Xiaomi has announced their first gaming laptop during the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S smartphone event, so now Xiaomi is finally expanding its laptop/notebook portfolio of just 2 Windows notebooks. It will be released at the end of April in 4 different versions, starting at around $1000: https://www.geekbuying.com/item/Xiaomi-Mi-Gaming-Laptop
Computer gaming products are very popular in Asia in particular, so Xiaomi’s move makes a lot of sense. And it has all that it takes to be another good gaming laptop. The design is very solid and functional, with the typical gaming laptop keyboard layout, colors, all the way down to the fonts on the keys. But the outer design carries no hints of this being a gaming laptop.
At the core of the Xiaomi Gaming Laptop are choices of the 7th gen. Intel Core i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ “Kaby Lake” processors with GTX1050Ti or GTX1060 GPU’s with 4GB/6GB dedicated DDR5 RAM on the chipset. Memory options are 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 RAM (2400 MHz), and storage options are hybrids of 128GB/256GB SSD storage with 1TB HDD storage. So, with a HQ processor, it achieves very good benchmark scores. The motherboard supports up to 32GB of RAM, for those in need of more.
And while it has gaming laptop standard Full HD display resolution of 1920 x 1080, it has enough power to power two 4K screens too. It has 3 Watt AKG stereo speakers, a 1MP front camera, compete Wi-Fi cover, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB Type-C port, a HDMI-port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
For a gaming laptop, it’s pretty thin, with a thickness of 20.9mm. And unlike other laptops that usually have large logos on the back, the Xiaomi Gaming Laptop has a deliberate no-logo design on the back. So that’s a rather original move.
– Tom Bowen