Xiaomi launches 2-in-1 laptop with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2

The Chinese company Xiaomi has launched the Mi Notebook 12.4 2-in-1 laptop. This is the Chinese variant of the Xiaomi Book S 12.4 that was launched last year. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor. The company has made it available for pre-order in its domestic market of China.

Xiaomi Notebook 12.4 Specifications

It is powered by a 7W TDP chipset with a maximum clock speed of 3.15 MHz, 8 cores + 8 threads. It has 256 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM. There is also a built-in micro SD card port to expand memory up to 512GB. It has a 12.4-inch IPS LCD panel that offers a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a maximum brightness of 500 nits. It has been given Corning Glass 5 for protection. Its 5-megapixel camera sensor can be used for selfies and video calls. There is also a 13-megapixel camera sensor on the back. The laptop comes pre-installed with the ARM-based version of Windows 11. It has a USB Type-C port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1 for connectivity. Its 4,920 mAh battery supports 65 W fast charging.

Last year, there was a 16 percent drop in the global personal computer (PC) market. The recession, the increase in the cost of energy and the higher interest rates are the main reasons behind this. Last year, total shipments in this market were 28.51 million units. Total shipments of desktop and laptop computers decreased 29 percent in the fourth quarter to approximately 65.4 million units.

Lenovo has the first place in the global PC market. They are followed by HP, Dell, Apple and Asus. Global PC sales skyrocketed during the pandemic about two years ago. However, PC shipments last year have been higher than the pre-Corona period. A report by market research firm Canalys says laptop shipments fell nearly 19 percent to 223.8 million units last year. In the fourth quarter, there was a large decline of 30 percent and its shipments were around 51.4 million units. In terms of market share, Lenovo maintained its top position in the fourth quarter and the full year. The company’s shipments were around Rs 1.55 crore. The market share of this Chinese company was 23.9 percent last year.

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