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Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Air Might Get Apple Worried

By Victor Baker


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Mi Notebook Air

A bit of a joke, with a touch of truth to it. The Chinese company Xiaomi has come up with a wonderful surprise for us all, launching its first-ever laptop, a beauty called the Mi Notebook Air.

Designed to be a serious competitor to Apple’s MacBook Air, this thing boasts similar sizes and equally gorgeous looks; with a powerful 13.3-inch and a portable 12.5-inch version on offer, both of them featuring a superb slimline body, a 1080p display and a 1-megapixel webcam, things are about to get serious.

There’s also a backlit keyboard, a USB Type-C charging port, and a minimalistic metallic design. Available in gold or silver, Xiaomi’s amazing design will surely please a lot of tech enthusiasts, for a fraction of the price they’d have to pay for a MacBook Air.

Mi Notebook Air

On the inside, the 13.3-inch model packs an Intel Core i5-6200U “Skylake-U” processor, as well as an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU with 1GB GDDR5 of RAM. I have to admit, I was expecting more than a dual core 2.3GHz chip, but I guess this will do. Also worth mentioning are the 8GB of DDR4 RAM, an SSD with 256GB via PCIe and one free SATA slot for expansion.

According to Xiaomi, the 40Wh battery will deliver 9.5 hours worth of power, and will charge up to 50% charge in 30 minutes. At the end of the day, the $750 price-tag will get you excited, no doubt. The Mi Notebook Air has already reached China, but we still have to wait for it. Sorry!

Mi Notebook Air

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About Victor Baker

Victor is our go-to associate editor for anything with four wheels – and more! With over a decade of experience in automotive journalism, his expertise spans from classic cars to the latest in electric vehicle technology. Beyond vehicles, he has broadened his editorial reach to cover a wide range of topics, from technology and travel to lifestyle and environmental issues. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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