A well-known manufacturer of mobile devices Xiaomi is still rather modestly represented in the notebook market. However, some monotony of the company’s lineup is compensated by the fact that in its segment Xiaomi laptops quite successfully compete with the products of venerable brands. The year before last, the Chinese manufacturer released 12.5- and 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air notebooks based on Skylake-U and Skylake-Y processors (SoC) respectively. Subsequently, they received an update in the form of chips Kaby Lake-U / Y. Finally, this week, models based on SoC Kaby Lake Refresh-U (Kaby Lake-R), belonging to the eighth generation of Intel Core, joined the existing configurations of the 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air.
The new senior Mi Notebook Air has retained the basic design elements of its predecessors – even the dimensions (309.6 × 210.9 × 14.8 mm) and the weight (1.3 kg) of the device coincide. To cool the quad-core SoC Core i7-8550U and Core i5-8250U, which will meet in different notebook configurations, an advanced CO with two fans and a wide heat pipe is used. The latter draws heat from both the central and the graphic (NVIDIA GeForce MX150 2GB) processors.
Among other things, the 13.3-inch Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air of the 2018 sample includes 8 GB of DDR4-2400 memory, a 256 GB SSD with PCI Express 3.0 x4 interface, a Wi-Fi wireless network adapter (2 × 2 802.11ac) and a four-cell lithium-polymer battery with a rating of 40 Wh / h. The laptop screen is characterized by a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, maximum brightness and contrast levels of 300 cd / m² and 800: 1, respectively.
The manufacturer of Mi Notebook Air accentuates the public that the device has an HDMI video output (along with a USB-C connector, two USB 3.0 Type-A and a headphone jack), a fingerprint scanner, AKG audio subsystem and an illuminated keyboard. The regular operating system of the novelty is Windows 10 Home.
Pre-order for 13.3-inch Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air (2018) can be issued at a price of $ 969.99 for the version with SoC Core i5-8250U on board. The model based on the Core i7-8550U will cost a bit more. Recall that earlier, in September, the Chinese company released an updated 15.6-inch laptop Mi Notebook Pro with the same processors (Core i7-8550U and Core i5-8250U) and an option to install 16 GB of RAM.