Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2018
Average of 8 scores (from 18 reviews)
Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 2018
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.
Source: Laptop Media
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
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%
Source: Trusted Reviews
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
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
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 94% features: 75% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 84%
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 92% features: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Xataka 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%
Source: Ofertaman 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
Source: Ofertaman ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; good price; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/18/2018
Source: Putoinformatico ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; excellent display; good connectivity; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2018
Source: HDblog.it IT→EN
Positive: High performance; good price; quick charging; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2018
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Lab.pl 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
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; good price; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2019
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
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
Model: 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
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.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-8250U: 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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
85.2%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.