Windows MacBook Pro? Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 Review

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If you’re looking for thin and light laptops that offer a hight-quilty display with an OLED screen at a very good price so here we have some that you can take into account. Here I’m talking about the newly launched Mi Notebook Pro 15 by Xiaomi.

Although the company has announced two thin and light Notebooks in this post, we’ll take you through all stuff that you have to know about this device.

Unfortunately, the shape of the Xiaomi laptop hasn’t been updated regularly since then, and established manufacturers are gradually increasing the volume.

But today, Xiaomi’s “good-skilled screen” with the same tactics as a good 3.5K OLED screen is back at the forefront of the notebook market. The Mi Notebook Pro 15 OLED laptop is officially launched. So far it’s the only laptop with a 3.5K OLED screen for $ 800!

KeySpecifications – Mi Notebook Pro 15

mi notebook pro 15 2
Display size15.60-inch
Display resolution3456×2160 pixels
ProcessorCore i5
RAM16GB
OSWindows 10
Storage512GB SSD
GraphicsIntel Integrated Iris Xe
Weight1.80 kg

Design & Build

mi notebook pro 15 build

The Xiaomi Mi Pro 15 OLED gives you an overall sense of quality once used. This luxury comes from the metal of the rifle gray metal, which has sharp edges but never cuts. The body is relatively thin and about 15.9mm thick, but weighs only 1.8kg and is not very lightweight. There was no logo on the front of the previous generation Mi Notebook Pro, and there was a joke that “I will put an Apple sticker.

So that I can buy an iPhone”, but this time Xiaomi is clearly more confident. Side A is fully engraved. The “Xiaomi” logo has been created. Sides A and B can be opened and closed with one hand, with a maximum opening and closing angle of 150 degrees. This time, after deployment, Side B has the highest priority. The 16:10 OLED screen is covered with a full glass mirror.

The specific quality of this screen will be tested in detail below. At the top of the screen is a stereo camera and microphone, and at the bottom is the “Xiaomi” logo. The C and D sides are the same as the previously released RedmiBook Pro 15. The whole is processed by CNC technology. The keyboard section has a recessed design and scissors foot structure.

The keypad is relatively large, with another Xiao Ai voice assistant button in the upper right corner. The key is a traditional chocolate key with a 1.5 mm touch and supports 2 levels of the backlight. The overall feel of the percussion is very satisfying and the feedback intensity is moderate. It’s a pity that there is no numeric keypad.

Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) Full Specifications

General

BrandXiaomi
ModelMi Notebook Pro 15 (2021)
Release date30th March 2021
Model NameMi Notebook Pro 15
SeriesMi Notebook
Dimensions (mm)237.50 x 348.40 x 16.30
Weight (kg)1.8
ColoursSilver
Operating systemWindows 10
Battery Capacity (WHR)66

Display

Size15.60-inch
Resolution3456×2160 pixels
Refresh Rate60Hz

Processor

ProcessorIntel Core i5 11th Gen Core i5-11300H

Memory

RAM16GB

Graphics

Dedicated GraphicsNo
Graphics ProcessorIntel Integrated Iris Xe

Storage

Hard diskNo
SSD512GB

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 Yes
Bluetooth version5.1

Inputs

Pointer DeviceTouchpad
TouchpadYes
Internal MicYes
Speakers2 Speakers

Ports and slots

Number of USB Ports3
Thunderbolt 4 (Type C)1
Headphone and Mic Combo JackYes

The circular on/off button is located in the upper right corner on the C side and supports Windows 10 Hello sign-on with fingerprint recognition. The interface has a large surface area and is centrally located. The texture is soft and delicate, and the texture is also good. Finally, look at the D side.

The D-side design is very satisfying: eight screws on the surface, two sets of oval rubber legs, two regular long vents, and one set of speaker openings on each side of the part. there is. Low. Later, the back cover is for everyone to see what’s going on.

Sorry for the site interface. Did Xiaomi cancel most of the interfaces this time to make it very slim? It held only three feature type C interfaces, two supported 100W PD inputs, one supported Thunderbolt 4, and one or more 3.5mm interfaces. The solution provided by Xiaomi is to include Zimi extensions in the package. This allows you to extend the Type-A and HDMI interfaces, but the USB flash connector does not connect when you connect the mouse. We recommend that you bring your own multi-port splitter.

The charger that comes with the Xiaomi Mi Pro 15 OLED is a small, portable 2-pin 100 watt PD charger. The only drawbacks are the lack of a ground wire on the 2-pin plug and the lack of hemp inductance on the metal body, but it does not affect its use.

Interestingly, in pursuit of fast charging time, third-party Xiaomi supports 100 watts fast charging and supports “drop charging”. Traditional thin and light notebooks can only be charged with PD adapters over 45 watts, while Mi Notebook Pro 15 OLED can be charged with most mobile phone chargers. As you can see from Bios, it supports a minimum charge of 5v 0.5a or 2.5w. Replenishment can take day and night, but it provides a solution in an emergency. This ingenuity should be praised.

Display

mi notebook pro 15 display

OLED screens have the advantages of accurate color, uniform brightness, high contrast, and excellent HDR compatibility. Very friendly to creative designers. However, large OLED screens are also relatively expensive and are commonly used in creative designs worth over 10,000 yuan. This time, Xiaomi actually dried the 3.5K OLED screen directly for a price of 6000 and used Samsung’s latest E4 material. The quality of this “masterpiece” is worth the wait.

Set the resolution to the highest 3456*2160 and manually set the brightness to the highest 410nit. Then use a professional color calibration tool to test the color accuracy of the color range. The measured color spectrum covers 99.9% of sRGB, 95.2% of Adobe RGB, and 99.2% of P3 color spectrum, and the brightness reaches 410 knits, which is very good.

