China-based smartphone gaint, Xiaomi is well known for its solid smart phones at low in cost. The company enlarged the range of products by offering everything from rice cookers to smart luggage, TV’s and even an air purifier. In an event held in Beijing on Wednesday, the Company announced its entry into laptops segment with the Mi Notebook Air.
The new notebook running Windows 10, will come in two variants, 13.3 inch for the power user and a 12.5 inch for the people looking a portable option. Both the devices features 1080p full-HD displays. The machines come out apple like design with a fully metal body in gold or silver colour.
The 13.3 inch Mi Notebook Air packs an Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and a 256GB internal hard disk (provided extra SATA slot for expansion). The laptop comes with a Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics card which helps the user to play heavy video applications and high frame rate video games. But while the 12.5-inch variant has an Intel Core M3 processor with 4GB RAM and a 128GB hard disk lagging discrete graphics.
A notable specification in 12.5 inches is the battery life which serves for 11.5 hours long on a single charge. While the 13.5 inch Mi Notebook Air is capable of 9.5 hours use time. The upside of this is, 12.5 variant weight about 2.36 pounds (1.7 kg) whereas the 13.3 inch is little heavier weighing at 2.82 pounds (1.28 kg). The manufacturer says the Mi Notebook is 13% thinner and 11% smaller than Macbook Air.
The pricing for 12.5-inch ranges at 3599CNY (Rs.36247) and it’s about 4,999(Rs.50347) for the larger flagship model. Mi Notebook Air is all set to be launch in China on August 2, and the company hasn’t provided any information regarding its international launch.
Seems Xiaomi’s ambition to get connected with every consumer household devices is stepping ahead.