The new 15.6-inch Mi Notebook Pro heads up Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi's Apple-aping range of laptops: the Mi Air, which comes in 12.5-inch and 13.3-inch models, is pitched against the MacBook and MacBook Pro 13, while the Mi Notebook Pro has the MacBook Pro 15 in its sights.Of course, these Chinese imports are not really direct competitors to Apple's laptops. To start with, they run Windows rather than macOS. Also, their specs are no match for Apple's machines, which generally have faster chips, larger-capacity SSDs, more memory, and higher-resolution screens
The Notebook Pro's display is a full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) Gorilla Glass 3-covered IPS panel without any touchscreen functionality. Why don't Xiaomi's laptops have touchscreens? Because Apple's don't -- that's how seriously, or slavishly, Xiaomi takes the 'China's Apple' epithet.
The screen itself is good, with excellent colour saturation and, at 300 nits maximum, a decent level of brightness. The resolution is some way below the 2,880 by 1,800 pixels that Apple offers (Apple's panel can also manage 500 nits), but it's sufficient for the majority use cases.