Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Fingerprint Recognition at Gearbest for £687.71
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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Fingerprint Recognition at Gearbest for £687.71

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Found 14th Nov
Use code: GBTPC14 OR GBTPC15

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro

is a cost-effective notebook which supports fingerprint recognition. Equipped with a 15.6 inch FHD display, brings your photos and videos to life. Powered by Intel Core processor, featuring NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics, ensures high performance. 256GB huge hard disk storage brings you smooth using experience. Dual band 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz WiFi supported, ensures you high-speed surfing.

Main Features:
● Microsoft Windows 10 OS
Offers more powerful performance brings you more smooth and wonderful user experience
● Intel Core i5-8250U Quad Core 1.6GHz, up to 3.4GHz
Ultra-low-voltage platform and quad-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power
● NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU
Dual graphics supported, better and faster in playing games and watching videos
● 8GB DDR4 RAM for Advanced Multitasking
Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications
● 256GB SSD Storage Capacity
Provides room to store pictures, videos, music and more
● Front Camera for Photos and Face-to-face Chat
1.0MP front camera allows you to capture memorable moments or chat with friends
● HDMI Output Expands Your Viewing Options
You can connect the device to an HDTV or high-definition monitor to set up two screens side by side or just enlarge pictures
● Dual Band 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz WiFi
802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless Internet, allows you to connect to the Web while within range of an available wireless network

Review:
Top comments

I wish a UK retailer would stock this.

Original Poster

ZemphY17 m ago

Don't you think your comment was dumb?Maybe if it came with Apple …Don't you think your comment was dumb?Maybe if it came with Apple warranty, Apple software, Apple support and Apple support, yes your question would be valid, but for now, it's dumb.




Apple is overpriced. Fact. An overrated Unix operating system which can be replicated via Hackintosh or even better using Linux Mint or OpenSuse and using cleverly made themes.

For me, this is a bargain all the components inside this device are more better than a macbook pro that's more than double the price for old gen intel processors.

With apple you're paying for brand. If you're a developer, graphics designer etc then for a piece of mind you would go with Apple for convenience and ease of use. That was the case until a few years ago.

Everything more or less is made in China, including all of Apple products.

Now the argument about Apple Support, it's rubbish... Having to "book an appointment" to discuss an issue is ridiculous. Easier to buy from John Lewis with a usual 3 year guarantee who will happily deal with the manufacturer for me.

Apple software? You mean all the students who I see running Microsoft Word... Adobe Photoshop... Sony Vegas... Hmm sure.

For £680 I'm getting a laptop worth about £1000 equivalent... I have insurance which deals with my problems should they arrise through my bank. Still cheaper than an Apple product without Apple support.
58 Comments

I wish a UK retailer would stock this.

Original Poster

Nobull38 s ago

I wish a UK retailer would stock this.


I've just ordered one from gearbest, I think they're probably the only ones you can really rely on in terms of importing such goods.

What are you going to do if it breaks after a couple of months and Gearbest tells you to post it back to China for repair/replacement?

westarmy1 m ago

I've just ordered one from gearbest, I think they're probably the only …I've just ordered one from gearbest, I think they're probably the only ones you can really rely on in terms of importing such goods.


Good luck. You're braver than me. I'd just be concerned if it breaks. Warranty is pretty useless if buying from China.

Original Poster

SUMMONER4 m ago

What are you going to do if it breaks after a couple of months and …What are you going to do if it breaks after a couple of months and Gearbest tells you to post it back to China for repair/replacement?


Insurance with bank covers it

Mine took longer than usual..mines the air 13 7200..it's brilliant..you just have to keep on gearbests back!

Very similar specs to the notebook air 13.3, which I'd probably prefer for over £100 less. The 16GB model seems quite hard to come by though!

CarlSmith-15f76.9959025 m ago

Mine took longer than usual..mines the air 13 7200..it's brilliant..you …Mine took longer than usual..mines the air 13 7200..it's brilliant..you just have to keep on gearbests back!


Did You had to pay any import charges ?

cannibalwombat35 m ago

Very similar specs to the notebook air 13.3, which I'd probably prefer for …Very similar specs to the notebook air 13.3, which I'd probably prefer for over £100 less. The 16GB model seems quite hard to come by though!


Yes and I’ve got the original model but big difference here is a quad core CPU so makes a big difference for applications that can take advantage of it. Think it is a shame this model didn’t get a 1440p screen. Also the battery life not is is awesome according to Linus on YouTube. I only ever get 4 hours ish on my original model.

westarmy53 m ago

Insurance with bank covers it


Your insurance from the bank covers you for items bought abroad that may develop a fault?

Original Poster

miaas13 m ago

Your insurance from the bank covers you for items bought abroad that may …Your insurance from the bank covers you for items bought abroad that may develop a fault?


Yup. Well at least I think so with worldwide cover

Does it also come with an Apple sticker to put on the lid?

Original Poster

Oneday7710 m ago

Does it also come with an Apple sticker to put on the lid?


