Now, Xiaomi ventures into unknown areas, after they have actually already staked out almost all technical corners and took possession. With the brand new, currently pre-orderable, Xiaomi Air 12 laptop, they now also want to mix the notebook industry. The Air 12 has a 12.5 inch IPS display with 1920 × 1080 pixels resolution. The driving force in the laptop is the Intel Core Intel m3-6Y30 with a clock speed between 0.9 GHz and 2.2 GHz as needed. This includes typical 4 GB memory and a 128 GB SSD hard drive. As an operating system is of course only Windows 10 in question.
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The successful notebook from overseas has now received an Air 13 Ultimate Edition: an Intel Core i7-6500U with up to 3 GHz is now working in the chic case. The rest of the hardware like the 8 GB RAM +265 GB SSD and the GeForce 940MX remain intact.
The sale of the Xiaomi Air 12 notebooks must run quite well: now an upgrade version with a slightly faster processor can be ordered. Instead of the m3- 6Y30 processor, the Intel Core m3-7Y30 of the 7th generation is now used. It is also possible to use the dual-band WLANs. The rest of the technical features / hardware remain intact. The choice between 128 GB and 256 GB storage is also available.
Finally, you can also buy the new fingerprint sensor version from Xiaomi Air 13 Notebook . This allows you to unlock programs from the Microsoft Store by fingerprint or the system. As a processor, however, the Intel Core i5-7200U processor with 8 GB RAM and a 256GB SSD is used. Not like in the Ultimate Edition of the Core i7 processor. Otherwise, of course, quite little has done on the notebook.
Visually, the Xiaomi Air 12 notebook is a little bit in the industry space stalk Apple when it comes to design. Handy, flat and powerful, all the hardware is installed in the aluminum housing which measures just 12.9 mm at the thickest point. The 12.5 inch IPS Disp lay is almost frameless and renounces the otherwise typical display frame of conventional models. The QWERTY keyboard is flat and white illuminated, so you should be able to write pleasantly even in badly lit rooms.
The Intel Core m3-6y30 works in the fanless housing with a clock speed of 0.9 to 2.2 GHz, The fleet and everyday processor are 4 GB of memory and a similarly fast 128 GB SSD hard drive aside. The Xiaomi Air 12 can not go back on many connections, only an HDMI output, a USB 3.0 port and a Micro USB Type C slot and the 3.5 mm headphone input are installed. There is no separate power supply, so the notebook is charged via the Micro-USB port. The battery measures 5000 mAh capacity. On a Bluetooth 4.1 or WLAN connection, or Webcam (1.0 MP) must not be dispensed with. The weight of the overseas notebooks is just 1.07 kg.
The operating system is as usual Windows 10. However, there are 2 versions: an activated Chinese version, and a non-activated English version. Whichever option you should choose: the Windows system is still so flexible that it can be used with all required languages.
If the 12.5 inch display seems a little too small, Xiaomi also has a 13.3 inch version with identical look in the program. There, however, the well-known Intel Core i5-6200u processor with 2.3 GHz, 8 GB of memory and a 265 GB SSD in the case works. There is also a GeForce GTX 940MX as GPU ready for use. The system is then no longer fanless. The weight is here just as inconspicuous 1.28kg.
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At the moment there are no comprehensive reports on the technology, speed or processing. This will soon change, the first test samples have already been distributed to different editorial offices.
- 12.5 inches IPS display, 1920×1080
- Intel Core m3-6y30 0.9-2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD
- New version: Intel Core m3-7Y30, dual-band WLAN
- WLAN, Bluetooth, Micro-USB-Type-C, 1x USB 3.0, 3.5 mm jack, 1.0 MP Webcam, HDMI output
- 5000 mAh battery
- Windows 10
- 13.3 “, IPS Display 1920×1080, GeForce GTX 940MX
- Intel Core i5-6200U 2.2 GHz, / Intel i7 6500U 3.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, expandable
- WLAN, Bluetooth, Micro-USB-Type-C, 2x USB 3.0, 3.5 mm jack, 1.3 MP Webcam, HDMI output
- 5400 mAh battery
- Windows 10