Mi Notebook 14 Horizon - Specifications and A Detailed Overview 11

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon – Specifications and A Detailed Overview

After So long, and after so many leaks and rumors, finally, Xiaomi has launched their first Laptop series in India, the Mi Notebook 14 Series, under Mi Notebook 14 we have two new laptops, Mi Notebook 14, and Mi Notebook 14 Horizon.
This post, we will do a Detailed Specification Overview of the Mi Notebook 14 Horizon, and see what does the Horizon means for this laptop.

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Specification Details

SpecificationsMi Notebook 14 Horizon - Specifications and A Detailed Overview 12
Display14-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080)
IPS-LCD Anti-glare
16:9 Horizon Display
91 % screen-to-body ratio
60Hz Refresh Rate
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
CPU1) Intel Core i7-10510U
1.8GHz quad-core with boost clock (up to 4.9GHz)

2) Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
1.6GHz quad-core with boost clock (up to 4.2GHz)
GPUNVIDIA GeForce MX350
2GB GDDR5 VRAM
Memory8GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM
Storage512GB PCI Express Gen 3 NVMe SSD
Audio2x2W Stereo Speakers
DTS Audio Processing App Support
ConnectivityWiFi 5 Wi-Fi 2×2
Bluetooth 5.0
I/O Ports1) 1 x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 1 (available only on the i7 10th Gen variant)
2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
1 x Combo Audio Jack
1 x Charging Port

2) 2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
1 x Combo Audio Jack
1 x Charging Port
CameraNo
(External Web-Cam included in the Box)
Power46Wh Battery
65W Power Adapter

Specification Details
https://www.mi.com/in/mi-notebook-14-horizon/specs/

Design and Build Quality

Design of the Mi Notebook 14 Horizon, is very simple, it has a clean look, on the top, and has only vents on the bottom, and some HDMI and DTS certification stickers. Other than that the whole chassis is clean, also there is no Logo on the Top of the Laptop, it is simply awesome.
The Build is also excellent the chassis is made of an aluminum-magnesium alloy, and has a metallic feel to it, it feels sturdy and has very little screen flex.
Also, it is very light and weighs around 1.35KG.

Display

The display is the reason for the horizon tag of the Mi Notebook 14 Horizon.
It has a 14-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS-LCD Anti-glare,16:9 Horizon Display, it has Screened to Body Ratio of 91 %, and a 60Hz Refresh Rate.
The top Bezels are Super slim on this laptop, only the bottom bezel is a bit bigger, and has a Mi branding.

Performance

We get Two options with Mi Notebook 14 Horizon
1) Intel Core i7-10510U
1.8GHz quad-core with boost clock (up to 4.9GHz)
2) Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
1.6GHz quad-core with boost clock (up to 4.2GHz)

Both the Options are suitable for day to day tasks and some heavy workload, but Mi should have gone with the Ryzen 4000 series chips, that the laptops would have been cheaper, and at the same time being more powerful.

As for GPU, it has NVIDIA GeForce MX350, with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM

Thermals

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon

It has excellent Thermals, yes at full load; the fans are noisy. Still, the sound is acceptable, and during normal usage, there is no issue of heating, also during heavy tasks, mostly the temperatures are under control.

Memory and Storage

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon has only one memory option, and that is 8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM, which may feel less for people who are thinking of doing Video/Photo editing on this laptop.
For Storage again, it has only one option, a 512GB PCI Express Gen 3 NVMe SSD, with advertised speeds of 3000 MB/s Sequential Read, 1800 MB/s Sequential Write Speed.

Battery

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon has a 46Wh Battery, with a 65W Power Adapter.
It is Advertised from Mi that it has a battery backup of around 10-Hours; in tests, it able to easily last for approximately 7-hours.

I/O Ports

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon

Again in I/O ports, we have two options depending on which variant you buy.
For the Core i7 Version we have this I/o’s
1) 1 x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 1 (available only on the i7 10th Gen variant)
2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
1 x Combo Audio Jack
1 x Charging Port

For the Core i5 Version we have this I/O’s
2) 2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x USB 2.0
1 x HDMI
1 x Combo Audio Jack
1 x Charging Port

Keyboard and Trackpad

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon

Keyboard and Trackpad Specs include
Keyboard:
Scissor Mechanism ABS Texture
with 1.3mm key travel
19mm pitch per key
Trackpad: Multi-touch support
The keyboard is excellent to type on and is comfortable.

Audio

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon has 2x2W Stereo Speakers with DTS Audio Processing App Support.
Even though it has DTS certification, the Audio quality is at beast above average, and the volume is adequate, but still lie in the above-average category.

Security

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon

For Security, you will have to depend on the regular password/pin based system, as it doesn’t have any Fingerprint sensor or Windows hello Support.
But it does have Mi Blaze Unlock, which will unlock the laptop it the laptop is connected to the Mi-band if you are wearing it.

Connectivity

WiFi 5 Wi-Fi 2×2
Bluetooth 5.0

Mi Notebook 14 Horizion Pricing

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition starts at Rs 54,999 for the i5 10th Generation variant. The i7 10th Generation variant will be available at Rs 59,999

You Can buy the Mi Notebook at Amazon, they give the Best price one can get on a genuine Mi Notebook in India.

Conclusion

Mi Notebook 14 Horizon, has some great specs like Great CPU/GPU, excellent keyboard, great Display, good battery life, but also has some cons, like less memory, no in-build Webcam, Average Audio.
Also, it is not the best in this price range, if the Acer Swift 3 or Lenovo Ideapad 5 Releases in India, they will be a much better option to buy, as they have better specs than Mi Notebook 14 Horizon and are cheaper.

Visual Image Credits
https://www.mi.com/in/mi-notebook-14-horizon/

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