RedmiBook Pro 15 Review: 11th Generation Best Notebook Series

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Redmi officially held a new product launch conference online. In addition to mobile phones, two important new products of RedmiBook notebooks were also released. This time, the RedmiBook uses the “Pro” suffix for the first time. The configuration and specifications are more high-end, but the price starts at only 4499 yuan. IGeekphone got the RedmiBook Pro Notebook with a 15-inch screen. Its biggest selling point is the high-resolution 3.2K screen. So how about this product, hurry up and take a look with us.

Design

RedmiBook Pro gives people a full sense of metal the first time you pick it up. The whole shell of the machine adopts the CNC cutting process, which is stronger than the traditional metal stamping process, and the seams and overall workmanship texture is better. The hand feel is more delicate and the degree of integration is higher. RedmiBook Pro also has a slight chamfer on the edge of the fuselage, so although it looks a bit “sharp” visually, it is not so hand-cut when it is actually held.

The A-side of the RedmiBook Pro is very simple. The silver aviation aluminium alloy surface uses a ceramic sandblasting metal anodizing process. There are an etched Redmi Logo and Slogan in the upper and lower centre on the left side. There is nothing else.

The hinge at the junction of the A-side and the C side adopts an integrated design. Although the part seen after opening the screen is black, the overall damping and the flatness of the back are relatively good. It can be seen that RedmiBook Pro really wants to emphasize the quality of the body.

Side A and B support one-handed opening and closing, and the maximum opening and closing angle are 150 degrees. When you open the screen, you can see that the B side of the RedmiBook Pro adopts a 3-sided narrow bezel design. Although the bottom bezel is slightly wider, it is acceptable. The top centred position on the B side retains the camera, and the bottom centred position has a bright silver Redmi Logo.

In terms of screen, RedmiBook Pro uses a 15.6-inch, 3200×2000 resolution, 16:10 ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, 100% sRGB colour gamut matte display for the first time, with a high screen-to-body ratio of 89% and a full viewing angle of 178 degrees, Hardware DC dimming and TUV Rheinland hardware low blue light certification. Judging from the basic parameters, the screen quality is indeed extraordinary. The visual perception is also more delicate and clear.

Through the AIDA64 query, it is found that the manufacturer prefix of this screen is TMX, and the model is TL156MDMP01-0. There is no search result on Panelook. It is guessed that it is a customized screen of Tianma.

iGeekphone has further tested its colour gamut performance with the help of a professional colour calibration instrument. The measured screen covers 97.3% of sRGB, 69.1% Adobe RGB and 71% of DCI-P3 colour gamut, which is a high-colour performance with better performance. Domain screen is also one of the few models that use a 3.2K+16:10+90Hz high refresh rate on 15-inch thin and light office notebooks.

Such a high-quality screen has great help and advantages for content creators and large-screen audio-visual entertainment experiences. The RedmiBook Pro system also comes with a screen colour temperature adjustment function. You only need to find the display effect in the desktop right-click menu. In the pop-up service centre software, you can customize the screen colour temperature, adjust the screen zoom ratio and resolution size and other parameter options, which is very convenient.

In the display-advanced display settings in the system settings, you can also choose to use a 60Hz or 90Hz refresh rate. Users can lower the refresh rate to improve battery life when going out.

Coming to the C side, the whole and the A-side are processed by the same CNC process. The keyboard part adopts a sunken design and a scissor foot structure. The keycaps are spaced apart. There is an independent Xiao Ai voice assistant button on the top right side, and the arrow keys are used. Standard key size.

The keycaps are mainstream chocolate keycaps, with a 1.5mm keystroke and support 2-level backlight adjustment. The overall percussion feel is quite satisfactory and the feedback intensity is moderate. The circular power button is placed in the upper right corner of the C side, supporting Windows 10 Hello fingerprint-recognition login.

The touchpad has a large area and is placed in the centre. The four corners have smaller arcs and look more square. The pressing area is made of metal material, and the touch is smooth and delicate. Using Microsoft PTP touch technology, it can be pressed globally. The palm rest part is made of anodized aluminium alloy with integrated cutting, which is not easy to be contaminated with fingerprints.

In terms of the notebook interface, RedmiBook Pro adopts a two-sided opening design. There is a USB-C on the left side, which supports charging and data transmission, a power indicator, an HDMI1.4 interface, a USB2.0 Type-A interface and a support Thunderbolt 4 protocol USB-C interface;

On the right are a USB3.2 Type-A interface and a 3.5mm audio interface. Among them, the Thunderbolt 4 interface is the biggest highlight of the interface. It not only fully supports charging, high-speed data transmission and video output in terms of functions, but also supports 1080P/240Hz, 4K/60Hz, dual 4K video output or single-channel video output in terms of video output. 8K video output, etc., can provide powerful equipment scalability and professional productivity assistance support.

