A laptop with a GTX 1060 for around 1 400 USD is no joke.
Xiaomi is know for making and selling pretty good smartphones. Recently, they released the Mi Notebook. But now, they are stepping up their game. Meet the Mi Gaming.
Here is the basic stuff you need to know…
It’s rocking a 15.6-inch FullHD display, with really thin bezels – 9.9mm. Under the hood you’ll find an Intel Core i7 7700HQ. Now, depending on the model you choose, you can either get a GTX 1050Ti, 8 GB of RAM, and a 128 GB SSD / 1 TB HDD combo. Or if you don’t mind spending a bit more, you can get the GTX 1060 6 GB, 16 GB of RAM an a 256 GB NVMe SSD, paired with the same HDD.
“Mi Gaming Laptop has a minimalist design, along with a keyboard that supports 16 million colors over four zones, and anti-ghosting with 30-key rollover for precise and accurate gaming input. Five programmable keys are located on the left side for quick access to important functions,” Xiaomi says.
To keep it cool, Xiaomi is relying on big heatpipes, and a “Tornado button” – cranks up all the fans to 100%, and results in a slight temperature drop.
Connectivity comes in the form of four USB 3.0 ports, two USB-C ports, a single HDMI output, and a 3.5mm audio jack with a headphone amp.
Xiaomi is hoping to attract gamers with aggressive price points, at least in China. The lower end model will be available for 5,999 Chines yuan, which converts to around $955 or £675, and the higher end SKU will sell for 8,999 yuan (around $1,435 or £1,010).