The standard Mi Notebook 14 looks great but Horizon Edition is stunning
Both Mi Notebook 14 are packed in a rather sleek looking magnesium-aluminum chassis and feature a 14-inch IPS LCD anti-glare screen with 1920x1080 resolution.
The standard version has slightly thicker bezels, at 5.75mm, leaving it with 81.2-percent screen-to-body ratio, while with the Horizon Edition Xiaomi managed to squeeze them down to 3mm, leaving it with a 91-percent screen-to-body ratio. The downside to slim bezels is that both of these come without a front webcam, but luckily, Xiaomi is bundling both with its own Mi Webcam HD 720p.
The standard version measures at 323x228x17.95 and weighs 1.5kg, while the Horizon Edition slims it all down to 321.3x206x17.5mm and 1.35kg, which is quite impressive considering this is a 14-inch laptop.
Specifications are not bad for thin and light notebooks
The standard Mi Notebook 14 comes with Intel's Core i5-10210U CPU, a quad-core SKU working at 1.6GHz base and 4.2GHz Boost clock. The CPU has its own Intel UHD Graphics 620 iGPU, and there is an optional Nvidia Geforce MX250 with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
It also comes with 8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory, and 256GB or 512GB of SSD storage, unfortunately, SATA 6Gbps one. You also get two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, one USB 2.0, HDMI, combo audio jack, 2x2W Stereo Speakers, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 46Whr battery, which should be enough for around 10 hours according to Xiaomi.
The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition is a bit more serious on the hardware side, so you get either the same Core™ i5-10210U, or pick an optional Core™ i7-10510U CPU, also a quad-core with Hyper Threading, but with a higher 1.8GHz base and 4.9GHz Boost clocks, more cache and slightly higher clocked iGPU. The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition also comes with Nvidia Geforce MX350 2GB GPU as a standard, 8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM and either a 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD or a much faster 512GB PCIe gen 3 NVMe SSD.
You also get one USB 3.1 Type-C port (only with Core i7 CPU), two SUB 3.1 Type-A ports, one USB 2.0, HDMI, combo audio jack, 2x2W Stereo Speakers, 802.11ac Wi-Fi 2x2, Bluetooth 5.0, and the same 46Whr battery, also rated at up to 10 hours.
The price, currently in India, is starting at INR 41,999, or around $550, for the standard Mi Notebook 14 without Nvidia GPU, and goes up to INR 47,999, or around $630 for the fully equipped one. The Mi Notebook 14 Horizon Edition, will start at INR 54,999, or around $720, for the Core i5 version, and goes up to INR 57,999, around $770, for the maxed-out version.