Quick Look: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3—plainclothes MacBook

Quick Specs:

  • Display: 13.3 inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD panel @ 166 ppi
  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6200u @ up to 2.7 GHz
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 940MX 1 GB GDDR5
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Storage: 256 GB PCIe SSD
  • Networking: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth
  • Audio: 2x 2 W AKG-customized dual speaker
  • I/O: USB-C; 2x USB 3.0 ; HDMI; 3.5 mm jack
  • Battery: 578 Wh; up to 8 hours
  • Dimensions: 309.6 x 210.9 x 14.8 mm; 1.28 kg

Xiaomi may be eerily quiet now in the country, but they’ve been making a ruckus in the international scene. One of the loudest bells they’ve rung is the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3 inch notebook: a sleek, no gimmicks laptop that keeps the goodies inside where it matters. The nondescript aluminum body houses a Full HD panel, Skylake-based Intel Core i5-6200u processor that runs up to 2.7 GHz, a dedicated Nvidia GeForce 940MX 1 GB GDDR5 graphics driver, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB PCIe SSD, AKG-customized speakers, and a 578 Wh battery—specs good enough for whatever it is you’d be doing on the go, whether that be productivity, mild gaming, or even multimedia editing. It’s a definite steal if you can somehow snag one; it isn’t officially available locally *cough* grey market *cough*.