As promised Xiaomi unveiled two gaming laptops today, one with an Intel processor and one with an AMD processor, both sporting Nvidia RTX graphics. Here are the Redmi G 2021 laptops.
Both laptops have 16.1” displays with up to 144 Hz refresh rate. There is a 72 Hz mode too, if the GPU can’t quite cut it for some game. The upgraded Hurricane Cooling 3.0 system with two 12V fans and five all-copper heat pipes will try to prevent that from happening by allowing the CPU and GPU to fire on all cylinders.
The laptops have the same memory configuration, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB storage. They also share a Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, DTS:X Ultra 3D audio and a backlit keyboard (with three brightness levels).
The Intel version is powered by a Core i5-11260H (Tiger Lake), a hexa-core processor with turbo frequency up to 4.4 GHz. This one is paired with a GeForce RTX 3050 GPU.
The AMD version packs a Ryzen 5800H with eight Zen 3 cores and the same maximum boost clock speed of 4.4 GHz. However, this one gets the beefier GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with a TDP of up to 130W.
To feed that extra TDP, the AMD version comes with a 230W charger (vs. 180W for the Intel one). For comparisons, the 3060 has 3,840 CUDA cores and a 192-bit bus, while the 3050 has 2,048 CUDA cores and a 128-bit memory bus.
The two laptops are launching in China first. The Redmi G 2021 with an Intel Core i5 is coming tomorrow at a price of cost CNY 5,700 ($880). The one with the AMD Ryzen 5800H will arrive on September 28 (next Tuesday) and will cost you back CNY 7,000 ($1,080).