This Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition could proforma any of the daily normal tasks that you wish to seamlessly.
If you are looking for something like normal internet uses or being a student for a laptop that comes under just the price of under Rs. 40k, so here I Xiaomi brought something for you.
Here we’ve covered all the things that you need to know Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition review that help you to make a decision. So let’s go with Specifications
Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition Specifications
|Model Name||Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i3-10110U Processor
2.1 GHz dual-core with boost clock (up to 4.1GHz)
||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
||14″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) Anti-glare 16:9 Display
81.2 % screen-to-body ratio
178° Wide-viewing Angle
||8GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM|
|Storage||256GB SATA 3 SSD|
|Interface||2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1 (For data transfer)
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
1 x Combo Audio Jack
1 x DC Charging Port
|Keyboard and Trackpad||Keyboard:
Scissor Mechanism ABS Texture
with 1.3mm key travel
19mm pitch per key
|Audio||2x2W Stereo Speakers
DTS Audio Processing App Support
3.5mm headphone jack
|Wireless Connectivity||Wireless LAN:
Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi
|Battery and Power||46Wh Battery
Backup of up to 10Hrs
65W Power Adapter
|Weight and Dimensions||Thickness: 17.15mm
Width: 228 mm
|Package Contents||Mi Notebook 14 x 1U
Power Adapter with Power Cord x 1U
User Manual x 1U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Design and Build:
With the laptop pricing above 40000, you will get the feeling like it is featureless, though it may look expensive at the same time it also gives you the feel of an expensive laptop.
It looks like a modest design. The good thing about this laptop is that after a few years of buying the matte design with a silver finish will not look old.
The modesty of the design is the same inside as well. They have covered the display with rough black plastic; still, you will not get bothered as the frame is very slim. They have painted the laptop with silver color to hide the dust and spots if any.
The biggest change Xiaomi has managed to stuff a little 720p webcam on the highest bezel amid two mics. It isn’t an honest quality webcam except for your Zoom-based classes also as video calls, you needn’t attach an external webcam whenever.
The base unit in this edition is of metal with the fit and finish and the I/O ports are also good. In this notebook, there are USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, another USB 2.0 Type-A port, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm port for headphones.
Mics, and a proprietary charging port. There should have been a slot for an Sd card and a USB-C port, but for the competition, the current port is also worthy.
On the whole, the Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition is built well and looks well. It has a metallic body weighing 1.5kg but it is still easy to hold around and moving.
This laptop retains the 14-inch LCD display. The resolution stands at 1920 x 1080, which may be a rarity during this price segment. The display has an anti-glare coating and slim bezels carrying 81.2 screens to body ratio. It looks like an honest quality display.
The brightness levels are fairly good to be used in bright outdoors (under shade) but indoors, the display gets bright enough that I had to show it down after evening. The colors seem good and have good contrasts.
The viewing angle is fairly wide but there’s a notable loss of colors and brightness from angles beyond 30 degrees to the middle. That said, for a Rs 40,000 Windows laptop, I feel this is often a really good display. I did my paperwork and watched tons of YouTube videos on this display, and never did I feel I needed something more.
Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Performance
This is the crucial bit for many budget laptop buyers. Most of my readers also as acquaintances need a cheap laptop that runs nicely for a minimum of three years without troubles.
This laptop offers a tenth Gen 2.1 GHz Intel Core i3-10110U Comet Lake processor as standard. This is often paired with 8GB RAM DDR4 RAM clocked at 2666MHz and a 256GB SATA 3 SSD. There’s a real copy of Windows 10 Home onboard while the graphics part is addressed to the onboard Intel HD 620 graphics.
Other than that, this CPU is able to perform day-to-day tasks such as MS Word, Office, PowerPoint, can do basic video editing. Though it’s a dual-core process so we can’t expect to do high multitasking.
You can do stuff like typing long documents, performing on Google Chrome with 8-9 tabs, MS Word, and also play Youtube videos simultaneously in the background without any issues or facing any kind of heating problem. For this price point, we can’t ask much from this hardware which this laptop.
In my daily office routine, I didn’t find the Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition struggling for breath. I observed no unnecessary loading time or crashes during my usage.
I found myself doing light photo editing tasks on Adobe Photoshop and online photo editors. I worked with the high-resolution 8K photos only open Adobe at the time with 2 tabs in chrome, it handles the hundreds well. Video editors may stand back from this one thanks to the shortage of a fanatical GPU.
Thermal performance was good also. I seldom noticed the fans kicking in to chill things down. While doing the essential paperwork, the laptop kept its cool and infrequently.
It booted up the fan once I opened 8-9 tabs on Chrome. That said, the fans are fairly quiet and therefore the metal chassis doesn’t transfer the warmth to your palms.
That said, I’m concerned about the limited 256GB storage. Granted that it’s an SSD storage and guarantees faster load times but most students buying this laptop require tons of space to store files.
Xiaomi could have paired a 1TB HDD with the SSD to form life easier for users. Within the standard configuration, I bet you’ll get to invest in an external disk drive if you would like to store many documents.
I used the Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition for many of my office video calls and therefore the new integrated webcam works as advertised. The camera quality isn’t great and like most laptops, you’ll get to adjust the lighting so as to form yourself and your surroundings visible.
Keyboard and Trackpad Performance:
The key travel is sweet enough but the feedback isn’t nice. The keys feel “mushy” while typing and that I wonder how well these delay under rough usage over an extended time.
I didn’t have mistyping issues because the keys are spaced out well. The trackpad is little but I found it fairly responsive.
Sadly, the stereo speakers are sub-par like all laptops during this price range. The speakers get loud enough in silent rooms but the audio quality is tint at the best. You can also use Xiaomi Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphone Pro via Bluetooth.
There’s no depth within the audio and that I found it useful at the best for video calls. I plugged in my Bluetooth speaker or my headphone for an honest audio experience.
Xiaomi has a 46Whr battery (3220mAh) in this laptop claiming up to 10 hours of battery life. However, in real-life usage, the 10-hour claim may be a dream number.
I worked 7-8 hours with the laptop connected to the Wi-Fi network with brightness between 50-70 percent also worked on Google Chrome and kept the laptop in Sleep mode during lunch hours.
The 65W power adapter provides for fast charging and I was ready to top up the battery from 2 percent to 48 percent in half an hour. With few caution you can use this laptop full day without plugging.
Does the Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition deserve its Rs 36,999 price tag? I feel it’s. In fact, it makes me curious about finally buying my first laptop, given the specifications and therefore the overall user experience. Xiaomi has set a benchmark for budget laptops and given the others quite a task to catch.
Not only does it look good and is well-built, but it’s also lightweight to hold around. Most significantly, it performs fast and features a good display, which is typically unseen during this segment.
This isn’t a high-performance laptop and hence, you won’t be ready to do heavy-duty photo or video editing or play modern resource-intensive games. Also, the 256GB storage can be a deal-breaker for several who store tons of files, movies, and more.
That said, for basic computing, it works nicely and if you’re seeking a laptop to try to “just laptop things”, I can’t find a far better choice to suggest as an alternate. At Rs 36,999, the Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition is the best of its kind money can purchase.