Next to the powerful Redmi K50 Pro and the great Redmi MAX 100, we have another top-tier Xiaomi device. In this case a new laptop, the Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 (2022). This is the next generation of the Redmi brand’s most advanced ultrabook, which this year arrives with a 3.2K display, Intel “Alder Lake” processors, and capable RTX 2050 graphics. All this in a relatively compact aluminum body and at a very competitive price for what it offers.
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 (2022) technical details
|Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 (2022)|
Resolution 3,200 x 2,000 px
|Processor||Intel Core i5-12450H|
Intel Core i7-12650H
GeForce RTX2050 GPU
|Storage||512GB PCIe 4.0 SSD|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2|
|Ports||USB A, USB C, HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 4, SD reader|
|Dimensions and Weight||350.1 x 242.3 x 14.9mm|
|OS||Windows 11 + MIUI|
|Others||720p webcam, 2x2W speakers|
|Price||From 5,599 yuan|
90 Hz display and Intel’s 12th generation processors
Gone is last year’s RedmiBook Pro, clearly focused on the mid-range. This new RedmiBook Pro 15 (2022) incorporates more battery life, a much more advanced display, 12th generation i7 processors, and a dedicated GPU from Nvidia. An ultrabook that as expected has increased in price, but still offers one of the best levels in terms of specifications/price.
Let’s start with its display, featuring a 15.6″ IPS panel with a “3.2K” resolution of 3,200 x 2,000 pixels, with a 16:10 aspect ratio. Redmi explains that it offers up to 400 nits of brightness and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. There is no OLED technology, nor is the brightness as high as more advanced models, but it is a step up from what we had before, where the panel stayed at 1080p.
Inside, the new 12th generation Intel Core “Alder Lake” processors are offered. Specifically the i5 and i7 models of the H series. Accompanying them we find 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM at 5,200 MHz along with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 graphics with 4 GB GDDR6. For storage, there is a single version, with a 512 GB SSD PCIe 4.0 disk.
When it comes to performance, the notebook adds a revamped “Hurricane Cooling” cooling system consisting of two fans and three heat dissipation tubes.
For the battery, Xiaomi expands to 72 Whr, with 130W fast charging via USB-C port that promises to complete 50% in 35 minutes. Previously they stayed at 46 Whr, but the move to a much more powerful GPU has caused the jump.
The laptop weighs 1.8 kilograms and is 14.9 mm thick. It is finished in aluminum and features two 2W stereo speakers. In terms of connectivity, it comes with WiFi 6, integrates a front HD camera, and adds Windows 11 as an operating system, complemented by MIUI + applications and the Xiao Ai voice assistant.
Pricing and Availability of the RedmiBook Pro 15 (2022)
The new Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 (2022) is already on sale in China. At the moment, there are no plans for its release in other markets. The new laptop will be available in three configurations, depending on the display, processor, and graphics chosen. They will be offered the same amount of RAM and storage.
These are the prices of the RedmiBook Pro 15 (2022):
- Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 (2022): i5 / UHD display: 5,599 yuan
- Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 (2022): i5 / RTX2050: 6,799 yuan
- Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 (2022): i5 / UHD display: 7,499 yuan