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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Series

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2018Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U, Intel Core i5 7200U, Intel Core i5 8250U, Intel Core m3 6Y30
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 515, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 12.5 inch, 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.1kg, 1.28kg, 1.31kg
Price: 700, 867 euro
Average Score: 82.6% - good
Average of 34 scores (from 69 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 79%, features: 71%, display: 81%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 86%

 

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5 2016

The Xiaomi Mi Air is a mid-range laptop which is both affordable and decent in performance. Xiaomi is quite successful in China’s smartphone market, but this is the first laptop released by the Chinese company. The Xiaomi Mi Air is a slim ultrabook with very simple and clean design. The very thin, silver-colored case made from aluminium looks premium in quality. It doesn’t even carry a Xiaomi logo to make it even cleaner. However, there is only one color option available for this laptop which is silver. The build quality is good and lid as well as keyboard and palm rest area do not flex too much. The laptop measures at 14.8 x 309.6 x 210.9 mm ( 0.58 x 12.19 x 8.3 in) and weighs at 1.28 kg (45.15 oz / 2.82 pounds). It is very lightweight and slim for a 13.3-inch display laptop. Its 40 Wh lithium-ion polymer battery is capable of delivering up to 7.5 hours of web browsing and 7.5 hours of local video playback. It is neatly designed with a USB 3.0 port, a USB Type-C port (AC-in) and a Power-LED at the right side of the laptop. The left side of the laptop houses an HDMI port, another USB 3.0 port and a 3.5 mm audio port. As for wireless connectivity, it has an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 module built in. Like many ultrabooks these days, it has no Ethernet connectivity and users may have to purchase a separate adapter if it is required. The Xiaomi Mi Air is powered by an Intel Core i5-6200U processor, an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphic card and 8 GB DDR4 RAM. It is not common for ultrabooks to have a discrete graphic processor, so it is an advantage for the Xiaomi Mi Air to have one for high-quality image processing and 3D games. As for storage, it features a 256 GB SSD. Its keyboard and trackpad are quite good and precise. Users can expect to get a similar typing experience as a Macbook Air delivers. However, there are reports of driver issues with the trackpad and Xiaomi will probably fix these with a software update. The Mi Air is equipped with a glossy, 13.3 inch IPS display. The Samsung LTN133HL09-M01 model features an aspect ratio of 16:9, a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and a pixel density of 166 ppi. The display measures at 293.76 mm x 165.24 mm and delivers high-contrast images. However, it could capture fingerprints and reflect quite a lot of environmental lighting. Using it in outdoors can be a problem. The Windows 10 system comes with a Realtek ALC255 audio card on two AKG Customised dual speaker 2 W. To enhance audio experience, it features Dolby Audio Premium Advanced Edition. Hence it can deliver a more natural and balanced sound. For convenience in video calling, the Xiaomi Mi Air has a 1 MP camera. Video telephony is possible at a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixel. The Mi Air is a good attempt by Xiaomi but it has a major drawback. It doesn’t have a design originality and lacks any kind of uniqueness. It is hard to look at it as a serious competitor to any other laptop manufacturer out there. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam The Xiaomi Mi Air 12 inch is another laptop released by Xiaomi which is quite successful in China’s smartphone market. Released alongside with the Xiaomi Mi Air 13 inch variant, the 12 inch variant of the laptop fits users who demand a very slim and lightweight laptop on the go. It is a direct competitor to the Macbook and Asus Zenbook 3. The exterior of the laptop is built with aluminium finish. There is no logo on the lid of the laptop, which is clearly an effort to keep the exterior clean and sleek. As for colour options, there are only two options - silver and gold - which is similar to the 13 inch variant of the laptop. The Xiaomi Mi Air measures at 292 mm x 202 mm x 12,9 mm and weighs at 1,07 kg. It is only slightly bigger and heavier than the 12 inch Macbook. The display of the laptop is a 12.5’’ Full HD LCD screen measuring at 276,5 mm x 155,6 mm with 5,71 mm of screen border. It has a pixel density of 176 ppi and a screen proportion of 78.6%. With 170-degree viewing angles and 300 nit brightness, it is able to deliver high contrast and bright images. Concerning protective measures, it features a sapphire glass layer which protects from minor scratches and damages. The texture of the screen is glossy, which normally reflects environmental lighting at outdoor usage. However, Xiaomi’s special lamination technology reduces the thickness of the air gap between the display and the protective glass 4 times, whereby the probability of glare caused by light refraction is reduced. As for hardware specification, it features an Intel Core m3 processor, just like the Macbook. The m3 processor paired with Intel HD Graphics 515 isn’t as powerful as an i5 processor but it is more power efficient. It smoothly runs on the Windows 10 operating system but might struggle with heavier tasks such as video editing and extreme multitasking. As for audio performance, it features a Realtek ALC233 audio driver and Austrian manufacturer, AKG’s customised dual speaker located at the bottom of the laptop. The battery of the Xiaomi Mi Air 12 inch is a 600Wh lithium-ion polymer battery capable of delivering online video playback of 9.5 hours, local video playback of 7.5 hours and web browsing of 7.5 hours. With fast charging support, it is possible to charge the laptop by 50% in half an hour. As for the webcam, it features a 1 megapixel camera capable of delivering a video call resolution of 1280 x 720 pixel. Another extra feature of the laptop is being able to unlock without entering a password by using a Mi Band 2, Xiaomi’s very own fitness tracker. This compensates for the lack of Windows Hello security support. As for input and output interfaces, the Xiaomi Mi Air 12 inch comes with a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port, a HDMI port and a 3.5mm jack for headphone. It also has the common Bluetooth and wireless ac connectivity functions. The Mi Air is a good ultraportable laptop that is able to compete with the 12 inch Macbook. However, its main rival is still the Windows based Asus Zeenbook 3. The Zenbook 3 features the more powerful Intel I series processors but also cost more than the Mi Air. For users who require an ultraportable laptop for light usage and lesser price, the Mi Air will be a better choice. Xiaomi may be a relatively new smartphone manufacturer but the Chinese company is already making it big in the smartphone industry and is also well known for its wide range of high tech home products such as smart rice cookers, drones and electric scooters. This only shows that Xiaomi is not a company to be taken lightly and with a great product like the Mi Air, it might be here to stay for a long time. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5 2016Notebook: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5 2016
Processor: Intel Core m3 6Y30
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 515
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 700 euro
Links:  Mi Notebook Air 12.5 2016 (Model)

