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Review of Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 laptop with high screen quality and workmanship

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  • Specifications Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
  • Design and construction
  • Laptop display
  • Keyboard and touchpad
  • Connectors and ports
  • Iron productivity
  • Games, sound and cooling
  • SSD and RAM performance
  • Xiao Ai Key Assistant
  • Battery in RedmiBook Pro 15
  • Total
  • Should I buy?
  • Not so long ago, Redmi representatives held an online conference with the presentation of their new products. In addition to the long-awaited smartphones, there are new Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 laptops.

    The word Pro in the title we see in this linefirst. The RedmiBook Pro laptops not only have good specs but also reasonable prices. Here we describe an assembly with a 15-inch display, the main feature of which is high resolution.

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    Specifications Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15

    Display

    15.6-inch, 3.2K FHD 3200 x 2000 pixels, 242 ppi, 1500: 1 contrast, 300 nits brightness, 16:10, 89.1% coverage, 90 Hz refresh rate

    CPU

    Intel Core i7-11370H 3.3GHz base frequency, 4.8GHz Turbo

    Intel Core i5-11300H 3.1GHz base frequency, 4.4GHz Turbo

    Graphics

    Intel Iris Xe, NVIDIA GeForce MX450

    RAM

    16 GB DDR4

    Inner memory

    SSD 512 GB PCIe

    Audio

    Realtek ALC256; 2 × 2 W; DTS Audio

    Connection

    2.4 GHz; 5 GHz; Wi-Fi 6; Bluetooth 5

    Webcam

    720p

    operating system

    Windows 10 Home

    Connectors and ports

    1 × USB-C; 1 × Thunderbolt 4; 1 × USB 2.0; 1 × USB 3.2; 1 × 3.5 mm; 1 × HDM

    Battery

    Lithium - polymer, 70 Watt / hour (min) battery capacity, 100 W USB-C power adapter. Play local video for 12 hours. Fast charging 1C - 50% charge in 35 minutes.

    Dimensions and weight

    350.1 x 242.3 x 17.9 mm, 1.79 kg

    Price

    From 80,000 rub.

    Design and construction

    As soon as you take the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 inhands, you will immediately feel that its body is made of metal. The seams are virtually invisible and the overall build quality is incredibly high. The laptop is not only pleasant to take in hand, but also easy to look at.

    Top cover design made of aviationaluminum alloy is simple, in the middle there is a Redmi logo with the inscription Power Your Creativity. There are no more visual elements here. The hinge is practically invisible from the outside, although when you open the device, its black surface becomes slightly visible. Apparently, Redmi really wanted to highlight the high build quality.

    You can open RedmiBook Pro 15 with onehand when the maximum tilt angle is 150 degrees. The top and side bezels of the screen are narrow (4.3 mm), the bottom one is already slightly larger, although this is not critical.

    The webcam is located at the top, in the center, and there is a noticeable silver Redmi logo at the bottom. Two speakers are located on the sides of the inner panel and on the bottom of the case.

    Laptop display

    This Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro model uses15.6-inch display with a resolution of 3200 × 2000 pixels and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The aspect ratio of the screen is 16:10, and the coverage of the sRGB color space is 100%.

    The ratio of the screen to the front body is alsohigh: 89% when the total viewing angles reach 178 degrees. The panel has DC dimming and hardware dimming, as well as Rheinland TÜV certification to protect your eyes from blue light emissions.

    The color rendition of the display is good:Adobe RGB coverage reaches 69%, and DCI-P3 - 71%. In addition, it is one of the few displays on office ultrabooks where you can see the 3.2K + 16:10 + 90Hz combination. Such a high-quality screen is perfect not only for working with content, but also for watching movies and videos in high quality.

    Available in Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 and functioncalibrate the color temperature of the screen. To do this, you need to right-click on the desktop and select the appropriate item in the context menu. In the window that opens, you can adjust the tint temperature, scaling, resolution and other display parameters. In the advanced settings, there is a choice between 60Hz and 90Hz refresh rates. A lower value will save a little energy when operating autonomously away from the power source.

    Keyboard and touchpad

    The keyboard of the RedmiBook Pro 15 has "recessed"scissor keys. The distance between the buttons is quite large, and at the top right there is a separate key for calling the Xiao Ai voice assistant. Navigation arrows have a standard size.

    The key travel here is about 1.5 mm, there is alsoadjustable single color backlight. Feedback is average, although overall typing on the RedmiBook Pro is quite enjoyable. In the upper right corner is the power key, which has a built-in fingerprint scanner with support for Windows 10 Hello technology.

    The touchpad is large and responsive, located in the center, just below the keyboard. The entire touch panel, as well as the body, is made of metal, the presses are soft, with pleasant feedback.

