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XiaomiBook S 12.4 hybrid tablet introduced – Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, Windows 11 and detachable keyboard

Xiaomi has introduced a hybrid tablet called XiaomiBook S 12.4 based on the Windows operating system. The device is equipped with a detachable keyboard that allows you to use it as a compact laptop and as a tablet.

    Image source: Xiaomi

Image source: Xiaomi

The main XiaomiBook S 12.4 is the single-chip 7nm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 platform, which uses eight Kryo 495 cores with a frequency of 3150MHz and an Adreno 680 graphics accelerator with DirectX 12 API support.At the time The announcement in 2020, Qualcomm stated that this 7W TDP chip is faster than the 10th Gen (Ice Lake) 15W Intel Core i5 processors.

The XiaomiBook S 12.4 runs Windows 11 which supports x86-64 app emulation for the Arm platform. Here’s how you can run software on XiaomiBook S 12.4 that wasn’t originally designed for the ARM architecture.

The tablet received a 12.4-inch display with a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels (pixel density 244 PPI). The screen has an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. It claims a peak brightness of 500 cd/m²2 and 90 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. The touch panel uses a protective coating made of Gorilla Glass 3. The XiaomiBook S 12.4 is 8.95 mm thick and weighs 720 grams. The body of the novelty is made of an alloy of magnesium and aluminum.

The device is also said to have 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB of permanent storage. The tablet received support for Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless standards, a USB Type-C connector through which you can connect an external display with 4K resolution, a combined 3.5mm audio output and microSD -Card reader.

The gadget is equipped with a front camera with a resolution of 1080p and two microphones with noise reduction technology. The manufacturer does not specify the capacity of the new battery, but points out that its reserve is enough for up to 13.4 hours of operation of the device from a single charging cycle.

The XiaomiBook S 12.4 was specified by the manufacturer at 700 euros. Pre-orders for the novelty will be accepted from June 30th. The device is offered at a discount of 600 euros for the first 48 hours. Buyers will also get 65W GaN fast charging for the first two days. The regular price is 40 euros.

A full-size detachable keyboard for the XiaomiBook S 12.4 weighing 317 grams is offered as an additional option for the device for 150 euros. The first 250 customers to pre-order the XiaomiBook S 12.4 will get a €50 discount on the keyboard. A normal case without a keyboard is offered for 40 euros.

Xiaomi will also offer a €100 smart pen for the XiaomiBook S 12.4. It is battery operated, supports 4096 degrees of pressure and communicates with the screen at a 240Hz refresh rate.

It takes approximately 18 minutes to fully charge the pen battery. One minute of charging is enough to run the device for 20 minutes.

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