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Average Score: 81.78% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 32 reviews)

 

80% Xiaomi Air 12 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Though it might be nearly as expensive as its more powerful sibling, the Mi Air 12 wins on portability and battery life. It’s a great-looking budget laptop that could easily be mistaken for a MacBook, with astonishing startup times, capable performance and a great screen. Our main concern is that it comes preinstalled with the Chinese edition of Windows 10 Home, which really will be a problem for UK users. This is fixable, but at additional cost.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Xiaomi MI Notebook Air 12.5 Intel Core i7-6500U Ultimate Edition Review
Source: Igeekphone English
Xiaomi MI Notebook Air 12.5 inch Core Intel Core i7-6500U still continues its old design with compact and portable style, it is a good trial to upgrade its processor to the latest and most powerful Intel Core i7-6500U processor, and its battery life and 45W quick charge have proved it is quite usable and reliable. Although the new version increases 100 yuan, $20 based on the old edition, we can still see the new version, MI Notebook Air 12.5 I7 processor edition will be more popular, do you think so?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2017
Xiaomi MI Notebook Air 12.5 inch Pro Version with Intel Core m3-Y730 Releases at 3,599 yuan, $599
Source: Igeekphone English
Last July, Xiaomi has officially released its first notebook, Xiaomi MI Notebook Air 12.5 and MI Notebook Air 13.3 inch, the former aims at battery life for office work, the latter is for ultra thin design and higher performance. After released in three months, it has sold up to 2.2 million units, and made the top 1 sale in Chinese single’s day last year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2017
Xiaomi MI Notebook Air 12 VS Apple MacBook Review
Source: Igeekphone English
They sell at different price, Xiaomi MI Notebook Air 12 at 3499 yuan, $583, Macbook at 9288 yuan, $1548. Xiaomi MI Notebook Air is triple cheaper than Macbook, although Macbook has better design. But if you are looking for a decent notebook with high performance as Macbook, and similar to Macbook in design, but cheaper than Macbook, Xiaomi MI Notebook Air 12 will still improve your personal status and help you work more conveniently. Don’t forget to use this coupon code: NOTEB125 , Coupon price: 584.99usd, just catch here for Xiaomi mi notebook air 12inch. Right now you can also enjoy coupon code: XAIR13IV for xiaomi mi notebook air 13inch at $887.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2016
80% Xiaomi Air 12 review
Source: Techradar English
A very stylish laptop let down by a few design and component issues. Still, this is a great first attempt by Xiaomi and one that will entice punters who want a MacBook Air look without paying the Apple price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Air 12 review
Source: Techradar English
The Xiaomi Air 2 is a great little laptop that's let down by some design and hardware choices – for example, a beefier processor could have been chosen for the same outlay and a DisplayPort connector would have been nice. Then there's the fact that there are other alternative devices that are either cheaper (Lenovo Yoga 700) with more flexibility, more system memory, and better connectivity. Most importantly, they are all available for sale in the UK which makes aftersales support far, far easier.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Xiaomi Air 12 Review
Source: Gear Open English
The Xiaomi Air 2 is a great little laptop that’s let down by some design and hardware choices – for example, a beefier processor could have been chosen for the same outlay and a DisplayPort connector would have been nice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2016
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5-Inch Review: Is it Worth Every Centavo?
Source: Unbox English
With its spec sheet, performance, and price tag — it’s not hard to give the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air a thumbs up, and we’re giving it two. We cannot deny what the Chinese brand has done here; they’ve made a viable contender for the MacBook Air at half the price. Sure, the MacBook Air’s i5 processor may take the lead in processing power, but the 12.5-Inch Mi Notebook Air easily takes home the gold in terms of value for money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/12/2016
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inch Initial Review: Is this Your Next Notebook?
Source: Unbox English
