While technology is advancing even as you read this, finding a reliable, affordable, all-purpose laptop that can adequately help you work as well as play, keep up with e-mail and the latest from the battlefield, remains quite a challenge. The new 15.6” Xiaomi Mi Notebook Youth Ed. endeavors to fill the gap with a powerful Intel Core i5-8250H processor, up to 32GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce MX110 graphics, and high-speed Wi-Fi. Priced at $998.03, this is an all-rounder laptop perfect for productive, modern lifestyles.
Firing up this notebook is an Intel Core i5-8250H processor with four cores and eight threads. While its base frequency is 1.6GHz, it can be boosted up to 3.4GHz. This makes it well-suited for multitasking, say, streaming videos, looking up e-mail, editing images, browsing through pictures and documents, and even some amount of gaming. The productivity is further enhanced by the Windows 10 operating system (Chinese version) that comes inbuilt with tools to improve your productivity. Since the notebook runs on ultra-low-voltage, the performance you get is also power-efficient, permitting you to use it unplugged for a long time.
In terms of memory and storage space, the Xiaomi Mi comes with 8GB RAM (up to 32GB), 128GB of SSD storage, and a 1TB hard disk. The combination of SSD and HDD is a winning one for the user, for it creates ample space to store everything you need. It is a high-bandwidth, high-speed combination too, so accessing your files is speedy, as are the load times of the notebook and your apps.
On the display front, the Xiaomi Mi offers quite a dazzle. It is fitted with NVIDIA GeForce MX110 graphics with 2GB dedicated memory. The full High-Definition screen (16:9) supports In-Plane Switching and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The rendition is vivid, with bright and accurate colors, and this helps deliver a pleasant viewing experience as you stream videos or play games. There are two speakers to playback sound. Note that if you seek a higher-resolution experience, it is possible to connect an external display (monitor or projector) to the HDMI port.
A notebook, by its very essence, is a mobile device that should lend itself to travel. To facilitate a seamless, on-the-go experience, this notebook offers dual-band 802.11 AC Wi-Fi (2.4GHz or 5.0GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, an RJ45 connector, one USB 2.0 port, and two USB 3.0 ports. It also has a 3-in-1 card reader interface and a 1.0MP front camera for video calling. This support for devices/peripherals and wireless connectivity help you stay attuned to the world as you get through the hectic day of a student or a professional. It is no hassle to lug this notebook along either, for it weighs just about 2.18kg and has a thickness of 0.78”.
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With the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Youth Ed., you get the convenience of a powerful processor, plentiful storage space, and high-bandwidth RAM along with the elegance of superior graphics. Add to that ample support for life-on-the-go, and it’s quite a steal at under-$1000. Indeed, this “Youth Ed” notebook has given careful thought to the needs of young audiences. It succeeds in delivering all the three things that matter most: power, convenience, and style.