Xiaomi's new ultrathin Mi Notebook Air comes with fast charging and dedicated graphics

7:07:00 AM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

Alongside the announcement of the Redmi Pro, Xiaomi also slipped in the unveiling of their latest creation which is a Windows 10 laptop. This is indeed Xiaomi's first laptop and to no surprise, the Chinese firm has chosen to take inspiration from Apple for their new thin and light laptop. The Xiaomi Mi Notebook comes in two sizes and two colors.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3" Key Specifications

— 13.3-inch 1080P display
— Intel Core i5 6200U processor
— 256GB PCIe SSD
— Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics
— Gold/Silver
— Windows 10 Home
— CN¥ 4,999 (~US$ 750 / ~MYR 3,000)

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5" Key Specifications

— 12.5-inch 1080P display
— Intel Core M3 processor

— Gold/Silver
— Windows 10 Home
— CN¥ 3,499 (~US$ 525 / ~MYR 2,100)

According to Xiaomi, their new Mi Notebook air is in every way better than Apple's MacBook Air. Xiaomi's Mi Notebook Air features a premium aluminium build and comes with all the essential ports including a USB Type-C port that can charger the 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes.

For what it's worth, the smaller 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air will theoretically get 2 hours more battery life compared to the biggest 13.3-inch model mainly due to the use of a Core M3 processor. As for the actual hardware, both models come with 1080P displays, a full sized backlit keyboard with 1.3mm key travel and AKG custom dual speakers paired with Dolby digital surround sound.

And probably one of the coolest things about the Xiaomi Mi Notebook is that both models come with a SSD expansion slot for future upgrades. This is 'cool' because ultrathin laptops these days sacrifice upgradeability for the thin form factor.

Xiaomi will begin offering the Mi Notebook Air in China on August 2.