I believe that many people would have heard of the product before Mi Notebook Air being released. Put aside the product itself, we saw once again the Xiaomi Company setting foot on a new product category of the technology industry. As a consumer like everyone else, I personally prefer the products which are good enough themselves rather than their famous brands. And today, I'd like to share the disassembling process of the two versions of Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air.
12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air
Firstly, let's look at some details of the 12.5-inch version. On the whole, the internal structure of this notebook is very compact. It is based on the Intel Core M3 processor, which make the passive cooling system save a lot of space.
In addition, we can see that the 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air adopts the irregular shaped battery design. And the speakers are on the sides. On the center of the motherboard, there is Intel Core M3 processor. It is worth mentioning that there is a prepared self-increased M.2 SSD interface within this laptop.
Compared to 13.3-inches version, the 12.5-inch one is a little smaller, and the whole weight is about 1.07kg. This device is very easy to carry and place, which is relatively good for those office users and business travelers.
13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air
There is no doubt that the 13.3-inch version is relatively stronger than the 12.5-inch one on performance. This notebook uses a single brass and dual-fan cooling configuration, and the air outlet is located in the hinge. In fact, for such a slim laptop, although the location of the outlet may not be conducive to the heat dissipation, this might be only and relatively a good solution.
What's more, the 13.3-inch version is equipped with Samsung 256G SSD. And it also provides users with an additional reserved M.2 SSD SATA interface for upgrading on their own if needed.
As for the gaming experience of 13.3-inch Mi Notebook Air, I have found that the frames performances are pretty decent after trying some mainstream gunfight and MOBA games. In fact, the performance of the graphics card, GeForce 940MX, is relatively enough for playing most games, and the 1G of memory is not good for nothing.
In addition, I tried the bracelet unlocking by putting the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 close to the lock screen standby interface of the laptop. This sounds maybe full of technology. However, there are three conditions to achieve this function, the upgraded Win10 RS1 System, the appropriate Xiaomi software, and finally, the Xiaomi Mi Band 2.
Eventually, the 13.3-inch version features “a device with three screens” by outputting two screen interfaces with 4K resolution separately because of the HDMI interface.
Things in Common
Both versions adopt the keyboard with a key way of 1.3mm. From a short-term view, it feels better than my MacBook Pro. But for longtime typing, the keyboard of most notebooks would be more tiring than any independent type keyboard. So the small gap on the keyboard feel may not be so important for selecting.
As a thin and light notebook, which, at the same time, takes into account the decent performance, Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is able to meet the needs of many people as far as I'm concerned. Although it's not perfect on performance, this novelty is compact enough on the body design.