Xiaomi unveiled the Mi Notebook Pro earlier this year, offering a notebook with decent internal hardware and an external design aesthetic that looks a lot like the MacBook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p panel, and features a quad-core eighth-gen Kaby Lake Core i5-8250U CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, and an NVIDIA MX150 graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.
The notebook went on sale in China last month for the equivalent of $850, and if you're looking to pick it up from outside the country, GearBest is selling it for $899 (opens in new tab) with coupon code GBTPC14 or GBTPC15.
The Mi Notebook Pro also offers a backlit keyboards, and has audio tuned by Harman Kardon. Other specs include an SD card reader, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, 1MP camera, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB-C ports, HDMI out, and a 3.5mm jack. The 8000mAh battery charges over USB-C, and the notebook is rated for eight hours of usage on a full charge. The notebook runs Windows 10 out of the box, and has Windows Hello integration.
Considering the Mi Notebook Pro is sold exclusively in China, there are a few caveats: the notebook comes with the Chinese language version of Windows 10, so you'll have to use a real-time text translation service to walk through the initial configuration. You'll be able to switch out the language to English once you boot into Windows 10.
And if you're looking to pick up the notebook from India, expect to pay anywhere between ₹10,000 ($150) to ₹15,000 ($230) in customs duties. As long as you're willing to put up with that, then the Mi Notebook Pro is a great laptop for the price.
Interested? Hit up GearBest from the link below to get your hands on the Mi Notebook Pro. You can use either GBTPC14 or GBTPC15 to bring the retail price of the notebook down to $899. GearBest is also rolling out its Singles' Day promotion (opens in new tab), offering lucrative discounts on Xiaomi accessories.
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.
Not only is it much cheaper than a macbook pro, it is much better since it's running windows 10, not macOS.
are this computer have i7 CPU
I get that there is an audience for it, but I would never consider buying a device that's whole design is basically copied from a MacBook Pro. If they're gonna spend tons of money making a device, they should at least make something original.
just a grey slab with black screen and keys...it's diffrent anyways since the xaiomi has a finger print scanner in the touchpad!
I wonder if it's close enough copy to fix the 15" macbook pro skins/cases?
Please do a touchscreen version!
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