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Xiaomi joins the laptop battle


Xiaomi launches its first laptop models and they are dubbed as Mi Notebook Air that is available in two variants.

Mi Notebook Air
Xiaomi’s first-ever laptops in two variants

“When will Xiaomi come out with a laptop?” is one of the questions I get asked a lot (a LOT). Well, today, ask no more, because I’m about to introduce you to Mi Notebook Air, Xiaomi’s first-ever laptop; Hugo Barra(VP of Xiaomi Global)

Xiaomi launched their very first laptop, the MI Notebook Air as it promises an ultra-thin and ultra-light notebook to match with ultrabooks today. The company challenges the existing MacBook Air as they name theirs with the same of Apple’s flagship laptop. May it be just a coincidence or a challenge, still this is a promising device to join in the laptop battleground.

The Mi Notebook Air is available in two variants, First is their top-of the line Mi Notebook Air 13.3″ that is powered by Intel Core i5 6th Generation processor with an 8GB DDR4 RAM, Expandable 256GB PCIe SSD, and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card. Other notable features are below:

Mi Notebook Air 13.3”

– Powered by Windows 10 Home
– Lightweight, full-metal body
– 9.5 hours extended battery life, supports 1C quick charging, can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes
– 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
– AKG custom grade dual speakers, supports Dolby Digital surround sound
– 5.59mm ultra-thin bezel
– Fully laminated, 1080p FHD display with edge-to-edge glass protection
– Ultra-thin, individually backlit, full-sized keyboard
– Full set of connectors: HDMI, USB 3.0 x 2, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C
– Supports Bluetooth 4.1 and can be unlocked with Mi Band 2
– 13.3” display, 309.6mm x 210.9mm x 14.8mm; 1.28kg
– Mi Cloud Sync ready
– Logoless exterior, clean minimalistic design
– RMB 4999

SRP: RMB 4999 or PHP 35,384 (1 CNY = 7.07840 PHP)
Pricing forecast in PH: PHP 37,000 40,000

The 2nd variant is Mi Notebook Air 12.5″ a thin and light, like a magazine that has an Intel Core M3 processor, 4GB RAM, and Expandable 128GB SATA SSD. Other features are below:

Mi Notebook Air 12.5”

– Ultra-light full metal body, 12.9mm thin, weighs only 1.07kg
– 11.5 hours battery life, supports 1C quick charging
– powered by Windows 10 Home
– 1080p FHD screen with edge-to-edge glass protection
– AKG custom dual speakers, Dolby digital surround sound
– Mi Cloud Sync ready

SRP: RMB 3499 or PHP 24,767 (1 CNY = 7.07840 PHP)
Pricing forecast in PH: PHP 26,000 30,000

Since Xiaomi Philippines already bid their goodbye on Philippine market, it is expected to be available on Gray Market sellers for as long as there is a demand for these products. So if you’re planning to grab one of these, watch out for your favorite gray market sellers.


RJ Ramirez
RJ Ramirez
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