China’s Xiaomi unveiled its first notebook PC namely: Mi Notebook Air. And indeed, it looks rather like something from Apple’s MacBook line. According to Xiaomi, the Mi Notebook Air is a lightweight computer that arrives in China on Aug. 2.
The 13.3-inch model features a Intel Core i5 processor, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card along with 256 gigabyte solid state drive and 8 gigabyte of RAM, and if you need more space there’s an additional SATA slot available to boost storage by up to 256 gigabyte—all in a 2.82-pound package.
Other features include two USB 3.0 ports and one USB-C connection, the latter enabling charging and has a claimed battery life of 11.5 hours.
Each machine—available in gold or silver and it run Windows 10 out of the box. additionally, MIUI users can tap into the Mi Cloud Sync feature for access to contacts, text messages, notes, and photos stored in the cloud.
These ultra-slim notebooks feature a aluminium body that’s perfectly clean and clear from the outside. There’s no logo visible on the outer body as well (a stunt to improve the looks of the notebook?).
The 1.07 kg 12.5-inch version of the Mi Notebook Air will be available for a price of only $525 while the more expensive and powerful, 1.28 kg 13.3-inch variant will be available for a price tag of $750. There’s no official word on the international release as of yet but the notebooks will be available in China from 2nd August.