Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Launched – Can it Beat MacBoook Air??

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air

Today, At an event in China, Xiaomi has announced the Mi Notebook Air which runs Windows 10 out of the box. The company has launched two model of this notebook.  First is a powerful, 13.3-ich model and the other is a 12.5-inch model.


Both the laptops have a slim and lighter profile as compared to latest MacBook Air model from Apple. Both sport a 1080p display with a 1MP webcam, USB Type-C port for charging, backlit keyboard, thin metal body in gold and silver colors. The higher variant is priced at 4999 Yuan or about $750 (Rs. 50500 approx).

The 13.3-inch model has a 40Wh battery inside the 14.8mm thin shell (weighing 1.28 Kg) which supports fast charging, and can get the MI Notebook Air to 50% charge in just half an hour. The battery is slated to last 9.5 hours with normal usage.

Also Read: World’s Slimmest Laptop – HP Spectre

The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air comes in Gold and Silver colors. The 12.5-inch version is priced at 3499 yuan (US$ 524 / Rs. 35,260 approx.) and the 13.3-inch version costs 4999 yuan (US$ 749 / Rs. 50,355 approx.).  It will go on sale in China from August 2nd, no word on the global availability.

Mi Notebook Air Gold color

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Specifications of Mi Notebook Air

Mi Notebook Air comparison

12.5″ Variant
13.3″ Variant
Display12.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) 16: 9 display, 170-degree wide viewing angle, 300 nits brightness, 600: 1 contrast ratio,  50% NTSC color gamut13.3-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) 16: 9 display, 170-degree wide viewing angle, 300 nits brightness, 800: 1 contrast ratio,  72% NTSC color gamut
ProcessorIntel Core m3 6Y30 processor (4M Cache, up to 2.2 GHz)Intel Core i5 6200U processor (3M Cache, up to 2.7 GHz)
Graphic Card Intel HD Graphics 5151GB DDR5 NVIDIA Geforce GT 940MX GPU
Hard Disk128GB SATA SSD, additional SSD expansion slot256GB PCIe × 4 NVMe SSD, additional SSD expansion slot
OSWindows 10Windows 10
WebCam1MP HD webcam, digital array microphone1MP HD webcam, digital array microphone
ConnectivityWiFi 802.11ac 2×2 (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1
Ports1 x USB 3.0 port, HDMI, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Realtek ALC233, AKG Customised dual 1W speakers, Dolby audio2 x USB 3.0 port, HDMI, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, Realtek ALC255, AKG Customised dual 2W speakers, Dolby audio
Dimensions292 x 202 x 12.9mm; Weight: 1.07kg309.6 x 210.9 x 14.8mm; Weight: 1.28kg
Battery37Wh battery with up 11.5h battery life40Wh battery with up to 9.5h battery life


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