Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) Laptop
€1.249,00 – €1.499,00 incl. VAT
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) Laptop with Intel i5 or i7 processor with up to 4.8GHz or Ryzen R5 or R7 processor with up to 4.1GHz, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce MX450 2GB dedicated graphics or integrated Intel Iris Xe or integrated AMD Radeon Graphics.
The Xiaomi laptop, or Xiaomi laptops in general, broke the market from the first moment they went on sale and began to become popular worldwide. The value for money they offered in terms of features, design and versatility was unbeatable, and still is to this day. They are often compared to Apple Macbooks for their quality, but at a fraction of the price.
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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) laptop: introduction
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) is the newest in the Mi Notebook family. The most famous and best in ultrabook-like performance of the Xiaomi notebooks. For this very reason, the Mi Notebooks have always been recognized as Xiaomi’s top of the line.
Not only in terms of laptops, but also in smartphones, for example. In fact, the arch-named Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro laptop was the Xiaomi laptop that put the rest on the map, back in 2018 – 2019.
With this new edition of the famous Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro, the flagship of Xiaomi laptops, is how Xiaomi seeks to set the trend in the field of ultrabooks, with some of the most advanced features seen so far in a laptop of this type, so thin and with just 1.8kg.
Thus, it is surprising how much Xiaomi has managed to integrate within such a limited space, achieving a team of the highest level on a global scale. Let’s take a look at its main features:
- Made entirely of metal with a weight of 1.8kg.
- Intel i5-11300H or i7-11370H processor with up to 4.4GHz, or Ryzen R5/R7 processor with up to 4.1GHz
- NVIDIA GeForce MX450 2GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics or integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics, or integrated AMD Radeon Graphics
- 512GB of ultrafast SSD storage
- 15.6″ inch OLED Super Retina display in 3.5K resolution with 600 nits brightness and Corning Gorilla Glass
- 16GB of dual-channel DDR4 3200MHz RAM memory
- 66Wh battery with Thunderbolt 4 type C charger with ultra-fast charging at 100W, allowing you to charge up to 50% of the battery in just 35 minutes and, mind you, it can last up to 13 hours!
Buy Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021): specifications
1) Xiaomi laptop versions and differences
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) has 5 different versions. In all cases, 2 aspects vary: processor and graphics card.
Regarding the processor, it can be Intel i5-11300H or Intel i7-11370H, or Ryzen R5 or R7. And regarding the graphics card, it can be the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 with 2GB dedicated GDDR5, or Intel Iris Xe Graphics integrated for the versions with Intel processor, or the AMD Radeon integrated, in this case inferior to the previous one, for the variant with Ryzen processor.
Here we leave you a summary comparison of all versions, with each of their combinations to clearly see what changes from one to the other, with these changes marked in orange with respect to the above version of each one. For a more extensive and visual comparison, close this “Description” tab and open the “Comparison of versions” tab:
- 1) Processor: Intel i5-10300H + RAM: 16GB + Storage: 512GB SSD + Graphics Card: Intel Iris Xe Graphics (integrated)
- 2) Processor: Intel i5-10300H + RAM: 16GB + Storage: 512GB SSD + Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (2GB dedicated)
- 3) Processor: Intel i7-13700H + RAM: 16GB + Storage: 512GB SSD + Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (2GB dedicated)
- 4) Processor: Ryzen R5-5500U + RAM: 16GB + Storage: 512GB SSD + Graphics Card: AMD Radeon Graphics (integrated)
- 5) Processor: Ryzen R7-5700U + RAM: 16GB + Storage: 512GB SSD + Graphics Card: AMD Radeon (integrated)
2) Processor of the Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021). Intel and Ryzen versions
The Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) has two processor options, the Intel i5-11300H, combinable with both NVIDIA GeForce MX450 and Intel Iris Xe graphics, while the other alternative, the Intel i7-11370H, is only available with the first graphics option, i.e. the more powerful of the two.
In more detail, the Intel i5-11300H is the 11th generation of Intel processors, the latest and most powerful to date. It reaches up to 4.4GHz of turbo power, with 3.1GHz of normal, and has 4 cores (quadcore) and 8 threads, as well as three-level cache at 8MB.
The other variant, which is the most powerful, has an Intel i7-11370H, also of the latest generation (11th). This reaches 4.8GHz of power in turbo, and 3.3GHz in normal, also with 4 cores (quadcore) and 8 threads, although with three levels of cache at 12MB, compared to the 8MB of the Intel i5.
