They were supposed to come out together, but the Intel-powered RedmiBook Pro laptops were unveiled in late February, while the AMD-powered ones are arriving only now. Better late than never, we suppose. There are two Ryzen-based laptops to choose from, one 14” and one 15.6”, each with two options for the APU.
The RedmiBook Pro 15 can be had with either the Ryzen 5 5600H (6c/12t) or the Ryzen 7 5800H (8c/16t). Both are 35W TDP parts based on the latest Zen 3 core (Cezanne). The laptops rely on their integrated Radeon graphics (with 7 and 8 CU, respectively) as there is no additional GPU.
The two RedmiBook Pro 14 drop to 15W APUs – the Ryzen 5 5500U (6c/12t) and Ryzen 7 5700U (8c/16t). Note that both of these are based on the older Zen 2 core (Lucienne). The H-series APUs get dual fan cooling, while the lower power U-series are cooled by a single fan.
The 15.6” laptops have the better screen, a 3,200 x 2,000 px panel (16:10) with 90 Hz refresh rate and DC dimming. This one targets 100% sRGB coverage, 300 nits of brightness and 1,500:1 contrast ratio.
The 14” model also has a 16:10 screen, though this one is less sharp due to its 2,560 x 1,600 px resolution (it’s 242 ppi vs. 216 ppi). The smaller panel also stick to the standard 60 Hz, but at least it matches the other one with 100% sRGB, 300 nits of brightness and DC dimming.
Of course, the larger laptop weighs more too, 1.8 kg (3.97 lbs), but also has a larger battery – a 70 WHr battery with support for 100W fast charging. The smaller model is lighter, 1.42 kg (3.13 lbs) and has a 56 WHr battery with 65W charging. Both batteries can power 14 hours of web browsing before they need to be charged.
In both cases the chassis is CNC-machined aluminum. You get two USB-C ports, one USB-A, an HDMI port and headphone jack along with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. There’s also a fingerprint reader built into the Power button.
Whichever size or APU you pick, the laptop will come configured with 16 GB of dual channel DDR4 RAM and a 512 GB SSD. Sales of the two RedmiBook Pro Ryzen Edition laptops starts on June 1, the prices are below.
|Price||(approx. $/€ price)|
|RedmiBook Pro 14 (5500U)||CNY 4,300||($675/€550)|
|RedmiBook Pro 14 (5700U)||CNY 4,700||($735/€600)|
|RedmiBook Pro 15 (5600H)||CNY 4,800||($750/€615)|
|RedmiBook Pro 15 (5800H)||CNY 5,300||($830/€680)|
If you’re interested, you can find the two models on Xiaomi’s official site in China, here are the links: RedmiBook Pro 15 Ryzen Edition and RedmiBook Pro 14 Ryzen Edition. It’s not clear if and when these two might make their way out of China.
Who cares about the design? They don't need to reinvent the wheel. It's a mac ripoff with ryzen, which is a perfect combo for me. Hopefully it won't have any major flaws. Getting mine in a week.
The Macbook with M1 doesn't wipe anything: https://www.cpu-monkey.com/de/compare_cpu-apple_m1-1804-vs-amd_ryzen_7_5800h-1857 Ryzen 7 5800H nearly double the performance in cinebench multicore, and that's not even their strongest mobi...
You have a short memory. It is now replaced by MacBook Air. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_(2006%E2%80%932012) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_(2015%E2%80%932019)