Xiaomi unveils its new Book Pros, with OLED and Intel 12

No need to look far to guess which devices Xiaomi was inspired by with its Book Pro.

Xiaomi held a press conference where it announced the upcoming launch of the new models of its Book Pro 2022 laptop range. On the program: a series of devices whose visual codes are clearly inspired by the brand’s MacBooks at the apple.

The first is the Book Pro 14, a small machine weighing 1.5 kg and 15 mm thick at the hinge. It is equipped with a 2880 x 1800 E4 OLED screen in 16:10 format. The colorimetric coverage promises to be excellent (100% sRGP, 100% DCI-P3) as well as the brightness which peaks at 600 nits.

The icing on the cake with this beautiful screen is that it has the particularity of being 10-point touch, a first for the Chinese brand in this category of devices. The touchpad would also be “ pressure sensitive “. According to Gizmochina, the manufacturer claims a navigation experience comparable to MacBook Pro – which is not really a surprise, since Xiaomi does not hide a single second of its main inspiration.

To power it all, it will be powered by a 12th generation Intel Core (i5-1240P), with its 12 cores and 16 threads and up to 4.4 GHz in turbo. The latter will be supported by 16 GB of absolutely dazzling RAM (LPDDR5-5200). In terms of storage, it can count on a 512 GB PCIe 4.0 SSD. It also has a 56 Wh battery. All in all, then, it should be a great machine to work anywhere and anytime.

An almost identical 16-inch model

Just above this model, we find its big brother the Xiaomi Book Pro 16 2022. The design is extremely similar; it’s more or less an enlarged copy and paste of the 14” version. It inherits exactly the same screen; the only difference is its size since this is a 16” model. However, it retains the same thickness (15 mm) as its little brother.

It will also be entitled to a 12th generation Intel processor. The exact model has not been specified by Gizmochina, but based on the visuals offered, it will probably be another P-series processor. The RAM also remains identical (16 GB of LPDDR5-5200), while like the SSD (512 GB of PCIe 4.0 storage). The battery has nevertheless been boosted, and reaches 70 Wh on this model.

By converting the prices in yuan revealed by the manufacturer, we can estimate that the 14” model will be launched around 850 €, against around 1070 € for the 16” model. The release date, however, remains a mystery. They should be released very soon in China, but it will probably take a few more weeks before they arrive in Europe.

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