Ushered by numerous leaked images, the internet is buzzing with news about the so called ?Apple contender? – the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air – and we?re pretty sure you?ve read them all. With its slimmer than slim dimensions, actually a shade slimmer than a MacBook Air – 1.48 cm versus MacBook Air?s 1.7cm – and a performance of gaming laptop, this sleek aluminium-clad gem is a thing of beauty.
But don?t be lulled by its looks, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air packs a heavy punch! Donning an Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of PCIe storage, and an NVIDIA GTX 940M (with 1GB GDDR5 RAM) to boot, you?ll be surprised that this 13.3-inch version only costs approximately $750 (SRP). However, if you?re in a bit of a tight squeeze financially, you can probably opt for the lower spec 12.5-inch model for $525 with Intel Core M3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage, and an Intel HD Graphics card.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Release Date
Due to release in China on the 2nd of August, the Mi Notebook is estimated to reach 1 million in sales. That?s well and good if you live in China but what about if you?re from the US? You can scour the entire web-o-sphere all day and all you will find is that up until this moment, there isn?t any indication whether Xiaomi will ship outside of China. So what then? What if I want it now?
Luckily, you can, with a little bit of digging, order it online from www.geekbuying.com. Though the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is still on pre-order status, the website is retailing the 13.3-inch model for $909.29. The price is considerably higher than the suggested retail price but if you?re really excited and want to secure your unit early, I guess a few hundreds of your hard-earned money won?t matter that much.
A word of caution though, make sure you read the terms and conditions of your purchase first before making a payment. Ordering from the said website constitutes an ?import? and may incur import duties which you will then have to pay on top of your purchase cost.
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