Xiaomi has announced the Book S 12.4 Windows 11 tablet for European markets. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 chip powers the Xiaomi Book S 12.4, making it a relatively high-end Arm tablet, though Qualcomm has already announced the 8cx Gen 3 chip. Because devices with that processor have yet to be released, this remains one of the most expensive options for a Windows 11 Arm device.
Aside from the processor, which has eight Kryo 495 CPU cores clocked at up to 2.84GHz and a Qualcomm Adreno 680 GPU, the tablet has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which appears to be the only configuration available. It’s not the most advanced configuration, but it’ll suffice for the majority of users. The battery is a relatively small 38Whr unit, but given the Arm processor, Xiaomi claims it will last up to 13 hours and 24 minutes.
The Xiaomi Book S 12.4 has a 12.35-inch display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, which is slightly taller than a typical 16:9 panel. The resolution is 2560 x 1600, with a brightness of up to 500 nits and coverage of 100% of DCI-P3. The screen supports touch, of course, because it’s a tablet, but it also supports the Xiaomi Smart Pen (sold separately), which has 4,096 levels of pressure for a more natural drawing and writing experience. The pen also has Bluetooth support and two buttons for quick actions.
The Xiaomi Book S 12.4 costs €699 in Europe, and it’s already available in Germany, with a deal that includes a free keyboard. Other markets will most likely follow.
The tablet is also available with the Xiaomi Book S 12.4 Keyboard, which transforms it into a proper laptop. The tablet, like other tablets such as the Surface Pro 8, has an integrated kickstand that allows you to use it in this mode. The keyboard is sold separately for around €150 (though prices will vary depending on market), but early buyers can get it for free when they purchase the tablet. Again, these offers will differ depending on the market.
In addition, the tablet has a 5MP front-facing webcam (1080p video) and a 13MP rear camera, as well as noise-cancelling microphones compatible with Qualcomm Aqstic technology. It also includes dual stereo speakers for audio. The port selection is limited, but typical for a tablet – one USB-C port, a headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. If you want to use it at a desk, the USB-C port supports power and display output, so you can still use a docking station.
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