Xiaomi had a special day on March 27th, unveiling their Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S handset, plus a few other goodies, smart speaker included. Aside from those they also debuted their first real gaming laptop, prepped for running the fresh Far Cry 5 title. The name is simply: Xiaomi Gaming Laptop. Let’s see what the fuss is all about and if it’s one of those $1500 gaming laptops that’s truly worth the price.
First of all, this beast is 20.9 mm in thickness and has an all metal body. It weighs 2.7 kilograms and comes with a backlit keyboard, with 5 programmable gaming keys, which make gaming more comfy. We also get a 15.6 inch Full HD display with very narrow bezels. The screen has a wide 72% NTSC color gamut and offers a 178 degree wide angle view. Hooking up the device to two 4K monitors is also on the table.
The Xiaomi Gaming Laptop packs two 3W speakers with Dolby Panorama Sound and inside we find a 7th gen CPU, a Core i5 or Core i7, coupled with 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD plus 1 TB of HDD. On the graphics side, there’s either GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1060. The airing system is excellent, courtesy of some badass fans. The heat dissipation area has increased by 50% compared to other laptops and the larger opening is also a big plus.
A large heat pipe is also here, plus ultra slim turbine blades, all of these combined make the laptop get a speed boost of around 20%. On the connectivity front there’s USB Type-C (one of them), 4 USB 3.0 ports and a Gigabit Ethernet, plus HDMI. The Core i7, 16 GB RAM and GTX 1060 model is priced at $1432 and the cheaper one with Core i5 and GTX 1050 Ti goes for $955.
The product goes on sale in China starting on April 13.