The Chinese online trading platform Gearbest offers numerous products at particularly attractive conditions as part of its discount campaign in the middle of the year. On offer are, for example, the recently frompresented RedmiBooks based on AMD’s Ryzen processors of the 4000 series.
The RedmiBook 16 is available in three versions from Gearbest. The model, which is available at a price of 614.10 euros, is equipped with a Ryzen 4500U, 8 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD. With 16 GB of RAM, it costs 668.39 euros and with a Ryzen 4700U 705.77 euros. However, customers have to make compromises when it comes to RAM and SSD. Instead of an NVMe SSD, Xiaomi only uses a SATA model and the RAM uses modules with 2666 MHz, although the Ryzen can also be operated with 3200 MHz fast RAM.
RedmiBook 16 at Gearbest
|RedmiBook 16||AMD Ryzen 4700U||16 GB||512 GB||705.77 euros|
|RedmiBook 16||AMD Ryzen 4500U||16 GB||512 GB||668.39 euros|
|RedmiBook 16||AMD Ryzen 4500U||8 GB||512 GB||614.10 euros|
The RedmiBooks, which are equipped with a matt 16.1 inch and 300 nit bright screen, weigh 1.8 kilos. They offer a 46 Wh battery, which also has a quick charge function with the included 65 Watt USB-C power supply. It takes only 38 minutes for the notebook to be half charged. The battery capacity should be sufficient for nine hours of online surfing.
The screen offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. The frame around the display is very narrow. So narrow that Xiaomi does not have a webcam with the RedmiBook. Customers also have to do without an SD card reader and a backlit keyboard.
At interfaces, the RediBook 16 offers a USB 2.0 connection, a USB 3.1 (Gen1) Type A and a USB 3.1 (Gen1) Type C port and an HDMI connection, the 4K Can control monitors with up to 60 Hertz.
There are also restrictions on the keyboard layout (QWERTY) and the installed Windows version (Chinese). While the Chinese version of Windows can be replaced by a German version including automatic activation (license key is in the BIOS), you have to deal with the US keyboard or use key stickers for the German layout.
The RedmiBooks will be delivered between July 27th and 30th. According to Gearbest, it takes 10 to 55 working days for the order to reach the customer. Additional costs such as import sales tax are generally not applicable because the shipment is made via the UK or another EU country. To do this, however, the shipping option must be in the shopping cart Priority shipping select (Attention: the default is express shipping). Gearbest does not grant a legal claim to duty-free delivery. In the event of a warranty claim, the devices do not have to be sent back to China, but to a Gearbest Spanish service center.
Compared to the Ryzen models offered in Germany, the RedmiBooks are quite competitive. Anyone who can handle a 15.6-inch model with Ryzen 4500U will find something like thisIdeaPad 5 15 (Model: 81YQ001P) an alternative for just under 600 euros. However, if you prefer a notebook with Ryzen 4700U and 16 Gbyte RAM, you have to pay about 70 euros more for a 15.6-inch model than for the RedmiBook 16.