The Xiaomi Book S is the latest Windows on ARM device, sporting the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2

Arif Bacchus

Chinese brand Xiaomi is getting into the Windows on ARM space. The company just announced the launch of the Xiaomi Book S.

The new Windows 11-powered 2-in-1 is the latest Windows device from Xiaomi and it looks to be a nice competitor to the Surface Pro X (via Neowin.) Priced at €699, the device is one that Xiaomi claims should “elevate your mobile work experience.”

It sports a 12.4-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution touch screen, tuned to the 16:10 aspect ratio with 500 nits total brightness. As for the CPU, it’s the last-gen Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, which still offers good performance, but not as much as the new 8xc Gen 3 found in the ThinkPad X13s.

Other features onboard include dual 2-watt speakers, and 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras. There’s even support for the Xiaomi Smart Pen, and a magnetically attachable keyboard, with the keyboard not being included in the price. Do note, though, that, unlike the Surface Pro X, this is a Wi-Fi-only device, and there are no cellular options, likely as a cost-cutting measure.