Xiaomi Mi air 13.3 True Macbook Killer



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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.

Design

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.

 

Price

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

 

Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS: 
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
Size:(WXDXH) 32.5x22.7x1.7cm
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

  • Safari
  • Keynote
  • Movie
  • Messages
  • FaceTime
  • Pages
  • Garageband
  • Mail
  • Numbers

Along with

  • Maps
  • App Store
  • Contacts
  • Calendar
  • Time Machine
  • Photo Booth
  • iTunes
  • iBooks

 

Performance

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.

 

Verdict

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

 

Design

 

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.

 

 

Specifications

 

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

 

Connectivity

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.

 

 

Verdict

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.

 

Comparison

Size

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.

 

Battery Life

The Mi Notebook 13.3-inch model gives 9.5 hrs backup

MacBook Air 13.3-inch model gives 12 hours backup

Design

The Mi Notebook is lighter and slimmer than MackBook. Mi Notebook weighs 1.28 kg while MacBook Air 1.35 kg

Processor

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

 

Graphics

Mi Notebook Air is well equipped with GeForce 940MX

MacBook comes with Intel HD graphics 6000

 

Final Verdict

If you are looking for a perfect device at an affordable price, then Xiaomi Mi Notebook is the right choice.



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Author: Prashant Bhardwaj

Hi all, I am a web enthusiast and loves to read and write more about the latest Gadget into the market.

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