Xiaomi Debuts ‘Great Answer To Macbook Pro’ In Its War With Apple
By Kylie Woon, 12 Sep 2017
Xiaomi is not concealing jabs towards Apple with the debut of the Mi Notebook Pro, which the Chinese company has described as “a great answer to the MacBook Pro.”
Not shying away from open comparisons, the Chinese company claimed in a statement that “for money far less than Apple’s latest laptop, Xiaomi offers as thin and light [a] frame, as beautiful [a] screen, as powerful [a] processor with a large amount of ROM and RAM.” The Mi Notebook Pro is priced at US$980.
Xiaomi also took to Twitter to make fun of the lack of ports on the MacBook Pro. “You can now forget about carrying port extensions just because…you know, we’ve got it all!” the brand boasted.
Featuring a fingerprint sensor, a Gorning Gorilla Glass 3 screen and 256GB of storage space, the 15.6-inch Mi Notebook Pro is minimalist and sleek. Not to mention, unlike the MacBook Pro, it features seven integrated ports.
This is not the first time Xiaomi has openly rivaled Apple.
The brand has deliberately debuted its US$500 Mi Mix bezel-less smartphone a day before the iPhone 8 launch, and blatantly advertised its Mi A1 Android model as being “similar to iPhone 7 Plus.” The public can be sure that the Chinese brand will be looking at more ways to compete with Apple products in future.
Take a look at the new laptop below.
In the hardware section, it offers way more than what we've mentioned! Which of these is what you look for in an ultra portable? pic.twitter.com/AqZbgolqu5— Mi (@xiaomi) September 11, 2017
Let's not forget the fact that it comes with an awesome keyboard too! pic.twitter.com/nP20Ah2ZrG— Mi (@xiaomi) September 11, 2017
You can now forget about carrying port extensions just because.. you know, we've got it all! pic.twitter.com/FxxGbXaySE— Mi (@xiaomi) September 11, 2017
And this is what you're going to get with Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro, excited much? pic.twitter.com/gdH7KRRjGi— Mi (@xiaomi) September 11, 2017
[via TechCrunch, opening image via Xiaomi]
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