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OnePlus 8T release date and Mi making its way in Laptop market

Mi Notebooks are viable alternatives to Dell Inspiron or Vostro series of Laptop PCs

Android smartphones in 2020, one after another made its way in the market. With the present ongoing pandemic, some Android phones got a better upgrade and been a huge success. Looking ahead towards the coming months, one of the releases we’re most excited about is the OnePlus 8T. OnePlus this year made quite an achievement. OnePlus doesn’t settle with just one major release per year, in first half of 2020 you got see the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro back in April, OnePlus Nord during mid year, and you should see their successors in the form of the OnePlus 8T and 8T Pro. OnePlus 8T 5G along with the OnePlus 8T Pro 5G will be launching on October 14.

Here are the specification we have heard so far about the OnePlus 8T and 8T pro.

Key Specifications OnePlus 8T and 8Tpro

“T” series in OnePlus are always been successful. Based on the leaks and rumors, the OnePlus 8T 5G is a notable upgrade even for those who got the OnePlus 8 a couple of months ago. A higher refresh rate display, faster-charging technology, and improvement in camera. The official launch is confirmed and is going to take place on October 14, just a day after the new iPhone 12 series is expected to be revealed. It might be a quite debate on iPhone 12 Vs OnePlus 8T.

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A Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, along with a minimum of 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage, the 8T will get a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. OnePlus 8T confirmed to pack 4,500 mAh battery with 65W fast charging. The recent rumors have really focused on the Battery. OnePlus 8T 65W fast charging is called Warp Charge 65 Technology, which OnePlus says will provide 8T “a day’s power in 15 minutes”. To be more precise, it will charge the 8T- 4,500mAh battery from flat to “almost 58%” in 15 minutes, and 100% nearly in 39 minutes. To achieve such speeds, the OnePlus 8T won’t pack a single 4,500 mAh battery. It will come with two cells of 2,250mAh each for faster charging purpose.

Whichever version it’s going to launch, it will be 5G. OnePlus virtually confirmed that fact when it initially announced the impending arrival of the phone by offering Indian fans a chance to win a OnePlus 8T 5G. It is also confirmed that the 8T will have a total of four rear cameras, including a 48MP primary, 16MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and 2MP portrait cameras. For safety and security, OnePlus has added an encryption chip to the adapter and the cable and 12 temperature sensors in the 8T for intelligent and efficient charging. Moreover, the company also added a new heat dissipation system to the OnePlus 8T to prevent it from overheating while charging.

The rumoured price for the 8GB/128GB version is $799/ 60,499INR, while the higher storage version could be $899/ 68,000INR.

Mi Notebooks: budget Laptops from India’s fav smart-phone brand

Xiaomi as always been budget friendly. MI offers best quality with less money spent. Xiaomi are most sold smartphones in India with no doubt. Public prefers low budget- best product from Company. The Laptop market is very different than Smartphone market where Chinese Brands don’t reign the Budget category. But with Mi notebook has made a very good move. It’s pricing is so aggressive that it is almost impossible to ignore this laptop specifications. Good for casual users, college students and light Business tasks. Mi Horizon is a better option for the college students.

Xiaomi has nailed the specs, weight and pricing very effectively.

Features and Low Budget profitable Laptop

The Mi Notebook 14 is very compact, thin, and weighs just 1.5kg laptop. This sleek and light device sports a 35.56cm(14 inches) FHD anti-glare display. Adding to that, the narrow bezels play a prominent role in giving you an immersive viewing experience, making your work and play grander and more pleasing to the eye. Equipped with the productivity powerhouse, the 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor that lets you multitasking. The MI horizon provides Intel® Core™ i7 processor.

Raise Your Game, With the power-efficient NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 graphics, now enjoy incredible HD photo and video editing, faster and smoother gaming. The powerful graphics engine and next-gen technologies gives you performance you desire. The 600 MB/s high-speed 512GB SATA 3 SSD helps you transfer files at lightning speeds and store your daily work, re-touched photos, new content and all your memories in one vast storage pool. Go Faster with the clock speed up to 4.2GHz at a time, 8 GB DDR4 RAM  for superfast and smooth performance, and thus makes you say goodbye to slow and insufficient memory. This helps you multi-task with your favourite editing/productivity tools and casual games.

MI is always praised for its battery backup. Xiaomi provides a promising battery pack in laptop as well. Packed with a 46Wh battery and a 65W charger, experience a power backup of up to 10 hours! Fun fact is, you can go from 0 to 50% charge in just 35 minutes. Based on the scissor mechanism, the keys have ABS texture and a travel distance of 1.3mm which makes typing a lot more comfortable and low-profile on this device. The in-built dust protection layer is also an excellent addition. The Notebook comes with 2 High-speed USB 3.1 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port and 1 HDMI 1.4b interface. It also has a 3.5mm jack which doubles as a headphone and a mic in. A nice addition when learning or working from home is a Mi Webcam HD 720p which can be attached to the device pretty easily.

