Chinese tech giant, Xiaomi recently launched its first laptop Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air. This thin laptop is proving to be quite a competitor to the big brands and has created a stir as far as, value for money is concerned. The laptop is offered at half the price as compared to its competitors and has great specifications as well. Interested, here's what you need to know. 

1. Comes in 2 screen sizes

The Mi Notebook Air runs on Windows 10 and is available in two screen sizes - 13.3 inches and 12.5 inches, priced at RMB 4,999 (Cost – Rs. 50,000) and RMB 3,499 (Cost-Rs 35,000) respectively. It includes a special feature that allows users to sync their contacts, text messages, photos and notes to the Mi Cloud.

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2. Great for gamers

This laptop can last for 9.5 hours with a single charge and can be recharged up to 50% in just 30 minutes.  The 13.3-inch version is great for video game lovers as it comes with a NVIDIA GeForce 940MX dedicated GPU with 1GB GDDR5 RAM. Talking about the hardware specifications, it includes  Intel Core i5 CPU (up to 2.7GHz), 8GB of DDR4 RAM and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. Connectivity ports include a USB Type-C port (for charging), 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 HDMI port and a 3.5mm audio jack.

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How does it compare to Macbook Air

Believe it or not, Xiomi Mi Notebook offer much more than Apple MacBook. When we talk about screens both are at par with 13.3 inch display. However, Apple MacBook Air comes with a resolution of 1440x990 and the other comes at 1366x768. However, Xiaomi laptops come with Full HD resolution and this is what Apple can't offer us. 

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The big price war

If you thought that it was only Apple that Xiaomi was beating, then take a look at these brands. It beats them all and still comes out as a winner. 

  Xiaomi Apple Apple Dell Lenovo ASUS
  Mi Notebook Air MacBook Air 13 MacBook Pro 13 XPS 13 Air 13 Pro ZenBook UX303UB
CPU Intel i5 6200U Intel i5 5250U Intel i5 5257U Intel i5 6200U Intel i5 6200U Intel i5 6200U
GPU Nvidia 940MX Intel HD Graphics 6000 Intel Iris Pro 6100 Intel HD520 Nvidia 940MX Nvidia 940M
Screen Size 13.3 inch 13.3 inch 13.3 inch 13.2 inch 13.3 inch 13.3 inch
PPI 166 133 227 276 144 144
Storage 256GB SSD 256GB SSD 256GB SSD 256GB SSD 256GB SSD 500GB HDD
Weight (kg) 1.28 1.35 1.58 1.29 1.29 1.45
Price (Rs) *50,500 82,700 1,22,900 1,02,290 *55,400 73,000


So, what are you going to buy now?