Xiaomi's first laptop, the Mi Notebook Air is thinner and lighter than Apple's, costs $750

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Model

Xiaomi's first laptop is here, aptly called the Mi Notebook Air running Windows 10. In a not so surprise move, the company launched the much anticipated Redmi Pro along with two Mi Notebook Air models at today's event in China.

The Mi Notebook Air comes in two display variants, a powerful 13.3-inch model with discreet graphics and a more moderately spec'd 12.5-inch model for on-the-go executives. Both are very slim, in-fact thinner and lighter than the current gen MacBook Air models from Apple. Coming to common features on both, you have a 1080p display covered in glass with a 1MP webcam underneath, USB Type-C port for charging, a backlit keyboard, thin metal build in gold and silver, with the flagship model costing just 4999 Yuan or about $750 (Rs. 50500 approx).

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air

Coming to specs, the 13.3-inch model runs on the Intel Core i5-6200U processor (Turbo to 2.7GHz) with a 13.3-inch 1080p display powered by NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (1GB DDR5 RAM) graphics. There's 8GB DDR4 Memory onboard, 256GB SSD storage via PCIe and another SATA slot for storage expansion. There's a 40Wh battery inside the 14.8mm thin shell (weighing 1.28 Kg) which supports fast charging, and can get the MI Notebook Air to 50% charge in just half an hour. The battery is slated to last 9.5 hours with normal usage.

Mi Notebook Size Comparison

The 12.5-inch model is slimmer and lighter than the 13.3-inch model at just 12.9mm in thickness weighing 1.07Kg. It runs on the Intel Core M3 processor with integrated graphics, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage with one free PCIe slot to expand it. This one has 1 USB 3.0 port and an HDMI port for connecting it to a display. Even though the 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air is thinner than the 13.3-inch model you still get 2 hours more battery life, thanks to the more power efficient Core M3 chip. This one is priced at 3499 Yuan which roughly translates to about $525 or Rs. 35300.

The Mi NoteBook Air models will be available in China starting August 2nd, there is no word on a global rollout yet.

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