Another good day as Xiaomi introduced two new baseline Mi Notebook Air variant with Intel’s 8th generation Core i3 processors. One of these models has a 13.3-inch display, while the other has a 15.6-inch panel.
The key highlights of the new Mi Notebook Air models include the 8th Gen Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, fast charging support with a USB Type-C port, and a 128GB SATA SSD with options to expand externally via HDD. Both notebooks run Windows 10 Home Edition. Let’s look at the specifications of both models starting from the 13.3-inches.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3-inch
The new Mi Notebook Air runs pre-installed Windows 10 Home, and sports a 13.3-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) display panel with 170-degree viewing angle, 300nits brightness, and 80.1 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The laptop is powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i3-8130U with dual-core four-thread processor with L3 4MB cache, coupled with Intel UHD graphics 620, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 128GB SATA SSD. It supports external hard drive expansion.
As for connectivity, the base Mi Notebook Air offers Intel’s 2X2 dual-antenna, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.1, and a fingerprint sensor. Ports on the notebook include 1x USB Type-C port, 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x HDMI port, 1x 3.5mm headphone jack, Dimensions of the notebook are 309.6×210.9×14.8mm and weight is about 1.3kg.
It also sports a glass touchpad for precise cursor control and multi-finger gestures. The Mi Notebook Air has a full size backlit keyboard with 1.3mm keystroke and 3nits brightness. There is a 40W battery cell under the hood. The notebook gets a 1-megapixel 720p front camera with a digital array microphone.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 15.6-inch
The Mi Notebook 15.6-inch variant has slightly additional benefits when compared to the 13.3-inch model. It sports a 15.6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, and features 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. The 8th gen Intel Core i3 processor is equipped with dual fan cooling system and 2+2 heat pipe layout.
Ports on the Mi Notebook Air include 1x USB 2.0, 1x Gigabit Ethernet port, 1x HDMI port, 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x 3.5mm headphone jack, and 1x 3-in-1 card reader.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Price, Availability
The base variant of the 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air with 8GB RAM has been priced at CNY 3,999 (roughly N210,000) in the Chinese market. On the other hand, the newly introduced 15.6-inch Mi Notebook Air base model with 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage gets a price tag of CNY 3,399 (about N180,000).
Both models are now available for purchase, the latter’s listing shows it is up for pre-orders, and will go on sale on November 11, which is Singles Day in China.