Xiaomi is now getting into PC gaming with a new model for the Chinese market. The literally-named Mi Gaming Laptop offers decent performance for the price, with a 15.6-inch wide-gamut color screen, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, 7th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU and gaming keyboard, all for RMB 8,999 (around $1,440). Xiaomi didn’t specify the size, but given the narrow screen bezels and brushed aluminum chassis, it should be compact and light for a 15.6-inch laptop.
Other specs include 16GB of RAM, a 256GB NVMe SSD, and a 1TB hard disk. If the price is too steep for the high-end model, Xiaomi is also offering a variant with NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti graphics, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB/1TB SSD/HDD. The keyboard lights up with 16 million colors, and you get four USB 3.0 ports, two USB-C ports, HDMI and an audio jack.
Xiaomi also unveiled the Mi AI Speaker mini, a new version of the Amazon Echo- or Google Assistant-like smart speaker that it launched last year. As before, it’s powered by Mi’s in-house AI, letting you stream music, get the weather, program your calendar, and do other personal assistant-type chores. However, the new model is more compact and cheaper, with a price of just RMB 169 ($27) instead of $45.