Redmi just revealed a new gaming laptop that could be affordable. The Redmi G comes at a starting price of a mind-bending $760 and goes up to $1,000 without making any hardware compromises. Of course, those rates are for the Chinese market and they can adjust if the product ever makes it outside of China.
You get a 16.1-inch display at the bottom of the bezel with super-thin bezels forcing Redmi to move the webcam. That is more significant, however, is that the panel supports a refresh rate of 144Hz at 1080p resolution and has a coverage of 100% sRGB, regardless of the configuration you select.
All those pixels are powered either by the Intel Core i5-10200H processor coupled with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, which is the lowest possible choice, or by the Core i5-10300H CPU with GTX 1650 Ti, which is priced at around $900. Core i7-10750H with GTX 1650 Ti will get you the top-tier model for an extra $100. There is no news on the native display on the G-Sync software though.
The very thin casing houses a slightly small 55Wh battery and even Redmi does not guarantee anything beyond 5.5 hours of light browsing and work with this power-hungry hardware. However, considering the slim size, Redmi promises outstanding cooling output from the two large cooling vents and three separate heat pipes. Every side has exhaust vents and the back has two additional ones.
The Redmi G, speaking of the frame, impresses with its sleek, sharp all-around style, large touchpad, without deviating too far from the normal gaming aesthetics. We could not find any detail about the materials used so we can say plastic is the main order of the day.
The notebook will be released on 17 August, and pre-orders have already kicked off in China.