Xiaomi unveils RedmiBook 15 Pro and e-Learning Edition for India with 11th gen Intel CPUs
Xiaomi unveiled a pair of Intel-powered laptops for the Indian market. RedmiBook 15 Pro is the higher model with an 11th generation Intel H-series processor, the other model is made especially for students, RedmiBook e-Learning Edition. Note that the Pro is different from the one we saw in China earlier this year.
RedmiBook 15 Pro
This is a 15.6 ”laptop with a 1080p screen and a polycarbonate body that has a brushed metallic finish. This allows it to be fairly thin and light, 19.9 mm and 1.8 kg (3.97 lbs). With its 46 WHr battery, this laptop can run 10 hours on a single charge and comes with a 65W adapter.
It is powered by Intel i5-11300H, 10 nm SuperFin chip with a TDP of up to 35W. It has 4 cores (8 wires) and a base frequency of 3.1 GHz plus a maximum turbo frequency of 4.4 GHz. It has an Intel Xe graphics with 80 execution units, which gives it a performance of just over an Nvidia MX330, according to Xiaomi’s figures.
The I5 is paired with 8 GB DDR4 RAM (3,200 MHz) and a 512 GB NVMe SSD. The SSD is fast enough to fully boot in less than 12 seconds, the wake-up time is less than 2 seconds.
The laptop has a decent set of ports. On the one hand, you have 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, a full-size HDMI port and a gigabit Ethernet port. On the other hand, there is a USB-A 2.0, an SD card reader and a 3.5 mm combo jack. There is no USB-C port on board.
For wireless connectivity, the laptop is equipped with Wi-Fi 5 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5.0. The Mi SmartShare app is pre-installed, so you can easily send files to and from your smartphone.
The laptop comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed along with MS Office Home and the Student Edition. It is compatible with Windows 11, so it will be a free upgrade when the new operating system is ready.
The QWERTY keyboard is based on a scissor mechanism with 1.5 mm travel to the keys. There is also a 100 cm trackpad with Windows Precision Drivers, which enables multi-touch movements.
For the video calls needed when working and studying from home, there is a 720p webcam upstairs with stereo microphones. For a little entertainment, there are 2W stereo speakers with DTS audio processing (and a DTS app to set it up).
The RedmiBook 15 Pro will be available in India from August 6 for INR 50,000
The RedmiBook 15 Pro will be available from August 6 (Friday) at a price of INR 50,000 ($ 675). You’ll find it mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Home stores. Please note that if you buy the laptop with an HDFC card (credit or debit), you get a discount of INR 3,500.
RedmiBook e-Learning Edition
This is also a 15.6 ”laptop with a 1080p screen, but it is aimed at students, so it is cheaper – 42,000 INR (565 dollars) with a discount of 2,500 INR, if you buy it with an HDFC card . It’s mostly the same as the Pro, except for the CPU where the price savings come from)
The E-Learning Edition laptop is also powered by an 11th generation Intel processor, an i3-1115G4. It is still a 10 nm SuperFin part, however with only 2 cores (4 threads). Its TDP can ramp up to 28W and its maximum turbo frequency is 4.1 GHz.
There are two versions of the e-Learning Edition laptop. While both have 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, the base model has a 256 GB SATA SSD. For 45,000 INR you can have a laptop with a faster 512 GB NVMe SSD.
Apart from this, the laptop is the same as the Pro. It has a polycarbonate shell that weighs 1.8 kg and is 19.9 mm thick (and has a brushed metallic finish). It has a 46 WHr battery that lasts for 10 hours of use and is charged to 50% in 33 minutes using the 65W adapter (and to 80% in 53 minutes).
It has the same scissor keyboard (1.5 mm travel) with a large multi-touch touch pad, same selection of ports (2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB-A 2.0, HDMI 1.4, 3.5 mm combination port and Ethernet port ). Even the 2x stereo speakers with DTS sound are on board. Wi-Fi 5 (2×2) and Bluetooth 5.0 are on board, as is the Mi SmartShare app.
The RedmiBook e-Learning Edition will also launch on August 6th mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Home stores. You do not have to worry about software as you get Windows 10 Home out of the box (can be updated to Windows 11 when it arrives) and MS Office Home and Student Edition.
The RedmiBook 15 e-Learning Edition will be available in India from August 6 from INR 42,000