RedmiBook 14 hands-on

What you need to know

  • RedmiBook is getting an update with Intel's 10th-gen chips.
  • The base variant with the Core i5-10210U retails for 3,999 RMB ($585) in China.
  • Right now, it is limited to the Chinese market with no plans of going global.

Xiaomi launched the RedmiBook back in May, and the notebook is now getting an update with Intel's latest chips and two new color options.

The RedmiBook 14 is now available with either a Core i5-10210U or the Core i7-10510U. You can also buy the notebook in pink or grey color options alongside the standard silver model. The rest of the hardware is just as robust, including an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 video card, 8GB of RAM, and up to 512GB SSD.

I tried out the RedmiBook for a few minutes, and the design is nearly identical to the Mi Notebook Pro. The chassis is made out of metal, and it has the same Full HD panel. The only difference is the keyboard — the keys on the RedmiBook don't feel quite as tactile as that of the Mi Notebook Pro.

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The RedmiBook 14 with the 10th-gen Intel cores is going on sale in China for 3,999 RMB ($585). That's for the model with the Core i5-10210U, MX250, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The same configuration with a 512GB SSD is available for 4,499 RMB ($660), and the high-end option with a Core i7-10510U, MX250, and 8GB of RAM with a 512GB SSD is going on sale for 4,999 RMB ($730).

That's fantastic when you consider that the RedmiBook 14 has Intel's latest chips and the MX250. The only downside is that the RedmiBook 14 is limited to the Chinese market, and for now it doesn't look like that will change. Redmi general manager Lu Weibing mentioned that the brand was evaluating a possible launch in India, but it may be a while before the RedmiBook heads to other markets.

In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the RedmiBook 14?