Xiaomi's reputation in its early years was of an Apple copycat. And just when the talks had died Xiaomi launched two new laptops which look like Macbook Air. This is Xiaomi's first venture into the laptop space.
The company has named the laptop series Mi Notebook Air. As reported earlier, there are two variants of the product. The first one is the 12.5-inch screen variant and the second one is the higher end 13.3-inch screen. Both the laptops have full HD displays and run on Windows 10.
The lighter 12.5-inch laptop weighs 1.07 kgs which are a few hundred grams heavier than MacBook Air. It runs on an Intel M3 processor with 4 GB of RAM. It has an SSD (Solid State Drive) of 128 GB which is expandable and one USB 3.0 port. This variant costs 3499 Yuan which translates to 35000 roughly. Xiaomi claims that this laptop will last you 11.5 hours without the charge.
The higher end variant has a solid Intel i5 core processor with a dedicated Nvidia graphics card. It also has a powerful 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Also, like the new Macbook it has a USB C charging port which can charge 50% of battery in 30 minutes. This laptop will be priced at 3999 Yuan (Rs 40000 Approx).
Both the laptop come in Gold and Silver colors. Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air will be available in China from 2 August.
On the other hand, Apple is preparing to release the new version of Macbook Pro and Macbook Air 2015 prices have been slashed to $799.
All the manufacturers are in the race of launching the thinnest laptops. Last year Apple launched the new MacBook which is 0.51 inch thick. This year HP launched world's thinnest laptop HP Spectre which is 0.41 inch thick. Just to give you a perspective iPhone 6s is 0.28 mm thick.