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It’s Mi Notebook Air, the laptop Xiaomi

Mi Notebook Air

A rumor that had accompanied us a long time, with different leaks in recent weeks, until the day of his presentation came. Yes, Xiaomi also wants to offer – Chinese – a laptop and is called Mi Notebook Air. The chosen operating system is Windows 10.

In his presentation they have no problem compared directly with Apple notebooks, and let’s not forget that that name is too seems, but there it is offering much less, as is usual in the Chinese firm. Initially it appears in two screen sizes: 12.5 and 13.3 inches.

Mi Notebook Air
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Xiaomi set size comparisons between its 13.3 – inch model and Apple, ensuring that yours is 13% thinner: only 14.8 millimeters thick . Generally it has a smaller body 11%, with the same screen size. It also boasts minimal frames on your screen, with 5.59 millimeters.

This 13.3 – inch screen has a resolution Full HD and special lamination system for reducing glare. We should also note that the entire front where the screen is protected with a glass surface.

Taking a look at the ports we see an HDMI output, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, 3.5 mm jack, and a USB-C reversible. If we see that the keyboard has backlighting – one key – and full size. Each key press provides a depth of 1.3 mm.

Intel and Nvidia notebook motorize the Xiaomi

Internal hardware? For few surprises, all known but very interesting. The main heart is an Intel Core i5 sixth generation, a dual core running at 2.7 GHz. It is well accompanied by 8GB of RAM in DDR4 format and 256GB disk SSD (PCIe).

The graphics performance is going to order a dedicated unit, nothing less than a Nvidia GeForce 940MX with 1GB of GDDR5 RAM. Xiaomi interesting to know that the team does not close when expand storage memory and has an expansion slot to place another SSD.

Turning to official data of autonomy, we have to be able to live in ideal conditions about 9.5 hours (40 Wh battery). We also talk about a quick charge that enables fill 50% laptop in half an hour.

We’re not going to complain about ports, and can even expand storage with another SSD.

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Mi Notebook Air 12.5

We have not forgotten the small model, the Mi Notebook 12.5-inch Air. Also made of metal, its body weighs only 1.07 kilos and has a thickness of 12.9 millimeters. This time the screen Full HD remains protected in the same way.

Technical specifications are one step below an Intel Core M3, which manages to stretch the range to the 11.5 hours. RAM stays in 4GB, and the SSD is 128GB (there is another slot to place an SSD).

Other details common to both teams we would not want to miss are the certifications and collaborations with other brands: AKG puts signature to the two computer speakers and Dolby says that the laptop meets the surround system Dolby Digital. It is possible to unlock these laptops through the proximity of the new Mi Band.

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