Monday, April 12

OLED, Nvidia GeForce MX450 … but unfortunately it’s not for us

In addition to the slew of smartphones, Xiaomi has made official two new Windows 10 laptops. The most interesting is the Mi Laptop Pro 15 with its OLED display and an Nvidia iGPU in the chassis of a MacBook Pro.

Xiaomi Mi Laptop Pro 15

Xiaomi Mi Laptop Pro 15 // Gamesdone : Xiaomi

Xiaomi has made numerous announcements in the past 48 hours. We were able to discover the Mi 11 Ultra, the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold, as well as the Mi 11i, the Mi 11 Lite, the Mi Smart Projector 2, the Mi Smart Band 6, a wireless charger capable of charging 3 devices at the same time. times or a Wi-Fi router 6. We also expected to discover a new laptop, it is the Xiaomi Mi Laptop Pro 15.

OLED for display

Clearly, this is not the ad that will make you happy. This laptop has a very attractive technical sheet, however Xiaomi does not yet distribute its laptops on the French market with the AZERTY keyboard layout. We must therefore go through the import box, with customer support more clicked to attach and a QWERTY keyboard layout.

As you can see, it has the look of a MacBook Pro with thin display bezels and an all-aluminum chassis. It’s a design that also reminds us of the Huawei MateBook Pro which was renewed earlier in March. Xiaomi evokes a thickness of only 15.9 mm, or 1.59 centimeters, with 66 Wh battery capacity compatible with charging power up to 100 Watts.

This Xiaomi Mi Laptop Pro 15 is a Windows 10 laptop equipped withan OLED screen (in Samsung E4 material) 15 inches in 3.5K definition. Xiaomi has spoken at length about this display which is factory calibrated and certified by the German organization TÜV Rheinland. It is also Corning Gorilla Glass certified, like the vast majority of smartphone screens.

Intel Core Tiger Lake with Nvidia GeForce

This laptop also goes on the 11th gen. Intel Core processors (Tiger Lake), like many laptops we recently tested (Dell XPS 9310). Compared to the 10th gen Intel Core Ice Lake, the number of processor cores remains the same, but we are moving from a Sunny Cove core design to a Willow Cove core design, which has some advantages. in terms of performance. The graphics part is boosted since the number of execution units (UE) goes from 64 to 96. Tiger Lake also includes support for new technologies such as Thunderbolt 4, USB 4, PCIe 4.0 or even the LPDDR5.

The Xiaomi Mi Laptop Pro 15 also incorporates a eGPU Nvidia GeForce MX450. It’s not a fast chip, but it delivers 20-30% more frames per second than Tiger Lake’s Intel Xe (Gen12) iGPU chip. On the connectivity side, there are two Thunderbolt 4 compatible USB-Cs, as well as Wi-Fi 6.

The Xiaomi Mi Laptop Pro 15 will be sold at around 845 euros excluding VAT, obviously in the Chinese market there is also a Mi laptop Pro 14 with a completely different configuration. Here, no OLED screen, but an IPS LCD screen in 2.5K definition with a refresh rate that goes up to 120 Hz. We then find the 11th generation of Intel CPU for low-power laptop associated with an Nvidia GeForce MX450 eGPU. Its price will be 5,299 yuan, or about 688 euros excluding tax.

We have received confirmation that Xiaomi has no plan to launch its range of laptops in France, for the moment.

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