
6631 98%
6445 101%
6650 98%
6108 106%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
69
61.9
-10%
69
0%
63
-9%
68.7
0%
36.4
-47%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
96
97.5
2%
92
-4%
99
3%
99.8
4%
57
-41%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-12% / 6%
9% / 16%
11% / 13%
-18% / 4%
-34% / -33%

* ... smaller is better

Xiaomi specifies an sRGB color space coverage of 100% for the display. Our measurements still show a 96% sRGB color-space coverage. Calibrating the display is worth it here. By means of the display profile that we created, the color deviation could be reduced from 5.39 to an average Delta E 2000 of 3.15. As usual, the link to the ICC color profile we generated can be found in the window containing the display metrics. The calibrated color deviation has a good value where color differences can be perceived, but they can't be considered to be substantial. (For comparison: Printing companies typically guarantee a maximum Delta E 2000 of 3 for their products).

Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 vs. sRGB (96%)
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 vs. sRGB (96%)
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 vs. AdobeRGB (69%)
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 vs. AdobeRGB (69%)


CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Grayscales
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: Color saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 12.4 ms rise
↘ 11.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 37 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
34.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.2 ms rise
↘ 17.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 31 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.1 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 14793 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Thanks to the matte display coating, reflections are hardly an issue with the display. The screen is easy to read at almost any time. Whether indoors or outdoors, the display's brightness is sufficient as long as a strong light source isn't reflected directly on the RedmiBook's screen. 

The display has quite good viewing-angle stability. Rotating the laptop horizontally results in virtually no image changes. On the other hand, the perceived image brightness changes when the screen is folded, but this doesn't lead to color shifts. This also demonstrates the good quality of the panel installed by Xiaomi.

Viewing angles of the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Viewing angles of the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15

Performance - Xiaomi's erratic energy management causes problems

Our test device has the most expensive configuration of all current RedmiBook Pro 15 models. With the Intel Core i7-11370H, 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, and the Nvidia GeForce MX450, good system performance should be achievable. Unfortunately, our test device initially had some problems with cooling. One of the four screws on the CPU cooler was loose. Since the test device we bought was used, it's impossible to determine whether this problem existed right out of the box or only appeared at a later point in time. During the repair, the existing thermal paste was replaced with the EC360 Ruby 13.4 W/mK thermal paste, since it was not possible to exclude that air bubbles had formed. Before the repair, the self-regulating maximum sustained power consumption (PL1) of the CPU was under 25 watts as determined by HWiNFO64. After the repair, this value had briefly increased to up to 40 watts.

However, the available long-term performance is also partly influenced by the battery and the firmware. If no charger is connected to the laptop, the PL1 value is set to 25 watts. If the battery is charging, PL1 is set to 28 watts. If the computer is booted with a full battery and a connected power adapter, it can happen that the regulation of the maximum long-term load is unlocked after startup. In this case, the processor clock rate increases up to 3.8 GHz under prolonged load. If the processor is fixed at 28 watts, the clock speed stays at around 3.1 GHz. The circumstances under which energy management clears the PL1 value could not be conclusively determined in our test.

Another point of criticism is that the graphics chip and the CPU share the same heat sink. This means that both have to define a common activity level during prolonged load. Combined, the CPU and GPU then consume about 30 to 40 watts. However, according to HWiNFO, the temperature of both is only a bit over 60 °C (~140 °F). But modern laptop processors are quite capable of sustained operation at 90 °C (~194 °F). Whether this behavior is caused by the cooling system is something that can't be determined with certainty either. Another possibility is that the voltage regulator modules (VRMs) installed aren't able to provide the required performance to consistently supply the CPU and GPU with high electrical power.

Overall, the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 shows problems that occur in many current laptops. Manufacturers don't want to or aren't able to specify the performance level at which the built-in components run. Energy management shows erratic behavior at times, and design is more important than function here. Even with the best of intentions, it's not possible to make a prediction about the expected performance of such laptops. Benchmarks can only reflect this kind of behavior to a limited extent. In the case of the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15, top components are operated at low voltages for reasons related to thermals or energy consumption; consequently, they offer considerably less performance than the spec sheets would suggest in some use cases.

