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Xiaomi and China Mobile present: The Mi Notebook Air 4G

Both new Mi Notebook Air versions come without Mi Logo but with China Mobile 4G module.
Both new Mi Notebook Air versions come without Mi Logo but with China Mobile 4G module.
Right before Christmas, Xiaomi introduced the Mi Notebook Air 4G in Xiaomi's home market China. Except for a processor upgrade on the 13.3 inch version, the machine is exactly the same as the version released in July of this year, except for an integrated LTE-module from China Mobile.

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Xiaomi introduced their first two notebooks in July of this year and called them Mi Notebook Air. In China both a 12.5 inch and a 13.3 inch version (which we tested) are available. Just two days before Christmas, Xiaomi unveiled new versions of the two notebooks but except for an updated Core i7 processor instead of a Core i5 on the 13.3 inch model, they resemble the original versions. The only obvious change is an additional LTE module with eSIM that comes courtesy of China Mobile, one of China's largest mobile network providers. The price of the two notebooks, the 12.5 inch versions comes in at $676 and the 13.3 inch version costs you $1005, includes one year of 4G data with China Mobile including a 4 GB data allowance each month. Here are the updated specs of the two notebooks:

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 4G 12.5 inch 

  • 12.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) 16: 9 display, 170-degree wide viewing angle, 300 nits brightness, 600: 1 contrast ratio,  50% NTSC color gamut
  • Intel Core m3 6Y30 processor (4M Cache, up to 2.2 GHz) with Intel HD Graphics 515
  • 4GB LPDDR3 1866MHz RAM, 128GB SATA SSD, additional SSD expansion slot
  • Windows 10
  • 1MP HD webcam, digital array microphone
  • 4G LTE support, WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1
  • Dimensions: 292 x 202 x 12.9mm; Weight: 1.07kg
  • 1 x USB 3.0 port, HDMI, USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Realtek ALC233, AKG Customised dual 1W speakers, Dolby audio
  • 37Wh battery with up 11.5h battery life

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 4G 13.3 inch 

  • 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) 16: 9 display, 170-degree wide viewing angle, 300 nits brightness, 800: 1 contrast ratio,  72% NTSC color gamut
  • Intel Core i7 processor (3M Cache, up to 3GHz) with 1GB DDR5 NVIDIA Gefore GT 940MX GPU
  • 8G DDR4 2133MHz RAM, 256GB PCIe × 4 NVMe SSD, additional SSD expansion slot
  • Windows 10
  • 1MP HD webcam, digital array microphone
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1
  • Dimensions: 309.6 x 210.9 x 14.8mm; Weight: 1.28kg
  • 2 x USB 3.0 port, HDMI, USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm audio jack, Realtek ALC255, AKG Customised dual 2W speakers, Dolby audio
  • 40Wh battery with up to 9.5h battery life

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Alexander Fagot, 2016-12-25 (Update: 2016-12-25)
Alexander Fagot
Alexander Fagot - Editor
As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.