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The updated Xiaomi Notebook Air 13.3" features Kaby Lake-R CPUs, and costs almost $1000

Mi Notebook Air 13.3". (Source: MI)
Mi Notebook Air 13.3". (Source: MI)
Xiaomi has released an update to its 2017 Mi Air 13.3" offerings. The updated model of the notebook will be powered by the 8th-gen Intel CPUs, with an accompanying price tag close to the $1000 mark.
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Xiaomi may be a heavyweight in the smartphone industry but the company's notebook line also offers fine value. The company released the Notebook Air 13.3" last year and has now launched an updated version, this time, with 8th-gen Intel Core CPUs. 

This isn't the first Xiaomi Notebook to be powered by Kaby Lake-R processors, as the Notebook Pro also featured the same CPUs. We're fans of that particular device—it did a lot of things well, relative to its price tag. You can check out our detailed review here.

The new Notebook Air 13.3" is currently listed only on Geekbuying. It comes in two variants, one with the Core i5-8250U and the other with the Core i7-8550U. Both models feature 8 GB and 16 GB of DDR4 RAM respectively, exclusively. They also both come with the not-so-overwhelming MX150 GPU, and a 256 GB SSD. The original version of the notebook didn't have the best thermal handling but Xiaomi claims to have improved on that with this update, with a significant 63% boost in cooling efficiency.

The Core i5 model comes with a price tag of US$969, which is admittedly a tad pricey.

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Ricci Rox
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Ricci Rox, 2018-01-30 (Update: 2018-01-30)