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RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition With a Big Screen And a High Performance For a Low Price

RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition With a Big Screen And a High Performance For a Low Price

With the support of 7nm process and Zen2 architecture, AMD's new generation of Ryzen series CPUs usher in a double improvement in performance and process, and the long-lived slogan "AMD YES!" has recently become more popular among electronic enthusiasts. Coincidentally, AMD and Redmi both rely on high cost performance to "outside", this time the two brands have joined forces to create this RedmiBook 16 Ryzen notebook.

Obtain good comprehensive performance with lower purchase cost

High cost performance has always been the main theme of Redmi. This time, the price of RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition will naturally not be too high. The prices of the three different configuration versions are as follows:

- Ryzen 5 4500U + 8GB RAM + 512GB SATA SSD + 100% sRGB screen, 555$, a spike price of 525$;
- Ryzen 5 4500U + 16GB RAM + 512GB SATA SSD + 100% sRGB screen, 584$, initial discount price of 555$;
- Ryzen 7 4700U + 16GB RAM + 512GB SATA SSD + 100% sRGB screen, 657$, the initial discount price of 628$

It can be found that the pricing of the RedmiBook 16 Ruilong version series products are all around 584$. This price range of notebooks is relatively easy to accept for students and professionals who have just left the society. These consumer groups with relatively limited budgets, Almost all hope to buy cheap and good-quality laptop products under limited conditions.

Whether the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition with its "cheap" features can be called "good quality", this is what I care about most. Take this RedmiBook 16 Ryzen version top version as an example. It is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 4700U low-voltage processor. This is a platform with 8 cores and 8 threads, and its main frequency can reach 2.0-4.1GHz , Level 2 cache 4MB, Level 3 cache 8MB. Of course, in the actual measurement process, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U compared to the 6-core 12-thread Ryzen 5 4600U, its performance in multi-tasking is much worse than the latter.

In order to adapt to the performance requirements in different environments, RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition provides three operating modes: "Full Speed", "Balanced" and "Quiet". As the name suggests, "Full Speed" is the full-on performance mode of the machine, while "Quiet" is Fan low-speed mode realized by reducing processor performance. Switch between each mode by pressing the Fn+K key combination. There will be a corresponding prompt on the upper left corner of the screen for identification. Besides that, there is no other identification to identify which mode you are in. Daily consumers will easily ignore this feature. .

From the CINEBENCH R20's Ryzen 7 4700U running score, it can be seen that in the "full speed" mode, its multi-core score can reach 2904, and the single-core score is 406. This running score is significantly higher than the Intel tenth generation. The Core i7-1065G7 even has to give people a "leapfrog challenge" running score level.

In an indoor environment of about 25℃, using AIDA64 single-baked FPU test, it can be found that the "full speed" mode of the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen version measured the instantaneous maximum power of Ryzen 7 4700U to reach 46.8W, and the average stable power is about 22W The performance in the "balanced" mode will balance the energy consumption and performance, but the instantaneous maximum power of 41W can still be measured, and the average stable power is about 19W, which is more conservative than in the "full speed" mode; "Quiet" In this mode, it seems more "Buddha". In order to achieve a relatively quiet operation effect, its instantaneous maximum power is also controlled at about 15W, and it can be stabilized at 12W after 16 minutes.

"Full Speed" mode

It is worth mentioning that although the instantaneous maximum power of the Ryzen 7 4700U in the "full speed" mode can reach 42.57W (the maximum power measured is 46.8W), its power is only 1 minute after the high load operation test. Reduced to 31.3W, and the CPU frequency dropped from 3.3GHz at the beginning to 2.99GHz; after 5 minutes of baking, its power dropped to 28.39W, the CPU frequency dropped to 2.92GHz, and the body temperature was still 93 ℃; After 16 minutes of baking machine, its power dropped to 20.97W, while the CPU frequency dropped to 2.7GHz, and the body temperature dropped to 73°C.

Initial roaster performance in "full speed" mode

After 1 minute of baking machine in "full speed" mode

After 5 minutes of roasting in “full speed” mode

After 16 minutes of roasting in “full speed” mode

Through this baking machine test in the “full speed” mode, it can be found that the continuous high-power operation durability of the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition is average, and it can be clearly seen that its main frequency has dropped from 3.3GHz to 2.99GHz after 1 minute , And in the following 10 minutes and 16 minutes later, it can be found that while the body temperature is gradually decreasing, the processor's main frequency is also decreasing simultaneously. In fact, for a notebook, the maximum performance of 93 degrees Celsius is not high, but Redmi seems to care more about body temperature than performance.

