The new Mi Notebook Air series from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has a host of advantages over rivals such as the Apple MacBook Air. These devices are priced as low as $525 (3499 CNY), but offer high-quality performance and dedicated graphics. With a great usability score, the Mi Notebook Air is suitable for business and everyday use. However, some users complain about the display quality, which is less than satisfactory.
The system performance of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is decent compared to similar-equipped laptops. Its performance is comparable to the one of other similarly equipped notebooks, including the Dell XPS 13. However, the Mi Notebook Air could have used a second RAM module or dual-channel mode. While the battery life is decent, it falls short of the Mi Notebook Pro when it comes to performance. However, the thin, light design of the notebook makes it a good choice for those who want to take their work on the road.
As for the display, the Mi Notebook Air features a 13.3 inch FHD IPS display with fingerprint recognition. It also features a powerful Intel Core i5-8250U or i7-8550U processor, and a 256GB hard drive. The notebook has dual band WiFi for connectivity and 2.4GHz/5.0GHz wireless. The fingerprint reader is also handy for locking or unlocking the notebook. The fingerprint recognition sensor works well on Windows and can even be used for encryption and decryption. Its security features have been so impressive that other leading laptop manufacturers are considering incorporating this feature into their notebooks.