Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 REVIEW of New Gaming Laptop 2018: Price,...

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 REVIEW of New Gaming Laptop 2018: Price, Release Date, Versions

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 REVIEW of New Gaming Laptop 2018: Price, Release Date, Versions

Xiaomi is not only the largest manufacturer of smartphones, but also various home appliances, and even laptops. Yes, it has only few laptops, but there is an option for all people, for example, a small laptop (Mi Notebook Air 13.3), a large laptop (Mi Notebook Pro 15.6) or even a gaming laptop (Mi Gaming Laptop).

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Today we want to talk about next generation of Mi Notebook Pro. You will be surprised, but it will be called Mi Notebook Pro 2. Haha. OK, we already received first details about new laptop, and want to discuss it. You should note that there is no official information, just leaks and rumors.

Many sources say that Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 will be the second gaming laptop from the Chinese manufacturers. I don’t know why it is not called Mi Gaming Laptop 2, but the sources say about next generation of Mi Notebook Pro.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 Review: gaming laptop in a thin case

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2: Design

The display of new Mi Notebook Pro will be quite standard. It will have 15.6 inches diagonal. The screen will occupy 81% of the front panel. Also, it will be coated with a special anti-glare coating. Please note, it is not matte display. The viewing angle of IPS panel is ​​178 degrees.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 Review: gaming laptop in a thin case

Naturally, depending on hardware, the thickness of the case will be different. If you choose a version with GTX 1050 Ti, it will be only 16.9mm, while version with GTX 1060 will be 20.9mm. All of them are equipped with Dolby Atmos and a slot for cards UHS-II.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2: Specifications

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 Review: gaming laptop in a thin case

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8300H or Intel Core i7-8750H
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4Gb or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6Gb
  • RAM: 8GB of DDR4 or 16GB of DDR4
  • Built-in memory: 256GB SSD + HDD 1TB
  • Screen: 15.6″ diagonal, IPS panel

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2: Versions

  1. Intel Core i5-8300H, Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 Ti 4Gb, 8GB of RAM
  2. Intel Core i7-8750H, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6Gb, 8GB of RAM
  3. Core i5-8300H, Nvidia GeForce GTX1050 Ti 4Gb, 16GB of RAM
  4. Core i7-8750H, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6Gb, 16GB of RAM

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2: Performance

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 Review: gaming laptop in a thin case

We’ll talk about price at the end of the article, but for now let’s look at performance tests of upcoming laptops. Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 will have graphics card GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB of video memory and 1060 with 6GB of video memory. Of course, these two powerful graphics cards will provide a comfortable gaming on high / ultra graphics settings with a stable frame rate.

Below you can see the results of tests in various games. Also, Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 will be powered by processors Intel – i5-8300H or i7-8750H. Depending on the version, the user can choose 8GB or 16GB of RAM.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 Review: gaming laptop in a thin case

Yes, new Xiaomi laptop is very powerful, but what about cooling? The body has four air ducts, separate heat pipes for the processor and for the graphics card. Also there is a button to activate Turbo mode. When it is pressed, a 12-volt cooler turns on, which reduces the heat of the notebook.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2: Tests

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 Review: gaming laptop in a thin case

Now, let’s look at results of real bechmarks tests. Yes, we should note that these are only approximate results. There are a lot of versions and it is difficult to find the right one. A more accurate comparison can be made only when Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 will go on sale.

Games:GTX 1050 TiGTX 1060 6Gb
AC: Origins ~43 fps~65 fps
Far Cry 5~50 fps~83 fps
Fortnite~83 fps ~131 fps
ROTTR~45 fps~75 fps
Overwatch ~110 fps~200 fps
The Witcher 3 ~35 fps ~65 fps
PUBG~60 fps ~100 fps
P.CARS 2~75 fps ~120 fps
Watch Dogs 2 ~63 fps~93 fps
GTA V~70 fps~110 fps

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 Review: gaming laptop in a thin case

As we can see, GTX 1060 goes far ahead and it’s not surprising, because it has 6GB of video memory on board. In principle, these graphics cards show very good results and if some minor parameters are reduced (for example, vertical synchronization), then the increase in FPS will be simply huge. Is it worth overpaying for 1060th? Yes, it is, but if you assemble a desktop PC yourself, it will come out to you several times cheaper. And if you want a laptop, then buy the most high-end version, so that it lasts long enough and you could load the laptop to its fullest.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 Review: gaming laptop in a thin case

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2: Price

As we said, new Xiaomi laptops are quite expensive. For example, the most powerful version costs $1310, and the youngest version costs $975. The pre-orders of Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2 started from August 3, and it will arrive on retail tomorrow – August 16.

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