Processor

Switch from variable PL1 to 25-watt PL1 after disconnecting the power adapter
Switch from variable PL1 to 25-watt PL1 after disconnecting the power adapter

The Intel Core i7-11370H, which was released in 2021, was introduced by Intel as a processor for slim gaming laptops and workstations. In addition, the processor is supported by the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 chip. The latter takes over graphics processing in the Xiaomi device when it comes to less demanding applications. With a TDP that can be configured by the manufacturer between 28 and 35 watts, the processor can be used in a wide range of laptops. However, the processor can only be found in the Asus TUF Dash F15 and the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 so far. When developing the processor, Intel paid special attention to single-core performance and Boost performance. The Xiaomi laptop performs particularly well in benchmarks that require short-term performance or long-term single-core performance.

The 11370H is almost identical in construction to the Intel Core i7-1185G7. However, this processor has a fixed TDP of 28 watts. We could determine different PL1 values in the RedmiBook Pro 15. The most common value when plugged in was 28 watts, and 25 watts when running on battery power. The operating mode in which the PL1 value adapts to the predominating conditions wasn't reliably available. Furthermore, the laptop delivers less performance on battery power than when it's plugged in. After repairing the cooling system, all three common operating modes were subjected to a 30-minute Cinebench R15 stress test. This revealed that the cooling unit is quite capable of dissipating more than 28 watts of waste heat. Following a short settling phase at the beginning of the stress test with a variable PL1, the processor achieved 50 to 150 points more in the multi-core benchmarks than with a fixed PL1 of 28 watts. With a 25-watt PL1, the processor falls below the base clock speed of 3.1 GHz. The best case scenario yielded 2.8 GHz in the long-term. On the other hand, Turbo mode works smoothly in the Xiaomi laptop under varying load. The processor reaches a clock rate of 4.8 GHz for a few seconds. The limitations of the PL1 should hardly be noticed in daily use. Only in applications that demand maximum performance from the machine for a long time, such as video rendering, should energy management become noticeable in a significantly negative way.

