Previously, Xiaomi notebooks were equipped with traditional Intel processors and AMD processors. But now, it seems that the company wants to expand the range of processors used in its laptops. According to the latest leaks, the company is working on a new notebook powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
Xiaomi Notebook S
A product called “Xiaomi Book S 12.4” appeared on Geekbench. From the screenshot, we can see that the mysterious Xiaomi notebook is equipped with Qualcomm’s previous generation Snapdragon 8cx Gen2 chip. The product’s single-core running score is 766, whereas the multi-core running score is 2892.
As shown in the picture above, the model of this notebook is TIMI TM2133. As the serial number is fresh, it should be a new and unreleased product. For instance, the recently exposed RedmiBook Pro 15 2022 with i7-12650H is codenamed TIMI TM2111.
The name of the product also hints that the Xiaomi notebook will come with a 12.4-inch screen, which will also be Xiaomi’s smallest screen notebook.
In terms of configuration, in addition to the Snapdragon 8cx Gen2, the Xiaomi Book S will also come with 8GB of memory. In other words, we are talking about a low-end Xiaomi notebook. So there is every reason to think that our protagonist will be very cheap.
Snapdragon 8cx Gen3
It is worth mentioning that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen3 uses Samsung’s 5nm LPE process. The CPU architecture includes four 3.0GHz Prime cores (based on Cortex-X1) and four 2.4GHz energy efficiency cores (based on Cortex-A78). The total cache is 14MB, including 8MB L3 and 6MB system cache.
Compared with the previous generation 8cx Gen2, the single-core performance of the Snapdragon 8cx Gen3 is improved by 40%, and the multi-core performance is improved by 85%.
Other Laptops With Snapdragon 8cx Gen
The first laptop powered by this chip is the ThinkPad X13s Gen 1. Its price starts at $1,100.
Another product powered by the latest laptop chip of Qualcomm is going to be a Microsoft laptop. The forthcoming model has passed through the Geekbench with OEMVL Product Name EV2. The latter falls in line with the previous codenames of Surface devices. However, the “EV2” designation suggests that the product is already in the hardware testing stage. If you are not aware, when a laptop name gets such a suffix, it means that the manufacturer is testing the hardware to make sure there isn’t any malfunction. Once done, the product will finish the external and internal design.