Okay, I know this will upset some Apple fans with the title, but it did catch you here! The actual topic is about Xiaomi reaching out into laptops now. Yes, the budget phone manufacture is spreading their wings into other markets and it appears to be promising. However, some may feel that they are copying Apple.
Xiaomi is launching a new notebook called the Mi Notebook Air. This notebook is being market as a gaming one, which seems weird as it was deigned to be ultraportable, right? Well, it seems to have the specs to hold that claim as true.
It comes with the following:
Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics card
256GB solid state drive, which can be expanded to 256GB with an additional SATA slot
8GB of RAM
13.3-inch, full-HD (1,920×1,080-pixels) screen.
Yes, I know the last item might get some people down, but Windows does support gaming better than Apple. Best part of all, they are able to sell it for $750 USD. Yes, that isn’t exactly budget friendly, but it is cheaper than Apple Air and has a lot more to offer in terms of gaming and service. Which I think that doesn’t make it a bad deal at all. But I think it is also fair to say that you cannot expect the Apple quaility with this notebook either.
They will also see a 12 inch one, which will only come with 128GB SSD and 4GB RAM. Both do use Intel processors (13 inch uses Intel Core i5-6200U, up to 2.7GHz, while 12 inch uses Intel Core-M)
Are you curious about the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air? I am, in fact I would love to test it out. However, the downside is they have no plans to sell it in the US or elsewhere. It will only be sold exclusively in China for now, starting on August 1st.