Don't you think the fact Xiaomi is most likely using the same parts show how overpriced apple is?

westarmy1 h, 50 m ago

I've just ordered one from gearbest, I think they're probably the only …I've just ordered one from gearbest, I think they're probably the only ones you can really rely on in terms of importing such goods.



Is there a risk of getting stung for import fees?

westarmy28 m ago

Don't you think the fact Xiaomi is most likely using the same parts show …Don't you think the fact Xiaomi is most likely using the same parts show how overpriced apple is?


Don't you think your comment was dumb?
Maybe if it came with Apple warranty, Apple software, Apple support and Apple support, yes your question would be valid, but for now, it's dumb.

westarmy29 m ago

Don't you think the fact Xiaomi is most likely using the same parts show …Don't you think the fact Xiaomi is most likely using the same parts show how overpriced apple is?


Yes and no.

Let’s add a few things: -
Warranty £100
Tailored OS £50
Marketing and support network £50. So that takes it to £887.71 now add VAT. £1067.25

So yes Apple clearly charges more than that. Though it does show that buying Chinese, replicas does save money but not quite where you think.

Original Poster

ZemphY17 m ago

Don't you think your comment was dumb?Maybe if it came with Apple …Don't you think your comment was dumb?Maybe if it came with Apple warranty, Apple software, Apple support and Apple support, yes your question would be valid, but for now, it's dumb.




Apple is overpriced. Fact. An overrated Unix operating system which can be replicated via Hackintosh or even better using Linux Mint or OpenSuse and using cleverly made themes.

For me, this is a bargain all the components inside this device are more better than a macbook pro that's more than double the price for old gen intel processors.

With apple you're paying for brand. If you're a developer, graphics designer etc then for a piece of mind you would go with Apple for convenience and ease of use. That was the case until a few years ago.

Everything more or less is made in China, including all of Apple products.

Now the argument about Apple Support, it's rubbish... Having to "book an appointment" to discuss an issue is ridiculous. Easier to buy from John Lewis with a usual 3 year guarantee who will happily deal with the manufacturer for me.

Apple software? You mean all the students who I see running Microsoft Word... Adobe Photoshop... Sony Vegas... Hmm sure.

For £680 I'm getting a laptop worth about £1000 equivalent... I have insurance which deals with my problems should they arrise through my bank. Still cheaper than an Apple product without Apple support.

Original Poster

Minstadave23 m ago

Is there a risk of getting stung for import fees?


Highly unlikely. However I have read with DHL services you do get stung but these guys I believe use UKMail

Oneday7722 m ago

Yes and no. Let’s add a few things: -Warranty £100Tailored OS £50Marketing …Yes and no. Let’s add a few things: -Warranty £100Tailored OS £50Marketing and support network £50. So that takes it to £887.71 now add VAT. £1067.25So yes Apple clearly charges more than that. Though it does show that buying Chinese, replicas does save money but not quite where you think.



forgot backlit keyboard.

I’d be all over this if it could run macOS.

ZemphY54 m ago

Don't you think your comment was dumb?Maybe if it came with Apple …Don't you think your comment was dumb?Maybe if it came with Apple warranty, Apple software, Apple support and Apple support, yes your question would be valid, but for now, it's dumb.


He said "parts" assuming the hardware and build, it is very similar to Apple's Macbook range but honestly you just pay for the brand with Apple rather than get "value"

westarmy1 h, 26 m ago

Apple is overpriced. Fact. An overrated Unix operating system which can be …Apple is overpriced. Fact. An overrated Unix operating system which can be replicated via Hackintosh or even better using Linux Mint or OpenSuse and using cleverly made themes.


Or, even easier, run MacOS in a virtual machine via VMWare or Virtual Box on your Windows machine. I have MacOS, Ubuntu, Phoenix, and other distros running on my laptop. Can switch between them as needed; very handy!

Rastafari1 h, 6 m ago

I’d be all over this if it could run macOS.


Google "run MacOS on VMWare" - plenty of guides out there, and relatively simple to set up.

TomStockport11 m ago

Google "run MacOS on VMWare" - plenty of guides out there, and relatively …Google "run MacOS on VMWare" - plenty of guides out there, and relatively simple to set up.


Thanks, but I’m not really interested in that. I’m only interested in running macOS natively on a laptop, as I do currently on my HP ProBook hackintosh.

Rastafari3 m ago

Thanks, but I’m not really interested in that. I’m only interested in run …Thanks, but I’m not really interested in that. I’m only interested in running macOS natively on a laptop, as I do currently on my HP ProBook hackintosh.


I run Macs at uni - not noticed any difference in running it virtual, except I can alt-tab back to Windows. You can do everything in a virtual environment that you can otherwise; internet, CD/DVD drive etc.

