Xiaomi’s First Laptop Mi Notebook Air Announced With Windows 10, Slim Metal Body

Xiaomi has finally unveiled its long rumoured entry into the PC category, the Mi Notebook Air, the company’s first Windows 10 laptop at an event in China on Wednesday. The company at the event also launched the Xiaomi Redmi Pro.

Looking to take on Apple’s MacBook Air, Xiaomi has given consumers an affordable Windows-based alternative in the form of Mi Notebook Air.

Much like Apple’s MacBook range, one of the selling points of the Mi Notebook Air is how thin and light it is. The Mi Notebook Air is 13% thinner than the MacBook Air and packed inside an 11% smaller body. The Mi Notebook Air with a 13.3-inch display has a full-HD resolution, with a 5.59mm-thick bezel. It has a full metal body with 135-degree opening and closing hinge. The 12.5-inch model is just 12.9mm thick and weighs 1.07kg, while the 13.3-inch model is 14.8mm thick, compared to 17mm thick MacBook Air and weighs just 1.28kg.

It has full-sized backlit keyboard with 1.3mm key travel, 3nits brightness and glass trackpad for precise cursor control and multi-finger gesture controls such as scrolling program switching, zoom and other gestures. It has support for 1C fast charging technology so that it takes on half an hour to charge the laptop to 50%.

Let’s have a look at the specifications of both the models at a glance:

Xiaomi Mi Notebook 13.3? specifications

• 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) 16: 9 display
• Intel Core i5 6200U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.7 GHz)
• Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU (1 gigs of GDDR5 video memory)
• 8G of RAM, 256GB PCIe × 4 NVMe SSD, additional SSD expansion slot
• Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1
• 9.5 hours of uptime provided by a 40Wh battery
• Two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, USB Type-C and one 3.5mm audio jack
• 1MP HD webcam, digital array microphone

Xiaomi Mi Notebook 12.5? specifications

• 12.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) 16: 9 display
• Intel Core m3 6Y30 processor (4M Cache, up to 2.2 GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 515
• 4GB of RAM, 128GB SATA SSD, and additional SSD expansion slot
• One USB 3.0 port, one HDMI port, USB Type-C, and one 3.5mm audio jack
• 1MP HD webcam, digital array microphone
• Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1
• 37Wh battery with uptime of 11.5h battery life

Xiaomi has chosen Windows 10 as the operating system and the laptop syncs with the firm’s Mi Cloud and can also be unlocked with the Mi Band 2 fitness tracker. The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air comes in Gold and Silver colors. The 12.5-inch display variant is priced at CNY 3,499 ($525), and the 13.3-inch version is priced at CNY 4,999 ($750). It will go on sale in China from August 2nd.