Xiaomi Unveils First Ever Laptop with Discrete Graphics Support

July 28, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Xiaomi is finally up with what we all have been anticipating ever since its expansion to various arms of technologies other than smartphones. In an event held at Beijing, the Chinese manufacturer has revealed its entry into personal computer segment with the introduction of their new notebook, called Xiaomi Notebook Air.

Thinking of the nomenclature similarity with that of Apple’s products? Well, then you must also be interested to know that Xiaomi’s new laptop devices will be launching as a hefty rival to the Macbook Air devices from Apple.

The 13.3-inch sized notebook from Xiaomi comes with full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It houses Intel’s sixth-gen i5 processor that is clocked at 2.7GHz. With a RAM of 8GB, the Mi Notebook Air offers a storage of 256GB via SSD. Users can expand this via the additional SATA slot available, through which they can double up the storage.

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All of the above comes at a pricing not more that $750, and the better part is that the notebook also comes with a separate inbuilt graphics power other than the embedded type, i.e. the Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU.

Type-C USB support, full-size backlit keyboards, Xiaomi Sync software for easy sync with Xiaomi’s smartphone, HDMI port and a 3.5mm audio port are also included in the notebook. Xiaomi says that the 40Wh battery can last for around 9.5 hours.

Xiaomi has also unveiled a lighter version of the Notebook air that comes with a 12.5 inch display. The $540 notebook comes with Intel Core-M processor instead of i5, and will also lack the discrete graphics support. There will also be just 128GB SSD, and a RAM of 4GB. But the lighter device will offer a better

Both the notebooks are currently gearing up for release in the home market, China. Xiaomi hasn’t mentioned whether their new devices will be made available globally. But we can expect them soon, as Xiaomi has followed the trend of pushing their well acclaimed products to the rest of the nation.

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