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Xiaomi announce new Ryzen Edition RedmiBook 13, RedmiBook 14 and RedmiBook 16 laptops

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Three new AMD Ryzen 4000 powered laptops

Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi has just unveiled three new laptops, with premium specs and build quality, at very competitive prices. The RedmiBook 13, RedmiBook 14 II, and RedmiBook 16.

These new laptops are thin and sleek powerful machines, using AMD’s latest Ryzen processors. The introduction of the 7nm Zen 2 processor architecture brings a 34.5% increase in performance, and a 60% increase in battery efficiency, according to Xiaomi. The RX Vega graphics will also be adequate for light gaming sessions, but these aren’t gaming focussed machines.

These laptops are said to have a 12-hour battery life. Charging is handled via the USB Type-C port, and Xiaomi says that these laptops will charge from 0% to 50% in just 38 minutes using the included 65W fast charger.

Each of these new models has a luxury metal finish, and an impressive 90.6% screen to body ratio, with slim bezels around all sides of the screen.

The list price for each of these models is -
RedmiBook 13:

  • 3,799 Yuan, or roughly US$505, for the Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD variant.
  • 3,999 Yuan, or roughly US$560, for the Ryzen 5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD variant.
  • 4,999 Yuan, or roughly US$700, for the Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD variant.

RedmiBook 14 II:

  • 3,499 Yuan, or roughly US$490, for the Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD variant.
  • 3,699 Yuan, or roughly US$518, for the Ryzen 5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD variant.
  • 4,499 Yuan, or roughly US$630, for the Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD variant.

RedmiBook 16:

  • 3,799 Yuan, or roughly US$505, for the Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD variant.
  • 3,999 Yuan, or roughly US$560, for the Ryzen 5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD variant.
  • 4,499 Yuan, or roughly US$630, for the Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD variant.

Note that these are the list prices for Xiaomi’s “Mainland China official sales channels”, if you’re looking to pick these laptops up from an international reseller, you will likely have to pay a higher price due to import duty, shipping costs and reseller margins. It’s not clear if Xiaomi has any plans for further international distribution for these particular devices, although they have expanded their international retail operations in recent years. These laptops released to retail in China today with a limited launch discount, and will be available at regular price from June 1st.

If you are going to be doing any gaming, it would be worth going for one of the Ryzen 7 variants, since in addition to increased CPU performance, the integrated graphics see decent increase too.

There are some inconveniences with purchasing a laptop made for the Chinese market. They ship with a China-specific version of Windows, although if you’re comfortable with reinstalling an operating system it’s not hard to replace it with the international version of Windows. Getting English language support is pretty unlikely too. But these are extremely attractive prices for well-specced devices, from a company that has a reputation for excellent build quality and well-designed devices.

Would you be interested in purchasing one of these laptops? Perhaps if there was an official international release for them? Let us know in the comments.

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