RedmiBook Pro 15 Enhanced Edition Review: Not Just a Little Upgrade

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RedmiBook Pro 15 can be said to be a notebook with special significance in the history of RedmiBook because it is the first RedmiBook with almost no shortcomings.

This is also the significance of the independence of the Redmi brand, so there is no need to worry about being timid in design because of accidentally hurting your own Xiaomi notebook.

It has been 10 months since the release of the RedmiBook Pro 15. After Intel updated the product line of the H35 processor, RedmiBook Pro 15 also updated its own product line simultaneously, changing the processor from the original i5-11300H, i7- 11370H was upgraded to i5-11320H and i7-11390H. The one we received is powered by an i5-11320H processor.

If you look at the name alone, the difference between the i5-11320H and the i5-11300H does not seem to be much, but in fact, it is not.

The first is the frequency. The base frequency and acceleration frequency of the i5-11320H have both increased by 1%. The full-core frequency, which is related to the actual performance of the processor, has also increased from 4.0GHz to 4.3GHz. You must know that the full-core frequency of the i7-11370H is also 4.3 GHz.

Let’s talk about the nuclear display. When the i5-11300H uses the Intel Iris Xe display chip, it has built-in 80 sets of EU computing units and the GPU frequency is 1300MHz.

Although the i5-11320H is also an Intel Iris Xe graphics chip, it has 96 sets of EU execution units, an increase of 20%, and the GPU frequency is also slightly increased to 1350MHz. These two parameters are also exactly the same as the i7-11370H.

The increase in frequency and the number of computing units should improve the GPU performance of the i5-11320H by 15~20%. At the same time, we can also notice that the full-core frequency of the i5-11320H is the same as that of the display chip and the i7-11370H. Specifications are delegated to the i5.

Let’s talk about the enhanced version of the RedmiBook Pro 15. Why is it a notebook with almost no shortcomings?

Design

This may be the best frequency for 15.6 notebooks under 5,000 yuan, 3200×2000 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, 100% sRGB color gamut, and basically, there is nothing to be picky about.

Of course, if you have to compare it with a million-dollar notebook, there is no way.

2. Thunderbolt 4 interface

The Thunderbolt 4 interface can do many things that the USB interface can’t do, such as connecting dual 4K or even 8K monitors, supporting graphics card docking stations, and so on. In the past, RemiBooks rarely integrated the Thunderbolt 4 interface, and the enhanced version of the RedmiBook Pro 15 can be considered to complement this regret.

3. YMTC original PCIe 3.0 SSD

The enhanced version of the RedmiBook Pro 15 uses Zhiti PC005 Active 512GB SSD. We have also tested this product before. Its performance belongs to the high-end upstream level among PCIe 3.0 SSDs, and the slow write speed is also very good. The detailed parameters of the RedmiBook Pro 15 enhanced version are as follows:

Display

The enhanced version of the RedmiBook Pro 15 is built with a micron-level CNC integrated carving process. The entire A and C surfaces and the side walls are all carved from a single metal ingot. In addition, there is a ceramic sandblasting metal anodizing process on the surface of the fuselage, so the notebook feels delicate.

There is a certification sticker in the middle of the D side, and there is a row of heat dissipation grids on it. The 15.6-inch IPS screen with a ratio of 16:10 can display more content vertically, which can improve office efficiency.

The resolution of the screen is as high as 3200*2000, the refresh rate is 90Hz, and it has a 100% sRGB color gamut. It is difficult to find a better screen than this in notebooks under 5,000 yuan.

Traditional RedmiBook keyboard, full-size keyboard with integrated molding design, user-friendly layout, 19.5mm standard key distance, 1.5mm comfortable rebound, and high key travel. There is an HDMI, two Type-C, and a USB 3.0 interface on the left.

The Type-C interface near the hinge is the charging port of the notebook, and can also provide data transmission and video output functions. The other two USBs both support the BC1.2 fast charging function, which can charge other smart devices.

There is a USB 2.0 interface and a 3.5mm headset interface on the right side of the notebook. 100W PD charging power adapter supports 5V3A, 9V3A, 12V3A, 15V3A, 20V5A output standards, the maximum output power can reach 100W and supports 100-240V wide voltage input. In addition to charging laptops, this charging head can also be used as a fast-charging head for mobile phones.

Performance test

1. CPU-Z

The single-core score of the i5-11320H is 579, which is basically the same level as the mainstream flagship i9-10900K on the desktop, and the multi-core score is 2967, which is 230 points higher than the i5-11300H.

2. CineBench R15

In the CineBench R15 test, the i5-11320H scored 214cb in single thread and 1001cb in multithreading.

3. CineBench R20

The single-thread score of the i5-11320H is 562cb, which is about 20cb higher than the i5-11300, and the multi-core score of 2418cb is nearly 400cb higher than the i5-11300H.

4. Hardware dog

The total score of the RedmiBook Pro 15 enhanced version is 156539, the i5-11320H’s CPU score is 70202, the Iris Xe GPU’s score is 24575, and the disk score is 38212.

First of all, compared with the previous generation 14nm i7-10510U, the i5-11320H is comparable in performance, with a 21% increase in single-core performance and a 58% increase in multi-core performance.

Compared with the i5-11300H before the upgrade, the single-core performance of the i5-11320H is slightly improved by 2%, and the multi-core performance is improved by 7%. The improvement is very obvious.

Disk, screen, and memory performance test:

1. Screen test

The RedmiBook Pro 15 Enhanced Edition is equipped with a 3.2K screen and has a 90Hz refresh rate. We used the Starscream X to test the color gamut and brightness contrast of the screen.