What the Mi Notebook Air should be good at is endurance – Intel’s Core M3 processor may not be a powerhouse, but it’s good enough for basic productivity and content consumption. To that end, Xiaomi’s outfitted the Mi Notebook Air with AKG and Dolby Audio, as well as a 600Whr li-polymer battery. Xiaomi estimates that the notebook can go for 11.5 hours on a single charge – we’ll have to see if the notebook lives up to that promise.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2016
76% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inch Review
Source: Manila Shaker English
For a P29,990 retail price or $650 USD from the online stores in the Philippines ($525 in China), the Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5-inch makes a really great option for people wanting to have an Ultrabook. It’s light, slick, and yet capable to get your work done. The robust battery life is also a big plus for those who are always on the road.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
82% Xiaomi Mi Air 12.5"
Source: Computerbild - 2/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 82%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5 im Test
Source: CNet Deutschland German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2016
80% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 80%
Xiaomis geglückte Notebook-Premiere
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2016
Rundum gelungener MacBook-Klon
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2016
89% Xiaomi Air Review en Español (Análisis completo) | Mejor portátil ultrabook
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 80% display: 90% workmanship: 90%
78% Mi Notebook Air de Xiaomi, análisis: pocos portátiles dan tanto por tan poco
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% display: 83% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%
[Análisis] Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air, un partidazo de rebajas en iGoGo
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; excellent display; good processor; decent autonomy; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/11/2016
92% Análise: Mi Notebook Air 12, o ultrabook da Xiaomi
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 85% display: 95% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95%
Xiaomi Air 12 Review | O computador portátil perfeito para portabilidade
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Nice design; comfortable keyboard; solid workmanship. Negative: No card reader.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2017
80% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5 Recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 85% display: 80% mobility: 79% workmanship: 80%
80% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5 Recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 85% display: 80% mobility: 79% workmanship: 80%
78% Recensione Xiaomi Air 12: Nuovi Orizzonti?
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 70% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
78% Recensione Xiaomi Air 12: Nuovi Orizzonti?
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 70% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
84% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12: compagno di viaggio. La recensione (foto e video)
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 84%
85% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5 Review - Puike Chinese primeur
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
100% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5" - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Test du Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12,5 : l'ultrabook presque parfait
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 60% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
70% Test notebooka Xiaomi Air
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 57%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12,5: elegantní společník na cesty (recenze)
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; long battery life; good display; comfortable keyboard and touchpad; lightweight; silent system. Negative: Only 4GB Ram and 128GB SSD; no memory card reader.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2016
Test: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12,5 – více stylu, než výkonu
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Slim case; good price; solid workmanship; fast charging technology; silent cooling system; decent speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/29/2016
Recenze Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12,5": napoprvé a do černého
Source: Mobilenet.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Good design and performance; light weight; comfortable ergonomy. Negative: Unsupport SD card reader; relatively high sensitive keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2016