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Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 Intel Core i7-11370H; Variable PL1 : Ø928 (765.3-1048.55)
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 Intel Core i7-11370H; Pl1 @ 25W: Ø792 (781.11-959.72)
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 Intel Core i7-11370H; PL1 fixed @ 28W: Ø849 (836.45-917.33)
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR Intel Core i7-11370H: Ø1042 (1014.95-1086.9)
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX582 LR-1BH2 Intel Core i7-10870H; Performance Mode: Ø1580 (1551.59-1622.32)
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX582 LR-1BH2 Intel Core i7-10870H; Standard Mode: Ø1390 (1323.67-1564.2)
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT Intel Core i7-1185G7: Ø835 (828.74-851.79)
Cinebench R23
CPU (Single Core)
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
1529 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (1507 - 1529, n=2)
1518 Points ∼99% -1%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
1507 Points ∼99% -1%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1457 Points ∼95% -5%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1397 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1062 - 1534, n=35, last 2 years)
1318 Points ∼86% -14%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1134 Points ∼74% -26%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
1063 Points ∼70% -30%
CPU (Multi Core)
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
7713 Points ∼100% +37%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3121 - 11668, n=41, last 2 years)
6528 Points ∼85% +16%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
5786 Points ∼75% +3%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
5639 Points ∼73%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
5344 (4894.88min - 5344.23max) Points ∼69% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (5344 - 5786, n=3)
5590 Points ∼72% -1%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5504 (5281.5min - 5504.22max) Points ∼71% -2%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
4376 Points ∼57% -22%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4301 Points ∼56% -24%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
589 Points ∼100%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
557 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (519 - 589, n=2)
554 Points ∼94% -6%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
544 Points ∼92% -8%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
519 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (311 - 589, n=86, last 2 years)
474 Points ∼80% -20%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
454 Points ∼77% -23%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
414 Points ∼70% -30%
CPU (Multi Core)
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
3219 Points ∼100% +50%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
2199 Points ∼68% +2%
Average of class Multimedia
  (727 - 4352, n=87, last 2 years)
2199 Points ∼68% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (2152 - 2199, n=2)
2176 Points ∼68% +1%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
2152 Points ∼67%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
2101 Points ∼65% -2%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1679 Points ∼52% -22%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
1576 Points ∼49% -27%
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
233 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
231 Points ∼99% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (231 - 233, n=3)
232 Points ∼100% 0%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
231 Points ∼99% -1%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
217 Points ∼93% -7%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
206 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (126 - 233, n=91, last 2 years)
187 Points ∼80% -20%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
178 Points ∼76% -24%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
165 Points ∼71% -29%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1401 (1362.03min - 1401.3max) Points ∼100% +34%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
1086 (631.76min - 1047.34max) Points ∼78% +4%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
1049 (765.3min - 1048.55max) Points ∼75%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
960 (781.11min - 959.72max) Points ∼69% -8%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
917 (836.45min - 917.33max) Points ∼65% -13%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (917 - 1086, n=4)
1003 Points ∼72% -4%
Average of class Multimedia
  (334 - 1846, n=102, last 2 years)
948 Points ∼68% -10%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
852 (828.74min - 851.79max) Points ∼61% -19%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
766 Points ∼55% -27%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
699 (682.5min - 699.4max) Points ∼50% -33%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
686 Seconds * ∼100% -28%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
676 Seconds * ∼99% -26%
Average of class Multimedia
  (261 - 1439, n=71, last 2 years)
561 Seconds * ∼82% -4%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
554 Seconds * ∼81% -3%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
538 Seconds * ∼78%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (467 - 538, n=2)
503 Seconds * ∼73% +7%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
467 Seconds * ∼68% +13%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
349 Seconds * ∼51% +35%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
5411 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (5128 - 5411, n=2)
5270 MIPS ∼97% -3%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5208 MIPS ∼96% -4%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
5128 MIPS ∼95% -5%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5045 MIPS ∼93% -7%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3406 - 5481, n=70, last 2 years)
4890 MIPS ∼90% -10%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4428 MIPS ∼82% -18%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
4422 MIPS ∼82% -18%
7z b 4
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
37660 MIPS ∼100% +48%
Average of class Multimedia
  (8984 - 51729, n=70, last 2 years)
27596 MIPS ∼73% +9%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
26791 MIPS ∼71% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (25382 - 26791, n=2)
26087 MIPS ∼69% +3%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
25382 MIPS ∼67%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
25319 MIPS ∼67% 0%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
20839 MIPS ∼55% -18%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
18588 MIPS ∼49% -27%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
1574 Points ∼100%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
1498 Points ∼95% -5%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1495 Points ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (1376 - 1574, n=2)
1475 Points ∼94% -6%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
1376 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (813 - 1586, n=66, last 2 years)
1288 Points ∼82% -18%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
1118 Points ∼71% -29%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
1081 Points ∼69% -31%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
5963 Points ∼100% +14%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
5583 Points ∼94% +7%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
5214 Points ∼87%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1604 - 8164, n=66, last 2 years)
5199 Points ∼87% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (4733 - 5214, n=2)
4974 Points ∼83% -5%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4899 Points ∼82% -6%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
4733 Points ∼79% -9%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
4069 Points ∼68% -22%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
9.8 fps ∼100% +42%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
8.16 fps ∼83% +18%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (6.91 - 8.16, n=2)
7.54 fps ∼77% +9%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1.39 - 14.6, n=68, last 2 years)
7.33 fps ∼75% +6%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
7.06 fps ∼72% +2%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
6.91 fps ∼71%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
5.89 fps ∼60% -15%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.64 fps ∼58% -18%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
59.5 s * ∼100% -26%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
57 s * ∼96% -21%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
56.5 s * ∼95% -19%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16.5 - 99.2, n=67, last 2 years)
55.2 s * ∼93% -17%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
55 s * ∼92% -16%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (47.3 - 56.5, n=2)
51.9 s * ∼87% -10%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
47.3 s * ∼79%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
46.5 s * ∼78% +2%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.716 sec * ∼100% -30%
Average of class Multimedia
  (0.552 - 1.002, n=67, last 2 years)
0.633 sec * ∼88% -15%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
0.607 sec * ∼85% -10%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.606 sec * ∼85% -10%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7
0.587 sec * ∼82% -6%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H
0.562 sec * ∼78% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H
  (0.552 - 0.562, n=2)
0.557 sec * ∼78% -1%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H
0.552 sec * ∼77%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1049 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
134 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
231 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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System performance

The overall scores achieved in the PCMark 8 and 10 benchmarks are respectable values. However, the partial scores in the "Essentials" and "Digital Content Creation" areas reveal the laptop's problems once again. Consistently high multi-core performance is demanded from the RedmiBook Pro 15 in both categories. The Asus TUF Dash F15 equipped with the same Intel Core i7-11370H CPU scores much better in both areas. The Asus laptop has a much higher PL1 TDP of 36 watts and can therefore consistently deliver more CPU performance.

