Already there was a Xiaomi laptop that runs on Windows 10 operating system called Mi Notebook Air and it differentiates with Apple’s MacBook Air. Now that another report surfaced suggesting that the Chinese company is very much planning to introduce a 4G LTE-enabled Notebook Air, successor to its 13.3 and 12.5-inch Notebook Air in the next few days at an event in China.
Xiaomi although announced its first and foremost Mi Notebook Air models in July, and today sent out invites for an all-new Mi Notebook keynote in its home grounds in partnership with China Mobile. It appears to show a 4G signal bar on the right corner, and this damn notebook is expected to be coming with LTE support to offer on-th-go connectivity.
The predecessor versions of Mi Notebook Air brought with it in 12.5″ and 13.5″ models with 1080p full HD displays and 5.71mm to 5.59mm ultra-narrow borders. But it’s however not clear that if the new upgraded models of Mi Notebook Air will also be using the same screen-size. Rather the design is expected to be looking similar, including full-sized backlit keyboard with a 1.3mm key travel, 3nits brightness and glass trackpad for precise cursor control and multi-finger gesture controls like scrolling program switching, zoom and other multitasking gestures. There’s still support for 1C fast charging capability to charge Mi Notebook Air up to 50% in just half an hour.
If that’s the case, Xiaomi with this hardware looking to offer its users a cheaper alternative to the relatively expensive MacBook Air. The company will presumably launch two size variants this time around as well.
Recap. The 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air brings with it the power of a sixth generation Intel Core i5 processor, paired with NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU with 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and 256GB PCIe SSD, which Xiaomi itself claims that the hardware will power a 9.5 hours battery life with a package said to charge 50-percent in 30 minutes. While the 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air, carries an Intel Core M3 CPU with 4GB of RAM, and 128GB SATA SSD alongside a second SSD slot for expansion. It gives 11.5 hours battery life and is the smaller variant by means, Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air came with single USB-C port for charging and offered support for traditional USB 3.1 port.
In fact Xiaomi could bring improvements to performance by adding 7th generation Core i7 processor and option of up to 16GB RAM on the 13.3-inch variant. If the gadget gets thinner and lighter then it would appeal to more consumers. The 12.5-inch display Mi Notebook Air variant is priced at CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs. 35,300), and the 13.3-inch variant is priced at CNY 4,999 (roughly Rs. 51,400).
The updated version of Mi Notebook Air will be announced by Xiaomi in collaboration with China Mobile on December 23rd. Stay tuned!
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