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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air sequel teased for March 26

Xiaomi is prepping an update to its 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air. (Source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi is prepping an update to its 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air. (Source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi’s official Chinese Weibo account has issued a teaser indicating that it is prepping an update to its 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air. The teaser shows a scale with the current weight of the device at 1.07 kg hinting at either a refresh or that the company is targeting a sub 1 kg weight target.

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.

 

 

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The current Mi Notebook Air weighs 1.07 kg. (Source: Xiaomi)
The current Mi Notebook Air weighs 1.07 kg. (Source: Xiaomi)
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-03-24 (Update: 2019-03-24)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.