However, the Xiaomi laptop only shows these shortcomings to a limited extent in everyday use. Applications boot quickly thanks to the high Boost performance, and pages load quickly when browsing as well. Office applications work without problems in all areas. The generous amount of RAM proves to be advantageous particularly when it comes to processing large amounts of data with spreadsheet programs.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
6088 Points ∼100% +8%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
GeForce MX450, i7-11370H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
5625 Points ∼92%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
 
5625 Points ∼92% 0%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5110 Points ∼84% -9%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Xe MAX, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
5020 Points ∼82% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (3028 - 6706, n=84, last 2 years)
4781 Points ∼79% -15%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4499 Points ∼74% -20%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Xe MAX, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
9666 Points ∼100% +13%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9378 Points ∼97% +9%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9123 Points ∼94% +6%
Average of class Multimedia
  (6441 - 10539, n=83, last 2 years)
8949 Points ∼93% +4%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
GeForce MX450, i7-11370H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
8568 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
 
8568 Points ∼89% 0%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
8536 Points ∼88% 0%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
GeForce MX450, i7-11370H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
9662 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
 
9662 Points ∼100% 0%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
9298 Points ∼96% -4%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7517 Points ∼78% -22%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
7213 Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Multimedia
  (5448 - 9662, n=83, last 2 years)
7209 Points ∼75% -25%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Xe MAX, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
6568 Points ∼68% -32%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
7023 Points ∼100% +19%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
GeForce MX450, i7-11370H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
5880 Points ∼84%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
 
5880 Points ∼84% 0%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Xe MAX, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
5409 Points ∼77% -8%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5283 Points ∼75% -10%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2148 - 9415, n=83, last 2 years)
4699 Points ∼67% -20%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
4015 Points ∼57% -32%
PCMark 8 / Home Score Accelerated v2
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
GeForce MX450, i7-11370H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
4944 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
 
4944 Points ∼100% 0%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4652 Points ∼94% -6%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Xe MAX, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
4349 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2742 - 5364, n=60, last 2 years)
3849 Points ∼78% -22%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
3788 Points ∼77% -23%
PCMark 8 / Work Score Accelerated v2
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
GeForce MX450, i7-11370H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
5603 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
 
5603 Points ∼100% 0%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5317 Points ∼95% -5%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
5001 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Multimedia
  (2594 - 5681, n=60, last 2 years)
4735 Points ∼85% -15%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Xe MAX, i7-1165G7, Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
3034 Points ∼54% -46%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4944 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
7983 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5603 points
PCMark 10 Score
5625 points
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DPC latencies

We found very high rates in some cases when determining the latencies with LatencyMon. The playback of our one-minute 4K/60 fps test video on YouTube also revealed shortcomings in video decoding with up to 898 dropped frames. However, the values fluctuated very strongly again in this test. For no apparent reason, the percentage of dropped frames in the YouTube 4K rendering fluctuated between just under 0.5% and 27%. DPC latency results also fluctuated significantly, ranging from 900 μs to 5,500 μs. One thing that stands out in the drivers tab of LatencyMon is the Kernel Mode Driver (Wdf01000.sys) from Microsoft. It caused the highest latencies. However, even a new installation of the important driver package didn't result in an improvement.

LatancyMon shows high latencies in the RedmiBook Pro 15
LatancyMon shows high latencies in the RedmiBook Pro 15
YouTube demands maximum CPU performance for 4K reproduction
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
GeForce MX450, i7-11370H, Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
5116.7 μs * ∼100%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7, Phison 1TB SM2801T24GKBB4S-E162
2495.3 μs * ∼49% +51%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11370H, SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
1122 μs * ∼22% +78%
HP Envy 13-ba1475ng
GeForce MX450, i7-1165G7, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
910 μs * ∼18% +82%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
Vega 6, R5 4600H, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
721.8 μs * ∼14% +86%
Honor MagicBook Pro 10210U
GeForce MX350, i5-10210U, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV512G
512 μs * ∼10% +90%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

RedmiBook Pro 15 SSD and SSD cage

The built-in Kioxia/Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G NVMe SSD with an M.2 2242 interface is a rather average storage solution, but it doesn't score poorly in the AS SSD and CrystalDiskMark storage benchmarks. The metal sheet that is mounted above the SSD has no contact with the single memory chip and is therefore probably used to protect the SSD from mechanical and electromagnetic effects. If a thermal pad had been installed, the sheet would also have been able to dissipate some heat from the main storage drive. 

Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
SK Hynix HFM001TD3JX013N
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
15%
51%
1%
Write 4K
136
129.6
-5%
111.4
-18%
142 (112 - 202, n=4)
4%
Read 4K
60.41
44.71
-26%
53.36
-12%
51.5 (38.2 - 60.4, n=4)
-15%
Write Seq
1447
1929
33%
2598
80%
1425 (1254 - 1515, n=4)
-2%
Read Seq
1507
2035
35%
2308
53%
1511 (1337 - 1624, n=4)
0%
Write 4K Q32T1
235.6
425.9
81%
643.9
173%
349 (236 - 505, n=4)
48%
Read 4K Q32T1
737.4
433.4
-41%
664.6
-10%
564 (393 - 737, n=4)
-24%
Write Seq Q32T1
1529
1390
-9%
3147
106%
1508 (1490 - 1529, n=4)
-1%
Read Seq Q32T1
2357
3505
49%
3242
38%
2311 (2246 - 2357, n=4)
-2%
AS SSD
77%
90%
15%
Seq Read
1972.39
2671.27
35%
1910.47
-3%
2033 (1972 - 2084, n=4)
3%
Seq Write
980.6
1501.32
53%
2794.85
185%
1016 (981 - 1057, n=4)
4%
4K Read
55.85
39.65
-29%
50.47
-10%
52.5 (48.7 - 55.9, n=4)
-6%
4K Write
133.53
68.99
-48%
103.83
-22%
132 (114 - 146, n=4)
-1%
4K-64 Read
1277.06
1209.4
-5%
1485.41
16%
1265 (1239 - 1285, n=4)
-1%
4K-64 Write
313.94
1649.93
426%
1819.67
480%
636 (314 - 758, n=4)
103%
Access Time Read *
0.15
0.093
38%
0.056
63%
0.1078 (0.058 - 0.155, n=4)
28%
Access Time Write *
0.513
0.055
89%
0.282
45%
0.2783 (0.182 - 0.513, n=4)
46%
Score Read
1530
1516
-1%
1727
13%
1520 (1496 - 1543, n=4)
-1%
Score Write
546
1869
242%
2203
303%
869 (546 - 1008, n=4)
59%
Score Total
2819
4105
46%
4863
73%
3125 (2819 - 3298, n=4)
11%
Copy ISO MB/s
1104.62
1891.89
71%
1231 (691 - 1566, n=4)
11%
Copy Program MB/s
799.12
649.26
-19%
511 (330 - 799, n=4)
-36%
Copy Game MB/s
956.64
1558.49
63%
879 (517 - 1184, n=4)
-8%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
46% / 51%
71% / 76%
8% / 10%

* ... smaller is better

Toshiba KBG40ZNV512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2357 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1529 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 737.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 235.6 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1507 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1447 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 60.41 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 136 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

