Lightweight and lithe – the two buzzwords of the modern era of computing – drive the latest laptop launched by Xiaomi. The Mi Notebook Air is a 13.3” laptop that weighs only 1.3kg (2.86lbs) and delivers competent processing prowess fueled by an eighth-gen Intel Core i3 processor. With a price tag of $574.82 (3999 Yuan), the new launch is quite affordable for various audiences including students and mobile professionals. Xiaomi also launched the 15.6” Mi Notebook Lite alongside, priced at an even cheaper $488.57 (3399 Yuan).
The most significant win of the Mi Notebook Air is its easy adaptability to contemporary lifestyles with a steady but sleek body and a well-rounded processing configuration. While the Intel CPU is of the latest generation and delivers efficient performance, it is supported by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of high-speed SSD storage (PCIe). This is adequate for many day-to-day computing tasks such as working on documents and presentations, checking email, and browsing the internet. The innards of this all-metal laptop are kept cool with an upgraded cooling system that dissipates heat effectively and improves the overall performance.
Notably, the battery lasts for as long as 9.5 hours which guarantees several long hours of unplugged usage without fretting about reliable power supplies. When you do run out of charge, the fast-charge technology lets you power up the machine to 50% in only half an hour. So, you can practically take only a mini-break and watch your laptop spring back to life, ready to work wirelessly once again.
Display-wise, the new launch doesn’t change much from its predecessors. It offers a 13.3” full High-Definition screen (LCD). The display supports wide-angle viewing (up to 170 degrees), thereby making the viewing experience more convenient and seamless across different vantage points. The design is such that you get considerably more screen space to delve deeper into the action. The screen to body ratio is 80%. Multimedia experiences get further enhanced by the AKG speakers and Dolby Audio technology. Lending portability and durability to the display is the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that protects the screen from damage.
In terms of connectivity and device support, the new Mi Notebook Air is reasonably well-placed. It is fitted with a USB Type-C port, USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI, and a microSD card slot to let you connect to any devices or peripherals depending on your needs. It also supports Bluetooth 4.1 which comes in handy for file transfers. For improved accessibility on the go, this computer is also fitted with an integrated fingerprint scanner that lets you login with only your touch. It also improves the security outlook of the device.
Time will tell how the Mi Notebook Air fares with audiences and stands up amidst competitive launches. But with its upgraded processor, stylishly light design, and dependable performance, the road ahead sparkles with promise.