Xiaomi's Notebook Air is all set to counter MacBook AIR with power packed Intel 7th generation processor, fingerprint sensor and other cutting edge features.
Xiaomi had proposed some performance upgrades to its Mi Notebook Air launched last year in July. The new 13.3-inch variants of the laptop comes as direct contender to the Apple’s famous MacBook Air line-up.Xiaomi has enhanced the performance of its Mi Notebook Air line-up by 10 percent, by using the latest Kaby Lake processors by Intel.
The seventh-gen Intel Core i7 and the Intel Core i5 Processors are now being used in its top variant and other 2 variants respectively.Another feature that has been added is a fingerprint sensor on the new Mi Notebook Air. The notebook now sports a fingerprint sensor placed on the top-right of the trackpad.
The sensor is a security feature that has many functions. Not only will it unlock the device, it will also act as a biometric security, for online payments, logins and more. The 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air variants come with an 8GB DDR4 RAM and 128/ 256GB of internal storage. The Notebooks also see a 3x improvement in graphic performance with a 2GB Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card now added to them.
The 12.5-inch variant of the Mi Notebook Air is now being powered by a seventh-gen Intel Core M3 Processor which has led to an improvement of 12 percent in its overall performance.The battery life as per the company according to the company stands at 9.5 hours for the 13.3-inch Notebook variants while the 12.5-inch variant promises 11.5 hours of battery life.
All the Mi Notebook Air models still support 4G LTE modems. The prices for the Mi Notebook Air variants are as follows:
13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air (Intel Core i5; 8GB RAM; 128GB Storage): CNY 4,999 (~ Rs 51,400)
13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air (Intel Core i5; 8GB RAM; 256GB Storage): CNY 5,499 (~ Rs 52,100)
13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air (Intel Core i7; 8GB RAM; 256GB Storage): Not yet announced
The Intel Core i5 Processor variants of the Mi Notebook Air will be available from June 18 on the online Xiaomi store, mi.com