 

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2016

Specifications

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2016Notebook: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2016
Processor: Intel Core i5 6200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 1024 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.28kg
Price: 867 euro
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Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 15 reviews)

 

85.9% Xiaomi Mi Air (13.3-inch) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Successful debut. Xiaomi delivers its first product into the notebook field with the Mi Notebook Air. The Chinese manufacturer does not do things in a small way and wants to play in a league with established competitors. You can read in our detailed test review whether the upstart can perform such a feat or not.
70% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13 review
Source: PC Advisor English
If importing the Xiaomi laptop then installing Windows 10 doesn't put you off then the Mi Notebook Air 13 is a decent choice. It offers great build quality and the specs mean great performance, namely thanks to the Nvidia graphics card (a rare thing) even if the processor is an old generation. Our main gripes are the lacklustre battery life and lack of an SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook 13.3″ Unboxing & First Impressions Review
Source: Gear Open English
This is the larger and more powerful 13.3″ Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air. It’s powered by a Core i5 6200U, 8gb of DDR4 clocked to 2133Mhz, 256GB Samsung NVMe SSD and Nvidia 940MX GPU with 1GB of DDR5 ram for 3D. It’s got switchable graphics so depending on what you’re doing it will use the Nvidia GPU or Intel 520 iGPU.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/13/2016
Leistungsfähiges China-Ultrabook
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2016
Promesas cumplidas: el Xiaomi Air 13 es bueno, bonito y (súper) barato
Source: Incognitosis Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; decent hardware; nice performance; low price; comfortable keyboard; fast fingerprint sensor; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2017
[Análisis] Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13, el portátil estrella de Xiaomi baja de precio en GearBest
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; slim size; light weight; nice display; decent hardware. Negative: No numeric pad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2017
El Xiaomi Air 13, a 631 euros
Source: Media Trends Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice display. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2017
Si buscas portátil, atento al chollo: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air de 13,3 pulgadas a 741 euros
Source: Incognitosis Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; long battery life. Negative: No card reader.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2016
Mi Notebook Air, El Macbook Air Chino Con Windows 10 De Xiaomi
Source: El Sabio Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive design; internal memory can be upgraded. Negative: Must pay for another language.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2016
Ultraportátil 13": Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Metal case; decent hardware. Negative: No card reader.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2016
80% RECENSIONE XIAOMI MI Notebook AIR 13,3″
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% display: 79% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
82% Recensione Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 75% performance: 85% features: 85% display: 80% mobility: 70%
Recensione Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 Ultimate Edition | Promo Air 12.5 a 436€
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; fast system; good price; decent speakers. Negative: Overheats while using; no SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2017
100% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13,3" Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
Prise en main du Xiaomi Air 13, un ultrabook performant pour moins de 800 euros
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good price; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2017
Testujeme Xiaomi Mi Air 13: Pýtajte sa na to, čo vás zaujíma + PRVÉ DOJMY!
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; backlit keyboard; support fast charge. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2016

