Xiaomi has just penned a deal with Microsoft that will see the former pay the latter in order to acquire or rather use up to 1500 patents owned by the Windows OS maker.
While this deal could mark Xiaomi’s entry into the U.S. mobile market, it is possible that selling Windows 10-basd Mi laptops is high on the agenda of the Chinese OEM. There are no specifics regarding the deal between Xiaomi and Microsoft and with the latter owning intellectual property worth billions, among them mobile and PC technologies, it is possible that Xiaomi will indeed unveil a series of Mi laptops based on the new Windows 10 OS.
It is also new for Xiaomi to be associated with the PC market. The company is a leader when it comes to selling smartphones in China, but recent times have seen reports of it joining the PC market show up, with the latest going further to bring out the hardware specs expected on the company’s first laptops.
According to a new report coming from China, Xiaomi is working on rolling out two laptops. Interestingly, the report adds that the laptops could be unveiled at an event to be held by the company on July 27, which is this week Wednesday. Apparently, Xiaomi has two laptops in the works – a standard version and a Pro version.
The Pro version will pack high-end specs as compared to the standard version. These specs include a quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor that is paired with a massive RAM of 16GB. As for the storage, the Mi Pro laptop will pack a 512GB SSD, a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX970M graphics card with a memory of 4GB. The device also packs a 15.6-inch display screen that comes with a native resolution of 4K.
In terms of price, you get a Xiaomi Mi Pro laptop for 6,699 Yuan, a figure that translates to about $1000. If this is will indeed be the price of the high-end Pro laptop from Xiaomi, it will be a killer price, especially when looking at the hardware specs on board the device. As for the standard version, you get a dual-core Intel Core i5-6200U processor that is paired with a decent RAM of 8GB. There is no dedicated graphics card on this model, but you will still get a decent SSD hard drive of 256GB in size.
There are no details of the screen that will be used on the standard Mi laptop, but it is possible that Xiaomi will keep the 4K resolution feature for buyers of the Pro version. As for the price, you will only need 3,999 Yuan, which is an equivalent of just $599.
The specs on offer here are without a doubt amazing. It gets even better with the price, but with the likes of material build quality, keyboard, battery life and other aspects that can be the real game changers still unknown, we’ll have to remain calm about the supposed Mi laptops. Again, with the event set for July 27, it is just a matter of time before we find out the real power of these devices, if at all Xiaomi will indeed unveil them.
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