RedmiBook 15 Pro Review
- 1.1 PROS
- 1.2 CONS
- 1.3 Price of The RedmiBook 15 Pro
- 1.4 Style of the RedmiBook 15 Pro
- 1.5 Software and hardware details for the RedmiBook 15 Pro
- 1.6 Powered-Up Time
- 1.7 Verdict
The RedmiBook 15 Pro tries to pass off an upgraded processor and other components as an explanation for a lackluster screen and a lack of essential software. Despite its disruptive intentions in the laptop market, it lands unremarkably at a price point with many other superior possibilities. With the release of the new RedmiBook 15 Pro, Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand has entered the Indian laptop market. Redmi’s strategy with its mobile devices has always been to prioritize quality hardware at an affordable price. The RedmiBook 15 Pro is a departure for the company. Redmi’s first laptop to be sold outside of China features a sleek design and powerful hardware.
RedmiBook 15 Pro Specifications
|Processor||11th Gen Intel Core i5-11300H 4.4GHz max clock|
|RAM||8GB DDR4 3200MHz|
|Storage||512GB PCIe NVMe SSD|
|Dimension||363.8mm x 243.5mm x 19.9mm|
|Touchpad||Multi-touch drivers that work with Windows Precision|
- Built to last
- Good quality hinges.
- A good selection of ports
- Battery life is good
- The show is just terrible.
- The keyboard does not have a backlight.
Price of The RedmiBook 15 Pro
You can purchase a RedmiBook 15 Pro in India for Rs. 49,999. Only one option is offered, which includes a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB solid-state drive. Apart from optional protection plans and warranties, no alternate options or customizations are available during the buying process. You can save a little money if you take advantage of the particular discounts banks and other payment services offered for the product’s initial release.
Xiaomi, however, also has a cheaper option available, the RedmiBook 15 e-Learning Edition. It serves the same purpose as the previous gadget with minor adjustments. At the same price of Rs. 44,999, you can get a Core i3 processor with the same 512GB SSD. In the alternative configuration, the SSD storage space is lowered to 256GB while the price is reduced to Rs. 41,999. A solution for students or those with limited funds.
Style of the RedmiBook 15 Pro
The RedmiBook 15 Pro’s polycarbonate construction makes it feel cheap compared to the premium Mi Notebook series. In General, the style is effortless. There is no design or texture on the dark grey cover. The Redmi logo is slightly asymmetrical, and a slogan may be made out in the corner of your eye if you look carefully enough.
At least it isn’t blatantly obvious here, which is a relief given that this is atypical, and I’d hate to see it become a pattern as it has on certain phones. Smudges and fingerprints are easily removed from the lid with a soft cloth. The Redmibook 15 Pro has a thickness of 19.9 mm and a weight of 1.8 kg. That’s not terrible for a 15-inch laptop, but it’s far from ultraportable. Taking it with you daily to the office or class won’t be a chore either. The lid’s hinge is sturdy; you can lift it with a single finger.
Software and hardware details for the RedmiBook 15 Pro
Xiaomi has opted for Intel’s 11th Generation ‘Tiger Lake’ CPUs but has made an unusual choice: the Core i5-11300H is part of the H35 sub-series, which is a slightly beefed-up U-series SKU with 35W of thermal headroom rather than 28W and is therefore not like most 45W H-series models, which are intended for mainstream productivity and gaming laptops. This CPU is designed for thin gaming laptops but should still perform admirably when used with a discrete GPU.
There is 8 GB of non-upgradable, soldered DDR4-3200 Memory. Xiaomi recommends changing the 512GB SSD by an authorized service center, as it is a typical NVMe M.2 module. This laptop has a 46Wh battery and a 65W charger, with a rated battery life of 10 hours. Except for its full-HD 1920 x 1280 resolution, the screen’s other characteristics are unknown; Xiaomi has not revealed the screen’s panel type, color gamut coverage, or any other aspect.
The 46WHr battery within the RedmiBook 15 Pro, along with the 65W power adapter, ensures that you can work up to 10 hours without plugging in. In my experiments, it performed very similarly to the stated value. My day-to-day tasks are small, but I spend a lot of time in Microsoft Edge, which is based on Chromium. The RedmiBook laptop’s battery lasted me between 9 and 10 hours, even with occasional background music playback.
Even though I put my computer through its paces by constantly playing movies and music videos while downloading in the background, I still got seven or eight hours of use out of it. Unless you’re doing extremely power-intensive work like video editing, the RedmiBook 15 Pro should be able to provide the stated “all-day battery” and carry you through a workday. The included charger is also good, increasing the RedmiBook’s battery life from less than 7% to 50% in 30 minutes and completing a full charge in roughly 90 minutes.
In practically every respect, save from processing speed, Xiaomi’s RedmiBook 15 Pro is very budget-friendly. This means that if you want a computer primarily for use in the classroom or business, you won’t have much issue with it. Its laptop’s 15-inch display and spacious keyboard make it a good choice for these tasks.
What kind of power does this laptop have?
The Intel Core i5-11300H is a reliable processor from the 11th generation. With Turbo Boost, it reaches speeds of up to 4.4 GHz. Redmi has included a 512 GB NVMe SSD and 8 GB of 3,200 MHz DDR4 RAM. Generally speaking, it’s a strong showing.
The keyboard of The RedmiBook 15 Pro?
The 1.5 mm of travel on the keyboard is excellent, but the design could be better. As a result of the extra row, including the PgUp, PgDn, and other keys, the left Shift key is stretched out while the right Shift key is made relatively small. Also, the backlight is nonexistent.
Can you expect to get anything done on a RedmiBook 15 Pro?
Yes. Can you get through a full day on the battery? Yes. What do you think? No, not when there are better alternatives to choose from. There are undoubtedly better laptops available at this price, and it’s not hard to imagine that Redmi might produce even better laptops. You should save up for later or look into other options.