Xiaomi’s First Laptop: Mi Notebook Air

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The Chinese company launched two laptop models-

  • 12.5 inch
  • 13.3 inch

13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air

  • Full-HD resolution led screen
  • 5.59mm-thick bezel
  • Weighs at 1.28kg
  • 14.8mm thick
  • Full dimensions are 309.6×210.9×148.8mm
  • Sixth generation Intel Core i5 processor
  • Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU with 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM
  • 8GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB PCIe SSD
  • OS- Windows 10 Home
  • A HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack
  • No Ethernet port or optical drive.

Mi Notebook Air bears an 11-percent smaller body than the MacBook Air, and the laptop is  compared to the MacBook Air’s 17mm thickness. A second slot for an SSD drive is provided. Xiaomi is claiming a 9.5 hour battery life, with the battery said to charge 50 percent in 30 mins.

Priced at CNY 4,999 (roughly Rs. 51,400).

12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air

  • Bearing a full-HD display
  • 12.9mm thin
  • Weighs at 1.07kg
  • Powered by an Intel Core M3 processor
  • 4GB of RAM,
  • 128GB SATA SSD alongside a second SSD slot.
  • An 11.5-hour battery life is claimed.
  • OS- Windows 10 Home
  • A HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack
  • No Ethernet port or optical drive.

Priced at CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs. 35,300)

The laptops will be available in

  • Silver variant
  • Gold variant

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Xiaomi is also touting the laminated display to reduce glare, and edge-to-edge glass protection, apart from a full-sized keyboard with backlit keys and a 1.3mm stroke depth; AKG dual speakers, and Dolby Digital surround sound. Both Mi Notebook Air models also feature Mi Cloud Sync, letting users sync their phone contacts, messages, gallery, notes, and other data.

Another feature Xiaomi touting is unlock support via the Mi Band 2, enabled by the laptops Bluetooth v4.1 connectivity.

Users can also personalise their Mi Notebook Air laptops with official sticker accessories. Accessories include a Leather Sleeve (CNY 299 or roughly Rs. 3,000), PU Leather Sleeve (CNY 99 or roughly Rs. 1,000), Microfiber Sleeve (CNY 69 or roughly Rs. 700).

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