The other laptop provides such specifications with huge price, whereas MI is low budget laptop which provides the best features. MI Notebook 14 costs 43,499 INR with 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5, optionally NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 graphics card, Intel® UHD Graphics 620 integrated graphics and other specs as mentioned above. So, if you want an i7 10th laptop at around 60K with decent specs, GPU, weight and value for money then yes the only option you have is the Mi Horizon with i7 10th gen, until another Chinese brand offer better value for your hard earned money. Mi Notebook 14 Horizon costs 54,999 INR. With ongoing pandemic at the tight situation, MI notebook is a better recommendation for college students and light business work and related purposes.

Why go with Mi Notebooks instead of well known Laptop brands such as HP or DELL?

There is always a competition in technology field especially in consumer electronics. Every company comes with a unique features and hits the market hard. Some provide better specs with high amount of money. You may find a average laptop with normal features at less price. But now after the release of MI notebook 14-horizon, there is no doubt that Xiaomi is best when it comes to offer a good product at less price, believe me it’s value to money. HP, DELL, Lenevo are the major Laptop companies over a decade. You might have seen the upgrade of Laptops over a span of time. Everyday is a rise of new Technologies.

Base variants of Mi Notebook 14 vs Dell Vostro 3590

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Dell Vostro 3590 is a 38.1 cm (15 inch) Laptop PC that comes with the following specifications:

10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (6MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz)
Windows 10 Home Single Language English
15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Display
Intel® UHD Graphics with shared graphics memory
8GB, 8Gx1, DDR4, 2666MHz
1TB 5400RPM 2.5" SATA Hard Drive
3-Cell, 42 WHr, Integrated battery
Weight: 2.17 Kg (With Optical Disc Drive)

It is priced at 49,989.98 INR at the time of publication. It is not a completely bad deal at all. It is a trusted and more valued brand in laptop market in India.

Mi Notebook 14’s base variant is 35.56cm (14 inch) Laptop PC that comes with:

10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (6MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz)
Windows 10 Home Single Language English
14-inch FHD (1920x1080) Anti-glare Display 178° Wide-viewing Angle with 81.2 % screen-to-body ratio
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
8GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM
256GB SATA 3 SSD (up to 600 MB/s)
2x2W Stereo Speakers (DTS Audio processing App support)
46Wh Battery, 65W Power Adapter
Weight: 1.5kg (No Optical Disc Drive)

It is priced at 43,999 INR at the time of publication.

When it comes in storage Mi Notebook provides high-speed SATA3 interface for SSD which makes the whole operating experience snappier. Dell comes with old school 1TB of HDD storage, that helps you keep your files in order and with you whenever required. Dell Vostro 3590 is heavy and weigh ~2.17 kg but on the positive side comes with an optimal disc drive, which is unfortunately missing with Mi Notebook. Also, you should keep in mind that Mi Notebook 14, as the name suggest, is a 14 inch laptop whereas Dell Vostro comes with 15.6-inch display. Mi has bigger battery comparitively, also comes with a powerful 65W Power Adapter for fast charging support out of the box. As per Mi, you can go from 0 to 50% in just 35 minutes. This brings the power of fast charging from smart-phones to laptops for the very first time in budget segment.

So over all, if you like to travel a lot and move around frequently and need a portable yet robust laptop in mid-range segmant, Mi NoteBook 14 is for you without a doubt. You are spending 6000 INR less and get a better product for your use case. Further, it comes with unibody metal chassis and an anodized sandblasted coating, which over all makes your laptop more sturdy for everyday use.

Mi Notebook comes with a wider air intake area of 2530mm² and a large diameter fan which brings excellent cooling to the whole machine. This keeps your machine cool so that you can hold onto yours. The maximum sound of the fan is a mere 37 dB even when the system is loaded to its max.

Mi Notebook is silent even when you put it harder owing to the bigger size of the fan inside the laptop. Moreover, if you value privacy, you do not even need a black tape to cover your laptop’s camera with Mi Notebook, as it doesn’t include one in the screen. But offer a free HD camera bundled for free.

There is more, if you enjoy typing or coding on your laptop, Mi Notebook comes with Scissor Mechanism ABS Texture with 1.3mm key travel and dust protection layer. It aids in typing and makes your experience a lot better in comparison with Dell Vostro. That key travel and its feel that you cannot express is priceless.

All-in-all, it is getting harder to recommend our defending champion Dell Vostro any more. I don’t know really know, why would you get the above said, Dell Vostro at this price point. If you analysis all the pros and cons, Mi Notebook is the clear winner.

Conclusion

Many brands and technology will come and go, we are in age of Internet, the only option we have is to get upgraded from time to time. We have to choose every product precisely, you might find better product at less price. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, most people’s life have been altered and they spend money only where they find value of it. So, when it comes to buying a new laptop Mi Notebook is the right product to go with. You may find low budget smartphones in today’s world, so it’s best to buy those products which provides the best specifications.

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Manish Gehlot

I am a privacy, security, encryption and software freedom enthusiast. I am into VPNs, TLS security. Recently I also got into technical writings including guides.

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