The Mi Notebook Pro comes with a fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello

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That combination makes it an apparent 40 percent times more powerful than the Mi Notebook Air from previous year, Xiaomi said. The Xiaomi Notebook Pro comes out in three variants.

This Xiaomi notebook is battery promises a 60Wh of power.

The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro comes in Space Gray color option. It is meant to be a cheaper affair, run on Windows and Xiaomi has been forward about competing with Apple's own offering in its promotional posts online, which compare the two devices and the advantages that the Mi Notebook Pro will offer over the MacBook Pro.

Before you go into the specifications which may or may not turn so awesome in real world usage, pricing definitely plays a huge role in convincing the buyers. Coupled with the 15.6-inch display, the Mi Notebook Pro weighs in at a modest 1.95 kg, ideal for portability. In the pricing department, Xiaomi wins hands down.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro vs Macbook Pro: Pricing and Specs Comparison

If that wasn't enough, the Mi Notebook Pro will also borrow elements from popular smart devices, which in this case translates into the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor built into the laptop's precision trackpad. While one of the core i7 (8th Gen) model clocked up to 4GHz along with 16GB of RAM, the other two models feature core i7 and Core i5 with 8 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM module respectively. Apart from that, the Mi Notebook Pro comes 2,400MHz dual channel RAM. A NVIDIA GeForce MX150 is also included but it will certainly not deliver earth-shattering graphics performance "out of the box". And today, Xiaomi announces its answer to the 15-inch MacBook Pro as well: the new Mi Notebook Pro. Like earlier Xiaomi notebooks, the Mi Notebook Pro is bereft of any branding on the lid - the only branding you'll see is a Mi logo at the bottom of the screen.

Xioami is setting their sights on Apple's MacBook Pro with their new Mi Notebook Pro.

The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro starts at CNY 5,600 (€710/$860) for the i5 version, the i7 model is CNY 6,400 (€815/$980). The Mi Notebook Pro features two USB-C ports, two USB ports, a 3-in-1 card reader, and an HDMI port. The top end variant of the ultrabook also sports a 256GB PCIe SSD.