Xiaomi’s come out with three new 13.3-inch laptops under its Mi Notebook Air series of sleek MacBook-rivaling devices. Each has been revamped with faster Intel Kaby Lake processors to allow for a speed boost, but look mostly the same as last year.
The biggest change in terms of features is the rectangle-shaped fingerprint scanner located at the top-right corner of the trackpad. It can be used to unlock the Mi Notebook Air and authorize payments online. The trio additionally comes with 4G LTE modem support for added connectivity options.
The top-of-the-line Mi Notebook Air doesn’t have a price tag yet. It boasts of a seventh generation Intel Core i7 SoC clocked at 3.5GHz and 256GB of SSD storage. The new CPU has apparently resulted in a 10% improvement in performance.
The second 13.3-inch Xiaomi laptop offers a seventh generation 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 chip and 128GB of room at CNY 4999 (roughly Rs 51400). The third features the same Intel Core i5 chipset, but upgrades the storage to 256GB. It’ll set buyers back by CNY 5499 (approx Rs 52100).
All 3 Mi Notebook Air variants ship with 8GB of RAM inside and a new NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5 memory to help it along. Custom AKG speakers and Dolby Audio Premium make sure sound is of the highest quality.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air specifications:
– Display: 13.3-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– OS: Windows 10
– CPU: 7th gen Intel Core i7
– GPU: NVIDIA GeForce MX150
– Battery: 40Wh
– Storage: 128GB/256GB SSD
– RAM: 8GB
– Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth, HDMI, 2 x USB 3.0, USB Type-C
We’ll keep you updated if and when the Mi Notebook Air makes its way out of China.