Finally, let’s look at the D side. The design of the D side is quite satisfactory, with 8 screws on the surface, 2 sets of oval rubber feet, 2 regular long air outlets, and 1 set of speaker openings on both sides of the bottom. There is also a sticker with various product certifications and functions in the middle. Where is the air inlet? Of course, it is inside the shaft on the back of the C and D faces. In general, the design of the RedmiBook Pro emphasizes the texture and workmanship of the body this time, giving people a solid and reliable feeling.

Performance & Features

RedmiBook Pro uses the latest Intel Core 11th generation standard pressure processor in terms of configuration. The specific hardware specifications are as follows:

  • Processor: Intel i5-11300H, four cores and eight threads, base frequency 3.1GHz, turbo frequency 4.38GHz, TDP35W;
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce MX450;
  • Memory: 16GB DDR4 3200MHz, onboard particles;
  • Hard disk: 512GB PCIe M.2 solid state hard disk;
  • Battery: 70Wh capacity, support 100W PD fast charge;
  • Others: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, Xiao Ai voice assistant, Raiden 4;

It can be seen that with the 11th-generation Core processor, the characteristics of the Thunderbolt 4 interface can be fully utilized, and the core of the standard voltage specification is adopted, and more attention is paid to the performance of productivity. The graphics card uses the MX450, which can meet some mild gaming and audio-visual entertainment needs. Other aspects of the configuration are more mainstream. There is also a small highlight that supports 100W PD fast charging, and you can choose a smaller power adapter when you go out. So what is the specific performance of this RedmiBook Pro?

The first is the CPU part. In the CineBench R15 test, the i5-11300H scored 208 in single-core and 977 in multi-core; in the test of CineBench R20, it scored 546 in single-core and 2148 in multi-core. Among them, in the CineBench R20 test, compared with the 10-generation Core models tested in the history of IGeek, the multi-core performance has increased by about 11%, while the single-core performance has increased by 24%.

Then there is the GPU part. MX450 is currently the latest generation of discrete graphics cards on thin and light notebooks. The power consumption range opened by NVIDIA to manufacturers is between 12W-28W. There are 12W ultra-low power version, 25W standard power version and 28W high power consumption. Version, all versions use GDDR5, GDDR6 video memory types. We simply tested the performance of 3D Mark to see which version of MX450 on RedmiBook Pro belongs to.

In the 3D Mark Time Spy test, the MX450 scored 2049 and the graphics card score was 1902. This score is very close to the 25W power consumption level of the historical test model of IGeek; in the Fire Strike test, the MX450 scored 4032. , The graphics card score is 4453, which is more in line with the results of the 25W standard power consumption version.

In the game test session, we chose the original game. In the game, it runs with the default low-quality preset, and the number of frames in the actual battle scene can be stabilized at around 30 frames, which is not a big problem to deal with with relatively mild online games. However, the positioning of this computer is not a gamebook. Although it uses a standard pressure processor, the MX series graphics cards carry more audio-visual entertainment.

For example, RedmiBook Pro has built-in DTS Audio Processing sound effect adjustment software, preset four sound effect modes, namely music, movies, games and custom audio. The user can select different sound effects in the corresponding scene to obtain better sound performance, or customize the adjustment in the graphic EQ.

After testing the performance, we also conducted a simple baking machine test on this RedmiBook Pro. In the AIDA64 Stress FPU + FurMark Burn in 20-minute baking machine test, the CPU temperature was maintained at 66 degrees, the power consumption was stable at 14W, and the main frequency was at Around 1.6GHz; GPU temperature is also 66 degrees, the frequency is up to 1800MHz, the power consumption is around 18W, the temperature of the C side of the fuselage is not high, and the performance release is conservative.

In terms of hard drives, IGeekphone used CrystalDiskInfo to check and found that its model number is KBG40ZNV512G, and the suffix is ​​KIOXIA, which is KIOXIA. The quality of Kioxia’s SSD is relatively good. We then used CrystalDiskMark to run the score. The final reading and writing results are shown in the figure above.

It’s worth mentioning that RedmiBook Pro’s built-in Xiao Ai voice assistant has a variety of calling methods and can help users do some trivial tasks without having to open a specific hierarchical menu to access the functions step by step. Very convenient. In addition, considering the popularity of Xiao Ai in smart homes, using RedmiBook Pro to control home appliances is also a very practical function.

Read Also: RedmiBook Pro 14/15 Launched In China With 11-Gene Intel Core

Verdict

RedmiBook Pro is the first product with the suffix “Pro” under the Redmi brand. This time I chose to work hard on the screen and workmanship to match some of Xiaomi’s own ecological functions. Pictorial, as well as the new generation of Xiao Ai students, are very friendly to users who are familiar with Xiaomi’s ecology. If you need a notebook with excellent screen quality, excellent workmanship, and capable of light productivity and audio-visual entertainment, RedmiBook Pro should be a good one. Good choice.

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