Xiaomi is already offering a number of laptops with different screen sizes, varying from 12.5 inches to 15.6 inches, and powered by different generation Intel processors. However, one of the most popular models was the first-gen Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5. It was uncovered a couple of years ago. But due to the quality construction and great performance, this notebook has been still selling well. Today, the manufacturer officially announced the i5 version of this device.
Unlike the original model that came with an Intel Core m3-6Y30 dual-core CPU clocked at 2.2GHz, the new Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 is packed with the seventh-gen Intel i5 chip. The 4GB + 256GB variant is available at 3999 yuan ($579).
The rest of the features seem to remain unchanged. The Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 uses a screen size of 12.5 inches and a resolution of 1080p. The border width is 5.71mm, it weighs 1.07kg, and the thickness is 12.9mm only. That’s why its official name is the ‘magazine version size’.
As said, the Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 is equipped with a Kaby Lake processor. Although there is no upper eight-generation quad-core i5 chip, compared to the original m3 processor, the upgrade is still very large. In terms of battery life, the Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 is officially said to have 11.5 hours of battery life and supports 1C fast charge.
The Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 comes with a list of features corresponding premium laptops. Especially it refers to the all-metal housing, edge-to-edge glass protection, keyboard backlights, and slim body. Though we have seen much respectable hardware under the hood, and it’s been supposed the laptop should be bulky. But Xiaomi pays much attention to design, and as it’s called as Chinese Apple,