Within the Ryzen branch, the exact processors used for the Mi Notebook Pro 15 are the Ryzen R5-5500U, with up to 4.0GHz, 6 cores (hexacore) and 6 threads. And on the other side, the Ryzen R7-5700U, with up to 4.1GHz, 8 cores (octacore) and 8 threads.
3) Xiaomi laptop graphics card
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) has an NVIDIA GeForce MX450 in its two most powerful versions, with 2GB dedicated. In its other case, we find the integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics card, and the integrated AMD Radeon graphics card for the Ryzen version which is a notable difference from the previous one.
So if graphics and gaming are important aspects for you, the Intel version with the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 is your choice. With it you will be able to play virtually all games, even the latest generation, with medium – high settings.
If we still wanted more in this field, we only have one option right now, and we should go to a quite different type of laptop. The range of Xiaomi Gaming laptops where we find graphics cards with up to 6GB dedicated, where, without a doubt, we will be able to play any game with the graphics specifications to the maximum.
It has support for three-screen display and dual 4K video playback: that is, it can be connected to two 4K resolution displays, Full HD laptop display, or three displays showing different content. In addition, it has full-featured USB-C video output and HDMI video output. Resolution varies according to Hz as discussed below:
- 1080p resolution (up to 240 Hz)
- 4K resolution (up to 60 Hz)
- Video HDMI:
- 1080p resolution (up to 144Hz)
- 4K resolution (up to 30Hz)
4) RAM memory of the laptop Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021)
This time, Xiaomi has gone all out, and all versions come with 16GB of DDR4 RAM as standard. This is a clear statement of intent in terms of power and quality, which can be seen in every aspect of this laptop. It also improves to 3200MHz dual-channel, compared to the 2666MHz that presented the rest of Xiaomi laptops presented to date.
5) Xiaomi laptop storage space
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) laptop has only versions with 512GB SSD storage in all cases. Very important to note that this is SSD storage space, something that is starting to become quite common among mid-range and high-end laptops, and of course, in all Xiaomi laptops, which makes the whole computer go much faster. As far as we know so far, it is not expandable.
6) Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) laptop design
This is a field where all Xiaomi laptops, especially those launched more recently (from 2018 onwards), stand out enormously. Let’s be clear: if you go looking, you will find another laptop with similar specifications at a technical level. Now, when you ask these ones:
- Have a “transportable” weight (living up to its “portable” name).
- An elegant, slim, professional, minimalist, subtle design (can you tell I like its design? I’ll stop now, sorry!).
- And that it is constructed of premium materials (all metal).
All this “put together” in the clean and organized way of Xiaomi laptops, you can go quietly at prices ranging from double that of Xiaomi laptops, up to 3-4 times more, being their close cousins the Apple MacBook.
And even so, you will never be able to count on the reliability and confidence that what you have in your hands is a Xiaomi laptop. There is a reason why their smartphones have become number 3 in sales in Europe in less than 1 year since they landed here, right? Well now take that, and apply it to their laptops. That said, let’s get down to business.
With a clean and modern finish, made of pure metal to keep the equipment cool at all times and resistant to bumps, drops and scratches, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) laptop features a 15.6″ inch screen (which we’ll talk about in detail in a moment in the next section).
The difference lies in the thin margins of the screen, with an excellent screen-to-space ratio, making the most of the available space and enhancing its appearance.
7) Laptop screen Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021)
Yes friends, this is the most important aspect of our beloved Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021), the screen. Despite only being on the market for about 1 month (as of 05/2021), it has already been baptized by many as the best screen ever seen on a laptop.
And, in fact, this is the big difference with respect to the Redmibook 15 Pro, since in the rest, they are almost identical.
The Redmibook 15 Pro has an incredible 3.2K Super Retina display, but if that wasn’t enough, Xiaomi has decided to outdo itself. This Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) mounts a 15.6″ inch 3.5K Super Retina OLED display. Built with super tough Corning Gorilla Glass.
And not only that, it has a brightness of 600 nits, when 300 nits is considered very good in any other laptop. The 3.5K resolution is exactly 3456 x 2160, which gives us a PPI of 261 dots. In addition to a screen-to-body ratio of 93%, the highest seen on a Xiaomi laptop, and probably among the best worldwide, with 3.6mm bezels.
It boasts a contrast ratio of, mind you, 1,000,000:1 with up to 1.07 billion colors and 100% DCI-P3 with a screen ratio of 16:10.
In fact, it has so many top quality certifications, some of which we didn’t even know about. All of them basically honor the extreme quality of the screen, the realism and breadth of its colors, and the safety for our eyes to be in front of it for hours. Finally, it presents a viewing angle of 170º and Delta E ≈ 1 (typical value).
