Xiaomi shamelessly ripped off the MacBook Pro with its new laptop

Muriel Hammond
September 12, 2017

For connectivity options, you get 2 USB ports, 2 USB Type-C ports, an HDMI port, SD card slot and a 3.5 mm earphone jack. For $1070, the spec-sheet accommodates for 16GB of RAM and NVIDIA's entry-level GeForce MX150 GPU.

As for the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro following in the footsteps of last year's Mi Notebook Air, you should know there's no surprise convertible mode or usage versatility of any sort.

The base variant of the Mi Notebook Pro has been priced at 5699 yuan (Rs.55,800 approx.), while the top end version with the Core i7 processor and 16GB RAM is priced at 6999 yuan (Rs.68,600 approx.).

At first glance, the Mi Notebook has a lot going for it.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro vs Macbook Pro: Pricing and Specs Comparison

In terms of specifications, the Mi Notebook Pro sports a 15.6-inch display with 72 percent NTSC colour gamut, which is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

One of the major highlights of the laptop is the fingerprint sensor, which is compatible with Windows Hello. The flagship notebook also features a built-in fingerprint scanner embedded into the trackpad. But what is more unbelievable is that it also comes with symmetrical cooling design with double inbound and outbound airflow to quickly cool it despite heavy usage. Now, the manufacturer is here with a more powerful machine called the Mi Notebook Pro and from an "aesthetics only" position, you'd definitely be quick to judge that it looks strikingly similar to the MacBook Pro but is running Microsoft's Windows 10 platform. The Mi Notebook Pro's hardware is strong and it could survive drops and hits. With aluminium alloy and magnesium alloy composition, the Mi Notebook Pro is both sturdy and light.

Dual Harman Infinity custom speaker setup of 2.5W each. In fact, this special love for MacBook Pro can be seen in the whole presentation as Lei Jun kept comparing everything from benchmarks to keyboard to the MacBook Pro. Intel Core i5 with 8GB RAM is priced at CNY 5,599. The laptop offers three variants, two featuring the i7 and one featuring the i5.

Xiaomi is shooting a number of arrows at Apple today. As far as availability goes, details are scant, but it will be available in China soon.

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