Xiaomi, the Apple of China, recently revealed that it is interested in expanding the?portfolio to offer something other than smartphones and tablets. Following this, the Chinese tech giant introduced a MacBook Pro/Air equivalent called ?Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air.? Here, in this post, we have compared Xiaomi?s new laptop with the rumored configurations of the upcoming MacBook Pro 2016.
MacBook Pro 2016 vs. Xiaomi Mi Air Notebook: Price, Release Date
It?s worth noting that the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air can now be?purchased for $999 in the U.S. via NIS.
While we do not know the official price of the MacBook Pro 2016, it goes without saying that Apple?s notebook will be costlier than Xiaomi?s. The rough estimate is that the MacBook might set the buyers back in the orbit of $1,119 and $2,099, based on storage and processor selection.
MacBook Pro 2016 vs. Xiaomi Mi Air Notebook: Specs, Features, Design
Xiaomi Mi Air Notebook
The Xiaomi laptop features a 13.3-inch display with a Full HD screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. This display combination translates to a modest pixel density of 166ppi.
Under the hood, an Intel Core i5 processor with NVIDIA GeForce 940MX powers the notebook. Thanks to NVIDIA, this device can run graphics and power intensive games like a pro.
Furthermore, the internal components are backed by a generous 8GB RAM and the laptop comes equipped with 256GB SSD. The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air sports an unimpressive 1MP camera onboard.
Software-wise, this device runs Microsoft?s Windows 10 out of the box. Apart from the standard connectivity options, this laptop also supports Type C USB port.
The battery onboard is a Li-ion 578Wh unit that is capable of providing up to 8 hours of video playback and 7.5 hours of web browsing.
MacBook Pro 2016
Moving on to MacBook Pro 2016 specifications, there is none to beat the display clarity seen in?Apple devices. This is because the 2016 variant will apparently flaunt a solid pixel density of 400 – 500ppi,?Mobile & Apps noted.
Unlike its predecessor, upcoming MacBook will reportedly feature an OLED strip. This will replace the traditional function keys. Apple is leaving no stone unturned to get this MacBook variant right.
We are also hearing that the?next-generation MacBook will come equipped with a fingerprint sensor in the power button. This could also mean the long-awaited support for Apple Pay might finally become a reality in MacBooks.
Unlike the NVIDIA graphics card seen in the Xiaomi device, Apple will apparently make use of AMD Polaris graphics card. Hence, graphics intense gaming can be played on the MacBook as well. In addition, the trackpad is believed to be made wider to improve usability.
Similar to the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air, the MacBook Pro 2016 will also support Type C USB port, among other options.
A recent report suggested that the next MacBook device will support faster connectivity with the help of?USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports. If the Gen 1 was able to provide up to 5Gbps speed, the Gen 2 will be able to offer double the speed at 10Gbps.
Going by the preliminary comparison, it?s clear that the Xiaomi device cannot replace MacBook. Nevertheless, it?s still a good budget-friendly notebook with Windows 10 onboard.