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Mi Notebook Pro 14 and Mi Notebook Ultra 15.6 are said to launch in India later this month. Xiaomi introduced the Mi Notebook Pro 14 with a 120Hz display in China in March. The Mi Notebook Ultra 15.6, on the other hand, is speculated to be a rebranded Mi Notebook Pro X 15 that was launched in China late last month. The Chinese company entered the laptop market in India with the launch of the Mi Notebook 14 and Mi Notebook 14 Horizon last year in June.
Citing a source familiar with the development, 91Mobiles reports that Xiaomi is planning to launch the Mi Notebook Pro 14 and Mi Notebook Ultra 15.6 in India. The Indian version of the Mi Notebook Pro 14 could be identical to what was launched in China. However, as mentioned, the Mi Notebook Ultra 15.6 may just be a rebranded Mi Notebook Pro X 15 that recently debuted in the Chinese market.
Xiaomi at present has four laptop models in India, namely the Mi Notebook 14 Horizon, Mi Notebook 14 (IC), the Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition, and the vanilla Mi Notebook 14. The company was also recently tipped to bring its Redmi-branded laptops to the country later this month.
Xiaomi has not yet revealed any details officially, but going by the 91Mobiles report, Mi Notebook Pro 14 price in India would be somewhere around the price of its China model. The Chinese version of the Mi Notebook Pro 14 carried a starting price of CNY 5,299 (roughly Rs. 61,000) for the base variant that included an Intel Core i5 CPU with 16GB RAM, 512GB storage, and Intel Iris Xe graphics.
The price of the Mi Notebook Ultra 15.6 is expected to be aligned with the pricing of the Mi Notebook Pro X 15 that debuted for CNY 7,999 (roughly Rs. 92,100) for the configuration that includes an 11th-generation Intel Core i5-11300H processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage.
The Mi Notebook Pro 14 features a 14-inch 2K (2,560x1,600 pixels) display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The laptop comes with up to an Intel 11th Gen Core i7-11370H CPU, up to an Nvidia GeForce MX450 GPU, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. It also offers a range of connectivity options that comprise Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, two USB Type-C ports, a Thunderbolt 4 port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Xiaomi has provided a 56Whr battery on the Mi Notebook Pro 14 that supports fast charging — rated to charge from 0 to 50 percent in 37 minutes. The laptop measures 315.6x220.4x15.9 mm and weighs 1.5 kg.
Exact specifications of the Mi Notebook Ultra 15.6 are yet to be revealed. However, since it is reported to be a rebranded Mi Notebook Pro X 15, the laptop is expected to have the same specifications. The Mi Notebook Pro X 15 comes with a 15.6-inch 3.5K (3,456x2,160 pixels) Samsung E4 OLED display that has a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 261ppi pixel density. It is powered by up to an 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, paired with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card as standard and up to 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM. You'll also get up to 1TB of PCIe storage.
The Mi Notebook comes with Bluetooth v.5.2 and Wi-Fi 6, and also includes two USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 ports, a USB Type-C port, a Thunderbolt 4 port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an HDMI 2.1 port. It also carries a fingerprint sensor embedded within its power key. Further, there are four speaker units that are backed by DTS audio. The laptop packs an 80Whr battery that can last for up to 11.5 hours and supports fast charging. The notebook measures 348.9x240.2x18.47mm and weighs 1.9 kilograms.