It seemed that Xiaomi’s cheapest laptop was doomed to disappear but we already have an expected renewal of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air in its 12.5-inch version. With the same base of the previous generation, the improvements can be short for many users even with its low price.
Datasheet of the new Mi Notebook Air 12.5 inches from Xiaomi
With the same base as the model launched in 2016, the new Mi Notebook Air from Xiaomi presents a technical sheet with hardly any news. The most important is the processor, which happens to be an Intel Core i5-7Y54 , leaving for now the eighth generation of Intel chips for the 13.3-inch models of the company. The graphic section is exclusive to the integrated solution 615 of Intel.
Screen 12.5 inches Full HD (1,920 x 1,080)
Processor Intel Core i5 seventh generation 8250U
Storage 256 GB SSD
Dimensions 292x202x12.9 mm
Weight 1.07 kilograms
Connections HDMI, 1 USB-A, 3.5 mm audio input and USB type C
Additional features Backlit keyboard / 4G version
Price From 600 dollars
The internal capacity of the new affordable laptop from Xiaomi is 256 GB, while as a quantity of RAM, in the basic model we are left with a very scarce 4 GB of RAM .
Small but with the promise of good autonomy
As it happened with the model of the previous generation, overshadowed in part by the performance and good work of the 13-inch model , the smallest of the Xiaomi Mi Air has its strong point in its size and weight .
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The new Xiaomi Mi Air 12.5 inches weighs 1 kg, has a thickness of 12.9 mm and is made entirely of metal. Its screen, with frames of less than 6 mm, offers a resolution of 1080p , with brightness of 300 nits and contrast of 600: 1
The battery is not known official capacity, but the promise of autonomy of more than 8 hours . If we stick to the figures we obtained with the first generation, we are facing tremendously optimistic data that will have to be checked well in our review.
New Xiaomi Mi 12-inch Air Notebook
There are also no new features in the connectivity section, with a single USB-C port, which is used as a charging, an HDMI output and another USB-A port. It also has a 1 MP webcam capable of recording video at 720p.
Versions and prices of the Xiaomi Mi 12.5-inch Air Notebook
The new 12.5-inch Xiaomi Mi Air releases the Core i5 processor only with the option of an internal memory of 256 GB and 4 GB of RAM. It is for sale only in China with an exchange price of about 600 dollars .