Friday, 12 August 2016

See The Look, Specs And Price Of Xiaomi's First Laptop To Compete With Apple’s MacBook Air

Xiaomi, the mobile phone manufacturer company behind the Mi phones, is about the launch their first ever laptop, Mi Notebook Air, Xiaomi’s $750 laptop to take on the market supremacy of Apple’s MacBook Air. Speculations were made that a Windows or a Linux version of the laptop would arrive in the future. The future is the present now and the Mi Notebook Air is already ruling the internet search results.

Just like the Macbook Air, the Mi Notebook Air also comes in two variants of differing display sizes. There is a 13.3 inch and a 12.5 inch Notebook Air. Both machines feature an aluminum chassis without any logo on the exterior body, a 1080p display, a backlit keyboard, dolby digital surround sound and a type-C charging port. You can unlock your Mi Notebook Air without typing any passwords with your Mi Band 2 (if you have one).

The Mi Notebook Air was uncovered during a product launch event by Xiaomi at the China National Convention Center in Bejing. The new Redmi Pro featuring dual cameras was also launched alongside the Notebook.

Specifications for the 13.3inch Mi Notebook Air

  • Intel Core i5 6200U with clock rate up to 2.7 GHz
  • 8 gigs of DDR4 memory
  • 256 gigs of SSD storage
  • Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU (1 gigs of GDDR5 video memory)
  • 9.5 hours of uptime provided by a 40Wh battery. 30 minutes to charge battery up to 50 percent
  • Two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, and one 3.5mm audio/mic port
  • Weighs 1.28 kilos and 13 percent thinner than the 13inch MacBook Air
  • Price – $750 (converted from 4,999 yuan)

Specifications for 12.5inch Mi Notebook Air

  • Intel Core M3 6Y30 with clock rate up to 2.2 GHz
  • 4 gigs of memory
  • 128 gigs of SSD storage
  • No discrete graphics
  • 11.5 hours of uptime
  • One USB 3.0 port, one HDMI port, and one audio/mic port
  • Weighs 1.07kg
  • Price – $525 (converted from 3,499 yuan)

Xioami has created an ecosystem of products like Mi smartphones, tablets, routers, power banks. In fact, Xiaomi smart weighing scales, air purifiers, and even products like suitcases and key chains. This device is a dream come true for Apple’s MacBook lovers but can’t afford one

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