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Mi Notebook Air launched with Intel i5 Processor, 8GB RAM

Xiaomi on Wednesday announced its long rumoured entry into the PC category, with its first laptop - the Mi Notebook Air - featuring an all metal body. The company is evidently targeting the MacBook Air, showcasing comparisons to the venerable Apple ultraportable laptop. The company at the event also launched the Xiaomi Redmi Pro.

The Chinese company launched two models, a 12.5-inch display variant priced at CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs. 35,300), and a 13.3-inch variant priced at CNY 4,999 (roughly Rs.

The 13.3 inch notebook is 14.8mm thick and weighs 1.28kg, while the 12.5 inch model is 12.9mm thick and weight 1.07kg. The 13.3 Mi Notebook Air is powered by an Intel i5-6200U processor, and has a Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU (with 1GB GDDR5 RAM). The device has 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD storage and one free SATA slot for expansion of storage. According to Xiaomi, the 40Wh battery can provide up to 9.5 hours of battery life.

The 12.5 inch variant of the Mi Notebook Air runs on the Intel Core M3 Processor and has a 128GB SSD along with 4GB of RAM.