Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi introduced its first laptop lineup in July last year. The firm has now announced the successor to the 13.3-inch Notebook which features the same display size but comes with an upgraded CPU, graphics card and a fingerprint sensor embedded in its trackpad.
The new Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air has a 13.3-inch display, 170-degree wide viewing angle, 300 nits brightness and 72% colour gamut. The new Notebook Air is said to feature an upgraded CPU which uses a seventh generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor in its high-end variant, whereas the standard option gets a i5-7200U CPU. It packs 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM clocked at 2133MHz and is available in 128GB and 256GB storage options.There is also an additional SSD expansion slot.
The new variant now packs a 2GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce MX150 Graphic card for efficient multitasking. Other essential highlights include a fingerprint sensor which can unlock the Notebook in two seconds, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, 2 USB 3.0 port, HDMI and a USB Type-C port. It has a 3.5mm audio jack, AKG customized 2W speaker and a 40Wh battery which offers a battery life up to 9.5 hours.
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air with i5 processor with 128GB storage retails for 4999 Yuan (₹47,3800) whereas the 256GB variant is priced at 5499 yuan (₹52,130). The Notebook Air will go on sale in China on June 18. The company is still yet to release the pricing for the i7 processor variant, but it is likely to happen in the upcoming days.
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