The color accuracy performance is even more amazing. What is the average color change? E, only 0.24, but what about the maximum? The E is only 2.72, which is a professional-level color performance. Excellent color accuracy is due to factory calibration. Xiaomi customized each screen individually and saved the ICC file that matches each screen in the cloud. You can download it again by reinstalling the system.

Hardware & Performance

This screen is probably one of the best screens in this price range and is called the “master display”. Hardware and performance. This time it is version i7-11370HMX450 (video memory D5). The specific configuration is shown in the figure. To better understand the hardware of this laptop, we disassembled it in a straight line and placed it while disassembling it.

Loosen the 8 screws on the D side. The bayonet can be removed from the shaft. Note that the axle bolts are long and the other six are short. Don’t get confused. Compared to the 15-inch Redmis laptop, a small fan has been added inside to form a heatsink design with dual heat pipes and dual fans, making the overall structure more compact.

In measurement speed mode, the CPU and GPU stabilize at a temperature of 77 ° C after a 15-minute double bake, but with a slight decrease in frequency. Do not overheat during operation at this stage. A typical WASD is around 40 ° C and the wrist rest temperature is around 35 ° C. When fully charged, the seat fan noise will be approximately 54.6dB.

Below the fan is a shielded internal memory. Samsung particles, 8GB dual-channel, frequency is 3200Mhz. It’s a pity that there is no upgrade space for 4266Mhz. To the left of the memory is the Intel AX201 wireless network card, which supports the Wi-Fi 6 protocol and offers excellent performance. There is an m.2 slot on the right side of the memory.

There is only one such hard drive slot on the entire machine, which makes the upgrade even more difficult. The hard drive model is KIOXIA’s KBG40ZNV512G. After all, the Kioxia SSD is the original Toshiba particle, the top speed is not particularly fast, but the victory lies in its strong stability. The current score is shown in the figure battery.

Battery

Next, let’s take a look at his theoretical introduction points and his experience. The first is the new Intel H35 i7-11370H standard pressure processor with 4-core, 8-wire specifications. Compared to the low voltage version, the main frequency of this standard 35W version has been improved. The measured R15 score is 969 and the R20 score is 2416.

MyNotebookPro15OLED scored 5498 points on PCMark 10 to show daily office performance. It’s a great experience. Performance after a power outage. It has reached 4289 on battery power, but it can still meet most of your daily needs. In the end, the “Happy Master” Master Lou, who made the entire car, scored 739,413 points, which corresponds to the position of an off-road vehicle. The author’s job is to work with videos on a regular basis.

Can I edit the video without any problems? ?? The author posted a 4K30 frame video in PR and found that the playback preview was fixed and the whole editing process was very smooth. The OLED Xiaomi Mi Pro 15 seems to be more than enough for everyday office and creative work, but if you want to play two games after quitting your job, can you do that?

First, let’s take a look at the 3DMARK game execution theorem. TimeSpy has a final score of 2103 and Fire Strike has a final score of 4258. This score means that you can play most games online. League of Legends is easy to run with the highest resolution and very high special effects, with over 100 frames in the game.

The player experience is very fluid. “CS: GO”, which has high setting requirements, cannot be rendered at a resolution of 3456 x 2160 because the number of frames exceeds 40. If you’re looking for a higher frame rate, you’ll need to lower it to 1080P to stabilize at around 120 frames.

That way, the gaming experience will be smooth. There seems to be no problem playing online games with general setup requirements. Can Xiaomi Mi Pro 15 challenge OLED “PUBG Mobile” and eat chicken? It can only be maintained at the highest resolution and lowest image quality at 30-40 frames and is difficult to reproduce.

If you reduce the resolution to 2K, the number of frames can be about 60 frames and you may already have a good experience. Similarly, if you want to track more frames, you can lower the resolution to 1080P and increase the frame rate by another 10 frames. Overall, the OLED performance of the Mi Notebook Pro 15s is standard performance in this area.

No surprises, but that’s enough. You can edit 4K videos and smooth images while you work. You can also play two popular games after you quit your job.

Multi-screen collaboration with Xiaomi mobile phones

Since it is a laptop issued by a mobile phone manufacturer, it definitely uses some unique features to communicate with your own phone. The solution provided by Xiaomi is the mutual transfer of Xiao Ai, MIUI, and Xiaomi.

The Xiaomi Mi Pro 15 OLED comes pre-installed with XiaoAi at the factory. After logging in to your Mi Account, you can call her by pressing a key, voice, or mouse click. Interestingly, the Xiao Ai key on the keyboard has a much higher trigger power than the other keys, preventing it from being accidentally played when you press the DEL key.

Am I not discussing in the area? Therefore, MIUI’s Xiao Ai privilege is relatively low and can only perform basic operations. This is a great highlight for connecting to a Mijia device. MIUI is a multi-screen collaboration software developed by MIUI for mobile phones and laptops. You can control your computer from your mobile phone, access remote files, and collaborate on documents.

However, it is still being tested and you will need to update your phone to the MIUI 12.5 development version to experience it. In addition, Xiaomi has also introduced inter-transmission with Xiaomi laptops. Notebooks can be downloaded and used from any brand. You can share files quickly as long as you are connected to the same Xiaomi device on the same local network.

Verdict

Like the resurrection of the Mi Notebook, the Mi Notebook Pro 15 OLED is a great task for accurate positioning. ?? For creative workers, the Mi Notebook Pro 15 OLED uses a large “Pro” screen to reach the point of pain, and the other links have no undeniable drawbacks.

The price of 6000 yuan is a very advantageous option. Xiaomi also hopes to move the entire laptop industry forward again, as it did five years ago, to promote high-quality screens in the homes of the general public.

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