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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 and 12.5 Launched in Nepal

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With the start of Mi Festival, we saw a bunch of deals and offers along with some new product launches. What caught our attention was the Mi Notebook Air. Based on the queries we received, I assume a lot of us were waiting for this device to launch. Now, both the Mi Notebook Air 13.3 and 12.5 are here.

Mi Notebook Air is an ultrabook which looks sleek and aesthetics wise is similar to MacBook. The only thing that says it’s a Mi Notebook is the Mi branding on the front instead of the MacBook branding.  Ultrabooks are perfect to those needing a light and portable computers for their daily work. Among the two, the smaller 12.5inch Mi Notebook Air is the lighter one but the weight difference between the two isn’t that significant.

Mi Notebook Air 12.5

Mi Notebook Air 12.5, as the name suggests, comes with a 12.5 inch Full HD display(1080 x 1920) with the pixel density of 176ppi. The ultrabook weighs just 1.07kg with aluminum construct making it lighter than the Macbook Air. It comes with 4 ports altogether, one USB C port for charging and data syncing, one HDMI Port, one USB3.0 port, and a headphone jack. For an ultrabook that’s adequate ports, but there could have been more(an SD card slot). The USB C port supports 4K at 30Hz for external displays. You also get a full-size trackpad without buttons. It is running on Windows 10 Home Edition.

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Powering the Air 12.5 is the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ m3 Dual-Core Processor (Skylake m3-6Y30) which has the base frequency of 900MHz and maximum Turbo Frequency of 2.20GHz. For graphical performance, it comes with Intel ® HD Graphics 515 integrated graphics with the base frequency of 300MHz and maximum frequency of 850MHz. It comes equipped with 4GB of RAM and cannot be upgraded. For Storage, it has 128GB SSD.

On the connectivity side, it has 802.11/ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1. For video calling, it comes with 1MP Camera up front. Backing up this ultrabook is a 600Wh / L 37 watts battery. It can last for 6 to 7 hour of usage.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5 is priced at Rs.84,999.

Specifications of Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5

Weight 1.07kg
Display 12.5 ″ FHD full HD 276.5mm × 155.6mm
Resolution 1080 x 1920 (176 ppi)
Contrast ratio 600 : 1
Border and screen proportion 5.71mm 78.6%
Processor Intel ® Core ™ m3
Highest frequency 2.2GHz
Graphics card Intel ® HD Graphics 515 integrated graphics
RAM 4GB
SSD 128GB SATA
Camera 1MP camera
1280 x 720 video calls
Audio Realtek ALC233
AKG Customised dual speaker
Video output USB Type-C and HDMI
supports 1080p resolution ( 60Hz)
4K resolution (30Hz)
Cache 4MB
Battery type Lithium-ion polymer battery
Battery capacity 600Wh / L 37 watts
Battery performance Online video playback 9.5 hours
Local video playback 7.5 hours
Web browsing 7.5 hours
Operating System Windows 10
Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking;
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible maximum speed up to 867Mbps
Bluetooth 4.1
Interface USB Type-C x 1
USB 3.0 x 1
HDMI port x 1
3.5mm jack x 1

Mi Notebook Air 13.3

Mi Notebook Air 13.3 is pretty similar to its smaller sibling but with a slightly big footprint. It also comes with a Full HD display (1080 X 1920 ) with the pixel density of 166PPI. This ultrabook is still lighter than the Macbook Air weighing just 1.28Kg. It comes with all the similar ports as the 12.5 version. It has one USB C port for charging and data syncing, one HDMI Port, two USB 3.0, ports, and a headphone jack and again without an SD Card reader. The USB C port supports 4K at 30Hz for external displays.

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Powering the ultrabook is the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor(Skylake i5-6200U) with the base frequency of 2.30GHz and the maximum turbo frequency of 2.80Ghz. For graphical performance, it comes with NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU (2GB) should be powerful enough to handle midtier graphically intense applications. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and runs on Windows 10 Home Edition.

For storage, it comes with 256GB SSD. It has similar connectivity options like its smaller sibling; 802.11/ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1. It also has the same 1MP Camera up front for video conferencing. Backing up this ultrabook is a 578Wh / L 40 watts battery which should be good enough for 6 to 7 hours of usage.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook 13.3 is priced at Rs.1,17,999.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook 13.3 Specifications

Weight 1.28kg
Display 13.3 ″ FHD full HD
293.76mm x 165.24mm
Resolution 1080 X 1920 (166 PPI)
Contrast ratio 800: 1
Border and screen proportion 5.59mm
80.1%
Processor Intel ® Core ™ i5
Highest frequency 2.7GHz
Graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
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RAM 8GB RAM
SSD 256GB PCIe × 4 NVMe SSD + 1GB GDDR5
Camera 1MP camera 1280×720 video calls
Audio Realtek ALC255
AKG Customised dual speaker 2Wx2
Dolby Audio ™ Premium Dolby sound — Advanced Edition
Video output USB-C and HDMI support 1080p resolution (up to 60Hz) supports 4K resolution (30Hz)
Cache 3MB
Battery type lithium-ion polymer battery
Battery capacity 578Wh / L 40 watts
Battery performance Online video player 8 hours local video playback 7.5 hours Web browsing 7.5 hours
Operating System Windows 10
Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking;
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
maximum speed up to 867Mbps
Bluetooth Online video player 8 hours
Local video playback 7.5 hours
Web browsing 7.5 hours
Interface USB-C x 1
USB 3.0 × 2
HDMI port x 1
3.5mm jack x 1

There is only a handful of Ultrabook in Nepal and they are slightly pricier than the rest laptop bunch. Xiaomi Mi Notebooks looks great aesthetically and there’s no competition for its lightness. Specifically, the Mi Notebook Air 12.5 which weighs just 1.07Kg. But for the price of lightness, you are getting a fairly underpowered processor which might not be adequate if your work needs a little more power.

The Mi Notebook 13.3 is also a pretty good pick but if you look elsewhere then the Dell XPS 13 can be a great alternative or you can just get the Apple MacBook 13.3 Air.

All and all these notebooks were targeted for the people who want a lighter computer for their daily commute without breaking their back carrying a hefty laptop. Xiaomi Mi Notebooks can be a perfect pick for anyone who has to travel and work.