Xiaomi Book S 12.4”: The First 2-in-1 Tablet with Windows 11

Xiaomi Book S 12.4"

Xiaomi has just released a series of new devices globally, although it will be coming to Europe first. Apart from the Xiaomi Smartband 7, there is also the Xiaomi Book S 12.4”. This is the first 2-in-1 tablet from Xiaomi that runs the Windows 11 operating system.

This is indeed not the first tablet that Xiaomi has ever released. There is also the Xiaomi Pad 5 which has interesting specifications in its class, even without the support of a SIM card or GPS. Xiaomi Book S 12.4” is not the next generation, but a new choice for those of you who are looking for a portable desktop computer.

This tablet has a fairly compact appearance thanks to the use of a mobile chipset from Qualcomm. With a thickness of less than 9mm and a weight of 720 grams, it will be heavier when paired with additional accessories. Like the keyboard cover or stylus which is also sold separately.

Has a Large Screen & Comfortable Keyboard

Xiaomi Book S 12.4"
Source: Xiaomi

On the front, this tablet screen measures 12.35 inches with a WQHD + resolution and a 16:10 ratio. Although the refresh rate is still standard at 60Hz, it supports stylus input with 4,096 pressure levels. Protected by Gorilla Glass 3, supports 100% DCI-P3 color, and can be lit with brightness levels up to 500 nits.

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At the top, there is a 1080p camera that seems to already support Windows Hello authentication. The body is made of aluminum-magnesium and has a number of ports such as a 3.5mm audio jack, USB-C, and a microSD card slot. There’s also a stereo speaker setup, as well as two microphones supported by Qualcomm’s noise-canceling technology.

The additional keyboard for this tablet has a full-size size and 1.3mm key travel designed for comfortable typing. The touchpad is also made quite wide and supports multi-gesture from Windows 11. It can be attached directly via a magnetic mechanism on the lower body.

Xiaomi Book S 12.4” Uses Snapdragon Chipset

Xiaomi Book S 12.4"
Source: Xiaomi

For performance matters, this tablet uses a relatively new chipset, namely Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 octa-core 7nm. Qualcomm claims that this chipset has performance equivalent to the 10th generation Intel Core i5. Meanwhile, with Windows 11, users can run non-RAM desktop applications via the integrated X86-64 emulator. It has an 8GB LPDDR4X RAM capacity with 256GB internal storage. While the battery power is claimed to last up to 13.4 hours in one use.

It supports a 65W GaN charger for fast charging, although it’s not included in the sales package. For the price, in Europe, the Xiaomi Book S 12.4 retails for EUR699 or around $736.79. As for the package with the keyboard cover, it costs EUR799 or around $842.20, and the Xiaomi SmartPen stylus costs EUR99.99 or around $105.40.

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