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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Gets a Small Connectivity Upgrade Which You’ll Like

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Dec 23, 2016
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Xiaomi has introduced a small, but highly useful upgrade to its Mi Notebook Air models, and it is something that should be able to simplify the connectivity life of users intending to use the notebook where there are no Wi-Fi hotspots in sight.

The Mi Notebook Air Models Feature a 4G Modem Now in Addition to the 802.11ac Adapter

Both the 13.3 and 12.5-inch variants have been upgraded with a 4G modem, allowing you to connect seamlessly without having to worry about the lack of Wi-Fi hotspots surrounding your location. In addition, the 13.3-inch model has been upgraded to the i7 processor variant, resulting in a higher degree of performance, though it will still be behind other notebooks that are touting quad-core chips inside their housing. Thanks to these upgrades, the pricing of these laptops have also increased (all details have been listed below).

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Other than that, pretty much nothing else has changed about the notebooks. However, the disappointing thing about having a Mi Notebook Air with a 4G modem is that it will be incompatible with your network. Hopefully, Xiaomi is able to target a larger consumer base by making the 4G modem compatible with a wide range of networks, but it looks like for now, you will be fresh out of luck. Regardless, it is still a great notebook to purchase if you’re on the lookout for a study Windows 10-powered machine. If you’re interested in getting to know the rest of hardware, they have been listed below:

Mi Notebook Air 13.3

  • Intel Core i7 processor, runs Windows 10 Home (processor will most likely be an i7-6500U)
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM + 256GB PCIe SSD, expandable SSD slot
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX dedicated graphics card
  • 5-hour battery, 50% charge in 30min
  • Lightweight full metal body, weighs just 1.28kg
  • Elegant logoless design, personalize with stickers
  • Supports Mi Cloud Sync and Mi Band unlocking
  • Price: $1,007

Mi Notebook Air 12.5

  • Sized like a magazine, just 12.9mm thin
  • Full metal body, only weighs 1.07kg
  • Intel Core m3 processor, 11.5-hour battery
  • 4GB RAM + 128GB SATA SSD, expandable SSD slot
  • 1080p FHD screen, edge-to-edge protective glass
  • AKG custom dual speakers, Dolby digital surround sound
  • Price: $676

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