Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone company has moved one step ahead of its competitors and launched its first ever laptop called Mi Notebook Air. After a lot of rumours and leaks Xiaomi, today unveiled its new smartphone Redmi Pro and the new Notebook Air.
The new laptop bears an uncanny resemblance to Apple Macbook Air, so much that even the name sounds familiar, right? Xiaomi anyways didn’t shy away from comparing the two products in the press conference as well.
The new laptop comes in two variants — 13.3-inch and 12.5-inch — both running Windows with a full-HD display, full-metal body and type-C USB charging, Windows 10 Home, two USB 3.0 slots and an HDMI slot. There’s a full-sized backlit keyboard. The company’s ‘Xiaomi Sync’ software is pre-installed to sync data from a Xiaomi smartphone, and you can unlock the laptop using a Mi Band 2.
The Notebook Air with 13.3 inches comes with an Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD, and an expandable SSD slot. The NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 1GB GDDR5 graphics card is present to enhance gaming experience as well.
This model boasts of 9.5 hours of battery life on a single charge, and with the provided fast charger, you can get up to 50% of charge in around half an hour. Other features include AKG Custom dual speakers and Dolby surround sound support.
The 12.5 inch laptop comes with slightly stripped down hardware. It comes with an Intel Core M3 processor with integrated graphics, with 4GB RAM and 128GB in expandable SSD. This will be the thinnest Xiaomi laptop in the range
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The 12.5 inches model is priced at 3599 CNY/$540,while the larger 13.3 inches, flagship model is priced at 4,999/$750. They will go on sale in China from August 2 and there’s no information about international availability as yet.
Looks like Xiaomi has got the near perfect competitor to Macbook in terms of style and power and beats it handsomely with the pricing. While most of us are eagerly waiting to lay hands on these laptops, do let us know your thoughts about Xiaomi venturing into laptop segment.