 

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2017

Specifications

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2017Notebook: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2017
Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.31kg
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Average Score: 80.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

80% Xiaomi Mi Air 13 Kaby Lake review
Source: PC Advisor English
Once again, whether you should get the Mi Air 13 depends on whether you mind importing it and then changing Chinese Windows to English. If you don't then this is something of a bargain with great design, hardware and performance. Otherwise, look at the HP Envy 13 which is very similar.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13,3
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2017
80% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 70%
83% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air (2017), análisis: la mejor relación precio/prestaciones sigue sorprendiendo
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% display: 78% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 90%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 con NVIDIA MX150 | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Low price; good hardware; beautiful design; decent performance. Negative: Noisy under loads; low autonomy; poor display; no SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2017
80% Test Xiaomi Notebook Air 13 (2017) : séduisant, surprenant et polyvalent
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2018

After being released on January 2018, and being the second revamped version of the laptop, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13 2018 model, is now in dark grey and it supports an Intel Core i5-8250U processor of high-efficiency power and has gained additional 40 percent more performance. It has even improved on its cooling performance. It runs on Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit and has a screen size of 13.3 inch with laminated glass and resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The screen comes close to the Dell XPS 13 with a very thin bezel of 5.6 mm. The laptop is known to be the second notebook of Xiaomi to showcase the 8th-gen Intel “Kaby Lake Refresh” processor options, as the first was the 15.6 inches Mi Notebook Pro. With the new Fingerprint identification feature, this laptop amazes its users with the ability to lock and unlock the laptop with just the mark of the fingerprint. The support Microsoft’s push to enabling more laptops with Windows Hello features. The Mi Notebook Air 2018 comes with a full-size backlit keyboard of 1.3 mm key travel and 3 nits brightness. Like all the high-end laptops, it features a glass touchpad to precisely control the cursor and also enable a multi-finger gesture control, such as full screen scrolling, switching programs, screen scaling and other gestures. It also features an Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics to allow high performance particularly for gaming benefits, which is better compared to its predecessor. It can even support up to three screens displaying different contents and dual 4k video playback, which supports 2 external 4k-resolution devices, that contain Full HD display. The laptop features 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, which is a substantially high bandwidth RAM that allows smooth operation of games, photos, and video-editing applications. Besides this, it also comes with a 256 GB PCle SSD. This means that the Xiaomi Mi Notrebook Air contains a chip that reads instructions faster compared to other memory cards, thus making performance run smoothly, at a fast rate. The SSD card expansion (M.2 SATA)  allows for sufficient storage. Interfaces range up to 2 USB 3.0/ 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, and a 3.5 mm headphones jack. Its networking capabilities include an Intel Dual Band Intel Wireless AC 8265 WiFi which allows for high-speed surfing, Bluetooth 4.1, LAN, and WLAN cards. AKG Harmon speakers ensure a proper sound experience. This laptop also supports 1.280 x 720 pixels video talking by utilizing the 1.0 MP front camera. Its 4-cell lithium-ion-polymer battery, supports a 1C fast charge, operating within 30 minutes to generate a power charge of 50 percent, through the USB-C power adapter port. It allows for 8 hours online video playback, 7.5 hours local video playback, and 7.5 hours web browsing. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2018Notebook: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2018
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2048 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.31kg
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Average Score: 85.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

