This is the larger and more powerful 13.3″ Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air. It’s powered by a Core i5 6200U, 8gb of DDR4 clocked to 2133Mhz, 256GB Samsung NVMe SSD and Nvidia 940MX GPU with 1GB of DDR5 ram for 3D. It’s got switchable graphics so depending on what you’re doing it will use the Nvidia GPU or Intel 520 iGPU. It’s $649 here http://www.gearbest.com/laptops/pp_421980.html?lkid=10793687 with coupon Air13L
02:34 – Skip the spec/info fluff, just unbox it.
05:40 – First boot
07:39 – Speakers
07:57 – Screen
08:34 – 940 MX
10:07 – Weight and thickness
10:43 – Keyboard & touchpad
11:53 – Quick comparison to 12.5″ version
13:05 – SSD speeds and final words
The build is just like the 12.5″ version very good. The keyboard is the same only a little wider and the typing experience just as good. It comes with Windows 10 Home Chinese single OS licence, and if you install English there is still Chinese present. I’ve had to do a full reinstall. So you’ll need to factor in getting a Windows 10 key.
I bought my unit from GearBest here. I almost used Aliexpress but they hadn’t shipped it yet, so canceled my order. And unfortunately, Banggood only offer EMS. Which is no good for me, it would take weeks to arrive as Spanish customs get hold of everything labeled as a notebook and EMS. (Correos + ADP Postales these guys take 3 weeks to customs clear anything!)
Gaming benchmark already run: Rise of Tomb Raider:
1080p low settings = 28 FPS average benchmark result
720p low settings = 34.02 FPS average.
- Great build quality, feels and looks premium
- Fans are off or very low when doing light computing and inaudible.
- Thin and light, with some okay power under the hood for the size of it.
- No throttling as of yet in my testing.
- Nice touchpad and keyboard. No issues or complaints. The touchpad is great to use.
- Max thermals seem to be GPU 71 degrees. (So far testing gaming and benchmarks)
- While not the sharpest screen, Xiaomi made the right choice going 1080 for GPU performance (Same games will play just fine at 1080p) Whereas higher 2k resolutions, for example, will be far too demanding for the 940MX.
- Possible overclocking room due to temps? (However, don’t want to get it too high)
- Expensive. It’s in short supply, a new release, prices of the 13.3″ version are sky high at the moment. The price I pay for review tech early before every Tom, Dick and Harry.
- Loud fans when gaming (This was expected.) It’s not MSI GT60 turbo fan loud, that’s a jet engine.
- Temps could be an issue with extended gaming, laying flat on a table, I’m investigating this more.
- Gets very hot to the touch on the top middle area below the screen.
Questions? Please post them below and not in YouTube, it’s becoming a flood of comments lately.