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[Review] Unboxing Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12-Inches (Silver) And Short To The Point Review

2016-08-21 21:25:13
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Mi Notebook Air launched on 27th July Mi Product Launch in Beijing. Xiaomi launched its first-ever laptop line, the Mi Notebook Air, running with Windows 10 OS. It comes with two different sizes that the powerful 13.3-inches and the portable 12.5-inches and Backlit Keyboard, a USB-C charging port and metallic design with Gold and Silver color. Naturally with no logo on the Outside. But, there are official sticker accessories to personalize to plain metallic shell. Xiaomi released its first Mi Notebook Air has attracted much successfully. So how is this notebook? As you know, Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inches for portability.

This time, I want to Unboxing and test to Xiaomi MI Notebook Air 12.5-inches which only has one configuration such as Intel Core M3-6Y30 2.2 GHz Processor, 4GB RAM LPDDR3 1866MHz, 128GB SSD ROM, Intel HD Graphics 515 Integrated Graphics, 12.5-inches, Full-HD (1920 x 1080 Pixels), Pre-installing Windows 10 OS and Selling at RMB 3499.

The smaller model 12.5-inches comes with some lighter specs, including an Intel Core M3 CPU (with no dedicated GPU), 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB SSD via SATA (again, with one free PCIe slot). There’s only one USB 3.0 port on the smaller model but you still get HDMI and dual AKG speakers. This model is reportedly good for 11.5 hours of battery life. It weighs 1.07 kg. It runs Windows 10 Home and features Mi Cloud sync, and Mi Band 2 to unlock and Dolby surround sound. And, Mi Clodu Sync into the Mi Software Ecosystem. So, you can easily sync contacts, messages, calendars and much more.

Highlights of Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inches

  • Just 12.9mm thin
  • Full Metal body, weight only 1.07kg
  • 6th Intel Core M3 processor,11.5-hour battery
  • 4GB RAM + 128GB SATA SSD, Expandable SSD slot
  • 1080p FFHD Screen (Intel HD Graphics 515)
  • 37Wh Large Battery
  • Edge-to-edge protective glass
  • AKG custom dual speakers
  • USB 3.0 + Type-C Slot
  • Dolby digital surround sound
  • Bluetooth 4.1 and 2x2 Dual-band WiFi
  • Windows 10 Home Chinese Version 64bit OS

In the box, we can see white power adapter and Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inches.

Xiaomi MI Notebook Air 12-inches use all metal design with two colors 'Silver and Gold'. I test this Silver one. Very nice Aluminum body with comfortable holding feel.

Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inches has only 12.9mm Thickness which is very light and thin compared with other notebooks, right now. Here's my Mi 4 with Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inches.

When press the power key. It will boot about 6 seconds, and get set up step for the first time. But, all are Chinese Simple Lanauge Windows 10 Home Edition.

Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inches feature Full HD displays (1920 x 1080 pixels). That equates to a pixel density of 176 pixels per inch (ppi) on the 12.5-inches Mi Notebook Air Model. Compare this to 130 ppi on the 13-inch Macbook Air and 142 ppi on the 11-inch model and you’re getting a more pixel dense display.

You know, both Mi Notebook Air come pre-installed with Windows 10 Home Chinese Version 64bits OS. The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air no release date plans have been announced for global markets. So, we can't get pre-installed Windows 10 Home Global Version 64bit OS for now.

And, Mi Notebook Air's BIOS Settings is very simple and easy to use design and functions. We can enter to the BIOS Settings with "F2" Key while booting Notebook after press power key.

Mi Notebook Air 12.5 inches one even has one less than the 13.3 inches one USB 3.0, but that that is enough for user’s daily use. The 12.5 inches Mi Notebook Air gets a HDMI, an ear jack, an USB 3.0, and an USB 3.1 Type C, facilitating external connections.

Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inches has White Power Adapter, whose size is similar to our palm, we can hold it easily due to the light design. It also uses USB-C port to support 1C Quick Charge, which can charge 50% in half hour with high charging efficiency according to Xiaomi Official. For the first time, we need to connect with power adapter to wakeup power of Mi Notebook Air before press power key from Notebook.

Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inches uses a full size backlit keyboard, in order to guarantee the beauty of the body, Xiaomi also uses silver color in key caps with comfortable touching feeling. Meanwhile, it is also equipped with white keyboard backlight, which causes the ideal visual effect. And, has very comfortable pressing feeling in the keyboard according to typing for a long time.

Here is the design Outside of Mi Notebook Air's Back.

I have compared some display view and their different design of Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inches with Macbook Air 13", New Macbook 12" and Macbook Pro 13".
Apple Macbook Pro 13" with Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inches

Apple Macbook Air 13" with Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inches

Apple New Macbook 12" with Mi Notebook Air 12.5-inches

Just I think, Mi Notebook Air will more awesome with Mi Logo (with light) like Apple Logo on the outside by default.

{:7_240:} All photos is taken by Mi 3. Special Thanks to All {:7_240:}
2016-08-21 21:25:13
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Awesome review, thanks !
2016-08-21 21:27:11
Fantastic review and great images. Kudos @thandana  
2016-08-21 23:04:32
Superb Review bro.
Its awesome. A superb view for users.
2016-08-21 23:39:58
Thanks for review!
2016-08-22 09:51:58
Great device, I wanna have it!!!
2016-08-22 10:07:56
Awesome Review {:m006:}
2016-08-22 10:13:41
Uang 5rb dapet apa ya?
ah sudahlah yang penting gak punya hutang. hahaha

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Awesome review
2016-08-22 11:29:06
thanks for sharing.
2016-08-22 11:53:40
Awesome review, thanks for sharing
2016-08-22 12:40:10
great review, i want it
2016-08-22 12:41:03
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