The RedmiBook Pro 15 has two graphics units. These are the Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 that is integrated into the processor and the Nvidia GeForce MX450. As long as there are no demanding graphics tasks, the Intel Iris Xe Graphics handles everything. The Intel graphics chip should deliver slightly better rates than the Nvidia GeForce MX350. The Nvidia GeForce MX450 is its successor, but it's based on the same architecture. Overall, it's more of an entry-level chip. Nevertheless, the dedicated GPU offers decent gaming performance thanks to its PCIe 4.0 connection and fast GDDR6 memory. According to our GPU Benchmarks article, the two graphics chips achieve similar scores in many benchmarks. Laptops with Intel Iris Xe G7 graphics even achieve significantly better scores than the Nvidia GPU found in our test device in some 3DMark benchmarks (Cloud Gate Standard Graphics and Fire Strike Graphics). This raises the question of whether this dGPU makes sense here.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i5-1135G7
11055 Points ∼100% +38%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1678 - 31866, n=82, last 2 years)
9241 Points ∼84% +16%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-11370H
7983 Points ∼72%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics, Intel Core i7-1165G7
7804 Points ∼71% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (6341 - 8950, n=8)
7669 Points ∼69% -4%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
6983 Points ∼63% -13%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
4505 Points ∼41% -44%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11370H
93408 Points ∼100% +267%
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i5-1135G7
51846 Points ∼56% +104%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics, Intel Core i7-1165G7
34947 Points ∼37% +37%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7681 - 87836, n=68, last 2 years)
33142 Points ∼35% +30%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
31621 Points ∼34% +24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (25467 - 29148, n=6)
27654 Points ∼30% +9%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-11370H
25467 Points ∼27%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
23044 Points ∼25% -10%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11370H
20703 Points ∼100% +367%
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i5-1135G7
8131 Points ∼39% +83%
Average of class Multimedia
  (1065 - 23674, n=90, last 2 years)
6621 Points ∼32% +49%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6111 Points ∼30% +38%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
5577 Points ∼27% +26%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (4336 - 4753, n=8)
4534 Points ∼22% +2%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, Intel Core i7-11370H
4435 Points ∼21%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
2985 Points ∼14% -33%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11370H
7888 Points ∼100%
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i5-1135G7
2982 Points ∼38%
Average of class Multimedia
  (300 - 9323, n=74, last 2 years)
2309 Points ∼29%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (1086 - 1975, n=7)
1710 Points ∼22%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1697 Points ∼22%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1185G7
1607 Points ∼20%
Huawei MateBook D 16-53011VFJ
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000), AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
914 Points ∼12%
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
31186 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
17721 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
4154 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
1832 points
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Gaming performance

The Witcher 3 overview of the processor and graphics card

Most games can be played quite smoothly on the laptop as long as you don't select the highest detail settings. In GTA V, for example, choosing medium settings will max out the available VRAM of 2 GB of GDDR6 memory, and the game refuses to accept higher settings. The framerates that the laptop achieves are sufficient to run many games on medium or low settings. Moreover, the dGPU delivers the same performance on battery power as it does when plugged in. Even the 25/28-watt PL1 limitation of the processor doesn't interfere with running computer games. The fast load changes of the CPU exploit the 65 watts of the PL2 value to a greater extent. At an average speed of 3.9 GHz, the CPU operates at a good level when playing The Witcher 3.

One point that is particularly noticeable when gaming is the attractive aluminum case. It conducts heat to the outside particularly well, so that even the laptop's keyboard gets uncomfortably warm. After half an hour in Temeria (the location in The Witcher 3), the laptop's warm WASD keys were barely tolerable.

The Witcher 3
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
90 (83min - 97max) fps ∼100% +55%
Average of class Multimedia
  (10.5 - 243, n=63, last 2 years)
81.7 fps ∼91% +41%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
61.8 (58min - 65max) fps ∼69% +7%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
58 fps ∼64%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (34 - 69.7, n=9)
57 fps ∼63% -2%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
53.7 (43min - 64max) fps ∼60% -7%
Dell Vostro 14 5490
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
36.9 fps ∼41% -36%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
126 (6.31min, 37.3P0.1, 79P1 - 291max) fps ∼100% +271%
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
53.6 (50min - 58max) fps ∼43% +58%
Average of class Multimedia
  (10.1 - 170, n=68, last 2 years)
49.1 fps ∼39% +44%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
34 fps ∼27%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
33.8 (27min - 41max) fps ∼27% -1%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (21 - 39.7, n=8)
32.3 fps ∼26% -5%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
31 (29min - 33max) fps ∼25% -9%
Dell Vostro 14 5490
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
20.8 fps ∼17% -39%
F1 2020
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
118 (106min) fps ∼100% +199%
Average of class Multimedia
  (26 - 104, n=9, last 2 years)
46.7 fps ∼40% +19%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
39.4 (32min - 49max) fps ∼33%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (38.1 - 39.6, n=3)
39 fps ∼33% -1%
1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
126 (111min - 144max) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (79.7 - 126, n=3)
109 fps ∼87% -13%
Average of class Multimedia
  (23 - 211, n=10, last 2 years)
108 fps ∼86% -14%
1920x1080 Medium Preset AF:16x
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
57 (47min - 66max) fps ∼100%
Average of class Multimedia
  (12 - 119, n=11, last 2 years)
56.1 fps ∼98% -2%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (53 - 57.1, n=4)
55.4 fps ∼97% -3%
1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
97 (88min) fps ∼100% +309%
Average of class Multimedia
  (16 - 78.4, n=9, last 2 years)
31.2 fps ∼32% +32%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
23.7 (17min - 33max) fps ∼24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (22.3 - 24.1, n=3)
23.4 fps ∼24% -1%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 high (2/3)
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
109 (96.5min) fps ∼100% +27%
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
107 (92min) fps ∼98% +24%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (82.5 - 95.6, n=9)
88.1 fps ∼81% +2%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
86 (74.6min) fps ∼79%
Average of class Multimedia
  (18.2 - 139, n=75, last 2 years)
83.3 fps ∼76% -3%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
48.5 (33.9min) fps ∼44% -44%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
38.3 (24.4min) fps ∼35% -55%
Dell Vostro 14 5490
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
35.8 (3.9min) fps ∼33% -58%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1280x720 Lite Quality
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
90.1 fps ∼100% +64%
Average of class Multimedia
  (17.3 - 157, n=25, last 2 years)
69.1 fps ∼77% +25%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
55.1 fps ∼61%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (51.5 - 56.2, n=5)
53.4 fps ∼59% -3%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
46.1 fps ∼51% -16%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
44.7 fps ∼50% -19%
1920x1080 Standard Quality
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
46.3 fps ∼100% +85%
Average of class Multimedia
  (9 - 112, n=26, last 2 years)
41 fps ∼89% +64%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (25 - 26, n=5)
25.4 fps ∼55% +2%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
25 fps ∼54%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
24.2 fps ∼52% -3%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
24.1 fps ∼52% -4%
1920x1080 High Quality
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
32.5 fps ∼100% +102%
Average of class Multimedia
  (7.58 - 87.6, n=26, last 2 years)
31 fps ∼95% +93%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
18.2 fps ∼56% +13%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
17 fps ∼52% +6%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
16.1 fps ∼50%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (12.7 - 16.2, n=5)
15 fps ∼46% -7%
2560x1440 High Quality
Average of class Multimedia
  (9.17 - 65.7, n=6, last 2 years)
43.6 fps ∼100% +375%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
9.17 fps ∼21%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
 