For the full load performance of the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition, it can be called a veritable "3-minute man". Perhaps its heat dissipation scheme cannot support it to run in a continuous high-power state, which causes it to perform long-lasting multi-threaded tasks. Need to reduce the processor's frequency. Therefore, under long-term continuous load, the performance of RedmiBook 16 will drop significantly.

"Balanced" mode

"Quiet" mode

It can be found that even if the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen version is baked for more than 16 minutes in the "full speed" mode, the highest temperature measured by its CPU is only 91℃, and the temperature can be stabilized at 63.5℃ after 16 minutes in the "quiet" mode. Left and right, as a non-performance-oriented ordinary notebook computer, this kind of performance is quite satisfactory. During the copying process, take the C surface of the keyboard position that I touch most often as an example. The temperature change sensed by the position of the hand rest is small, and the position with large temperature change is concentrated in the heat dissipation air outlet area above the keyboard of the fuselage , When hitting the number keys 1~5 or QWEASD and other keys, it is relatively easy to feel the heat generated by the machine due to continuous high-power operation, but the range of temperature changes will not make the hands feel uncomfortable.

In the application of the photo processing software Lightroom Classic, RedmiBook 16 Ruilong Edition faces a total of 100 2.26G lossless RAW format photos when exporting, importing and converting to DNG format. This step requires a total of 2 minutes and 10 Seconds, the compressed output is 1400 pixels wide and it takes a total of 3 minutes and 06 seconds after adding the watermark. Compared with a main desktop computer I use every day, this is equipped with a desktop-grade standard Core i7-7700K processor. With the combination of Samsung PM981 512GB solid-state hard drive, in the case of processing the same batch of photos, the photo import takes 1 minute and 2 seconds, and the photo compression output takes 1 minute and 44 seconds.

Obviously, although the Ryzen 7 4700U is already a performance rookie representative of low-voltage processor products, it has been released for three years and is known as Intel’s last quad-core flagship Core i7-7700K. For the younger brother. However, as a processor product for positioning notebooks, Ryzen 7 4700U relies on the advantages of multi-threaded comprehensive performance, so that it can bring a relatively smooth hands-on experience when working in Lightroom, Photoshop, which requires multi-threading tasks to test the processor.

In terms of book running scores, AMD’s fourth-generation Ryzen series of multi-threaded performance "hammers" the same level of Intel products has become an established fact, Ryzen 7 4700U even in the face of competing Intel tenth-generation Core i7-1065G7 low-voltage processing With 8 cores, 8 threads and the highest 4.2GHz acceleration frequency, the multi-threading performance properly leaves the Core i7-1065G7 behind. Not only that, Ryzen 7 4700U, even in the face of the higher-end 6-core 12-thread Core i7-10710U, its multi-threaded performance still has a small margin of running score advantage. Intel, which has always been proud of single-threaded and single-core benchmark performance, has a single-threaded running score of its products at the same level, which is now at an even level in front of the Ryzen 7 4700U.

In terms of graphics processor, the Ryzen 7 4700U processor integrates the Vega 7 graphics processor, which has 448 stream processors with a frequency of 1600MHz and a thermal design power consumption of only 15W. Vega 7 graphics processor scored 2541 points and 1009 points in 3DMark's Fire Strike and Time Spy scene tests, respectively. Such running scores are better than the 11th generation Iris Plus G7 Iris Plus G7 core graphics card. If you want to leapfrog In comparison, the performance of the integrated core display Vega 7 is between the entry-level standalone NVIDIA GeForce MX150 low-power version and the GeForce MX250 high-power version.

In the actual performance, even in the "full speed" mode, the "Law of Infinity" cannot run smoothly. This type of game requires moderate graphics processor performance. It can only be averaged when set to full HD resolution and low image quality. The number of game frames around 25 frames to get started. However, for games such as "League of Legends" that do not require high graphics processors, the full HD resolution frame number can reach up to 110 frames, and when the highest image quality is turned on, the frame number can reach up to 90 frames. There will be no screen freeze during the process.

In fact, when using the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition to play the same game, the performance of the integrated Vega 7 graphics processor is indeed inferior to my own laptop equipped with a 25W full-blood NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics card. However, considering that the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen version itself is not a gaming laptop, do not have high expectations for the entertainment performance of the large games. It is easy to come to a few games of "League of Legends" and "CS:GO" everyday. When it comes to games that do not require high hardware requirements, it is still harmless.

If you want to talk about shortcomings, then the operating memory specifications and solid state drive specifications of the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition, according to AMD's official statement, the Ryzen 7 4700U processor can support up to DDR4-3200MHz memory specifications, and Redmi uses it to save costs The dual-channel DDR4 2666MHz memory has a 20% frequency gap between it and the DDR4-3200MHz memory specifications.

