Xiaomi has now launched three new versions Mi Notebook Air 13 with updated internals. The latest notebook comes with the latest Intel chip under the hood. Besides, the graphics department too has received a major overhaul.
Before this, Xiaomi had updated its 13.3 inch Mi Notebook Air with the inclusion of a 4G modem. It had also upgraded the innards of its 12.5-inch notebook by including a 7th gen Intel Core M3 processor. This resulted in a company stated 12% percent improvement in performance over its predecessor.
With the latest update, Xiaomi has made a number of changes to its Mi Notebook Air 13 lineup. The new range features the latest Kaby Lake processors from Intel. Out of the three versions, two variants pack a 7th gen Intel Core i5 chip. On the other hand, the top of the line 13.3 inch Mi Notebook Air, has a Kaby Lake 7th gen Intel Core i7 chip. It has a peak clock speed of 3.0GHz, thereby giving the new notebook a 10% performance boost.
All three Mi Notebook Air 13 comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM as standard. Further, the notebooks feature 128GB or 256GB PCIe SSD storage depending on the configuration. The graphics department has too received a much needed boost. The Mi Notebook Air 13 now boasts of an Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card with 2GB GDDR5 memory as standard. For the uninitiated, the Nvidia GeForce MX150 is a part of the company’s entry level Pascal lineup of GPUs for laptops. The new chip is capable of delivering up to three times better performance per watt when compared to the Nvidia 940MX.
The upgraded notebook also comes with a built-in fingerprint scanner. It is present on the top right corner of the trackpad. The Mi Notebook Air 13 carries forward to rest of the specifications including the design language from its predecessor.
In terms of pricing, the Mi Notebook Air 13 with 7th gen Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM and 128GB PCIe storage comes at 4,999 Yuan (Rs 47,500 approx.) On the other hand, the Mi Notebook Air with 256GB PCIe storage is priced at 5,499 Yuan (Rs 52,100 approx.) The price of the top of the line trim, with 7th gen Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 625GB PCIe storage hasn’t been revealed yet. The Intel Core i5 versions of the notebook will go on sale in China starting June 15. Registrations for the sale are currently open on Mi.com.