Xiaomi is one of very few new brands in the laptop space, but its huge footprint across the Indian smartphone and TV markets means that it isn't a new name. Brand recognition and trust are important when spending large amounts of money. Of course, the Chinese giant is best known for offering excellent value in the entry-level space, and it will be interesting to see how that translates to laptops. We've already reviewed the premium Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition model, and now it's time to take a look at how Xiaomi is catering to more budget-conscious laptop buyers.
The Mi Notebook 14 is more affordable than the Mi Notebook 14 Horizon edition, but loses some of the premium styling and specifications. It weighs 1.5kg and is under 18mm thick. You get a 14-inch full-HD anti-reflective screen, which is somewhat dull but has good viewing angles. All three variants use the same quad-core Intel Core i5-10210U processor which is based on the 'Comet Lake' architecture, and have 8GB of DDR4-2666 RAM which is soldered and not upgradeable. You can choose between a 256GB or 512GB SATA SSD, and optional Nvidia GeForce MX250 discrete GPU.
The design is minimalist and there's no logo on the lid. You don't get many ports, and sadly there's no USB Type-C at all. Performance is good enough for everyday usage, but even with the discrete GPU, don't expect to play modern games. This laptop can get a bit warm when stressed but is otherwise easy to use on the go. The keyboard is adequate but the trackpad could use improvement. Battery life is also good as long as your usage isn't too heavy.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Core i5 10210U, 10th Gen, Silver, 14.0 Inch)||₹ 41,999|
|Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 Laptop (Windows 10 Home, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel Core i5 10210U, 10th Gen, Silver, 14.0 Inch)||₹ 43,999|
Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 price in India starts from ₹ 41,999. The lowest price of Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 is ₹ 41,999 at Amazon on 30th October 2020.
|Model||Mi Notebook 14|
|Release date||11th June 2020|
|Model Name||Mi Notebook 14|
|Dimensions (mm)||228.00 x 323.00 x 17.95|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Battery Life (up to hours)||10|
|Battery Capacity (WHR)||46|
|Processor||Intel Core i5 10th Gen 10210U|
|Base Clock Speed||1600 GHz|
|Burst Clock Speed||4200 GHz|
|Graphics Processor||Nvidia GeForce MX250|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/g/n/ac|
|Number of USB Ports||3|
|USB Ports||1 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A)|
|Headphone and Mic Combo Jack||Yes|