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    Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launches in two slim metal configurations

    Flagship 13.3-inch machine has i5-6200U, 8GB DDR4, GeForce 940MX, 256GB SSD.
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    Re: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launches in two slim metal configurations

    These seem to be generating a fair bit of buzz - they look great for the money, however battery life and heat dissipation seem to be amongst the largest concerns. If they can get a decent quality screen in there and not make them China-only (which is looking somewhat likely), then I'd be very interested in seeing a review. Or send me one and I'll review it for you.

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    Re: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launches in two slim metal configurations

    urm, that's a typo: "Battery

    600Wh, 11.5 hours

    578Wh, 9.5 hours"

    I'd love a 600Wh battery in a 12.5" device, tens of hours of battery life even with the CPU going full whack!

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    Re: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launches in two slim metal configurations

    Why does nobody release a mid range 512gb SSD laptop instead opting for a 940M as the mid range step up.. Otherwise this would be the perfect mid range solution at £400/500. Ditch the dedicated graphics, give me a bigger high speed drive and I'd have it in an instant.

    I'm sure people are far more likely to need the extra storage space before they start looking for improved graphics solutions.

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    Re: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launches in two slim metal configurations

    Quote Originally Posted by lowers93 View Post
    I'm sure people are far more likely to need the extra storage space before they start looking for improved graphics solutions.
    I think in this case their target market is the millions of DOTA players in China, which they've shown the 940M version munching through at 80+FPS, so it makes some sense. I agree though - I'd be happy with better storage and on-board graphics for how little gaming I'd be interested in doing on something this size.

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    Re: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launches in two slim metal configurations

    Quote Originally Posted by CampGareth View Post
    urm, that's a typo: "Battery

    600Wh, 11.5 hours

    578Wh, 9.5 hours"

    I'd love a 600Wh battery in a 12.5" device, tens of hours of battery life even with the CPU going full whack!
    Official specs say 600Wh in the Core-M laptop model. These Core M machines have a lot of spare space in the chassis which can be used for battery cells, as we saw with the Apple MacBook. Looking at other laptop specs it could be a decimal point problem though...

    But it's probably my Chinese as I seem to have quoted the energy density (per litre) - will fix it up now in the news post

    Battery: 37Wh, 11.5 hours / 40Wh, 9.5 hours
    Last edited by mtyson; 28-07-2016 at 12:13 PM. Reason: put in correct battery capacity figures

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    Re: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launches in two slim metal configurations

    Quote Originally Posted by mtyson View Post
    Official specs say 600Wh in the Core-M laptop model. ...
    Google translating that page gets you "37 watts typical" and "up to 600W/L energy density". So I'd guess it's a 37Wh battery with a physical volume of around ~ 60cm3. I don't have a laptop battery handy to measure, but based on other cell sizes that doesn't seem unrealistic...

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    Re: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launches in two slim metal configurations

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuo View Post
    I think in this case their target market is the millions of DOTA players in China, which they've shown the 940M version munching through at 80+FPS, so it makes some sense. I agree though - I'd be happy with better storage and on-board graphics for how little gaming I'd be interested in doing on something this size.
    Good point for Xiaomi but currently being in the market for a mid range laptop I've been finding this with just about every manufacturer and if it isn't a graphics solution, they also enjoy upping the screen to 4K or trading an i5 for an i7 before upping the storage.

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    Re: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launches in two slim metal configurations

    I think these device could be really exciting. Smaller one is a good recommendation for people who want an ultrabook for its size but don't need the power.

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    Re: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launches in two slim metal configurations

    With the name and design....

    *sniffs and puts fingers in the air*

    Yup, Apple Lawsuit incoming

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    Re: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launches in two slim metal configurations

    Really like the look of this actually even if it was meant to be a Macbook Air clone it actually looks more than different enough to me.

    Probably won't be able to get it for less than £700 delivered to the UK though and with no warranty I'm not sure it's worth it. If I could get one for RRP it would definitely replace my aging albeit capable Samsung Series 9 NP900X3G.

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    Re: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launches in two slim metal configurations

    Nice looking devices and if the British price (if released here) are anything like realistic then i would be interested in having a play with one.

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    Re: Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air launches in two slim metal configurations

    Nicely looking and quality notebooks at great prices. I'm sure they can run Debian Linux, though, instead of Weeblows.

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