Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air sequel teased for March 26
Xiaomi has issued a new teaser image of a scale showing the weight of its current Mi Notebook Air. The current model is already quite svelte and tips the scales, as shown, at just 1.07 kg. The teaser suggests that the company is either prepping a refresh of the device or is aiming for a sub 1 kg target. As a yardstick, Apple’s 12-inch MacBook weighs in at 920 grams, so it is a good bet that Xiaomi will be aiming to get as close to that as possible if a full redesign is indeed on the cards.
The current Mi Notebook Air 12.5 is fitted with either a seventh-gen Intel Core M3-7Y30 or Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor, so an update for its silicon to eight-gen equivalents is certainly in the offing at the very least. The rest of its architecture is reasonably sound, however, with either 4 GB of DDR4 RAM and either a 128 GB or 256 GB PCIe SSD. That said, the option for at 8 GB of RAM would be nice to have as well.
We shouldn’t have to wait too long to see what Xiaomi has in store. All is set to be revealed on March 26. The current model retails from around US$500, making it a cost-effective Windows-based alternative to its Apple-branded namesake.