Xiaomi, the renowned Chinese smartphone maker has officially unveiled their very first laptop called the Mi Notebook Air. Their new offering now marks their entry into the laptop segment, and challenging the likes of Apple. The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air will come in two screen sizes- a 13.3-inch and 12.5-inch display model.
Both the versions hold metallic body, 1080p resolution, and glassed bezels. The bigger 13.3-inch variant resembles the Apple MacBook Pro, and weighs only 1.28kg. The device is powered by an Intel i5-6200U processor, working with 8GB DDR4 system RAM, and fast PCI-e based 256GB SSD. Users will be benefited with the vacant SATA slot for some extra storage.
The 13.3-inch model also sports the NVIDIA GTX 940MX mobile GPU with 1GB video RAM. All these are backed up with a 40W battery pack that’s claimed to last up to 9.5 hours. The battery is charged with the USB Type-C charger. Xiaomi claims that the laptop battery can reach 50% charge in 30 minutes.
The smaller 12.5-inch Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air only weighs about 1.07kg. The chipset on this variant is the low-end Intel CoreM3 processor, 4GB RAM, and a 128GB SATA SSD. Interestingly, this laptop also features the free PCIe slot for extra storage.
The 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air holds 2x USB 3.0 ports, one USB Type-C, and one HDMI port, and the smaller 12.5-inch Mi NoteBook Air features one USB 3.0 port, one HDMI, and one USB Type-C. Pricing for the bigger model starts at $750, while the smaller Mi Notebook Air will set you back for $520. Local availability is yet to be announced.