Xiaomi unveils the Mi Notebook Air
Mi Notebook Air to compete with Apple’s MacBook Air
The Chinese giant Xiaomi has today announced its second Windows 10 device after the Mi Pad 2 – the Mi Notebook Air. This is a sleek, thin and light, metal-body notebook offered in two sizes – with a 12.5 and a 13.3 inch display. Both variants include FullHD screens, full sized keyboards, USB Type-C, HDMI ports, and slots for MicroSD.
However, there are significant differences between the 12.5 and the 13.3 inch variant. While the 12.5-inch Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is equipped with an Intel Core M processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage, the 13.3-inch model comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Both devices are very light – 1.07kg and 1.28kg, respectively. According to the specs, the 13.3-inch notebook is 13% thinner and 11% smaller than the MacBook Air. Xiaomi also reveals that the battery will last up to 9.5 hours, and it could be charged 50% in half an hour.
The more powerful variant will go on sale for $750 on August in China, while the 12.5-inch model will cost $525. Xiaomi hasn’t commented on whether or when the Mi Notebook Air will come to other markers.
Would you consider buying the Mi Notebook Air if it launched in your country?