    Connectors and ports

    Connectors in Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 are located withboth sides of the case. On the left, there is a USB-C port for charging and data transfer, a power indicator and an HDMI 1.4 interface. And there is also a USB 2.0 Type-A and Thunderbolt 4. On the right side we get a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB 3.2 Type-A port.

    Among the whole set for connection, I want to noteThunderbolt 4. The interface not only provides high-speed charging and data transfer. It is also capable of streaming video in 1080p / 240Hz or 4K / 60Hz, and supports dual-channel 4K output as well as single-channel up to 8K.

    Iron productivity

    My test RedmiBook Pro 15 is powered by a new 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11300H processor and an Nvidia GeForce MX450 as the dedicated graphics card.

    The cheapest build comes with an Intel Core i5and does not have a discrete graphics card, only Intel Iris Xe. Honey, it offers us an Intel Core i7-11370H processor and a GeForce MX450. However, all of the options available have 16GB of fast RAM and a 512GB SSD.

    In the performance test CineBench R20 laptopscores 546 points in single-core and 2148 in multi-core. Compared to models based on the 10th generation Intel Core, the performance is higher by 11 and 24%, respectively. The Nvidia GeForce MX450 is the most popular graphics card in thin and light laptops today. In the 3D Mark Time Spy graphics test, the reviewed device scored 1902 points.

    Games, sound and cooling

    Most popular online games from XiaomiThe RedmiBook Pro 15 has no framerate issues, although it is a non-gaming laptop. Video cards of the MX line are intended rather for viewing more capacious content.

    Out of the box, we have DTS Audio Processing software, with four sound modes: music, movie, games, and a custom profile. There is also an equalizer for easy sound tuning.

    Heating temperature in AIDA64 Stress FPU + testsFurMark Burn reached 66 ° C for me, and the power consumption was stable at around 14 watts. The clock speed was about 1.6 GHz. The temperature of the graphics core did not exceed 66 ° C, and the power consumption was 18 watts.

    SSD and RAM performance

    The RedmiBook Pro 15 uses a 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD from KIOXIA.

    In the AS SSD Benchmark test, its overall scoreis 3077, sequential read and write increases from 900 MB / s to 2000 MB / s, and 4K random read to 50 MB / s, write - 125 MB / s. In CrystalDiskMark, sequential read and write speeds reached 2375 MB / s and 1532 MB / s, respectively.

    Built-in dual channel DDR4 RAM3200 MHz, 16 GB, 22-22-22-48 CR1 sync, pretty fast. When tested in AIDA64 memory cache, read, write and copy throughput values ​​were 43885 MB / s, 44607 MB / s, 36377 MB / s, and latency was 81.9 ms.

    Xiao Ai Key Assistant

    All new RedmiBook Pro come with a dedicatedthe Xiao Ai Key located in the right corner of the keyboard. Back last year, Xiaomi said it was integrating MIUI to offer a collaborative ecosystem for office solutions, mobile phones, PCs, tablets and more. This feature has already appeared on Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro.

    You can activate Xiao Ai Key function evenwith your voice. The voice assistant can answer basic questions, control household appliances, and offer detailed weather information. On a laptop, it can also be used to launch installed applications, open web pages, adjust the volume, screen brightness, and search for files, making it a great home office solution.

    It also has smart capabilities forpairings that hint at mutual transmission between MIUI + and the laptop, as announced at a recent press conference. Please note that the full MIUI + features need to be downloaded separately from the official website.

    MIUI + must break the boundaries between smartphoneMIUI system and Windows. On your computer, you can use the big screen to manage your phone's files, process documents, and more. After connecting two devices, you can also share the clipboard.

    Battery in RedmiBook Pro 15

    Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 laptop requires a lotreserve capacity of the battery. The device is equipped with a reliable 70Wh battery, which guarantees all-weather use when working outdoors.

    The manufacturer claims that the margin of autonomyhere it is enough to play the locally stored video continuously for 12 hours. In practice, this indicator, although overestimated, is not much. I managed to get a maximum of about 10-11 hours.

    100W portable adapter included inbundled, delivers power at maximum speed through the Thunderbolt 4 interface, located on the left side. The laptop can also be charged via the full-featured USB-C interface. This fast charger can recharge your battery up to 50% in just 35 minutes.

    Total

    Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro is the first laptop from Redmi with the word Pro in its name. The Chinese company has paid special attention to the display and build quality, and overall it has managed to create a great product.

    Should I buy?

    This is a great device for watching videos and performing any daily tasks. In its price segment, the RedmiBook Pro 15 will be a very good choice.

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