The rumored Xiaomi notebook was made official today at an event in China. At the same event, the company also announced the Redmi Pro, its most expensive Redmi smartphone yet.
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air will be available in two sizes – 12.5-inch and 13.3-inch. Both models feature a premium metal body and a glass bezel that gives them a classy appearance. The displays on both offer 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, no optional higher resolution panels are on offer.
The 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air packs an Intel Core i5-6200U processor, 8GB of DDR4 memory, 256GB of PCIe SSD storage, dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU, and a 40W battery that is claimed to deliver up to 9.5 hours of usage. A USB Type-C port is part of the package as well, with fast charging support that allows the battery to achieve 50% charge in just 30 minutes. Despite the impressive hardware inside, the 13.3-inch model is quite thin at 14.8mm and weighs in at 1.28kg.
The 12.5-inch model has a slimmer 12.9mm profile and weighs in at 1.07kg. Surprisingly, it also offers batter battery life with a claimed usage figure of 11.5 hours. It isn’t anywhere near as powerful as its bigger sibling though, with an Intel Core m3 processor under the hood and 4GB of RAM. As for storage, it comes with a 128GB SATA SSD and an expandable SSD slot.
The Mi Notebook Air 12.5” has been priced at 3499 Yuan ($525) while the bigger and more powerful 13.3-inch version is priced at 4999 Yuan ($750).