RedmiBook Pro 14 (Ryzen 7 Edition with 16GB RAM): full specifications, price & reviews


RedmiBook Pro 14 (Ryzen 7 Edition with 16GB RAM): full specifications, price & reviews: 

This is the Redmi Book Pro 14 & it might launch in India as Mi Notebook 14 Pro. As this laptop has been launched in China, it might come with some rebranding when it launches in India. Design - (Without the windows sticker below), it looks exactly like the Macbook Air/Pro. In fact, kudos to Xiaomi for coming up with something like this as it’s built really well. It’s a full unibody aluminium chassis & it looks beautiful. Build quality & the branding is really good, it looks subtle & premium. When you put more branding, it looks bad but this looks premium & the design is really good. I hope the Indian Mi Notebook 14 Pro is somewhat the same, I would love that. Variants - There are 2 variants (Ryzen 5 & Ryzen 7) & if you don’t want Ryzen, you can opt for Intel based processors too. Ports - But there’s one thing better than the Macbooks that this laptop has a lot of portsYou get HDMI, a thunderbolt port, a USB Type C & a USB Type A. On the right side, you get a 3.5mm jack & a USB port. So there isn’t anything missing in ports. The rubber grips below are raised accordingly, for a better airflow & for keeping the machine cool. There’s a grill below for air flow like the Macbooks & there are speaker grills on the sides.Weight - It isn’t the lightest that I’ve held, but it should be about 1.5kgs. Let’s test it. It’s 1.4kgs which is good. The inner part is very familiar & the touchpad is quite big. I like that. This variant is the Ryzen 7. And, you also get a fingerprint sensor which is good. It’s a good sized keyboard & the distance between the keys are also decent & it feels quite tactile. I love it!Display - It’s resolution is more than FHD, that goes up to 2-2.5K, so it’s a high resolution IPS LCD screen.The bezels are slim(4.3mm), the upper bezel is slim too & the chin is of average size with Redmi branding.There’s a webcam & 2 microphones in the upper bezel & it’s a nice 14” screen. The brightness is pretty decent & it gets quite bright. It’s quite perfect for indoors, even 60-70% brightness would be enough. For outdoors you can push up to 100% if required.It has a 88% screen-to-body ratio with the small bezels.Talking about colours, it has 100% sRGB support & the colours look fairly natural.Specifications - This one is on Ryzen 7 5700U & the other is on Ryzen 5, both of them have 16GB RAM. For storage you get a 512GB SSD & has an integrated AMD Radeon graphics card.Battery - It has 56Whr battery & the charger looks like a smartphone charger with a Type C cable.Xiaomi claims that it can run up to 11.5 hours but you’ll definitely get up to 10 hours after moderate usage. It supports fast charging & charges 0- 50% battery in 35 minutes & 0-100% battery in less than an hour. It runs on Windows 10 & you might get Windows 11 out of the box after 6 months. The ones who have Windows 10 will get a free upgrade so don’t have to worry about the OS. You also get a MIUI+ software where you can connect your Xiaomi phone & do a lot of things. In fact, every brand is launching such apps, so that the laptop & smartphone integration is easier.Connectivity - It has WiFi 6 along with Bluetooth 5.1. Multimedia - Having a good 2K display, the viewing experience is fun & immersive.The audio is loud & decent. Overall if you buy it for multimedia consumption, you won’t be disappointed.Pricing - The Ryzen 5 variant costs for about 4499 Yuan(approx Rs 48-50K) & the Ryzen 7 is for 4999 Yuan(approx Rs 54-55K) And for that price, I’ll definitely recommend it (remember it's not meant for video content creation) But for other things like multimedia/regular use/editing/photoshop & other lightweight softwares. It’s a very good package for about Rs 50K.If it launches in India with the same specifications, I’ll recommend it. So let’s wait for it.