The wait is finally over, as Xiaomi Notebook Air 4G hit the market with the upgraded hardware of the two variants: 12.5-inch and 13.3-inch. So the question is:
the new Xiaomi Notebook more than the word ‘4G’ added to its name?
Xiaomi Notebook Air 4G – Virtual SIM Ready!
If you think that the new Xiaomi Notebook will have a smartphone similar SIM slot supporting 4G network, then you are wrong. Instead of using the standard SIM, the laptop makes use of a Virtual SIM card (no physical SIM). In other words, it’s a built-in 4G network; air activated out of the box.
The virtual SIM card is based on China Mobile 4G settings, coverage and smartphone network with the same download bandwidth of 150Mbps, measured peak up to 80Mbps and 4GPAP Pro. A built-in 4GB, a total of 48GB charges 1560 yuan monthly.
The use of the Virtual SIM is also simple:
- Open the application
- Scan code login
- Smartphone real-name authentication. Done!
Xiaomi Notebook Air 4G – The Changes
Apart from the 4G network added to both versions of Xiaomi Notebook Air, there are some hardware changes in the 13.3-inch variant.
The 13-inch model has been upgraded to Intel 6th Generation ‘SkyLake’ Core i7 mobile processor, dual-core and four threads clocked at up to 3.0GHz, performance increased by 10% from the previous one.
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Sadly, no hardware change can be seen in the 12.5-inch model. Only the battery life has been increased from 9 hours to 11.5 hours.
Price & Availability
The new Xiaomi Notebook will be available to purchased from Xiaomi Official Website soon:
- 12.5-inch version for 4699 yuan ($676)
- 13.3-inch version for 6999 yuan ($1007)
With the introduction of 4G network, the laptops are 1,200 yuan more expensive than the non-4G ones. We guess that the international versions will not release as the notebook features a Chinese 4G network virtual SIM card.
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