RedmiBook Pro Review: Light And Thin Notebook With Intel i5-11300H, NVIDIA GeForce MX450, 100W PD Fast Charge Support And More

    RedmiBook Pro laptop launched in China on Feb. 25, during an online new product launch conference. Two versions of the RedmiBook Pro were launched alongside the K40 series of flagship smartphones. The RedmiBook Pro is currently available for $939 on Giztop.

    Appearance and design

    When you hold it in your hand for the first time, it gives a full sense of metal. The whole shell of the device undergoes a CNC cutting process, which is stronger than the traditional metal stamping process.

    Offering a delicate hand feel, RedmiBook Pro has a slight chamfer on the edge of the fuselage, so despite looking a bit visually sharp, it is not so cut when held. The A side is simple. The silver aviation aluminum alloy surface adopts a ceramic sandblasted metal anodizing process with an etched Redmi Logo and Slogan placed in the upper and lower center on the left.

    The hinge at the junction of the A side and the C side uses an integrated design. Side A and B come with one-handed opening and closing support, with a 150-degree maximum opening and closing angle. The B side has a 3-sided narrow frame design and the bottom frame is slightly wider.

    The camera is placed at a top-centered position on the B side. while the bottom centered position houses a bright silver Redmi logo.

    The RedmiBook Pro sports a 15.6-inch screen with 3200×2000 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 16:10. 90Hz refresh rate. 100 percent sRGB color gamut matte display for the first time, coupled with a high screen-to-body ratio of 89 percent and a full viewing angle of 178 degrees.

    Aside from that, it has hardware DC dimming and TUV Rheinland hardware low blue light certification. Judging from the basic parameters, the screen quality is extraordinary and the visual perception is more delicate and clear.

    Using the AIDA64 query, it is found that the screen’s manufacturer prefix is TMX and the model is TL156MDMP01-0. Moreover, there is no search result in Panelook. It seems to be a customized screen of Tianma.

    The measured screen covers 97.3% of sRGB, 69.1% Adobe RGB, and 71% of DCI-P3 color gamut, which can be described as a high-color performance. Domain screen is one of the few models that features a 3.2K+16:10+90Hz high refresh rate on 15-inch thin and light office notebooks.

    The RedmiBook Pro system has a screen color temperature adjustment function. The display effect can be found in the desktop right-click menu. You can customize the screen color temperature, adjust the screen zoom ratio, and resolution size along with other parameter options in the pop-up service center software.

    You can switch between 60Hz or 90Hz refresh rate in the display-advanced display settings in the system settings. To improve battery life, you can lower the refresh rate.

    The keyboard features a sunken design and a scissor foot structure with larger spacing between keycaps. On the top right side, there’s an independent Xiao Ai voice assistant button, and the arrow keys are used Standard key size.

    The machine features mainstream chocolate keycaps, with a 1.5mm keystroke and they support 2-level backlight adjustment. It offers a satisfactory percussion feel with moderate feedback intensity. The right corner of the C side houses the circular power button, with Windows 10 Hello fingerprint recognition login support.

    Located in the center, the touchpad has a large area. The four corners have smaller radians and look more square. The pressing area is made of metal material that offers smooth and delicate touch. With Microsoft PTP touch technology, it can be pressed globally.

    The area where the palm rests is made using anodized aluminum alloy with integrated cutting, which isn’t easy to be contaminated with fingerprints. In terms of the fuselage interface, RedmiBook Pro has a two-sided opening design.

    There is a USB-C on the left side, which supports charging and data transmission, a USB2.0 Type-A interface, an HDMI1.4 interface, a power indicator, supports charging and data transmission, as well as Thunderbolt 4 protocol USB-C interface.

    The right side features a 3.5mm audio interface and USB3.2 Type-A interface. The Thunderbolt 4 interface is the interface’s biggest highlight. Aside from fully supporting functions such as charging, high-speed data transmission, and video output, it also supports 1080P/240Hz, 4K/60Hz, dual 4K video output or single 8K video output, etc, can provide professional productivity assistance and powerful equipment scalability support.

    The D side sports a satisfactory design, with 8 screws on the surface, 2 sets of oval rubber feet, 2 regular long air outlets, and 1 set of speaker openings on both sides of the bottom. In the middle, there are stickers of various product certifications and functions and the air inlet is inside the shaft on the back of the C and D faces.

    Configuration and performance

    RedmiBook Pro is powered by the latest Intel Core 11th generation standard pressure processor. Check out the specific hardware specifications below:

    Processor: Intel i5-11300H, four cores, and eight threads, base frequency 3.1GHz, turbo frequency 4.38GHz, TDP35W;

    Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce MX450;

    Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz, onboard particles;

    Hard disk: 512GB PCIe M.2 solid state hard disk;

    Battery: 70Wh capacity, support 100W PD fast charge;

    Others: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, Xiao Ai voice assistant, Raiden 4

    It packs the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphic card, which is suitable for some mild gaming and audio-visual entertainment needs. The device also supports 100W PD fast charging.

    In the CineBench R15 test, the i5-11300H scored 208 in single core and 977 in multi-core. In the CineBench R20 test, the i5-11300H scored 546 in single core and 2148 in multi-core. In the GPU department, the MX450 is the latest generation of discrete graphics cards used in thin and light notebooks.

    In the 3D Mark Time Spy test, the MX450 scored 2049 and the graphics card score was 1902. The graphics card score is 4453, In the game test session, the original game ran with the default low-quality preset, and the number of frames in the battle field can be stabilized at around 30 frames, which isn’t a problem for mild online games.

    This notebook isn’t positioned as a gamebook, but it features a standard pressure processor, and the MX series graphics cards offer more audio-visual entertainment.

    In the AIDA64 Stress FPU + FurMark Burn in 20-minute baking machine test, the CPU temperature remained steady at 66 degrees, the power consumption was stable at 14W, and the main frequency was around 1.6GHz, and the GPU temperature was at 66 degrees. The frequency is up to 1800MHz, while the power consumption is around 18W, the temperature of the body C surface is also low.

    CrystalDiskInfo was used to check details about the hard drives and it was found that the model number is KBG40ZNV512G, and the suffix is ​​KIOXIA, which is Kioxia. CrystalDiskMark was also used to run the score. The final reading and writing results are shown in the figure above.


    RedmiBook Pro is the first Pro product under the Redmi brand. Pictorial, as well as the new generation of Xiao Ai students, are user-friendly, especially to those who are already familiar with Xiaomi ecology.

    RedmiBook Pro is a great choice if you are looking for a notebook with excellent screen quality and workmanship. It is ideal for light productivity and audio-visual entertainment. You can visit this link to buy the RedmiBook Pro for $939 from Giztop.


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