While the Redmi brand is best known for the affordable flagships, earlier this year in ventured into the laptop market with the RedmiBook 14. The laptop is currently available only in China, but it may soon spread to the West.
The Eurasian Economic Commision (EEC) issued a certification for the RedmiBook yesterday.
The RedmiBook 14 packs a 14 1080p screen (an IPS panel with thin bezels) and is powered by 8th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors (8265U and 8565U, respectively). Theres also an Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU with 2GB of dedicated memory.
The laptop can be configured with up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB SATA SSD. The whole thing is pretty compact the body, which is made out of anodized aluminum, weighs 1.5kg and is just 18mm thick.
In China, prices start at CNY 4,000 (410) for the Core i5 model with a 256GB SSD. Upgrading to 512GB is just 40 more, though obviously those prices will be higher outside of China.
Until the demand and market for USB Type-C related devices and accessories surpass those for USB Type-A, don't expect to see most notebooks to come with a USB Type C port, even if it can only do data transfer and standard charging.
If you look carefully at the trackpad and the finger notch (where you put the finger to lift the display), they're not centered. This really trigger my OCD. And also why on earth a chromebook needs a dedicated GPU????