Xiaomi Book S is now official. The new laptop is rumoured to be Xiaomi’s rival to Microsoft Surface Pro X. Xiaomi Book S marks the Chinese company’s entry into the convertible laptop category. Xiaomi launched Book S along with its fitness band, MiBand 7 and some other devices. From the looks, Xiaomi Book S is a hybrid laptop that focuses on portability with its slim design and convertible form factor. Powered by a Qualcomm processor, the 2-in-1 laptop from Xiaomi runs Windows 11 operating system and promises to offer long lasting battery backup.
The company has also launched a magnetic keyboard with the device, which will be sold separately. The keyboard can be attached to the display with the help of Pogo Pins. The outer part of the keyboard is covered with faux leather which also makes it scratch-resistant. It features a large trackpad and 1.3mm key travel. Along with this, the Xiaomi Book S also supports the Xiaomi Smart Pen.
The company has priced the Xiaomi Book S at 699 euros (Rs 57,405). The convertible comes with Dark Gray colour option and the Chinese smartphone maker has not yet revealed any details about its global roll out.
Xiaomi Book S specifications
Xiaomi Book S convertible laptop sports a 12.35-inch WQHD+ IPS display with 2560×1600 pixel resolution. The device offers 16:10 aspect ratio and 60Hz refresh rate. The display is protected with a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top.
The convertible is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor paired with Adreno 680 GPU. The device packs 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage.
Xiaomi Book S runs ARM-based version of Windows 11 out of the box. The laptop has S Mode which is a version of Windows 11 that’s claimed to be streamlined for security and performance, while providing a familiar Windows experience. To increase security, it allows only apps from Microsoft Store, and requires Microsoft Edge for safe browsing.
The device features a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front snapper for selfies and video calling. For connectivity, the 2-in-1 laptop has a 3.5mm audio jack, USB type-C port, Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 5.1.
Xiaomi Book S has dual speakers and claims to churn out 13.4 hours of battery backup on a single charge. It also offers support for 65W fast charging.