From the test situation of the AIDA64 memory test tool, it can be seen that the running memory read, write, and copy of the RedmiBook 16 Ruilong version are 31804MB/s, 30740 MB/s, and 27349 MB/s, respectively, which are only limited by the frequency limit. , Resulting in its memory delay time of 94.2ns. Considering that integrated graphics generally do not have video memory, but use part of the main memory of the system as video memory, the integrated Vega 7 graphics processor will be constrained to a certain extent by running memory performance, which is a chain reaction caused by memory performance.

In addition, although the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition comes standard with Samsung PM881 512GB solid-state hard drive, its hard drive uses a combination of M.2 interface but equipped with SATA protocol, which is similar to some of the same level that uses M.2 interface with NVMe protocol. There is more than 7 times the total transmission bandwidth gap between high-speed SSD notebook computers, so the combination of M.2 interface SATA protocol has a disadvantage in the hard disk read and write speed.

As can be seen from the AS SSD Benchmark solid-state drive speed measurement software, the continuous read speed of its solid-state drive is 498.32 MB/s, and the write speed is 462.86 MB/s. Although it is not easy to perceive the performance gap between M.2 interface with SATA protocol and M.2 interface with NVMe protocol in daily system interaction, when transferring large files and opening large software, the difference between two different interface protocols Reading and writing speed can still be perceived.

In terms of battery life, the measured RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition uses 70% screen brightness in the balanced mode to obtain 9 hours and 43 minutes of battery life in the modern office mode of the PCMARK 10 software, which is in line with the official Redmi official nominal battery life of 12 hours. gap. Therefore, in actual use, if the user is only working lightly, the RedmiBook 16 Ruilong version can basically meet the needs of regular work life of about one day.

Good workmanship, and the 16.1-inch screen is a plus

Although notebook performance is important, it cannot be denied that the appearance of notebook computers is also an important indicator of attracting consumers. The overall minimalist design of the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition does remind me of Apple MacBook Pro to a certain extent. Even the metal edge texture of the C side is quite similar. The whole machine uses a wide range of metal materials, and the A side is ready to use There will be no obvious dents when pressed by the fingers, and it is even tougher than the 15-inch version of the Mi Notebook Pro I bought before. Also because the metal edge transition is not smooth enough, when I press on the B side for a long time to type the keyboard, the metal body edge has a noticeable feel, and the hand rest of the body will cause indentation on the hand.

Turning over the A side of the fuselage, for me who are used to using a 14-inch notebook, the 16.1-inch IPS screen of the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition has an extraordinarily large field of view. Although it is only a notebook computer sold at more than 438$. The screen occupancy is relatively high, and the overall look does not seem to be cheap. Due to the anti-glare matte design, this screen is more suitable for environments with complex lighting than bright screens. In terms of color, since this is a 100% sRGB high color gamut screen, its color performance can meet the needs of most users. With the advantages of the IPS panel technology itself, it can achieve a 178° wide viewing angle display. It is worth mentioning that the screen axis damping of the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition is just right, making it possible to uncover and close the notebook screen with one hand.

Of course, as a 16.1-inch screen, it still has a resolution of 1920 × 1080, and the screen ratio is also the regular 16:9, instead of the 16:10 ratio described in the original press conference, the most likely is the press conference The PPT information is incorrect. However, if the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition really uses a 16:10 ratio screen under this size, then this product will inevitably be more popular with business people.

In addition to the screen, as a person who earns a living with words, the feel of the laptop keyboard is also critical to me. The RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition is equipped with a full-size keyboard. The spacing between each keyboard is reasonable. Therefore, in a short period of time, I have adapted to the keyboard's keys. Since I usually use a mechanical keyboard as the main input tool, I still care about keyboard keystrokes. Laptops with portable performance such as the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition are limited by volume control, and their keystroke cannot be too long. The parameters show that the keystroke of this keyboard is 1.5mm, and the overall thickness is 17.55mm. For laptops, I think this keystroke performance is OK, the overall keyboard rebound is relatively neat, and the keys do not feel loose when typing.

Compared with the keyboard, the large-size touchpad of the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition can realize flexible multi-finger touch operation, and the touch accuracy is flawless, but the surface of the touchpad seems to be covered with a thin layer of matte texture material. It is impossible to judge whether it is glass or glass-like coating. The frosted feel is rougher than the MacBook touch panel.

In terms of interfaces, the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition provides a USB Type-C full-featured data port, a USB Type-C data interface, a USB 3.1 Gen1 interface and a USB 2.0 interface respectively, as well as an HDMI 1.4 interface and a 3.5mm audio port. The data port is not rich. For me, the fly in the ointment is that it is not equipped with an SD card slot. For users like me who have camera needs, they can only wear a card reader.

