Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14, Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition launched in India, starting at ₹41,990
Xiaomi entered the laptop market all the way back in 2016, with the launch of the Mi Notebook Air in China. Since then, the company has launched several laptops in its home country, including the Mi Notebook, Mi Notebook Pro, and the Mi Gaming laptop. However, despite receiving constant requests from its fans in India, the company hasn’t launched any of its laptops in the country so far. That changes today, as the company has now officially announced the Mi Notebook 14 and Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition for the Indian market.
Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition is a thin and light laptop powered by Intel’s 10th-Gen Comet Lake processors. The laptop features a design similar to the MacBook Pro, with a brushed metal body built from an aluminum and magnesium alloy. It houses a 14-inch FHD display in the footprint of a 13.3-inch laptop, with 3mm slim bezels on the top and sides. This gives the laptop a 91% screen to body ratio, which is among the highest in the industry.
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition will be available with either an Intel Core i5 10210U or a Core i7 10510U processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB of M.2 NVMe storage, and an Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU. In terms of I/O, the laptops feature 2 USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a USB 2.0 Type-A port, a USB Type-C port, a headphone/microphone combo jack, and an HDMI 1.4 port. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 and Bluetooth 5.0.
Powering the laptop is a 46Wh battery which is rated for up to 10 hours of use on a single charge. Xiaomi has included a 65W fast charger in the box, which is capable of charging the laptop up to 50% in just over 30 minutes.
In terms of software, the Mi Notebook Horizon Edition runs Windows 10 Home Edition, which comes with an Office 365 30-day trial. Unlike its smartphones, Xiaomi has limited its own additions to two useful features — Mi Blaze Unlock and Mi Smart Share. The Mi Blaze Unlock feature will allow users to unlock their laptops using a Mi Band, while the Mi Smart Share feature will allow users to share files between devices.
Mi Notebook 14
The regular Mi Notebook 14 features a similar design, however, it doesn’t include the slim bezels offered on the Horizon edition. The top and side bezels on the Mi Notebook 14 are noticeably thicker and, therefore, it has a larger footprint.
In terms of hardware, the Mi Notebook 14 will only be available with an Intel Core i5 10210U chip, coupled with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 512GB of SATA 3 SSD storage, and an Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU on the top-end variant. The other two variants will offer Intel UHD Graphics 620.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 and Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition: Specifications
|Specification||Mi Notebook 14||Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition|
|RAM||8GB DDR4 @2666MHz||8GB DDR4 @2666MHz|
Pricing and Availability
Both the Mi Notebook 14 and Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition will go on sale starting from June 17th via mi.com, amazon.in, Mi Home and Mi Studio stores. The Mi Notebook 14 will be available at a starting price of ₹41,990 (~$550) for the Core i5, Intel UHD graphics 620, and 256GB storage variant. The Core i5, Intel UDH Graphics 620, and 512GB storage variant will be available for ₹44,999 (~$590), and the Intel Core i5, Nvidia MX250, and 512GB storage variant will be available for ₹47,999 (~$630). It’s worth noting that these are inaugural prices that are valid until July 16th, after which all SKUs will be priced ₹2,000 higher.
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition, on the other hand, will start at ₹54,999 (~$725) for the Core i5, Nvidia MX350, and 512GB storage variant, while the Core i7, Nvidia MX350, and 512GB storage variant will be available for ₹59,999 (~$790). Xiaomi has also announced a launch offer which will get buyers an instant discount of ₹2,000 on the use of an HDFC Bank credit/debit card. It’s also worth noting that since both laptops don’t include a built-in webcam, Xiaomi will ship an external HD webcam in the box with each notebook purchase.