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Xiaomi's RedmiBook Pro 16 is a real price-performance champion and one of the best multimedia laptops without dGPU

RedmiBook Pro 16 2024
RedmiBook Pro 16 2024
With the RedmiBook Pro 16, Xiaomi shows its established competitors how to bring a modern multimedia laptop with current components to the market that doesn't even cost 1,000 Euros (~$1,067) while offering a Core Ultra 7 155H, 32 GB of RAM, and a high-resolution 165-Hz panel.

While laptops are getting more and more expensive, Xiaomi shows that it doesn't necessarily have to be that way with its new and impressive RedmiBook Pro 16 2024. For less than 1,000 Euros (~$1,067), customers will receive a high-quality multimedia laptop with a robust aluminum case and modern connection equipment including Thunderbolt 4 and HDMI 2.1. In addition, we also like the keyboard very much, since it offers a very precise and comfortable typing experience. Even though there is no number block, the arrow keys are large, and there are dedicated keys for PgUp/PgDn. But you have to get used to the US keyboard layout.

For the display, a matte, high-resolution 3K IPS panel with a 165 Hz refresh rate and brightness values higher than 500 cd/m² is used. The subjective image quality is very good, but the panel should be calibrated for the best-possible color reproduction. We provide you a link to our calibration profile in our review. However, the panel still won't be perfect for image processing, since there is no sRGB profile. The battery life turns out excellent, despite the high-resolution panel.

Intel's new Core Ultra 7 155H Meteor Lake chip is used as the processor, and we see one of its best implementations here. The cooling is sufficiently sized and able to handle even short load peaks without revving up the fans. The CPU performance turns out very good, even though the Meteor Lake chips are generally not doing very well in this regard (no additional performance compared to Raptor Lake and slower than AMD Zen4 with the same power limits). The graphics performance of the new Arc graphics also turns out well, with the iGPU of course benefiting from the fast working memory (32 GB LPDDR5x-7647) here.

You have to take a really close look to find any weaknesses, and in addition to the soldered in working memory (although 32 GB of RAM are generally completely sufficient), we mainly noticed the weak WLAN performance in our test. The manufacturer appears to have cut some corners with the antennas here, since the laptop uses a current module from Intel (AX211). But that also won't have much of an impact in everyday operation.

All in all, the RedmiBook Pro 16 is a very good overall package, not only considering its price. You can find all additional information including benchmarks and measurements in our detailed review.

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Andreas Osthoff, 2024-04-25 (Update: 2024-04-23)