xiaomi at an event in China unveiled the Mi Mix 2S flagship smartphone that will succeed the Mi Mix 2. Following its launch, the company took everyone by surprise and launched the Mi Gaming Laptop that starts from RMB 5,999 (approx Rs 62,122), which Xiaomi says is almost half the cost of typical gaming laptops. The company adds that the gaming laptop comes with a simple and low-key design language that can be used professionally as well. The latest laptop from Xiaomi looks to offer great gaming hardware at an affordable price point.
The Mi Gaming Laptop goes on sale in China on 16 April.
You’ll be able to import it to the UK from China using a site such as GearBest, but keep in mind that in common with Xiaomi’s other laptops it will likely ship with the Chinese edition of Windows 10. You can get around this by installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 (an OEM licenceoffers the cheapest route
The laptop comes with a 15.6-inch FHD screen with a narrow frame, nothing fancy to be honest but it can connect to two other 4K external monitors for an ultimate gaming experience. You have Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio 2 x 3W speakers for a great gaming experience. The laptop is also loaded with a rich set of ports like HDMI 2.0, USB Type-C, Ethernet and USB 3.0. There are four official variants of the Mi Gaming Laptop. Configurations start from an i5 standard voltage processor with GTX Ti 1050, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, and 1TB HDD. You can upgrade the graphics to GTX Ti 1060 for an additional thousand Yuan, and for another thousand more, you can upgrade the CPU to Core i7. The top-end Mi Gaming Laptop features the Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and 1TB of HDD.
Given the powerful configuration, it was necessary for Xiaomi to take care of its cooling. In this regard, the Mi Gaming Laptop comes with 3+2 large diameter cooling pipes inside with 4 air vents. There’s a special TORNADO button which kicks in ultra fast cooling, dropping the temperature by up to 3-5 degree celsius within 10 minutes. It will be loud with the fans blowing at full speed but your laptop should cool down very quickly.
Overall, the Mi Gaming Laptop looks very competitive. The Mi Gaming Laptop starts at 5999 Yuan ($956) for the Core i5 + GTX 1050 Ti variant and goes all the up to 8999 Yuan ($1435) for the Core i7 + GTX 1060 variant.