Xiaomi Book S is now officially available. Xiaomi’s new laptop is rumored to compete with Microsoft’s Surface Pro X. Xiaomi Book S is the Chinese company’s debut in the category of convertible laptops. Xiaomi introduced the Book S alongside the MiBand 7 fitness band and other devices. Xiaomi Book S is a hybrid laptop with a slim design and convertible form factor that emphasizes portability. Xiaomi’s 2-in-1 laptop, powered by a Qualcomm processor, runs the Windows 11 operating system and promises a lengthy battery life.
In addition to the device, the company has also introduced a magnetic keyboard, which will be sold separately. Using Pogo Pins, the keyboard can be attached to the display. The exterior of the keyboard is covered in synthetic leather, making it scratch-resistant. It has a large trackpad and a key travel of 1.3mm. In addition, the Xiaomi Book S is compatible with the Xiaomi Smart Pen.
The Xiaomi Book S has been priced by the company at 699 euros (Rs 57,405). The convertible is available in Dark Gray, and the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has not yet disclosed details about its global release.
Xiaomi Book S specifications
The Xiaomi Book S convertible laptop features a 12.35-inch WQHD+ IPS display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. The device has a 16:10 aspect ratio and a refresh rate of 60Hz. The display is coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection.
The convertible is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor and an Adreno 680 graphics processing unit. The device features 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space.
Xiaomi Book S ships with an ARM-based version of Windows 11 preinstalled. The laptop features S Mode, a version of Windows 11 that is purportedly optimized for security and performance while maintaining a familiar Windows interface. Only apps from the Microsoft Store are permitted, and Microsoft Edge is required for secure browsing.
The device is equipped with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The 2-in-1 laptop has a 3.5mm audio jack, USB type-C port, Wi-Fi ac, and Bluetooth 5.1 for connectivity.
The Xiaomi Book S boasts dual speakers and a battery life of 13.4 hours on a single charge. Additionally, it supports 65W fast charging.