84.6% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2018 (i5-8250U MX150) Review | Notebookcheck
Upgrade. A quad-core and an MX150 in a notebook that weighs a mere 1.3 kg - the Chinese manufacturer has upgraded its 2018 model of the Air to a level on a par with the Mi Notebook Pro. Despite identical specifications the two differ in performance though, as our extensive review shows quite clearly.
Xiaomi Notebook Air 13 (2018) review – wait, that’s not a Macbook?!
Source: Laptop Media English
So let’s put things that way – if you are a fan of Xiaomi devices, the chances are high that you are going to love this product. On the contrary, if you are looking for the best laptop for the cheapest price, we wouldn’t exactly recommend this computer. Obviously, we are biased, since keyboards are quite important to us, but the Xiaomi Notebook Air 13 is more or less a device for content absorption, rather than content creation.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2018
90% Xiaomi Mi Laptop Air 13.3 (2018) review
Source: Techradar English
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is a fantastic laptop let down only by its battery life and the lack of an SD card reader.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Xiaomi Mi Laptop Air 13.3
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Xiaomi’s latest laptop looks the business, boasting dedicated graphics and a stylish design, but our final verdict is really going to be decided by the price; this will either be a killer bargain or an overpriced clonebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2018
Xiaomi MI NoteBook Air 13 Intel Core I7-8550U Review: A New Version With Hardware Improvements
Source: Igeekphone English
New Xiaomi notebook Air 13, once again enhance the powerful balance of performance provides it a higher value equipped with the Intel 8th generation Core Duo processor series. The new deep space grey color can highlight the extraordinary texture of the metal body to a large extent, the interior sophisticated metal blade cooling system for superior output to produce a stable and lasting protection. High-quality screen, custom AKG speakers and full-featured USB Type-C interface, the new Xiaomi MI NoteBook Air 13 Intel Core I7-8550U will bring users a high-quality experience. But you can use coupon code: GBTPC to grab it at $914.21.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2018
92% ▷[Análisis + Cupón] Xiaomi Mi Air Notebook, Opiniones y Review del ultrabook que tanto esperabas en oferta limitada
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
80% ▷[Análisis] Xiaomi Mi Notebook (2018), Opiniones y Review de un portátil de excepcional rendimiento en oferta
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
84% ▷[Análisis] Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air (2018), Opiniones y Review de un potente ultrabook en rebajas
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
85% Xiaomi Mi Laptop Air (2018), análisis: así es el portátil con la ambición de ser el clon más aventajado de los MacBook de Apple
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 85% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 90%
¡CHOLLO! Xiaomi Mi Air 13.3. Ultrabook potente buen diseño (799 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; elegant design; powerful hardware; high mobility; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/24/2018
Xiaomi Mi Air 13.3. Ultrabook potente con buen diseño (899 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; good price; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/18/2018
Ultraportátil 13": Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13 (2018)
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; excellent display; good connectivity; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2018
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13 2018: tanta potenza con Kaby Lake-R
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: High performance; good price; quick charging; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2018
80% Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13,3" - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 – test najnowszego ultrabooka chińskiego giganta
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: High performance; solid workmanship; nice design; compact size; light weight; nice display; good ergonomy; nice connectivity; fast charging. Negative: Weak hardware; short battery life; no SD card reader; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/26/2018
Recenze: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13 – kolibřík se solidním výkonem
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent performance; good display; low price; pleasant ergonomy; good touchpad. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/10/2018
Ревю на Xiaomi Notebook Air 13 (2018) – чакай, това не е Macbook?!
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Fast system; nice display; decent cameras; good cooling system; long battery life; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Mediocre ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2018

 

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Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 515: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on Core-m-CPUs of the Skylake generation (4,5 W TDP).With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce 940MX: Mid-range laptop graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture. Compared to the older 940M, the MX now also supports GDDR5 graphics memory and maybe slightly faster clock speeds.NVIDIA GeForce MX150: Pascal GP108 based laptop graphics card and mobile version of the desktop GeForce GT 1030. Offers 384 shader cores and usually 2 GB GDDR5 with a 64 Bit memory bus. Manufactured in 14nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core m3:

6Y30: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 515 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.Intel Core i5:

6200U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.1 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.31 kg:


82.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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