More details have emerged about the coming Xiaomi Mi Notebook and it seems as though an i7 processor will be part of the machine's specs.
The new laptop will likely feature Intel's Skylake Core i7, specifically the i7-6500U. It is clocked at 2.5GGz and has an integrated GPU in the form of the HD Graphics 520, the equivalent of an NVIDIA GeFOrce 820M.
As for memory, it's sad to pack 8GB of RAM and will use a USB Type-C charger rated at 65W (20V/3.25A), as well as running Windows 10.
Xiaomi's also applied for two patents pertaining to the notebook, one for a thermal processing method and apparatus while the other is for an intelligent charging adapter.
Pricing and availability is as yet unknown, but it is likely it will be released in China first before the rest of the world. To be competitive, it's unlikely to be priced overly high and at the very least will likely have prices on par with Lenovo's notebook range. With the slim chassis and Type C port, we're betting Xiaomi will be positioning it as an alternative to the MacBook.