Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air initial impressions: Worthy MacBook competitor at affordable price

Xiaomi entered into the laptop segment by launching a wide range of notebooks under the brand Mi Notebook Air. Xiaomi released both 12-inch and 13-inch laptops with latest configurations in both Chinese and English releases. In this article, we will examine the features and specifications of Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air.


Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air features a 13.3-inch IPS FHD display. The presence of IPS panel enhances the color and clarity of content including improved viewing angles. The display offers an aspect ratio of 16:9.


Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is equipped with Intel Core i5 6200u dual core processor, which runs at a clock speed of 2.3GHz. However, you can crank up the speed to up to 2.8GHz via Intel turbo boost technology. The low voltage processor coupled with dual-core processing enables you to achieve maximum efficiency.

In addition to the integrated graphics, the Mi Notebook Air laptop also ships with a GeForce GT 940MX 1GB graphics card. This will enable you to play games without any lags.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD storage, which will be sufficient to store plenty of files. Moreover, you will be able to work with them faster because of SSD storage.

Camera and Battery

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air features a 1.3MP front-facing camera, which will be useful for Skype conferencing. The laptop is powered by a 5400mAh 40Wh battery with support for fast charging. You will be able to work on the laptop for a longer time without frequent charging.

Latest features

The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air features USB Type-C port, which enables you to connect gadgets with fast charging support. You can connect your smartphone to read and write files quickly. According to Xiaomi, the transmission speed of USB Type-C port is 10 times faster than the traditional USB 2.0 port.

The laptop also includes two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, and headphone jack. Moreover, the sounding system is powered by AKG speaker with Dolby Audio Premium Surround Sound. The laptop is loaded with Windows 10 Chinese and non-activated English versions.


Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is available at $1033.67 from Gearbest.com for the non-activated English version. However, the Chinese version is available at $913.50. If you buy the English version, you have to activate yourself.


Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is a slick laptop with a thin body and bezel-less display. The addition of Full HD IPS display is a big bonus. The IPS technology adds a vibrant look and feel. With the latest Intel processor paired with 8GB RAM and graphics processor, the laptop will add real value to your life. If you have the budget you can buy the notebook.