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New 13.3-Inch Mi Notebook Air Seen on Jingdong: Features Upgraded CPU, Graphics Card & Fingerprint Scanner

by Habeeb Onawole 6

Xiaomi entered into the notebook market almost a year ago with the Mi Notebook Air. Originally launched in 13.3 and 12.5 inch models,  Xiaomi later released 4G versions and also upgraded their processors. The 13.3-inch version is getting another upgrade and it is launching very soon.

New 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air

The new 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air was seen on Jingdong Mall (JD.com). It doesn’t look much different from the 4G and non-4G models on the exterior. However, when you flip it open, the first difference is staring you in the face.

The touchpad looks different thanks to the pill-shaped design at the top right corner said to be a fingerprint scanner. The internals have also been upgraded.

The 6th gen Core-i5 processor has been swapped for a 7th gen Core i5-7200U with a maximum clockspeed of 3.1GHz. The graphics card has also been upgraded from a GTX 940MX to a NVIDIA GeForce MX150. RAM is still 8GB and storage remains a 256GB solid state drive. There is also a 128GB version as well.

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The new 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air is expected to be available for order starting on Monday, June 12. It will be priced at 4999 (∼$735) for the 128GB model and ¥5499 (∼$805) for the 256GB version.

What do you think about the new Mi Notebook Air? Is the addition of a new processor, graphics card, and fingerprint scanner worth upgrading from the previous model?

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  • Didn’t previous version lack touchscreen?
    And wasn’t it on the hot to touch side?
    If they improved thermals and stuff, it might be interesting.
    Still waiting for someone to do a proper Windows Surface Book rip-off.

    • Almog

      You can check the cube i35 thinker

      • Decent option, but, no Intel ix-core processor, no dedicated Nvidia graphics.
        No detachable screen or memory card reader.

        • NextHype

          Just got mine this week end (last year edition).
          It’s only getting hot when gaming.

          I did a bit of music with cubase and a few synth / FX => no overheating
          then I tried Tekken 7 => hot like Rihanna at a NBA game

  • Wolvie

    I think that pricing is very near to Lenovo notebook with same exact spec but with local warranty.
    So why i choose Xiaomi that don’t have local warranty ?

    Personally i prefer thinkpad notebook over other brand/model except xiaomi can lower their selling price then i might be interested to buy Xiaomi notebook.

    Problem with Xiaomi is they never got enough stock to sell direct to end users (maybe on purpose ????) , i notice mostly all Xiaomi stocks magically sold out, but why all those china online re-sellers always got a lot of stocks that they can re-sell them at much higher price (especially for international buyers). Conspiracy ???

  • NextHype

    The real question is : now the last year model price dropped to $550, is this new year model added value worth the $200 extra ? I don’t think so and i bought the last year model which IMHO has the best bang for the bucks when it comes to i5 laptop.

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