TomStockport6 m ago

I run Macs at uni - not noticed any difference in running it virtual, …I run Macs at uni - not noticed any difference in running it virtual, except I can alt-tab back to Windows. You can do everything in a virtual environment that you can otherwise; internet, CD/DVD drive etc.


not entirely true. without hacking VMware you can’t use iMessage or FaceTime etc on a PC

cantonbean22 m ago

not entirely true. without hacking VMware you can’t use iMessage or F …not entirely true. without hacking VMware you can’t use iMessage or FaceTime etc on a PC


..and it’s iMessage that I need. Appreciate the tip anyway, Tom Stockport.

cantonbean36 m ago

not entirely true. without hacking VMware you can’t use iMessage or F …not entirely true. without hacking VMware you can’t use iMessage or FaceTime etc on a PC


After a quick Google I can find guides on getting these features enabled in a VM. Not sure what you would class as "hacking", but all I saw were the editing of the VMX file (which you do to set up the VM anyway(it's just a text file)).
Not tried it myself though; might be a project for the weekend

Original Poster

TomStockport2 h, 13 m ago

Or, even easier, run MacOS in a virtual machine via VMWare or Virtual Box …Or, even easier, run MacOS in a virtual machine via VMWare or Virtual Box on your Windows machine. I have MacOS, Ubuntu, Phoenix, and other distros running on my laptop. Can switch between them as needed; very handy!


Why did I not think of this 0_0

TomStockport1 h, 17 m ago

After a quick Google I can find guides on getting these features enabled …After a quick Google I can find guides on getting these features enabled in a VM. Not sure what you would class as "hacking", but all I saw were the editing of the VMX file (which you do to set up the VM anyway(it's just a text file)).Not tried it myself though; might be a project for the weekend


From my experience you have to use and unlocker on VMware too...I know as got it working but I wouldn’t bother...seemed to have to constantly sign into all my devices as had the vm on few different machines
Edited by: "cantonbean" 14th Nov

Hammlett13 h, 16 m ago

Did You had to pay any import charges ?

No...takes a while to come..well worth it

westarmy11 h, 40 m ago

Apple is overpriced. Fact. An overrated Unix operating system which can be …Apple is overpriced. Fact. An overrated Unix operating system which can be replicated via Hackintosh or even better using Linux Mint or OpenSuse and using cleverly made themes.For me, this is a bargain all the components inside this device are more better than a macbook pro that's more than double the price for old gen intel processors.With apple you're paying for brand. If you're a developer, graphics designer etc then for a piece of mind you would go with Apple for convenience and ease of use. That was the case until a few years ago.Everything more or less is made in China, including all of Apple products.Now the argument about Apple Support, it's rubbish... Having to "book an appointment" to discuss an issue is ridiculous. Easier to buy from John Lewis with a usual 3 year guarantee who will happily deal with the manufacturer for me.Apple software? You mean all the students who I see running Microsoft Word... Adobe Photoshop... Sony Vegas... Hmm sure. For £680 I'm getting a laptop worth about £1000 equivalent... I have insurance which deals with my problems should they arrise through my bank. Still cheaper than an Apple product without Apple support.

The hard drive is Samsung

westarmy14 h, 37 m ago

Yup. Well at least I think so with worldwide cover


Are you sure?

westarmy14 h, 39 m ago

Apple is overpriced. Fact. An overrated Unix operating system which can be …Apple is overpriced. Fact. An overrated Unix operating system which can be replicated via Hackintosh or even better using Linux Mint or OpenSuse and using cleverly made themes.For me, this is a bargain all the components inside this device are more better than a macbook pro that's more than double the price for old gen intel processors.With apple you're paying for brand. If you're a developer, graphics designer etc then for a piece of mind you would go with Apple for convenience and ease of use. That was the case until a few years ago.Everything more or less is made in China, including all of Apple products.Now the argument about Apple Support, it's rubbish... Having to "book an appointment" to discuss an issue is ridiculous. Easier to buy from John Lewis with a usual 3 year guarantee who will happily deal with the manufacturer for me.Apple software? You mean all the students who I see running Microsoft Word... Adobe Photoshop... Sony Vegas... Hmm sure. For £680 I'm getting a laptop worth about £1000 equivalent... I have insurance which deals with my problems should they arrise through my bank. Still cheaper than an Apple product without Apple support.


Yes Apple is over priced. Try do skin a reliable OS. They do however, for the regular person willing to spend the money being simplicity to the table.

Dealing with a banks insurance for warranty issues is a pain.
Apple test their hardware and make sure if comparability along side driver stability. Hence why part replacement choices tend to be more restrictive.

For anyone on a budget and/or willing to take a punt along with capable of using Linux then this is a great alternative.

You don’t see the value in being able to book a tech appointment. Plenty of others do. Which is fine, though Apple sells an eco system and experience. It’s sealed and damned expensive but some people like that. I for one will keep building my own PC master race machines.

These laptops look tempting although I would prefer a stronger GPU personally but this seems like a lot of money to spend on something from China.

I have the 13.3"

gearbest shipped quoting a value of £20 and I aid no tax.

PC is good gets very hot playing any kind of game.
Edited by: "daze24" 15th Nov

Have the 13.3" version, only owned since July and I have a noisy fan (common problem).

I don't dare open it though as I will probably break something lol.

Is that an 8th gen processor?
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