Xiaomi is all set to launch the first RedmiBook laptop in India on Tuesday. The electronics maker entered the laptop market last year with the introduction of the Mi Laptop and has been teasing the new machines for the past few days. It has also revealed the color variants of the new RedmiBook, but most of the other details are yet to be revealed. Xiaomi is expected to launch at least two models of the new RedmiBook on August 3. Of course, this will be an online event keeping in mind the current times. The launch will expand Redmi’s portfolio beyond smartphones and accessories. It has also been Xiaomi’s preferred brand for more affordable products while Mi products cater to a more premium set of customers. Xiaomi said in its invite – “Last year, Redmi became more than a smartphone brand by launching power banks, earbuds and smart bands. This year we have also launched smart TVs, and now we decided to launch RedmiBook. Is.”
What do we know about the RedmiBook?There are reports that Redmi can launch the Book in 15-inch screen size. It is likely to be a Full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. Xiaomi has teased a design with little bezels around the screen that should help it hold the webcam. It will be interesting to see as last year’s Mi laptops dropped the feature and shipped with a USB webcam. Connectivity options on the upcoming RedmiBook are likely to include 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 laptops are 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. It will be paired with up to 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Xiaomi has also confirmed through a social media post that the RedmiBook will have a battery life of around 10 hours. It may ship with 65W charger. Xiaomi had earlier confirmed the availability on Flipkart in a promotional teaser. The laptop will likely be available via Mi.com as well.
How much should the new RedmiBook cost?We don’t know exactly what current laptop Xiaomi is bringing to India, but just going by the suggested specifications, the price of the machine should not exceed Rs 50,000. Xiaomi is likely to target students, first time job seekers and casual laptop users with the new products. Given its history, it will keep the pricing very aggressive and don’t be surprised if the laptop costs around Rs 40,000. There is also a possibility that Xiaomi puts the second model at a more aggressive price point, targeting students. However, we will get to know the official price of RedmiBook once it is launched on August 3.
[Attribution to NBT]