Xiaomi Book S 12.4″ is the company’s first Windows 2-in-1

In a word: Xiaomi introduced its first Windows-powered 2-in-1 laptop, the Xiaomi Book S. The laptop packs a 12.4-inch touchscreen LCD display with 2560 x 1600 resolution (244 PPI, 16:1 aspect ratio). 10, 60Hz refresh rate) and 500 nits of brightness. The screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut.

It is powered by a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, which features an octa-core processor and Adreno 680 graphics on a 7nm manufacturing process. The SoC is starting to show its age given that Qualcomm introduced its Gen 3 SoC in December.

The chip is paired with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and a 256GB SSD. Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1 come standard, as do the system’s dual speakers, 3.5mm audio jack, camera 13-megapixel rear and Windows 11 operating system. Additional equipment includes a 5-megapixel front camera, USB-C port, two microphones and an expansion card slot. Battery life is rated at 13.4 hours and it comes with a 65W GaN fast charger.

The slate measures 11.6 inches x 7.8 inches x 0.35 inches and weighs 1.6 pounds thanks in part to its aluminum-magnesium alloy body.

Xiaomi offers two optional accessories to go along with the Book S, a full-size magnetic keyboard and a smart pen with a 240Hz sampling rate and 4,096 pressure levels. The keyboard features 1.3mm wide keys with a height of 1.5mm for better usability when typing.

The 12.4″ Xiaomi Book S starts at €699 (about $740). The optional Xiaomi keyboard and Xiaomi smart pen will cost buyers more.

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