Xiaomi shamelessly ripped off the MacBook Pro with its new laptop

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Xiaomi launched the Mi Notebook Air previous year, offering a notebook that's thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air.

When it comes to specs, the Mi Notebook Pro sports a 15.6-inch display and is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor. Mi Notebook Pro packs a 60 Wh battery for long battery life and comes with quick charge support. Apart from this, for security purposes, Xiaomi is bringing its Fingerprint Sensor on the Notebook Pro which is placed into the Trackpad section. The Mi Notebook Pro was announced at Xiaomi's event in China today. However, let us first take a look at the specifications and features of the Xiaomi Notebook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro's hardware is strong and it could survive drops and hits. The laptop weighs around 1.95 kg - and there's only one colour option available - dark gray.

- Compared to the MacBook Pro, the Mi Notebook Pro has a 19 per cent larger keyboard area. To boost its speed, even more, the Mi Notebook Pro also houses a 256GB SSD drive.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro vs Macbook Pro: Pricing and Specs Comparison
Xiaomi shamelessly ripped off the MacBook Pro with its new laptop

The nomenclature of the Mi Notebook Pro is very similar to the MacBook Pro, has a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 px display and the top-end variant is powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor with up to 16GB RAM and a Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics chip. In terms of storage, the laptop up to a 1TB PCIe SSD for ultra-fast performance.

The laptop will also feature Harman Infinity custom-built speakers and Dolby Atmos audio. The Mi Notebook Pro features a 15.6-inch Full-HD 1080p resolution display that has a screen-to-body ratio of 81.5%, 6.52mm border and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The premium feel of the Mi Notebook Pro extends to its keyboard which is entirely backlit, with the device itself also sporting two USB Type-C ports, a couple of USB Type-A ports (one of which is USB 3.0), a three-in-one SD card tray, regular HDMI port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Both 5GHz and 2.4GHz band (2×2) WIFI 802.11ac is available. The 16GB Intel Core i7 model has an MSRP of ¥6999 which is around £815.

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