Xiaomi’s ultrabook gets a data connectivity upgrade.
If you can still remember, the Chinese company first debuted it last July with the sole purpose of heating up the competition with the MacBook. There’s already a lot of other laptops available in the market, but this device has one of the best price to specs ratio.
The Mi Notebook Air 4G comes in 12.5-inch and 13.3-inch flavors and both come with a 1080p display. The products are comparable to the MacBook line. The smaller model features a low power Intel M3 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. Meanwhile, the 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor (versus i5 of standard version), 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD and dedicated Nvidia Geforce 940MX GPU. For the full specs of the Mi Notebook Air, check it here.
As the name suggests, the biggest difference maker here is the 4G LTE connectivity support. Xiaomi has partnered with a teclo named China Mobile to bundle a 4GB data per month plan for the laptop for one whole year. That’s quite low for a laptop, but you’re probably on a Wi-Fi network 90% of the time anyway.
The 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air with 4G laptop with data plan costs $680 while the bigger one is priced at $1010.