Compared with the floating on the surface, I am equally interested in the internals of the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition. After removing the 9 screws on the back, the back cover of the fuselage is removed, but the metal back cover panel is designed. Because of its relatively thinness, the edge of the back cover is relatively sharp, which caused my fingers to be cut during the process of removing the back cover. Therefore, it is recommended that you wear gloves during operation.

Open the back cover, you can find that, in fact, the RedmiBook 16 Ruilong version has a lot of free internal space, especially the large gap around the battery, which can fit a larger capacity battery. Currently it is equipped with 46Whr lithium polymer. For the battery, we can achieve 9 hours and 43 minutes of battery life. Although the cooling fan of the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition has improved in size compared to the previous generation, the overall cooling scheme is still relatively simple. Since there is no independent graphics card, the use of a single fan cooling structure is also excusable. The temperature record up to 91℃ can be measured in the copy machine link. Because the notebook uses higher foot pads, enough air flow space is given to the entire notebook so that the fan can efficiently remove heat.

In terms of system experience, the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition is equipped with genuine Windows 10 Home Edition system and genuine Office software. It takes a few seconds to enter the system desktop after the system is closed and the lid is hibernated, and then the laptop lid is opened again. In addition, I also found that every time it is paired with a paired Bluetooth mouse, its connection speed is slightly slower. This may be related to the performance of the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth integrated module used in the notebook. It can be seen that it is equipped with Liteon Electronics WCBN807A wireless network card, which supports a theoretical network speed of up to 867Mbps. This is a product that was launched in 2015. Although there is nothing wrong with daily use, it is recommended that qualified users can replace it with high performance Specifications of the wireless network card.

Product differentiation is accurate, but the traces of cost compromise are heavier

For users who like to pursue a large screen, the RedmiBook 16 Ruilong Edition achieves product differentiation with a 16.1-inch screen. After all, most of the products at the same price are 14-inch-based. The RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition takes advantage of the screen-to-body ratio to achieve a 16.1-inch screen under the volume of a traditional 15.6-inch screen notebook, but in terms of portability, it is certainly not comparable to mainstream 14-inch notebooks. However, when it comes to portability, the small foldable 65W Type-C power adapter that is equipped with weighs only 100 grams compared with the large and dark power adapters of traditional notebooks, the power supply itself has absolute portability advantages.

Theoretically, the Ryzen 7 4700U on the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition relies on the energy consumption advantage of the 7nm process and the improvement in power consumption management, so that it should have an advantage in battery life, but Intel relies on the 10th generation Core Ice Lake low voltage With better power management advantages, the processor can also achieve a comparable endurance performance under the 10nm process. Therefore, although the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition is not a "poor one" in terms of battery life, it does not have much advantage with Intel products of the same level.

The fly in the ointment is that the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition does not provide a camera on the body, which is undoubtedly a weakness that cannot be avoided for business people who need video conferencing and people who like to use laptops for video chat. In addition, the running memory and solid state drive specifications of the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition are slightly inferior to individual competing products of the same level, which is an indisputable fact.

Although the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen 7 4700U version is responsible for the performance of this series of products, the discounted price only costs 628$, compared with the Ryzen 5 4500U mid-range version only cost 555$, between the two configurations There is a difference of 73$ in price, and the performance gap between CPU and GPU is about 20% and 10% respectively. The performance gap between the two configurations does exist, but I believe that the Ryzen 5 4500U mid-range version can meet the needs Some users in this price range have used it.

In short, if I want to choose one of the three configurations of the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition, I will not hesitate to choose the mid-to-low RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition, which starts at 525$ The matching version, which is equipped with a 16.1-inch screen, caters to my needs for a large-screen notebook, and this product is nothing like a 438$ notebook in terms of appearance design and craftsmanship. Of course, the premise is that you can accept its not excellent running memory and solid state drive specifications, and users who like to use laptop video chat, also need to purchase an external camera, because the RedmiBook 16 Ruilong version is not equipped with a fuselage camera.

The highest evaluation of the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition may be that it gave me an impulse to continue using it. After all, it can easily handle my daily text input and image processing needs. As far as the demand for notebooks is concerned, its performance is not inferior to other notebooks of the same price or even higher prices. Under the circumstance that can tolerate its above mentioned shortcomings, the RedmiBook 16 Ryzen Edition is indeed a notebook computer worth starting with.

Xiaomi RedmiBook 16 Laptop Ryzen Edition With AMD Ryzen 4700U/4500U 16.1 Inch Display 100% sRGB Type C Charge 8/16GB DDR4 512GB SSD Notebook



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