Xiaomi updates Mi Notebook Air range with latest Intel 7th-gen Kaby Lake processors

Xiaomi has announced a refresh for the 13.3-inch as well as the 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air models.

Yesterday we reported that Xiaomi is preparing to upgrade its Mi Notebook range and today its official. The Chinese tech giant has announced a refresh for the 13.3-inch as well as the 12.5-inch models.

The 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air now comes in three configurations, one with a 7th-gen Intel Core i7 processor clocked at 3.0 GHz as well as two other models running on a 7th-gen Intel Core i5 chip. The 12.5-inch model also gets an update to a 7th-gen Intel Core M3 processor which is said to bring 12 percent performance improvement.

All of these models also carry forward the support for 4G LTE modems announced in December last year. The new range also comes with a fingerprint sensor on the top right corner of the trackpad. This can be used as a security feature to unlock the notebook and to make online payments. All the models will also come with 4G LTE support. Xiaomi claims that the 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air offers up to 9.5 hours battery and the 12.5-inch model can go up to 11.5 hours of battery life.

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As for rest of the features, the 13.3-inch models get 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, 128 GB or 256 GB PCIe SSD storage, an Nvidia GeForce MX150 and graphics card with 2 GB GDDR5 memory which offers three times better performance-per-watt when compared to the 940MX GPU.

Pricing starts at CNY 4,999 (Rs. 50,000 approx.) for the new 13.3-inch with Core i5, 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage while the 256 GB PCIe storage variant is priced at CNY 5,499 (Rs 55,000 approx). Pricing of top-of-the-line model with Core i7, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB PCIe storage has not been revealed.

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