Xiaomi on Monday introduced the 2019 edition of its Mi Gaming Laptop in China. Targeted at gamers, the new device comes with upgraded CPU and GPU versions to get the work done more quickly. Although it retains the thick 20.9mm body profile, this is 0.1kg lighter at 2.6kg when compared with the body weight of the 2018 model. Gaming laptops are prone to high thickness and the 2019 Mi Gaming laptop is no exception.
One of the new things that the device brings is a 15.6-inch display (anti-glare) with a 144Hz refresh rate, this should show a notable difference when playing fast-paced games. The upgrade from 90Hz to 144Hz refresh rate might make some difference when playing some games. Moreover, high refresh rate is one of the major requirements for PC gamers aiming to buy gaming laptops. The screen, held by two hinges to the main component, boasts of Full HD (1920×1080) resolution, 300 nits brightness, and 178-degree viewing angle.
A 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9300H quad-core processor with a clock speed of up to 4.5GHz powered the new Mi laptop, coupled with a dedicated GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU. More gaming can be done on a higher model with a 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H processor, which has a more powerful GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce RTXTM 2060 GPU. The RAM configuration are 8GB DDR4 for the basic model and 16GB DDR4 for the high-end model. 512GB SSD comes equipped for storing media files and other data on both models.
The Mi Gaming Laptop (2019) RGB backlit keyboard can be color-coded with support of up to 16 million colors over four zones. On the keyboard there are five programmable keys that users can configure to launch certain apps or settings. Other features include 1MP HD webcam, dual 3W speakers with Sony Hi-Res audio and Dolby Panorama, and digital array microphone.
Connectivity included are 1x USB Type-C port, 4x USB 3.0 ports, 1x HDMI port, Ethernet port, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11ac (dual band), and 3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) card reader. The new gaming laptop is fuelled by a 55Wh battery. According to Xiaomi, the battery can renders up to 6.5 hours of web browsing on WiFi or 5.5 hours of local video playback.
- Core i5 + 8GB RAM + GeForce 1660 Ti -> CN¥ 7499 (US$1063)
- Core i7 + 8GB RAM + GeForce 1660Ti -> CN¥ 8599 (US$1219)
- Core i7 + 16GB RAM + GeForce RTXTM 2060 -> CN¥ 8999 (US$1276)
The device comes in Space Gray and Deep Space Gray color options. Pre-orders have already begin on Mi eStore in China.