Xiaomi is finally looking to introduce its laptop series in India. The first step of the process includes trademarking the RedmiBook moniker in the country. The trademark listing was recently spotted on the website of Intellectual Property India that belongs to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, suggesting an imminent launch. Xiaomi fans finally get a reason to rejoice as the device is expected to revamp cost-effective laptops in India.
Manu Kuma Jain, Xiaomi India Head and Global Vice President, in an interview back in 2018 had mentioned gaming laptops as part of the company’s product portfolio in India. Staying true to tradition, Xiaomi is expected to launch the RedmiBook 13 in May 2020 with different variants launching in the following months.
Xiaomi launched the RedmiBook 13 in China alongside the Redmi K30. There is a possibility that Xiaomi may launch the same notebook along with the Redmi K30 smartphone in India a few months later.
Xiaomi Redmibook 13 Specifications and Features
The Xiaomi RedmiBook 13 flaunts a 13.3-inch full-HD+ display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, an 89% screen-to-body-ratio, 250 nits brightness, and a 178-degree viewing angle. The laptop is powered by 10th-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. It flaunts a 2GB NVIDIA MX250 GPU and a Hurricane cooling setup with a custom wing fan connected to dual heat pipes. The setup ensures optimal thermal dissipation and silent operation.
Xiaomi incorporated a cross-platform file transfer system on the RedmiBook 13, known as Smart Connect. This works together with the Xiaomi Sensor Key rendering it capable of remote user authentication using devices like the Xiaomi Band 3. The network is connected to Mi Cloud services. The RedmiBook 13 runs on Windows 10 and has Microsoft Office Student Edition built-in. The device flaunts Harman speakers with DTS support, Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, 2x USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI port, a USB 3.1 port, and a 3.5mm AUX port.
The RedmiBook 13 draws power from a 40Whr battery, which comes with a 65W charger adapter. Xiaomi claims the laptop is capable of up to 11 hours of video playback and 8.5 hours of web browsing. Using the charging adapter, the battery can be recharged up to 50% within 35 minutes. The device measures 307.3 x 195 x 17.8 mm and weighs 1.23 kg.
Xiaomi RedmiBook 13 Price
The RedmiBook 13’s based model is priced at 4,199 Yuan (~$602; ~Rs. 43,400) in China. The 1.6GHz 10th-Gen Intel Core i5 processor variant costs 4,499 Yuan (~$645; ~Rs. 46,500). The high-end variant with a 1.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor is priced at 5,199 Yuan (~$745; ~Rs. 53,700).