Redmi debuted the laptop segment with RedmiBook Pro and RedmiBook e-Learning Edition, powered by 11th-gen Intel chips

Redmi debuted the laptop segment with RedmiBook Pro and RedmiBook e-Learning Edition, powered by 11th-gen Intel chips

Redmi debuted the laptop segment with RedmiBook Pro and RedmiBook e-Learning Edition, powered by 11th-gen Intel chips

by August 6, 2021

The Chinese tech mammoth Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has finally stepped in the laptop category with its all-new RedmiBook Pro and RedmiBook e-Learning Edition for the Indian market. Earlier, a while prior to the launch, the brand has been teasing its features and key specs through its social media handles.

These laptops will draw their power from Intel’s 11th-gen chipsets. Redmi has also priced them quite aggressively and are priced lower than Mi Notebook lineup, another sub-brand of Xiaomi that has registered its presence in the laptop segment a couple of years ago. The RedmiBook series will directly compete with the likes of Mi Notebook 14, Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3, and more.

RedmiBook Pro and RedmiBook e-Learning Edition: Key specs & features

The screen size on both the laptops will be 15.6” producing Full HD resolution of 1920*1080 pixels. RedmiBook Pro and RedmiBook e-Learning Edition will feature DTS audio through a stereo speaker setup of 2W each. The webcam on these machines will support HD resolution along with dual-mic setup. With a polycarbonate chassis, the laptops are designed in metal finish. The similarity continues in terms of weight, as well. Both the RedmiBooks will weigh 1.8 kgs and are quite slim at 19.9mm. Coming to the typing experience, the keyboard offers 1.5mm key travel and the multi-touch trackpad comes with Windows Precision drivers.

The difference is in the core, the elder sibling RedmiBook Pro sports Intel Core i5 11300H chipset that is built on Tiger Lake architecture. The processor will be paired with Intel’s Iris Xe GPU. The e-Learning Edition will come with Intel’s Core i3 1115G4 processor built on the same architecture. The memory configuration will remain same on both the models, i.e. 8 gigs of DDR4 RAM. The Pro edition will come with 512GB SSD whereas the e-Learning Edition will have 256GB and 512GB options.

The RedmiBook series will boot on Windows 10 and can be upgraded to Windows 11 once it goes public. Users can still download the developer version. Redmi is also offering MS Office Home & Student on both the models. The brand claims to offer a battery life of 10 hours on full charge. The laptops will support 65W of fast charging which will apparently charge the laptop from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes.

A few connectivity options offered by Redmi are Wi-Fi, BT 5.0, a 3.5mm audio port, USB C port, USB A port, and a full-size HDMI port.

Pricing and availability

The all-new RedmiBook series will go on sale in a single Charcoal Black color option. The Pro model will be available at a price tag of ₹49,999 whereas the 256GB and 512GB variants of e-Learning edition will be priced at ₹41,999 and ₹44,999, respectively. The sale will commence through mi.com and Flipkart at noon on Aug 6.

Using the Flipkart Axis Bank Credit Card, customers can avail a flat 5% cashback whereas