Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air challenge the MacBook Air from Apple
The Chinese manufacturer presents its first two notebooks based on Windows operating system 10. Two models with screens 13.3″ and 12.5″.
Products that come into direct competition with the popular MacBook Air the house of Cupertino.
Xiaomi officially joined the Windows 10 notebook market and does so with a product that, in contrast to the market, is not located in the increasingly popular segment of the devices 2-in-1, but in that of the ultrabook.
The Chinese producer, presenting Mi Notebook Air, does not hide that he created a product that comes into direct competition with the MacBook Air the house of Cupertino. Woe to consider it a simple ” clone “, taking into account various aspects that make the recent proposal of the top Chinese manufacturer than Apple.
The similarities between the ultrabook Xiaomi and Apple do not stop at the name, but continue until they touch the main points that have made so popular handsets of the house of Cupertino, starting from the design features and the vocation for mobile use.
From one point of view, the new Xiaomi Notebook Air – is spoken in the plural because the notebook is available with screen 13.3″ and the one with the display from 12.5″ – can be seen as the realization of what evolutionary step of the MacBook Air range, for precise choice of Apple, has always been missing.
They arrive on the market with FullHD panels, the reduced display frames, a frame of less capacity and no waiver from the point of view of the hardware platform that uses the latest Intel Core processors of the sixth generation.
Elements, such as the absence of a MacBook Air with Retina display, continue to be a thorn in the side of Apple, which would have required users a line of Air renewal, without descending to compromises in terms of performance and its MacBook connectivity. Xiaomi seems to have caught these expectations by offering a product that, at least on paper, corrects the weaknesses of the MacBook Air.
The main features of the two variants highlighted by Xiaomi include, specifically:
Mi Notebook Air 13.3″
- Intel Core i5
- 8GB DDR4 RAM
- 256GB SSD PCIe slot for additional SSD
- GPU Nvidia GeForce 940MX
- 9.5 hours of battery life, quick charge (50% in 30 minutes)
- Shell made entirely of metal, 1.28 Kg weight
- Dimensions: 309.6 mm x 210.9 mm x 14.8 mm
- Support Mi Cloud Sync and unblocking Mi Band
Mi Notebook Air 12.5″
- Intel Core processor m3
- FHD display with protective glass edge-to-edge.
- 4GB of RAM
- 128GB SATA SSD slot for additional SSD
- 11.5 hours of battery life
- Double AKG speaker, Dolby Digital Surround
- Thickness of 12.9 mm
- All-metal body, weight 1.04 kg.
No special limitations in terms of connectivity, taking into account the parameters of the category. Despite the reduced thickness, Xiaomi has provided for the integration of a HDMI (standard-size size connector), two USB 3.0 ports, headphone jack and a USB connector Type-C. Both models are equipped with a backlit keyboard with key travel of 1.3 mm.
- Xiaomi Air 13 Laptop
- Windows 10
- Lightweight, innovative, high-performance laptop with a Full HD display
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