Xiaomi announced the RedmiBook 15 series laptops in India earlier this month, and today the company introduced the more premium Mi Notebook Pro and Mi Notebook Ultra. These come with very similar bodies, but the latter is more expensive and packs more powerful internals.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Ultra
Let’s talk about the Mi Notebook Ultra first. It’s powered by Intel’s 11th Gen Core i7-11370H processor with a maximum clock speed of 4.8GHz, but you also have the option to buy the one that comes with the same generation i5-11300H CPU, which goes up to 4.4GHz.
Both models come with Intel’s Iris Xe graphics to handle graphically intensive tasks. However, the i7 variant comes with a single 16GB RAM option, whereas the i5 version is also offered with 8GB RAM. While RAM amount differs, storage remains the same across all units – 512GB NVMe SSD.
The Mi Notebook Ultra is 17.9mm thin, weighs 1.7 kg, and is made of 6-series aerospace-grade aluminum. The laptop packs a 15.6″ 3,200×2,000-pixel Mi TrueLife+ Display having 16:10 aspect ratio and a 90Hz screen refresh rate. It also supports DC Dimming to reduce eye fatigue, and Xiaomi claims the TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light protection filters blue light without affecting the screen’s color accuracy.
The Mi Notebook Ultra features a full-size keyboard with a 3-level backlight and ships with a 70Whr battery advertised to offer over 12 hours of endurance. And you can charge it with the bundled 65W charger, which can fill the cell up to 50% in 45 minutes.
For connectivity, the Mi Notebook Ultra supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and has a total of five ports onboard – 1x Type-C, 1x Thunderbolt 4, 1x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x Type-A USB 2.0, and 1x HDMI.
The rest of the Mi Notebook Ultra’s highlights include a fingerprint reader embedded in the power button, HD webcam, 3.5mm combo jack, in-built microphone, and two 2W stereos speakers with DTS Audio support.
The Mi Notebook Ultra comes pre-installed with MS Office Home and Student Edition 2019 and runs Windows 10 Home out of the box. Although it will get a free upgrade to Windows 11 when the OS is available.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro
The Mi Notebook Pro is made of the same material as the Mi Notebook Ultra’s, but it’s thinner (17.3mm) and lighter (1.46 kg) than the Ultra variant. That’s because the Pro model is built around a smaller 14″ TrueLife Display having 2,560×1,600-pixel resolution. Like the Ultra, the Pro variant’s screen also has a 16:10 aspect ratio, but the refresh rate maxes at 60Hz and the pixel density is down to 215ppi.
The Mi Notebook Pro also ships with a smaller battery (56Whr), which is claimed to last an hour less than the Ultra’s cell and goes from flat to 50% in 34 minutes.
Another difference between the two laptops is in the keyboard department. The Mi Notebook Ultra’s keyboard has a key travel of 1.5mm, while the Pro version’s keyboard has a 1.3mm key travel.
The rest of the features on Mi Notebook Pro remain the same as Mi Notebook Ultra’s.
Pricing and availability
The Mi Notebook Ultra and Mi Notebook Pro come in a single Lustrous Gray color and will go on sale in India starting August 31 through Mi.com, Amazon.in, and Mi Home Stores across the country. You can check out the table below for the pricing of the two laptops.
|Configuration||Mi Notebook Pro||Mi Notebook Ultra|
|Core i5-11300H and 8GB RAM||INR56,999 ($770/€650)||INR59,999 ($810/€685)|
|Core i5-11300H and 16GB RAM||INR59,999 ($810/€685)||INR63,999 ($860/€730)|
|Core i7-11370H and 16GB RAM||INR72,999 ($985/€835)||INR76,999 ($1,040/€880)|