The Mi Gaming laptop is ergonomically similar to the Mi Notebook Pro. It shares the same brushed aluminum chassis but is slightly thicker at 20.9mm. Just like other Xiaomi laptops, the Mi Gaming laptop is devoid of any branding on the top lid. The design of laptop has a much more touch of a professional laptop than gaming, with the exception of an RGB backlit keyboard. The keyboard lighting is reminiscent of the ones seen in Razer’s Blade series of ultrabooks.
Powering Xiaomi’s Mi Gaming laptop is the latest Intel Kaby Lake Core i7-7700HQ processor. This gives the device more than enough firepower to tackle the heaviest and most graphic intensive titles in the market. Apart from the built-in Intel HD graphics, Xiaomi is bundling in a top end Nvidia GPU that varies depending on the variant of the notebook. The laptop either comes with a Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti or a GTX 1060 DDR5 graphics unit.
The all-new Mi Gaming laptop features a 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080p) display with 72% NTSC color gamut. While it may not be the brightest and most accurate color display around, but it’s surely much better than what other competitors offer at this price range of the new Mi notebook.
The low-end Xiaomi Mi Gaming laptop is powered by a 7th gen Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake dual CPU coupled with a 4GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU. Besides, it has 8GB DDR4 RAM and 128GB SSD. The top end model, on the other hand, comes with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core chip, 16GBDDR 2400Mhz RAM and a 6GB DDR5 Nvidia GTX 1060 Ti graphics. Unlike the base model, this one comes with just double storage. As expected, both models come with a PCIe based SSD and not a SATA one as seen in other budget offerings. Additionally, the laptops feature a 2.5-inch standard 1TB HDD.
Connectivity wise, the Mi Gaming laptop comes with almost all ports you would normally expect from a notebook. These include four USB 3.0, one USB Type C, one HDMI 2.0, one headphone jack and a 3-in-1 memory card reader. Besides, the laptop comes with two 3W Dolby Atmos Hi-Res speakers for an enhanced listening experience.
Currently, Xiaomi seems to have no plans to bring this laptop to any of its international markets. It will only be available in China at 5,999 Yuan (Rs 62,000/$950) for the base variant and 8,999 Yuan(Rs 93,000/$1,432) for the top end model.