Xiaomi’s first-ever laptop will be released sometime this year, that much is certain. This, combined with the fact that Xiaomi is holding a launch event on 27 July, makes it very possible that the company will finally introduce its own laptop next week. Now, purported presentation slides of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook have surfaced, and we may be looking at the laptop’s final hardware and retail prices.
According to the presentation slides, which look pretty legitimate, the Mi Notebook will be available in two variants: a Pro model, and a Standard variant. Naturally, the former is the highest-end variant of the Mi Notebook, and it will supposedly be packing an Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor paired with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M graphics card, as well as a very generous 512GB SSD.
The Standard model of the Mi Notebook, on the other hand, is said to feature a Core i5-6200U processor paired with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a practical 256GB SSD. Now, these hardware are by no means very impressive, but their retail prices certainly are: the Pro model will allegedly go for only 6,699 Chinese yuan (about RM4,075), while the Standard variant will retail at 3,999 yuan (approximately RM2,435).
Aside from these slides, alleged renders of the Mi Notebook have also been leaked. However, unlike the presentation slides, these renders do not look quite as convincing. For one, the top lid of the laptop in these renders looks very similar to Asus’ signature concentric circle design; the lack of any Xiaomi branding on the laptop is also rather suspicious.
If these hardware and retail prices of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook are accurate, we are looking at a very competitively priced laptop. That being said, these are still leaked materials, which may not be accurate. Regardless, we will find out if Xiaomi will indeed unveil its first-ever laptop come 27 July 2016.