9.17 fps ∼21% 0%
3840x2160 High Quality
Average of class Multimedia
  (2.8 - 40.9, n=7, last 2 years)
24.9 fps ∼100% +789%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
2.8 fps ∼11%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
 
2.8 fps ∼11% 0%
GTA V
1366x768 Normal/Off AF:4x
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
153 (3.7min, 83.3P1 - 280max) fps ∼100% +40%
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
145 (4.59min, 83.3P1 - 250max) fps ∼95% +33%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (109 - 141, n=4)
129 fps ∼84% +18%
Average of class Multimedia
  (43.5 - 178, n=19, last 2 years)
129 fps ∼84% +18%
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450
109 (85min - 137max) fps ∼71%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
76.1 (13.8min, 50P1 - 139max) fps ∼50% -30%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
60.7 (1.589min, 28.6P1 - 128max) fps ∼40% -44%
1920x1080 High/On (Advanced Graphics Off) AA:2xMSAA + FX AF:8x
Asus TUF Dash F15 FX516PR
Intel Core i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
111 (42.3min, 66.7P1 - 167max) fps ∼100%
HP Envy 14-eb0010nr
Intel Core i5-1135G7, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
88.1 (15.1min, 62.5P1 - 150max) fps ∼79%
Average of class Multimedia
  (13.3 - 157, n=21, last 2 years)
77.4 fps ∼70%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX450
  (51.2 - 51.7, n=3)
51.5 fps ∼46%
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7506 2-in-1 Black Edition
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
24 (0.776min, 9.35P1 - 114max) fps ∼22%
MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo A11MT
Intel Core i7-1185G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
23.7 (7.02min, 17.9P1 - 53max) fps ∼21%

Comparing the average frame rates of the Xiaomi laptop with those of the Dell Inspiron 15 in the individual The Witcher 3 benchmarks raises the question again of why Xiaomi is using a dGPU like the Nvidia MX450. Compared with the Dell convertible, the performance gain in terms of FPS is only marginal. The latter only makes use of the same Intel Iris Xe G7 graphics chip that is also installed in the Xiaomi laptop along with the CPU.

However, the advantage of the Nvidia MX450 over the Intel Iris graphics is evident in games that require more memory from the graphics card. In Dota 2 Reborn, for example, the Xiaomi laptop has significantly higher frame rates in the benchmarks than the MSI Summit E13 with Intel graphics.

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