97% sRGB color gamut, 73% Adobe RGB color gamut, and 73% P3 color gamut.

The maximum brightness of this screen is 263nit, the contrast ratio is only 480:1 at 0% brightness, and the contrast ratio can reach more than 1500:1 at other brightness.

0% brightness is not a reference, so overall, the contrast ratio of this screen is very good.

The average Delta-E value of the 15.6-inch screen of the RedmiBook Pro 15 is 1.23, which is a very good performance. The highest Delta-E value was 3.56 and the lowest was 0.23.

2. Disk performance test

The RedmiBook Pro 15 uses a Zhiti PC005 Active 512GB SSD from Changjiang Storage.

In the CrystalDiskMark test, the sequential read speed of this SSD reached 3356MB/s, and the write speed was also 2432MB/s; 4K read and write speeds exceeded 54MB/s and 134MB/s respectively.

In the 64GB test, some speeds dropped slightly. The sequential read and write speeds are 3277MB/s and 1325MB/s respectively, the 4K read speed is 39MB/s, and the 4K write speed is 133MB/s.

3. Memory performance test

The built-in dual-channel DDR4 3200MHz 16GB memory timing of the RedmiBook Pro 15 enhanced version is 22-22-22-48 CR1.

Using AIDA64 for the memory cache test, the measured read, write, and copy bandwidths are 42807MB/s, 43547MB/s, and 35540MB/s, respectively, and the latency is 90ns.

Display performance test

The Iris Xe GPU with complete 96 sets of EU units is currently the strongest nuclear display, and this is where the i5-11320H improves the most. Previously, the core display of the i5-11300H only had 80 sets of EU, and the core frequency was also lower.

Let’s take a look at the effect of this graphics card with DDR4 3200MHz memory.

1. 3DMak Fire Strike Extreme

2. Final Fantasy 15 In the Final Fantasy 15 Benchmark test, the Re

dmiBook Pro 15 enhanced version scored 1619, which is similar to the full-blooded MX250.

3. World of Tanks

In the “World of Tanks” test, the score of the enhanced version of RedmiBook Pro 15 is 9110, which is converted into a frame rate of 55FPS.

4. LOL

As the competitive game with the largest number of players at present, the emergence of “League of Legends” has greatly promoted the development of global e-sports, and a large number of events are held all over the world every year. We test in 1920*1080 high quality.

The frame rate of the RedmiBook Pro 15 enhanced version fluctuates between 100~170FPS during the entire game. Even in the final large-scale decisive battle, the frame rate is still as high as about 120FPS.

Temperature and battery life test

1. Toaster test

Using AIDA64 FPU for the oven test, the room temperature was 26 degrees during the test, and the test was carried out in extreme speed mode.

The roasting machine went on for a full 50 minutes. The power consumption of the i5-11320H processor has been stable at 35W. The roasting machine has a full core frequency of 3.5GHz and a temperature of 97 degrees.

Battery life test

The enhanced version of the RedmiBook Pro 15 has a built-in large-capacity lithium battery with a capacity of 70Wh. We used PCMark 10 to actually test the battery life of the notebook.

The scene selected for the test is the modern office of PCMark 10, the power mode is “energy saving mode”, all other processes are closed during the test, the network connection is closed, and the screen brightness is adjusted to 50%.

The battery life test score in the PCMark 10 modern office scene is 7 hours and 5 minutes. Compared with today’s thin and light notebooks, this score is not very outstanding, but it is enough to support the needs of a day’s mobile office battery life.

In addition, it should be noted that after the test is completed, there is still 19% of the power left. If all the runs are completed, it should be able to be used for more than 8 hours.

Another point, careful players should also have noticed that the RedmiBook Pro 15 enhanced version achieved a performance score of 7373 in the PCMark 10 battery life test, which is a full-blooded performance release. (All the test software in this article are actually tested and used by me, and do not represent th  position of any brand.)

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Verdict

After upgrading the processor to i5-11320H, the performance of the RedmiBook Pro 15 enhanced version has been improved to a certain extent.

In terms of theoretical performance, the single-core performance of the i5-11320H is 2% stronger than that of the i5-11300H, and the multi-core performance is 7% stronger. This improvement is almost the same as the frequency increase, and the performance is improved as much as the frequency increases.

Compared with the previous generation Core i7-10501U, the single-core performance of the i5-11320H has increased by 21%, and the multi-core performance has increased by 58%. The power of the new process and new architecture should not be underestimated.

Another point that needs to be explained is the battery life. In the case of unplugging, the Intel notebook can still maintain strong performance, and can also guarantee to support a day of mobile office.

After talking about the performance, let’s talk about the materials and workmanship of the notebook.

The RedmiBook Pro 15 enhanced version uses what may be the best screen that can be used in a thin and light book with a price of 5,000 yuan. It has a resolution of 3200*2000, a 100% sRGB color gamut, a static contrast ratio of 1500:1, and a 90Hz refresh rate.

As for the internal workmanship, after dismantling the enhanced version of RedmiBook Pro 15, it can be seen that its internal layout is very neat, no flying wires can be seen, and important components are protected by metal shields.

The last is the price. The original price of the RedmiBook Pro 15 enhanced version (i5-11320H) is 5299 yuan, and now you can get this machine within 5000 yuan in many promotions. It is difficult to find a notebook with a higher cost performance than it at the price of less than 5,000 yuan on the market.

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