Xiaomi Book S has been introduced worldwide in Europe as the brand’s first convertible 2-in-1 laptop. The device comes with a high-resolution 12.4-inch display and a detachable keyboard accessory. The optional keyboard attaches magnetically to the Xiaomi Book S using the Pogo Pin connector to provide a full-fledged computing experience. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 Compute Platform.

Xiaomi Book S officially becomes the brand's first convertible

Xiaomi Book S Convertible offers two optional accessories

The Xiaomi Book S optional keyboard accessory has a stable Pogo Pin connector support that is easy to use. The outer cover of the typing accessory has a layer of synthetic leather material, which is resistant to scratches. There is a kickstand onboard the keyboard cover, allowing it to be used comfortably at different angles. The accessory also has a trackpad and the keys have a travel distance of 1.3mm.

There is also a separate regular cover for the Xiaomi Book S, which can be used while using the device in tablet mode. The first Xiaomi convertible also comes with support for Xiaomi’s Smart Pen accessory.

Xiaomi Book S officially becomes the brand's first convertible

Xiaomi Book S Sports 2K display, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 platform

The Xiaomi Book S is loaded with a 12.4-inch LCD display with a massive 2K resolution. The slate has a 16:10 aspect ratio, a 60Hz screen refresh rate, brightness up to 500 nits, a layer of Gorilla Glass 3, and support for 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut. The device measures 8.95mm around the waist and tips the scale at 720g. In terms of software, the convertible boots Windows 11 with the S Mode function.

The Xiaomi Book S is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 Compute Platform, which was introduced in 2020 for always-on connected notebooks. The chipset offers a maximum clock speed of 2.84 GHz and is paired with the Adreno 680 GPU, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The laptop-tablet hybrid comes with a 13MP primary shooter and a 5MP secondary selfie camera.

Xiaomi Book S officially becomes the brand's first convertible

In terms of connectivity, the Xiaomi Book S has 12.4-inch support for both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi band support. The device also has Bluetooth 5.1, a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The device is equipped with dual speakers to provide an immersive media experience. The notebook is touted to offer 13.4 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Xiaomi Book S Prices, Availability, Colors

The Xiaomi Book S 12.4-inch costs €699 (about Rs. 57,500). The convertible is for sale in markets such as Spain, the Netherlands, Germany and other European regions. The keyboard case of the hybrid costs €149 (~ Rs. 12,300), while the regular case costs € 40 (~ Rs. 3,300). The device will be available in a single dark gray color variant.

Xiaomi Book S officially becomes the brand's first convertible

Is Xiaomi Book S coming to India?

At the launch event, Xiaomi has not yet revealed when it plans to launch the Book S in markets outside of Europe, including India. The company could announce Indian availability of the convertible later this year at its Smarter Living 2022 event. The brand currently sells two Redmi and two Mi NoteBook series laptops in the country.

The RedmiBook 15 series models are available from Rs. 32,999 while the Mi NoteBook series laptops are offered starting at Rs. 57,999. These laptops are available for purchase on the brand’s website and through major e-commerce portals.

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Story first published: Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 4:38 PM [IST]