Xiaomi is set to launch the first-ever RedmiBook laptops in India on Tuesday. The electronics maker had entered the laptop market last year with the introduction of Mi laptops and has been teasing the new machines for the past few days. It has also revealed the color variant for the new RedmiBook but, most other details have been kept under the wraps. We should expect Xiaomi to launch at least two models of the new RedmiBook on August 3. Of course, it will be an online-only event keeping up with the current times.
The launch will expand Redmi’s portfolio beyond smartphones and accessories. It has also been Xiaomi’s go-to brand for the more affordable products while Mi products cater to a more premium sets of customers. “Last year, Redmi had become more than a smartphone brand by launching power banks, earbuds, and smart bands. This year, we launched smart TVs also. And now we have decided to launch RedmiBook,” Xiaomi had said in its invite.
What do we know about the RedmiBook?
There are reports suggesting that Xiaomi can launch the RedmiBook in a 15-inch screen size. This is likely to be a Full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. Xiaomi has teased a design with slight bezels around the screen which should help it house the webcam. That will be interesting to see because last year’s Mi laptops ditched the feature and shipped with a USB webcam.
The connectivity options on the upcoming RedmiBook are likely to include a dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v5.0, as well as USB 3.1 Type-C, USB Type-A, USB 2.0, HDMI, and an audio jack. The device will likely have two 2W stereo speakers onboard. The laptop is likely to run Windows 10, but users will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 once the new version is released.
One of the interesting features of the new RedmiBook is likely to be the presence of Intel’s 11th Gen Core i3 and Core i5 Tiger Lake processors. This will be coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD. Xiaomi has also confirmed through a social media post that the RedmiBook will have a battery life of about 10 hours. It may ship with a 65W charger.
The RedmiBook 15 is tipped to feature a 15.6-inch Full-HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. The teaser posted by Redmi reveals that the laptop will feature a classic design with thick bezels around the display. The laptop will run on Windows 10. The RedmiBook 15 will be released in two storage variants 256 GB and 512 GB of PCIe SSD along with 8 GB RAM. The laptop will have a slim metal body with a spacious keyboard and trackpad.
The China-based company, Redmi is also speculated to unveil another 14-inch RedmiBook laptop alongside the RedmiBook 15 in the Indian market. The 14-inch RedmiBook is likely to have a Full HD display as well.
Xiaomi entered the laptop market last year in 2020 and is now bringing its successful RedmiBook range of laptops to India. The RedmiBook 15 is expected to be priced aggressively in India. It is likely to be priced within Rs. 50,000. Currently, the RedmiBook will be available in only one color option Charcoal Grey.
In this price range, The RedmiBook 15 is said to compete against the likes of the Asus VivoBook, Acer Swift 3, and Xiaomi’s own Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition after its release. The notebook is expected to go on sale in a few days after the launch on August 3rd.
Xiaomi has released an invite mentioning the launch of the RedmiBook. The invite said, “Last year, Redmi had become more than a smartphone brand by launching power banks, earbuds, and smart bands. This year, we launched smart TVs also. And now we have decided to launch RedmiBook.”