Earlier this year, Xiaomi introduced its first-ever laptop, the Mi Notebook Air, which not just mimicked Apple s flagship MacBook Air in terms of name but also in looks. The company now plans to bring a successor to the super thin notebook before Christmas this year. Xiaomi has posted an image on its Weibo account teasing the launch of a new Mi Notebook Air in China. While the details about the device are scarce at the moment, the teaser image shows off the Mi logo sitting next to the China Mobile logo. The laptop display also shows 4G signal bar, indicating that the upcoming laptop will come with 4G LTE support. Also Read - Mi Band X strapless smart band with 360-degree flexible display under works?Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 40,000 in July 2021: Mi Notebook 14, Asus VivoBook 14, and more
It is expected that Xiaomi will continue with the same design for the second iteration of the Mi Notebook Air with a lightweight and ultra-thin body. As the teased image hints, the new laptop will come with a SIM card slot, which was missing on the predecessor. In terms of hardware, there are little chances of major upgrades. The original Mi Notebook Air comes in display sizes of 12.5-inch and 13.3-inch with full HD resolution. We could expect the upcoming version to boast a quad HD resolution at 2560 x 1440 pixels, which could set apart the newer models from the older ones. Also Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000
With 4G LTE support, the upcoming Mi Notebook Air will offer data connectivity on-the-go. But this could also limit the device to specific network providers. As of the now, the laptop appears to be China Mobile-exclusive. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 renders leaked, hint at 100% screen-to-body ratio
When Xiaomi launched the original Mi Mi Notebook Air, it was compared the laptop with Apple s MacBook Air and claimed that how despite offering a similar display size of 13.3 inches, the Mi Notebook Air is up to 11 percent smaller. The Mi Notebook Air weighs just 1.07 kg (12.5-inch) and is powered by an Intel Core M3 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD with expandable storage option, Dolby Digital sound system, and runs Windows 10. It is priced at RMB 3,499 (Rs 34,200 approximately).
The bigger model at 13.3-inch comes with Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card, 256GB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) and also runs Windows 10. It is priced at RMB 4,999 (Rs 48,700 approximately). The laptop further features an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port and 3.5mm audio jack, while on the right is a USB 3.0 port and USB Type-C port for charging. However, the 12.5-inch variant comes only with one USB 3.0 port. In terms of Apple MacBook Air-inspired features, the Mi MacBook Air also comes with a backlit keyboard.
The original Mi Notebook Air has been available in China since its debut in July and it continues to be exclusive to the home country. With the scheduled launch of the new Mi Notebook Air, we could only hope Xiaomi to bring the affordable MacBook Air-alternative to India soon. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi Note, Mi 4c, Mi 4s, Mi Max to get Android 7.0 Nougat update soon