Xiaomi launched a new base variant of the 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air and the 15.6-inch Mi Notebook Lite on Wednesday, apart from the new 65-inch Mi TV 4 and the Mi AirDots Youth Edition wireless earbuds in China. The 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air gets a price tag of 3,999 Yuan (Rs 41,800 approx) while the 15.6-inch Mi Notebook Lite sells for a cheaper 3,399 Yuan (Rs 35,500 approx).
The new Mi Notebook Air is powered by an 8th-gen Intel Core i3 CPU and 8GB of RAM. Storage is taken care of by a 128GB PCIe solid-state drive. While the base variant sees a processor update only now, the other variants got theirs in January this year. The Mi Notebook Air’s display remains the same: it’s a 13.3-inch LCD panel with a Full HD resolution. The laptop claims to have a screen-to-body ratio of 80 percent. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and offers a claimed viewing angle of 170 degrees.
The Mi Notebook Air, with its metal construction, weighs 1.3 kilogrammes. The laptop features a fingerprint scanner for faster sign-ins. The new Mi Notebook Air ships with a 40W charger and supports fast charging. Xiaomi claims the laptop can regain 50 percent charge in 30 minutes. It also claims that the battery on the Mi Notebook Air is good for up to 9.5 hours on a single charge.
The Mi Notebook Air comes with support for Dolby Audio and AKG-tuned dual speakers. For connectivity, the laptop offers a USB Type-C port, USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, a microSD card slot, and a 3.5mm audio jack for headsets. The Bluetooth version offered on the laptop is 4.1. There’s no word at the moment on whether Xiaomi will bring the Mi Notebook Air to India anytime soon. The Chinese company recently showcased its Mi Home ecosystem in India, which included a cleaning robot, an air purifier, a rice cooker, a smart cooker, and other things.