Here it is, my Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air review (Core M model). It has just gone live on YouTube, while it’s not a tablet I sure do hope Xiaomi release one as this Mi Notebook is one fine lightweight ultrabook. It’s not perfect, but the build, screen, touchpad, and keyboard are all top notch and I’ve been using this non-stop since the day I got it. It’s now become my go to travel and on the go notebook.
And since I already have a powerful desktop, Core M’s I find are a good balance of speed and battery life. While it will never compete with the battery friendly 2W Atom’s at least I can still go a little crazy with multi-tabbing in Edge or Chrome without it slowing on me like the Atom’s do. The Mi Notebook Air does fall well short of it’s claimed 11.5-hour battery life. But what manufacturers claim on battery life ever turns out to be true?
Here is the review index:
02:42 – Keyboard & touchpad in more detail
04:54 – Loudspeakers
05:27 – Front web camera sample
05:50 – Ports
06:39 – Benchmarks & performance
10:13 – Battery Life & charge times
11:35 – Gaming
12:26 – Final word with Pros and Cons
The Mi Notebook Air 12.5″ Core M3 version can be found here for $459.99, (With coupon KAir12L) The Intel Core i5 6200U 13.3″ version with Nvidia 945MX GPU is expected to sell for around $300 USD more.
And a look at gaming on the Notebook Air: