Mi Notebook 14 Launched in India Starting Rs. 41,999
Xiaomi has launched their first line of Notebooks in India, The Mi Notebook 14. The Notebook 14 is available in two models, a standard edition which features a Core i5 CPU and a Horizon Edition which has the Core i7 CPU.
The Mi Notebook 14 as the name suggests features a 14″ Full HD 1920x1080px Anti-glare Display. This in an all aluminium unibody style design that resembles a MacBook.
The Notebook weighs in at 1.35 kilogram and bears no branding on the top case. The chiclet style keyboard features a scissor mechanism with an ABS texture. Each key has a 1.3mm of key travel and able spring making it comfortable to type.
The base variant of the Mi Notebook 14 features a 10th generation core i5-10210U CPU which has a 1.6GHz quad-core setup with a boost clock up to 4.2GHz. this is paired with 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM and 256GB of SATA 3 SSD storage. The second variant bumps the storage to 512GB of SATA 3 SSD.
The Horizon Edition two options for the CPU, the same Core i5-10210U and a Core i7-10510U CPU with a 1.8GHz quad-core setup and a boost clock up to 4.9GHz. You still get 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM, however, the storage has an optional m.2 NVME PCI Express Gen 3 SSD upgrade with 512GB of space. This has a rated 3000 MB/s sequential read and a 1800 MB/s sequential write speed. Drastically boosting I/O and Read Write operations.
The Horizon edition with the i7 also adds a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C port, along with the standard ports which include 2 Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1 and a single USB 2.0, 1 HDMI port a Combo Audio Jack and the Charging Port.
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon edition also has a GeForce MX350 2GB GDDR5 VRAM equipped DGPU. This makes it more suitable of open ended tasks like limited gaming and photo video editing.
The Laptops don’t charge via USB C and only one variant has the port which is limited to data. The Mi Notebook 14 has 2x2W Stereo speakers with DTS audio, although in first impressions the volume seems low.
The display brightness also caps at 250nits which when paired with the anti glare coating on the screen makes visibility of the otherwise good display limited. The anti glare coating works in well lit environments to block reflections and glare, along with smudges and fingerprints for people who like to tap their screens when they point.
The Mi Notebook 14 also misses a webcam which in the current world climate seems like a necessary inclusion. Xiaomi does include their USB Webcam in the box, which has a max 720px 30fps mode.
The Mi Notebook 14 starts off at Rs. 41999 for the base variant with a 256 GB SATA SSD. The upgraded variant with 512 GB SATA SSD costs Rs. 44999. If you opt for the NVIDIA MX250 discreet GPU you will pay Rs. 47999.
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon edition with a 512GB SATA SSD will cost Rs. 54999. If you choose the upgraded NVME SSD the price is bumped up to 59,999. All variants offer Rs. 2000 cash back to HDFC cards.