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Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 launched alongside a “Horizon Edition”

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition Launched price nepal

After enormous success with its Redmi line up of smartphones, Xiaomi has now entered the laptop business in India. To start things off, the company today launched the Mi Notebook 14, and Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition exclusively for the Indian market. Check out the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Mi Notebook 14 and its Horizon Edition in Nepal.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Horizon Edition Overview

Design and Display

The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition features an all-metal design. The body of the laptop is composed of an Aluminium-Magnesium alloy. It has an additional layer of sand-blasting on top to minimize the eventual wear and tear. This ultrabook’s width is the same as that of an A4 size paper, though it is a little longer. Xiaomi has fitted a 14-inch display inside a form factor of a 13-inch laptop.

How did they do that? The Horizon Edition comes with skinny bezels (3mm) on the three sides of the screen. With such thin bezels, there is no room to fit in a webcam. But Xioami will be providing Mi webcam HD bundled with the ultrabook. The bottom bezel is thicker than the rest and encloses the “Mi” branding. The device has a screen to body ratio of 91%.

Xiaomi Mi NoteBook 14 horizon edition display

Talking about the display, there is a 14-inch FHD screen with an Anti-glare layer on top. Xiaomi is calling it the Horizon Display. The display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The viewing angle on this one is 178-degree.

Keyboard and Trackpad

The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition comes with a traditional chiclet keyboard. Because of the size constraints, it doesn’t have a dedicated numeric keypad. Xiaomi has used a scissor-switch keyboard, which is quite common on laptops. The keys have a key-travel of about 1.3mm, while the multi-touch trackpad is also spacious at 11cm (W) x 5.7cm (H).

Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition keyboard

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Performance and Memory

There are two variants of Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition. Both of them are powered by the Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake processors. However, it would have been great if they included the latest Icelack CPUs. While the base variant packs in Core i5 – 10210U processor, the top-end model has Core i7 – 10510U. Both processors have four cores and eight threads but the i7 model can reach higher clock speeds. Both the variants have an integrated NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU so that you can also do casual gaming with it.

The Horizon Edition comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage. While the base variant uses a slower SATA III SSD, the top-end model features much faster PCIe Gen 3 NVMe SSD. Other than that, there is no difference between the two options.

Battery and Ports

It comes with a 46 Watt-hr battery that Xiaomi claims can provide 10 hours of battery backup. It comes with a 65W charger that can fill the device from 0 to 50% in 35 minutes. The device features two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, a USB 2.0 Type-A port, and a USB Type C port. You also get an HDMI port and a 3.5mm headphone jack that doubles as a mic in as well.

Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon Edition ports

Other than that, the laptop comes with Mi Smart Share that lets users transfer files and folders between different Mi devices. It also has Mi Blaze Unlock pre-installed, using which you can unlock the device in 1.2 seconds using your Mi Band.

Also Read: Mi Band 5 launched in China

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition Specifications:

  • Weight: 1.35kg
  • Dimension: 321.3mm x 206.8mm x 17.15mm
  • Display: 14-inch AntiGlare Horizon Display; 91% screen to body ratio, 178-degree viewing angle
  • Resolution: FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 – 10510U / Core i5 – 10210U
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX350
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 (2666MHz)
  • Storage: 512GB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe SSD / 512GB SATA 3 SSD
  • Keyboard: Scissor switch keyboard; multi-touch trackpad
  • Webcam: No
  • Ports: 2 x USB 3.1, 1 x USB Type-C , 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x 3.5mm jack
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/c (2 x 2), Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio: 2 x 2W stereo speakers with DTS Audio Processing
  • Battery: 46 WHr; 65W power adapter
  • Extras: Mi Smart Share, Mi Blaze Unlock, Mi webcam HD (bundled)

Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 Overview

The Vanilla Mi Notebook 14 is a lot like its high-end, but Xiaomi has cut some corners on this one to keep the price down.

Design and Display

First of all, it comes in a slightly more significant form factor. The dimension on this one is 323 x 228 x 17.95-mm. The reason for this is that the bezels around the screen are thicker at 5.75mm. As a result, it has a screen to body ratio of 81%. Other than that, it features the same 14-inch Anti-glare FHD display with a 178-degree viewing angle. 

Mi NoteBook 14 design

It features the same metallic body as the Horizon Edition too. The chassis is made up of Aluminium-Magnesium Alloy with anodized sandblasted coating on the top. But it is on the heavier side, weighing around 1.5kg.

Performance and Memory

The vanilla Mi Notebook 14 is only available with 10 Gen Intel Core i5-10210U. This comet lake processor has four cores and eight threads. It can reach the clock speed of up to 4.2 GHz. It is paired with Intel UHD Graphics 620. But there is also a variant of the Mi Notebook 14 with NVIDIA GeForce MX250.

Mi Notebook comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM. Based on the variant you choose to buy, you might end up with either 256GB or 512GB of SSD. However, this storage won’t be as fast as on the Horizon Edition as they are SATA Drive.

Rest of the specs

The rest of the specs looks similar. You get the same keyboard. In terms of ports, you will miss out on a USB Type-C port. It features the same 46WHr battery and boasts 10 hours of battery backup.

Mi NoteBook 14 Horizon edition battery life

Mi Notebook 14 Specifications:

  • Weight: 1.5kg
  • Dimension: 323mm x 228mm x 17.95mm
  • Display: 14-inch AntiGlare Horizon Display; 81.2% screen to body ratio, 178-degree viewing angle
  • Resolution: FHD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 – 10210U
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620 / NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 (2666MHz)
  • Storage: 256 / 512GB SATA 3 SSD
  • Keyboard: Scissor switch keyboard; multi-touch trackpad
  • Webcam: No
  • Ports: 2 x USB 3.1 , 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x 3.5mm jack
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/c (2 x 2), Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio: 2 x 2W stereo speakers with DTS Audio Processing
  • Battery: 46 WHr; 65W power adapter
  • Extras: Mi Smart Share, Mi Blaze Unlock, Mi webcam HD (bundled)

Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14, Horizon Edition Price in Nepal & Availability

As of now, Xiaomi Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition is exclusive to India, where its price is INR. 54,999 for Core i5 and INR. 59,999 for the Core i7 variant. Similarly, the vanilla Mi Notebook 14 has a price ranging from INR. 41,999 to INR .47,000.

We expect the price of the Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition in Nepal to be NPR. 90,000 for Core i5 and NPR. 100,000 for the Core i7 variant. Similarly, the price of Mi Notebook 14 in Nepal may start at around NPR. 70,000.

Xiaomi UltraBook Model Expected Price in Nepal
Mi Notebook 14 Horizon (Core i5, 512GB SATA 3 SSD) ~ Rs. 90,000
Mi Notebook 14 Horizon (Core i7, 512GB NVMe SSD) ~ Rs. 100,000
Mi Notebook 14 (Core i5, 512GB SATA 3, NVIDIA MX250) ~ Rs. 78,000
Mi Notebook 14 (Core i5, 512GB SATA 3) ~ Rs. 73,000
Mi Notebook 14 (Core i5, 256GB SATA 3) ~ Rs. 70,000

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