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The arrival of new MacBook Air marked the beginning recent developments in a laptop that is lighter, portable and has amazing display with high resolution. The new MackBook Air can go up for a long time even after a single recharge. Of course, who would mind picking up a machine that has stuck earlier over a simple laptop.
Due to the various compromises that people made with old model of MacBook, Apple has come up with its renewed MacBook Air models in size 11 and 13 inch with Intel HD graphics 6000, Intel’s 5th generation Boradwell processors and Thunderbolt 2. With these amazing features, they look more appealing and convincing.
Until today, MacBook Air’s design has not changed for past 5 years and if Apple thinks that there is no need to do trial and error with the design before, there are fewer chances that the design will change soon. The present design of MacBook Air consists of aluminium unibody that supports the display and main enclosure and is quite durable as it was. The lid is flexible enough to raise it easily using a single hand and doesn’t hang it any point. You need to press hard to distinguish bend on the lid or the base of the machine.
It is quite easy to clean using a damp cloth. The only drawback seen is with its aluminium body that can easily get scratches on it and it could leave black marks permanently. To avoid the scratches you can buy a sleeve if you have to sling it into your bag while travelling.
The MacBook Air (13-inch) is more appealing because of its housing flash storage double the speed of its previous model. The machine is available in 2 configurations 1.6GHz, Core i5 CPU, 128GB flash memory with 4GB of RAM. The top-spec model gives you a 1.6GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, 256GB flash memory.
The price makes MacBook Air (13-inch) quite expensive as compared to the earlier models i.e. MacBook Pro with Retina. Well, price cannot be a point to differentiate, so which one you want to buy also depends on various other factors explained in this review
|RAM:|| 8GB, 1600MHz (DDR3)|
|Connectivity:||802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 (wireless technology, Wi-Fi networking : IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n (compatible)|
|Screen:|| 13.3 inch, Backlit-LED, glossy widescreen (display) (1440x900)|
|Ports:||2 USB 3.0 ports (up to 5Gbps), MagSafe 2 power port: SDXC card slot: Thunderbolt two port (up to 20Gbps)|
|Storage:|| 256GB, flash storage (PCIe based) which is configurable up to 512GB, flash storage.|
|CPU:||Dual Intel Core i5, 1.6GHz with 3MB shared L3 Cache.|
|Weight:||2.96 pounds(1.35 kg)|
|Drives:||Optical Drive is not included|
|Camera:|| FaceTime (720p) HD Camera|
|Graphics:|| Intel HD graphics 6000|
MacBook Air offers extensive selection of ports. The new MackBook Air is bundled with Apple’s apps like iLife and iWork including the following
- App Store
- Time Machine
- Photo Booth
You get better battery life with MacBook Air. With the help of Broadwell CPU that comes with MacBook Air, its performances increases and there is nothing that you can complain about. MacBook Air is quite compatible with gaming on low and medium settings by adjusting the resolution especially when it is installed using Boot Camp on a Windows partition.
The MacBook Air started with a perfect 60FPS played at 1440×900 using the graphics as medium. The keyboard of MacBook Air is the pretty good and offers an impressive trackpad that provides a smooth action. With the amazing 720 pixels camera you can enjoy Skype and Hangout sessions on Google, giving defined and clear images.
Apple’s 2015, MacBook Air is quite reliable and is up to the mark. It is equally useful for those who are involved in desk job as well as for those who are frequently travelling.
The amazing battery life make MacBook Air make it the best choice and in addition to battery life, you also get amazing keyboard. In addition to other features the storage speed can hold double the speed and is a perfect choice for those who deal with copying information to the storage drive of Mac on a regular basis.
MacBook Air is technically a perfect machine with faster storage, excellent performance of the processor/graphics and this combo certainly makes MacBook Air a better choice for you if you really need all these features.
Xiaomi Mi Air (13.3-inch) Notebook Review
Xiaomi’s is a slimmer notebook and comes in 2 sizes- 13.3 inch and 12.5 inch. It is light weight weighing 1.28kg only. It has different design with flatter, squarer looks that doesn’t narrow out. Xiaomi Mi Air has backlit keyboardanc comes with HDMI port with 2 USB 3.0 ports.
The design is awesome and you can see a neat design by the manufacturer even if you consider the logo shown on the display cover. You can only view a small, silver Mi-logo beneath the display. The design is appropriate with thin display frame, which comes in silver colour. The design of the case is definitely convincing in terms of stability. It is made in a single unit design. The stability on wrist rest and keyboard area is overall on a high level. You will feel the device is of high quality if you consider the haptics.
As far as the hinge is considered, the design is plain and clear. It comes with a single hinge that takes the width of the whole case.
Processor : Intel Core, i5-6200, 2.3 GHz
Memory: DDR4 2133 MHz, 8192 MB, firmly fitted, single channel
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX – 1024 MB, , Nvidia Driver 369.09,v
Mainboard : Intel Skylake–U Premium PCH
Display: 13.3 inch 16:9, 166PPI, 1920x1080px, Samsung LTN133HL09-M01, glossy: Yes, IPS
Storage: 256 GB, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV256
Weight : 1.25 kg, Power supply-218 g
The Mi Notebook Air has not only a simple design, but also comes with a simple connectivity. The placement of the ports is perfect as it is placed on both sides, which won’t lead to any problems in operating the mouse no matter the user is left handed or right handed.
The Mi Air is a successful debut for the developers. It has a good display, excellent processing, perfect cooling system, nice input devices and a device that offers power supply immediately when required.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air : Available in 2 size 13.3-inch and 12.5-inch
Apple MacBook Air : Available in 2 size 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch.
The Mi Notebook 13.3-inch model gives 9.5 hrs backup
MacBook Air 13.3-inch model gives 12 hours backup
The Mi Notebook is lighter and slimmer than MackBook. Mi Notebook weighs 1.28 kg while MacBook Air 1.35 kg
Mi Notebook Air comes with dual core i5 CPU processor (up to 2.7GHz)
MacBook Air has dual core (1.6GHz ) Intel Core i5 processor((up to 2.7GHz)
Display & Resolution
Mi Notebook comes with 1920 by 1080 (1080p)
MacBook Air comes with 1440×900 px
RAM & Storage
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD
MacBook Air 13.3-inch comes with 128/256/512 SSD along with 8GB RAM
Mi Notebook Air is well equipped with GeForce 940MX
MacBook comes with Intel HD graphics 6000
If you are looking for a perfect device at an affordable price, then Xiaomi Mi Notebook is the right choice.
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