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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Gets a Performance Boost With Intel 7th-Gen Processor, Fingerprint Sensor & More

Xiaomi claims to have boosted the performance of its Mi Notebook Air line-up by 10 percent, thanks to the latest Kaby Lake processors by Intel.

Sarthak Dogra | News18.com@SarthakDogra

Updated:June 13, 2017, 2:50 PM IST
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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Gets a Performance Boost With Intel 7th-Gen Processor, Fingerprint Sensor & More
Mi Notebook Air gets a performance upgrade from Xiaomi. (Image: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has introduced some performance upgrades to its Mi Notebook Air launched last year in July. The new 13.3-inch variants of the laptop come as direct competitors to the Apple’s famous MacBook Air line-up.

Xiaomi claims to have boosted the performance of its Mi Notebook Air line-up by 10 percent, thanks to the latest Kaby Lake processors by Intel. The seventh-gen Intel Core i7 and the Intel Core i5 Processors are now being used in its top variant and other 2 variants respectively.

Another addition is a fingerprint sensor on the new Mi Notebook Air. The notebook now sports a fingerprint sensor placed on the top-right of the trackpad. The sensor can be used to unlock the Mi Notebook Air and will also act as a biometric security, for online payments, logins and more.

The 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air variants come with an 8GB DDR4 RAM and 128/ 256GB of internal storage. The Notebooks also see a 3x improvement in graphic performance with a 2GB Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card now added to them.

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The 12.5-inch variant of the Mi Notebook Air is now being powered by a seventh-gen Intel Core M3 Processor for a 12 percent improvement in its overall performance.

The battery life as per the company claims stands at 9.5 hours for the 13.3-inch Notebook variants while the 12.5-inch variant promises 11.5 hours of battery life.

All the Mi Notebook Air models still support 4G LTE modems.

The prices for the Mi Notebook Air variants are as follows:

13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air ( Intel Core i5; 8GB RAM; 128GB Storage) : CNY 4,999 (~ Rs 51,400)

13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air ( Intel Core i5; 8GB RAM; 256GB Storage) : CNY 5,499 (~ Rs 52,100)

13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air ( Intel Core i7; 8GB RAM; 256GB Storage) : Not yet announced

The Intel Core i5 Processor variants of the Mi Notebook Air will be available from June 18 on the online Xiaomi store, mi.com

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