Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 Inch On Sale In China

Today, July 02 2016, Xiaomi officially announced Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 inch with a showroom price of ¥ 3499 (approximated to $ 526.35 at 0.15USD/CNY).

Mi Air Image
Mi Air Notebook 12.5 Inch

Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nitan, Zhuhai, and Hong Kong, however, postponed their date of sales on Aug 03 due to no-business-day on Tuesday, Aug 02.

Specifications – Quick Look

Screen Size, View Angle FHD 12.5 Inches, 170 Degrees View-angle
Screen Resolution Supports 1080p(60 Hz) and 4K Resolution (30 Hz)
OS Windows 10 Pre-installed
Processor Intel Core M3 6Y30 (2.2 Ghz)
Dedicated GPU No, (Intel® HD Graphics 515 integrated)
ROM 128GB (Supports Expansion)
Hard-Disk Type Solid State Drive (via SATA)
  • Intel 2X2 Dual Antenna Dual-income WiFi
  • 2.4GHz, 5GHz dual-band
  • 802.11ac Protocol
  • Compatible with 802.11 b / g / n
  • 867Mbps (Maximum Speed)
  • Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Technology
Spare PCIe Slot Yes
USB Yes, One USB 3.0 Port
HDMI Port Yes, One
Battery And Hour Lithium Ion Polymer, 11.5 Hours (Claimed)
Warranty 1 year for the machine,and 2 years for main components

That is just a quick view of the features. There are lot of features that you may prefer to look for yourself at mi website.

Slimmer But Heavier Than Apple Macbook 12 Inch

Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5-inch is quite slim at 12.9 mm and light at 1.07 kg. Comparatively, it is thinner than the MacBook 12-inch(13.1mm) but 150gms heavier.

Xiaomi Notebook Air
Xiaomi Notebook Air – Side View (Slim)

The processor that comes with it is Intel Core M3 CPU, with no GPU. It has 4GB of RAM 128GB of ROM wich is SSD connected through SATA. And there is a spare PCIe slot for you to get upgraded in a later stage (Hope, you will get help with Xiaomi Representatives). Whereas you get just one 3.0 USB, there is an HDMI port to compensate.

Xiaomi Notebook Air
Xiaomi Notebook Air – Core M3
Xiaomi Notebook Air - HDMI Port
Xiaomi Notebook Air – HDMI Port
Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 Inch
Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 Inch – User Can Customize Appearances

Xiaomi also offer, for the first time, 19 stores to support customization services. Customization of engraving your own texts on the notebook. You get only a small Mi Logo on opening the notebook, and not on the outside which Xiaomi seems to leave out for the users to customize.

Xiaomi have stressed on its laminated display which considerably reduce the glare, and its glass protection (edge-to-edge), its full-sized backlit keyboard with a stroke depth of 1.3mm stroke, dual  AKG speakers, and surround sound of Dolby Digital. It also has Cloud Sync to let users sync phone data, contacts,notes, messages, and gallery etc.

Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5
Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 Inch – Keyboard
Xiaomi Notebook Air
Xiaomi Notebook Air – Backlit Keyboard

It should be noted that only 12.5 inches version have been on put on sale today, Aug 02, at 10 am. And for the 13.3-inch version, the release date has not been made public.

Competitive Price Of Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 Inch

Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 Inch is priced at $ 526.35 (approximation of ¥ 3499 at 0.15USD/CNY). This is a great challenge to the Apple Macbook Air which are priced at double the price that Xiaomi offers.

Where To Buy (Sale Only In China)

At present, it in for sale only in China. The product is available for ¥ 3499 at mi website.

Availability Outside China

As of now, Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 Inch is on sale only in China. Let us hope that it gets expanded to outside of China.

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