Xiaomi is set to launch a new laptop on August 3 at the ChinaJoy 2018 exhibition in Asia, which is taking place in Shanghai’s New International Expo Center. While previous reports hinted that Xiaomi’s new laptop will be a gaming-focused one, the official teaser suggests that it could be a next-generation Mi Notebook Pro.
Yesterday, Xiaomi posted a commercial poster on Weibo, showing a pen, the chemical structure of benzene, a chemical called “Praseodymium” and An Oxygen Test Tube. Accordingly, pens and benzene are alluded to by the word “notebook”, while the chemical symbol combination of the second chemical and the test tube containing oxygen, we will have “Pr + O2 = Pro 2”. Therefore, after interpretation, it is hinting at Mi Notebook Pro 2.
In addition, Xiaomi also posted another poster of its new laptop. This time, it shows a computer keyboard with keys 3, 8, C and J highlighted in orange. The keys are marked as the time and place where the Mi Notebook Pro 2 will be released, on August 3 at ChinaJoy event.
Other than the promotional poster, Xiaomi also posted a note for this photo with a “secret message” – a string of “!)%” which is rather confusing. However when interpreted, if you look at the computer keyboard, you can see that these are the symbols on the numeric keypad – “1050”.
So this “secret message” has suggested that Mi Notebook Pro 2 will be equipped with Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card. This is a major upgrade compared to the MX150 graphics card on the Mi Notebook Pro from last year. Along with the laptop, it is expected that Xiaomi could also announce a customized version of Mi Band 3 fitness watch tomorrow.