Next to Redmi Pro, Xiaomi announced the launch of its first laptop My Notebook Air, which come to compete directly with Apple MacBook Air. Available in two variants 12.5 and 13.3 inches, both are made of an aluminum chassis fitted with a panel of Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). Obviously, both notebook variants are running Windows 10 operating system out of the box.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air: A $750 MacBook Rival
The model of 13.3″ has a thickness of 14.8 mm (Vs 17 mm of MacBook) and weighs 1.28 kg (vs 1.35 kg), inside we find an Intel Core i5-6200U processor running @ 2.80 GHz accompanied by 8 GB of memory DDR4 RAM @ 2133 MHz with an SSD of 256 GB, leaving SATA port free to add an additional storage unit. Thanks to the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 940MX mobility graphics chip with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, the laptop can run eSports games without problems or can easily run other more advanced games at low graphics quality. The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is backed by a battery that promises up to 9.5 hours of battery life and thanks to the USB Type-C port, so it can be charged from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes.
In addition to USB Type-C, we have a pair of USB 3.0 ports, a video output as HDMI and 3.5mm jack for headphones. This model will go on sale at a price of $749, far from the $1200 of MacBook Air which makes it competitive.
The Mi Notebook Air of 12.5 “ weighs only 1.07 kg, but its processor drops to an interesting Intel Core m3 coupled with 4 GB of RAM with an SSD of 128 GB being free another SATA port to add an additional SSD. No dedicated GPU and USB 3.0 port (thus maintains the Type-C, 3.5mm and HDMI video output). It is backed by a battery that promises up to 11.5 hours of life. This model comes at a price around $524.