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Xiaomi launches the RedmiBook Pro 14 and RedmiBook Pro 15: Intel-based MacBook Pro imitators with up to 3.2K display and dGPU option for 4,699-6,299 yuan (US$728-US$976)

Xiaomi has launched the RedmiBook Pro 15 (L) and RedmiBook Pro 14 (R) laptops in China. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has launched the RedmiBook Pro 15 (L) and RedmiBook Pro 14 (R) laptops in China. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has launched the 2021 variants of the RedmiBook Pro 14 and RedmiBook Pro 15. Shoppers in China can choose from among six SKUs, with Intel Core i5 and i7 Tiger Lake processors and the Nvidia GeForce MX450 dGPU as central component options. The RedmiBook Pro 14 is fitted with a 2.5K display while the RedmiBook Pro 15 gets a 3.2K screen.

Laptop buyers in China will undoubtedly be intrigued by the new range of RedmiBook Pro models that have just been launched by Xiaomi. Three RedmiBook Pro 14 SKUs are currently listed on the JD.com retail site and there are also three variants of the RedmiBook Pro 15 laptop for shoppers to choose from. The Intel-based RedmiBook Pro laptops, which have metal cases and are Wi-Fi 6 capable, come in “starlight grey” that unsurprisingly looks suspiciously similar to the “space gray” of an Apple MacBook Pro. The key specs for the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro laptops are as follows:

  • RedmiBook Pro 14: Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Xe iGPU, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 2.5K display – 4,699 yuan (US$728; although this model has a temporary launch price of 4,499 yuan (US$697))
  • RedmiBook Pro 14: Intel Core i5-1135G7, GeForce MX450 dGPU, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 2.5K display – 5,299 yuan (US$821)
  • RedmiBook Pro 14: Intel Core i7-1165G7, GeForce MX450 dGPU, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 2.5K display – 5,999 yuan (US$929)
  • RedmiBook Pro 15: Intel Core i5-11300H, Intel Xe iGPU, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 3.2K display – 4,999 yuan (US$774)
  • RedmiBook Pro 15: Intel Core i5-11300H, GeForce MX450 dGPU, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 3.2K display – 5,499 yuan (US$852)
  • RedmiBook Pro 15: Intel Core i7-11370H, GeForce MX450 dGPU, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, 3.2K display – 6,299 yuan (US$976)

The RedmiBook Pro 15’s 3.2K display should make the laptop appealing to gamers as it also features a variable refresh rate from 60 Hz to 90 Hz while the RedmiBook Pro 14 is restricted to 60 Hz. The larger RedmiBook Pro also comes with a larger battery: 70 Wh vs. 56 Wh. Both of the MacBook Pro mimics feature MIUI+, Windows 10 OS, a fingerprint sensor, and 100% sRGB coverage. Port connectivity is limited to 1x USB 2.0 and a 3.5 mm jack on one side and 1x USB Type-C, 1x HDMI, 1x USB 3.2 Gen1, and 1x Thunderbolt 4 on the other side. The RedmiBook Pro 14 is available to pre-order now and goes on sale on March 4, and pre-orders for the Pro 15 begin on March 6 with sales starting on March 15.

Editor's note: Article correction - RedmiBook Pro 15 CPU SKUs changed.

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RedmiBook Pro 14. (Image source: Xiaomi)
RedmiBook Pro 14. (Image source: Xiaomi)
RedmiBook Pro 15. (Image source: Xiaomi)
RedmiBook Pro 15. (Image source: Xiaomi)

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Xiaomi laptops (Weibo - in Chinese)|JD.com (in Chinese)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-02-25 (Update: 2021-02-26)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing News Editor - 2191 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.