Review of Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5

Today, the Chinese company Xiaomi – is no longer just a small company from China, but a huge concern that produces a variety of products – from clothes, gyro-paceters and washing machines to headphones, speakers, smartphones and laptops. And the last they decided to do recently, and finally presented their first line of ultra-thin devices with attractive design and good technical indicators – Mi Notebook Air. It is represented by two models with diagonals of 13.3 and 12.5 inches.

Design Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5

Looks ultrabook is quite presentable and attractive. Everything is very minimalistic, as is the case with packaging. Made almost entirely of brushed aluminum, because of what creates a sense of high cost and practicality. There are two variants of the color scheme:



In addition to the lid, all the other details of the gadget are made of metal, which makes it possible to verify its reliability and durability. The only exception is the plastic case hiding behind the fastening loops.

The shape of the device is rectangular, with neat, sharp side edges and very slightly rounded ends. The lid with the screen can be lifted with one hand without any tension, for this there is a convenient cutout in front. The display is fixed as much as possible at an angle of 135 degrees. The device weighs only 1075 grams with dimensions of 292x202x12.9 mm. All connectors are present in quite predictable places, although their set is rather modest:

On the left side is the HDMI port, the standard output is a 3.5 mm mini jack.

On the right – USB Type-C and USB 3.0.

On the underside of Xiaomi Mi Laptop Air 12.5 for stability are five plastic feet.

Also there you can see the stereo speakers hidden by special grids. When the device is opened, a screen with enough thin frames (5.71 mm) of black color is found, which makes it appear completely frameless when off. The web camera is located above the display, there you can see the holes of a pair of microphones.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5: the characteristics of the display

The device has a good, high-quality, glossy screen with IPS matrix, excellent color rendering. It has an average anti-reflective coating, large viewing angles (170 degrees). In addition, the display is protected from damage by glass, and along its perimeter is a thin rubber insert, which does not allow damage when cutting off sharply. As for the main characteristics of the screen of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5, they are as follows:

diagonal – 12.5 inches;

resolution – Full HD (1920×1080 pixels);

the density of pixels is 176 ppi.

All colors are very juicy and contrasting. For such a screen it is very pleasant to spend a lot of time using various applications, watching movies, playing online games.

Notebook Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5 has quite good technical characteristics, like for device of its price category. For its smooth and fast operation is responsible a 14-nanometer Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor with two cores. This low-voltage representative of the flagship series of chipsets from Intel with a heat release of only 4.5 watts, which does not require coolers or other active cooling. Inside the device in general there are no moving parts, which is a big plus for reliability and durability. With regard to the base clock frequency, it is 900 MHz, but with the CPU loads the maximum performance with Turbo Boost technology at 2.2 GHz.

As for the memory:

Operational – 4 GB. All of them are on the motherboard, there is no additional slot and it can not be increased in any way.

Internal SSD is 128 GB of M.2 format. Of these, about 28 gigabytes goes to the operating system and the necessary service partitions, to work the user remains clean 100 GB. It is possible to install an additional drive. The speed of reading from the drive reaches up to 535 MB/s, and the writing speed reaches 358 MB/s.

This device is intended mainly for office work, searching for various information on the Internet, watching videos. It has an excellent graphics card Intel HD Graphics 515.

The device has a front camera of 1 megapixel.

The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5 notebook has two high-quality speakers from AKG. At maximum volume, you will not hear any sound defects and wheezing, which is very common with analogues. Watching movies or listening to music will be a pleasure.

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