Xiaomi is a Chinese company that until recently was known only for its affordable smartphones. In a press event that was held in Beijing, the Chinese company launched a brand new smartphone, the Redmi Pro, and it also surprised the audience by showing off the company’s first laptop. The Mi Notebook Air actually looks quite elegant, and it has a nice spec sheet, all this for an affordable price. Although the hardware manufacturer only delivered smartphones initially, the company also released drones and other smart gadgets this year, and it was only a matter of time until they started delivering laptops too.
The Mi Notebook Air comes in two versions. There is a 13.3-inch top of the line product and a more portable 12.5-inch device. Both gadgets have a slim, metallic body, available in silver or gray, and a minimalistic design. There is no logo embedded on the device, so those who appreciate simplicity will definitely be drawn to this particular laptop. The 13.3-inch laptop is equipped with an Intel Core i5-6200U “Skylake-U” processor and an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU. The laptop includes 256GB SSD, which can be doubled thanks to the free SATA slot of the device, and 8GB of DDR4 RAM.
The 12.5-inch mi Notebook Air features an Intel Core M3 CPU and it has no dedicated GPU, and also cuts back on storage and memory. the smaller version of the first Xiaomi laptop includes only 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. One good thing about the smaller version is that given its lower specs, its battery will last up to two hours more than the one of the larger version. The battery of the 13.3-inch laptop can last for up to 9.5 hours, so the smaller notebook should easily take you through a working day. The smaller version is also more affordable. While the 13.3-inch variant of the laptop will set buyers back $750, the 12.5-inch laptop will only cost $520.
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air laptops will both run on Windows 10, and it will become available in China starting August 2. There is no information regarding the global availability of the laptops, so possible buyers all over the world will have to wait a little bit longer to get their hands on these elegant looking little things.