Xiaomi is making laptops too, will start shipping next year

Xiaomi wants to dominate every single segment of the market. We can literally say, they’re on fire. Not only do they currently sell premium specced phones at very cheap prices, they also make tablets, smart TV’s, earphones and wearables.

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Just recently, we learnt they may start using thier own processors next year. New reports suggest that they’re preparing laptops likely to be launched next year. In an interview, chairman of Inventec Corp (one of Xiaomi’s partners) Richard Lee revealed the info. In his words:

“I am upbeat about the business outlook for Xiaomi’s notebook computers, as the firm has more than 200 million registered smartphone users”

“I am not sure if the smartphone approach will be applicable to notebooks, but I expect Xiaomi’s entry into the notebook industry to bring something new to the market”

“We will start shipping Xiaomi’s notebook computers in the first or second quarter of next year”, he added.

It’s also likely that the laptops will come with a cheap price tag. The news truly is exciting, and maybe, just maybe, I’ve found my next laptop.

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13 comments

  1. hmmm, doesn’t strike me as a good move but i don’t know the specifics of their expansion plans. it should be interesting to see what they bring to the table

    1. As long as it strikes the investors of the company as a good move….the expansion is welcome.

      More profits!!!

    2. 3WT…true. But I believe the stakeholders wont venture into this if they dont see a good chance of making more money. Im pretty sure they know the situation on ground well before trying to move in.

    3. sure majority of Amazon & HP shareholders felt the same way. I’m not saying it’s a bad idea, I’m jusy saying the laptop industry isn’t a lucrative industry and no one seems to be making profits besides Lenovo & Apple

    4. I’m sure you thought xiaomi came late into the mobile phone business when you first heard of them too. Today, see where they are. Maybe they are trying to replicate the distinctiveness in the laptop world too.

    5. not really, but yes. let’s see how this foray into laptops turns out, i am rooting for them, i just don’t understand the logic

    6. You need not understand the logic. They are the producer, you are the consumer. Sit back, relax and see what they bring out.

      If you like, buy/recommend. If you don’t, check out other offerings.

  2. After using the Redmi Note 2 for a while now,I must say am a staunch convert to Xiaomi’s product line,wouldn’t mind giving this a go especially with the expected value for money proposition it will likely come up with..

  3. I can’t say with any confidence that Xiaomi “wants to dominate every single segment of the market”. Maybe in China and a few grey imports here and there. Doesn’t quite count as dominance if you ignore their absence in many global phone markets.

    This seems rather ambitious – like doing an alternative Samsung. Who knows, they may succeed, but what will they be doing that is significantly different in the Chinese market? Xiaomi may be popular as a smartphone brand but it may not translate to tablets and smart TVs.

    1. their tablets (and probably their smart TVs) are quite popular. the Mi Pad is probably to be the best selling tab after the iPad in China

  4. Any one remembers how Tecno and the rest have driven the competition and price drop in the Smart phone market?
    We may be having same in the PC Market, but we wait to see the Quality they will bring to the Table.

    The More the Merrier!

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