Chinese brand Xiaomi has now upgraded its popular 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air models with 8th Generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Xiaomi has been upgrading the Mi Notebook Air lineup with latest processors for quite some time now and the same continues. The Mi Notebook Air with 8th Gen. Core i5 processor is now up for pre-sale in China for 5399 Yuan (approx. Rs 54,000) and the company is yet to reveal the price of 8th Gen. Core i7 Mi Notebook Air model. Xiaomi may not bring both the models to the Indian markets, at least for now.
Alongside the processor upgrade in both models, Xiaomi also made some under-the-hood changes too. The new models feature NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphic card with up to 2GB GDDR5 memory standard. The previous generation Mi Notebook Air 13.3-inch models had NVIDIA GeForce 940MX and just 1GB GDDR5 memory standard.
The Mi Notebook Air has a 13.3-inch display on the front, and Xiaomi launched this series to compete with Apple’s MacBook Air lineup. The display has 1080p resolution, and these models also come with a fingerprint scanner, which is placed in the top right corner of the trackpad.
Both the models weigh around 1.3kg and measures 14.8mm in thickness. Coupled to the processor are 8GB DDR4 RAM, and expandable 256GB PCIe SSD hard drive. The Mi Notebook Air 13.3-inch runs the latest Microsoft Windows 10 and is promised to deliver a battery life of up to 9.5 hours. They both come with MS Office Home 2016 preinstalled.
Xiaomi also stated that these new models feature upgraded cooling system as they now use thin metal blades to control the temperature. This ultimately increases the performance too. Like the earlier models, Xiaomi also added custom AKG speakers to boost the audio performance.
As stated, Xiaomi may not launch these products in the Indian market, but if the company manages to bring these to the country and price them aggressively like in the Chinese market, Xiaomi will face some considerable demand from the Indian audience. Xiaomi Mi Notebook range includes Mi Notebook Pro (high-end model) unveiled four months ago, LTE variant of the Mi Notebook 13.3-inch, and now these models. The company also has a smaller 12.5-inch model with seventh-gen Intel Core M3 processor running the show.
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