7.1) Brief comparison of Xiaomi notebook displays
As far as screen size is concerned (and consequently, the size of the entire laptop itself), the Redmibook line has the widest range of options in this regard. It ranges from 16.1″ to 13″, between the models Redmibook 13, Redmibook Air 13, Redmibook 14, the successor of the latter, the Redmibook 14 II., or the new Redmibook 14 Pro and Redmibook 15 Pro, launched in March 2021.
The rest of Xiaomi laptops, to date, are 15.6″ (Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X 15, Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15, Xiaomi Mi Gaming, Xiaomi Redmi G, etc.), the most common size in the market, except for the old Xiaomi Mi Air 13 and Xiaomi Mi Air 12.5, or the new Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 14, launched in March 2021.
This is unusual among Mi Notebook Pro laptops, which were always offered with 15.6″ screens. This is a more portable alternative for Xiaomi laptops‘ users, as the 14″ option really makes the difference and makes it a very light and comfortable laptop to carry.
8) Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) Laptop Battery
One of the highlights of the Mi Notebook range, and of all the latest generation of Xiaomi laptops, is precisely its incredible battery. With a 66Wh battery that can last up to 13 HOURS, yes, you read that right. According to Xiaomi, this is exactly what it says: local video playback for 13 hours.
This is only surpassed by the old Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 2020 Enhanced Edition, which reaches 17 hours with a 60Mhw battery, this being the best duration we have seen in a Xiaomi laptop from europe so far, and probably one of the best worldwide.
And if that’s not enough, it features an ultra-fast Thunderbolt 4 type 1C (or USB-C) charging port. This will allow you to charge your Xiaomi laptop to 50% in just 35 minutes, at a speed of 100W, and remember, 50% of 13 hours is 6.5 hours, not bad, right?
Also, thanks to the Type-C (or USB-C) charging port, you will be able to charge your Xiaomi laptop with any powerbank or portable battery you carry with you for your smartphone as well. In short: out of battery, you’re not going to run out of juice with this Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021).
9) Connectivity and peripherals
Starting with the Internet, it has Intel 2 x 2 WiFi and supports 802.11ax (WiFi 6), 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz dual-band (dual band), with a theoretical maximum speed of 2.4Gbps and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless technology. With regard to its connections, it has the following:
- x2 multi-function USB-C: ultra-fast 5 Gbps data transfer
- Thunderbolt 4: Ultra-fast charging
- 3.5mm Jack
- A connection port for HDMI and USB 3.2 is included in the package (see image below).
Moving on to the keyboard, it features a full-size layout (i.e., nothing reduced like some “micro” laptops) with a 1.5mm keystroke. As for the trackpad or touchpad, it is 6″ inches (exactly 125mm x 81.6mm).
As for the rest, it supports multi-finger gesture control (called Microsoft PTP clickpad technology), which is quite common, allowing us to do things like swipe up and down on the screen, switch programs/screens, zoom, and many others. A couple of very premium and interesting details are the backlit keyboard and fingerprint unlocking.
Finally, a very recent and modern aspect included in the Mi Notebook are the “wearables”, such as a smartwatch, a Xiaomi Mi Band, your smartphone, and so on.
Basically, you can link them to your Mi Notebook and if you get close, it unlocks without the need to enter the password, and if you move away, it locks automatically. Something very useful, smart and cool (uh, how many cool words). We can see it in action in the following video:
10) Camera & audio
Finally Xiaomi has put some common sense in this field, and has equipped its recently launched laptops with cameras. Something as simple as that, and is that all the other most recent releases, coming from the Redmibook family, did not have a camera, something quite strange. Fortunately, the latest Redmibooks launched, as well as the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021), all have a camera again.
As for the audio, the speaker comes from Dolby with high quality DTS-dimensional immersive sound system with 2W x 2.
11)Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) Accessories
To finish completing your perfect kit for the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) laptop, the following accessories could not be missing:
- Mouse: Do you need one? Yes. Maybe you already have one around the house? Also, but… Is it as cool as the new Xiaomi Mi Dual Mode Wireless Mouse (Silent Edition)? Surely not, and it sure doesn’t have all its features either, so forget about crappy (or broken, I’m racking them up…) mice and complete the kit to match the gear you’re getting.
- Case: I won’t repeat myself, but yes, you need one, and a real one, not because it’s “cool”. You’ll see how funny it will be when you drop your laptop and you load it. And it fits exactly the size of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021).
- Laptop stand: this is my favorite, because yes, it’s there for more than just making you look more professional. It saves you from endless neck and back pain. Since the day I bought one out of curiosity, I have never been able to work without it again. 100% useful and necessary, and totally portable, look at the pictures and you’ll see!
