Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 2020 Review: 10nm Intel i7-1065G7, NVIDIA MX350

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Redmi is a new brand, always adhering to the positioning of “popularization of high-end products and quality of public products”. Within a year or so, Redmi’s efficiency and output are still quite high, and many models have been launched. Notebook products in different configurations. Not long ago, Redmi launched a new Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 2020, priced at 3999 yuan. This price can have a 16-inch full-screen notebook is still very cost-effective.

In less than two months, Redmi launched the RedmiBook 16 equipped with Intel’s 10th-generation Core processor and NVIDIA MX350 discrete graphics card. So what are the new RedmiBook 16 improvements? Is it worth buying?

RedmiBook 16 2020 Design & Appearace

Once the notebook computer continued to shrink the size of the fuselage screen, the purpose is for a portable, mobile office, but in the new products in the past two years, we have found that larger-sized notebooks continue to emerge, are 13 inches and 14 inches in portability is not more Fragrant?

In fact, due to the advancement of technology, today’s laptops have been very well controlled in terms of lightness, thinness, weight, etc. The narrow bezel design reduces the size of the body, even the 16.1-inch screen is only 15 inches. The size of the fuselage can bring a better visual experience while maintaining portability.

I have to say that the recognition of the appearance of Xiaomi’s notebook in the past two years is still quite strong. On the top cover of Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 2020, it is still the familiar Redmi Logo, as well as the slogan of DESIGNS BY XIAOMI. Maintain the RedmiBook family-style design language. However, on a 16.1-inch notebook, the Logo looks a lot smaller.

The RedmiBook 16 still uses the classic deep space gray color scheme, and the appearance is still simple. The all-metal body is sturdy and wear-resistant, which is a bit like the style of the Apple MacBook Pro. The thickness of the whole machine is only 17.55mm, and the weight is only 1.8kg. It can be easily lifted with one hand, and it can be easily carried in a bag when going out, without too much burden.

The most stunning appearance also belongs to this 16-inch full-screen. Its screen ratio has reached 90%, and the narrow borders on both sides have been compressed to 3.26mm. This means that in the process of using, all we can see is its screen, eliminating the influence of the black border on the picture.

This screen has a resolution of 1920×1080, a contrast ratio of up to 1000:1, and is equipped with a 100% sRGB wide color gamut and 300nits brightness. The screen quality is not excellent, but a simple entertainment office is enough.

Because the body size is large and there is plenty of space, RedmiBook 16 uses a full keyboard design, the key spacing is 19.5mm, and the standard direction key design, the key travel is 1.5mm, the feedback is obvious, and typing can be better The rebound is also very quiet. The feel is definitely a thin and light book on the market. Perhaps because of cost considerations, the RedmiBook 16 keyboard is not equipped with a backlight, which is very inconvenient when used at night.

As a large-size notebook, the interface of Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 2020 is still relatively rich. On the left side of the fuselage are the full-featured USB-C interface (charging port), HDMI interface, USB 3.1 interface, and USB-C data interface. On the right side of the fuselage are the USB 2.0 interface and 3.5mm headphone jack. Basically, it can meet daily use. There is no SD card for such a large-sized notebook, and the daily use rate of the SD card is still quite high.

RedmiBook 16 2020 Performance

In terms of performance, RedmiBook 16 had only the Ruilong version before. There are two options: Ruilong 5 4500U and Ruilong 7 4700U. AMD processor performance is also good.

This time RedmiBook 16 is equipped with the 10th generation Intel Core processor, built based on the 10nm process. The RedmiBook 16 we obtained uses i7-1065G7, based on the Ice Lake architecture design, four cores and eight threads, clocked at 1.3GHz, Turbo Frequency 3.9GHz, nominal TDP 15W, integrated Iris Plus graphics card in the processor.

This processor is also regarded as the standard configuration of high-end thin and light books. Although the performance is a certain distance compared to the i7-10710U, the overall performance can also meet the needs of daily work and entertainment.

The i7-1065G7 processor integrates Intel Iris Plus’s core graphics card, which is also the biggest difference from the U series processor. The G7 in the i7-1065G7 represents that it has 64 EU units and is currently in the Intel processor camp. The strongest core graphics card, more often, the core graphics card has lower power consumption and lower calorific value than the discrete graphics card, for example, we watch a video or a simple office, then the core graphics card is enough.

MX350 is the latest discrete graphics card launched by NVIDIA specifically for thin and light notebooks. Based on the Pascal architecture, from the first generation MX150 to the latest MX350, the GeForce MX series alone has reached the third generation. In terms of memory, the MX350 graphics card is also equipped with GDDR5 memory with a capacity of 2GB.

3DMark Fire Strike test

The test in the 3DMark Fire Strike test scenario has a total score of 3737 points, which has reached the performance level of the current entry-level desktop graphics card. So how does RedmiBook 16 equipped with NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics card perform in actual games?

We used “eating chicken”, “NBA2020”, and 3A masterpiece “Assassin’s Creed, Odyssey” to test.

“NBA2020” can run in medium quality

First of all, there is no pressure to eat chicken. The whole process is more than 60 frames. “NBA2020” can basically run smoothly in medium quality, and it is not particularly smooth in high quality. As for the 3A masterpiece “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey”, it is still relatively difficult.

“Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” is not smooth

Therefore, the MX350 can run some online games in a comparative process, but large games are still strenuous, but compared to the core graphics card, whether it is processing video or playing games, it is much stronger.

In the hard disk part, RedmiBook 16 is equipped with a 512GB SATA interface solid-state hard disk. Using CrystalDiskInfo software to test, we can see that the performance is quite satisfactory, but it is also sufficient for daily office file storage.

In terms of interaction, if you own a Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 2020 and also have a Xiaomi phone, it will become easier to transfer data in your daily office. RedmiBook 16 Ruilong version supports the Xiaomi mutual transfer function. After downloading the Xiaomi mutual transfer application, you can connect the computer to the mobile phone. The files transferred between the two are unlimited in format, unlimited number, and unlimited size. File transfer can also be achieved.

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RedmiBook 16 2020 Verdict

Finally, the question is coming, will you buy the 10th generation Core version starting at 4,999 yuan or the AMD version starting at 3799 yuan?

There is no difference in the design of the two products, the only difference is the processor. The debate about Intel’s tenth-generation Core and 7nm Zen 2 architecture Ruilong processors has never stopped.

In fact, AMD is still very YES, and the performance of the two is basically in an echelon. If you only have simple office and entertainment, there is no obvious difference.

However, the Redmibook 16 10th-generation Core version is equipped with the MX350 alone. If you cut some videos or large-scale games, the experience will still be better than the Ruilong version. The extra 1,000 yuan depends on whether you need it. Right now Redmibook 16 is on sale at $748.88 from Gearbest.

Update on July 30, 2020

Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 Laptop Ryzen Edition With AMD Ryzen 4700U/4500U  AMD-Ryzen 7 16GB DDR4 512GB SSD available in flash sale on Gearbest at $748.99  

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