Redmi just launched its first-ever gaming laptop in China, the Redmi G. Featuring a large 16.1-inch display with a fast 144Hz refresh rate and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU, it’s a reasonably capable gaming laptop. On top of that, it’s priced quite competitively as well.
Three different variants of the Redmi G are available in China. The most affordable base model comes with an Intel Core i5-10200H processor, a GTX 1650 GPU, and a 16.1-inch 1080p screen with a 60Hz refresh rate. Not very impressive hardware, but given that this variant costs only 5,299 Chinese yuan (about RM3,195), it offers decent value for money.
A tier up is the GTX 1650 Ti variant of the Redmi G. Not only does this model come with a beefier GPU, it also has a better Core i5-10300H processor and a much faster 144Hz screen. Of course, given the higher-end hardware, it also costs quite a bit more over the base model at 6,299 yuan (approximately RM3,800).
Last but certainly not least is the range-topping Redmi G. Compared to the previous configuration, this model swaps out the processor for an even faster Core i7-10750H chip, and…that’s it. For this processor upgrade, you’ll have to fork out 6,999 yuan, which comes up to around RM4,220.
Regardless of which configuration you go for, this gaming laptop is packed with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage.
Beyond these hardware, the Redmi G has a pretty good selection of connectivity options as well. It features a single USB-C port, three full-size USB-A connections, a mini DisplayPort 1.4, an HDMI 2.0 output, and an RJ45 connection. It would’ve been great if it had an SD card reader as well, given the large size of the laptop.
Design wise, the Redmi G looks like your everyday gaming laptop. It has angular lines, relatively small bezels surrounding the screen – though the bottom bezel is quite thick – and a pretty unique-looking textured top lid. If there’s any odd design element of the laptop, it would be the positioning of the webcam right below the screen. It’s not exactly the most flattering angle.
At the moment, the Redmi G gaming laptop is only available in China. Chances are, it won’t be officially offered outside of the country, though we’ll definitely keep a close eye on this.