Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Specification and Performance

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Specification and Performance

After we have unboxed Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air, both with a 12.5” display and 13.3” display, now we are going to see the specification of both Mi notebook. It must be interesting to delve more inside Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5” and Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3” so that you can make a good decision to choose between the big display or the small one. Display size is not the only difference between the two devices, let’s see what are the differences between the two version of Mi Notebook from their specifications.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3” Specification


  • CPU              : Intel Core i5 -6200U processor (clocked at 2.7GHz)
  • Memory        : 8 GB DDR4 2133MHz
  • Storage          : 256GB PCIe × 4 NVMe SSD (max read speed : 1.5GB/s)
  • OS                 : Windows 10 Home
  • Graphics        : NNVIDIA GeForce 940MX 1G GDDR5 memory
  • Battery life    : 9.5 hours
  • Display          : Fully laminated, 1080p FHD display with edge-to-edge glass protection (5.59mm ultra-thin bezel, Contrast 1:800)
  • Wi-Fi            : 802.11ac dual-band
  • Sound           : Realtek ALC255 AKG custom grade dual speakers, supports Dolby Digital surround sound (2Wx2)
  • Connectors   : HDMI, USB 3.0 x 2, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C
  • Dimensions  : 13.3” display, 309.6mm x 210.9mm x 14.8mm; 1.28kg
  • Bluetooth      : 4.1 (can be unlocked with Mi Band 2) Mi Cloud Sync ready

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 12.5” Specification


  • CPU               : Intel Core M3-6Y30 processor (clocked at 2.2GHz)
  • Memory         : 4GB LPDDR3 1866MHz
  • Storage           : 128G SATA SSD (max read speed: 535MB/s)
  • OS                  : Windows 10 Home
  • Graphics         : Intel® HD Graphics 515 (shared memory)
  • Battery life     : 11.5 hours
  • Display           : 1080p FHD screen with edge-to-edge glass protection (Contrast 1:600)
  • Wi-Fi              : 802.11ac dual-band
  • Sound             : Realtek ALC233 AKG custom dual speakers, Dolby digital surround sound (1Wx2)
  • Connectors     : HDMI, USB 3.0 x 1, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C
  • Dimensions    : 12.5” display, 276.5mm × 155.6mm x 12.9mm ; 1.07kg
  • Bluetooth        : 4.1 (can be unlocked with Mi Band 2) Mi Cloud Sync ready

It is not too difficult to choose between the 12.5” notebook and the 13.3” ones. If you have extra bucks, you will get a more superior processing and GPU power if you need the notebook to double as gaming machine. Otherwise, if you want the longer battery life then the 11.5 hours battery life of the 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air is a clear win over the 9.5 hours of the bigger model. The longer battery life will give you extra time to do productivity and interne related activities. Moreover, with the smaller dimension makes it easier to bring it wherever you go that the bigger one.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Performance

The low-power Intel Core m3 processor on the Mi Notebook Air with a 12.5” display is quite great. The processor looks pretty equipped in handling the daily requirements. When the smaller version is used for multitasking a bit, it showed a decent speed. The smaller version is not design for gaming with the basic Intel HD GPU on-board. The 4GB RAM is finally perform pretty good with the m3 processor. It is quite different with Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air with 13.3” display.

The bigger version looks more equipped with 8GB DDR4 RAM, Intel Core i5 processor and 256GB PCIe SSD. With all these equipment, the bigger version has a better speed as expected with a more expansive set of internals. The NVidia GeForce 940MX GPU and 1 GB of SSR5 GPU makes it capable for gaming. If you love playing game, it is a better choice for you than the smaller one. While the OS, on both version 12.5” and 13.3”, you will get the same Windows 10 Home edition. You will also love the AKG dual-speakers for sound on both versions. If you want to read more about both version of Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air, you can read the next post about features of Mi Notebook Air.
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