- Multicompartment case: if you usually take your laptop to work, or carry other documents, charger and others with you, the most comfortable is a case like this one. Padded and reinforced, and has a strap adjustable to the size of the computer, thus being able to protect laptops from 12″ to 17″.
12) Weight, dimensions and system
To close already, some basic data about your new Xiaomi laptop. We find a length of 348.4mm and a width of 237.5mm, with a thickness of just 15.9mm.
As far as weight is concerned, it’s right at 1.80kg, and as we’ve already mentioned above, it’s made entirely of metal, to keep it cool, sturdy and lightweight. It has the operating system par excellence of the moment, Windows 10 Home Edition, probably the most comfortable and easy to use for everyone.
The complete package includes all of the following:
- Xiaomi Laptop (x1)
- Connection port (x1)
- Charger (x1)
- USB-C charging cable (x1)
- Getting Started Guide (x1)
In addition, we may add some accessories, details or gifts, or adapters whenever necessary, but that is up to us. What comes in the official Xiaomi package is exclusively the above.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) laptop: comparative
Here we will put our beloved Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) in perspective with the other Xiaomi laptops, briefly but clearly, so that you know if this is the Xiaomi laptop you were looking for so much, or if one of the other Xiaomi laptops is a better fit for you:
1) Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) vs. Xiaomi Redmibook 15 Pro
Xiaomi makes it difficult for us to compare these two, both launched just 1 month apart.
For both notebooks are almost identical. The only major difference is the display of the new Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021), which is a 3.5K OLED E4 Super Retina with 261 PPI, 600 nits of brightness, ultra-high contrast of 1,000,000:1, made of super-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass material and with a screen-to-body ratio of 93%.
Normally the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro has never had a rival in the past, but after seeing it, the question remains whether the new Redmibook 15 Pro will take the initiative and become Xiaomi’s reference notebook from now on. Apart from the screen, the battery changes, which lasts about 1 hour longer, and instead of saying Redmi, it says Xiaomi, nothing else.
2) Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) vs. Redmi G and Xiaomi Mi Gaming
In Xiaomi’s Gaming class we find several variants, although all with a very similar central axis: gamer design and maximum performance. To be precise, this line includes the Redmi G Gaming and the Xiaomi Mi Gaming. In the end, the concept is the same for both.
That is, they present a gamer aesthetic, all in black with backlit keyboards in multiple colors and very robust equipment, in terms of thickness and weight. Very different aesthetically from the rest of Xiaomi laptops, so that’s up to you, for tastes colors.
In terms of performance, if you want to play the most powerful games on the market with all the specifications to the maximum, this is your only option. Starting with its processors, these always feature the most powerful variants of these.
For example, if we see other Xiaomi laptops with Intel i5 or even Intel i7, these will be of the U range, while the i7 of Xiaomi Gaming laptops are of the H range, technically superior in power and performance.
Surprisingly, there the new Redmibook 14 Pro, Redmibook 15 Pro, Mi Notebook Pro 14 (2021) and Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) have caught up with them, as they feature state-of-the-art, H-class processors as well, so nothing to envy in that regard.
Finally, the last and biggest difference between Xiaomi Gaming laptops and the rest: their graphics card. In short, we will say that, in all cases, they have NVIDIA GeForce RTX or GTX graphics cards, basically the most powerful of the brand, and all of them have between 4GB and 6GB dedicated to graphics performance, that is, so that your game performs with all the specifications to the maximum.
In conclusion, games at full throttle? This one. Not full blown games? Not this one.
Conclusion: what we liked most about the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) laptop
At the same time, the incredible battery of the Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) cannot be overlooked. Counting with 66Wh, which promises up to 13 hours of use. This is thanks to the charger with ultra-fast charging connection Thunderbolt 4, which operates at 100w. It charges 50% of the battery in 35 minutes.
The power that Xiaomi incorporates in this new laptop is spectacular. This is the highlight of this equipment, with H-class processors, latest generation (11th gen.), in i5 and i7 variants, with powers up to 4.8GHz and 3200MHz. Together with the new NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics, which offers a big step forward compared to its previous generation, the MX350, being about 30% more powerful.
Finally, the differentiating factor: the ULTRA display. It’s simply the best you’ll find on the market. OLED Super Retina 3.5K with 600 nits brightness and 261 PPI, with a screen-to-body ratio of 93%. What’s more, the Mi Notebook Pro 15 (2021) clearly marks itself as Xiaomi’s most elite and powerful option yet.
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