The Livefan S1 is a Macbook air inspired Ultrabook that offers premium grade build quality, superior performance and Ultrafast SSD storage. Probably closely related to Xiaomi’s first Ultrabook, “Xiaomi Mi Notebook”. However, there are a few differences to mention, the biggest of which is that the Livefan is equipped with an older generation Intel Core M-5Y10C, which was popular in 2016. Meanwhile, Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook is equipped with the newest Skylake Chipset. Although one good thing going for Livefan is that it is slightly cheaper and comes with a modular SSD storage which is a big plus.
Storage options: No SSD, 128, 256 or 512. The higher the storage, the more expensive it gets. It is easily accessible at the underside of the Ultrabook, making it easily accessible and can be replaced if needed by the user.
The Livefan S1 has an overall thickness of only 5.8mm, wrapped on Aviation Aluminum Metal, giving it the best premium quality build available. It is currently one of the thinnest Ultrabook available.
The Ultrabook also sports a 13.3 inch IPS display with a very high resolution 2K (2560 x 1440 pixels). The whole system runs Windows 10 out of the box. Furthermore, the notebook also supports multiple connectivity options, USB 3.0 and USB Type C (reversible ports are available). Also Dual Band WiFi 2.4/5GHz is supported.
At it’s innards houses a 4800mAh, which is listed to last up 7-11 hours, but will depend on user usage or preference. The Ultrabook also comes with a full size keyboard design for 14 inch laptops, meaning it is spacious and easy to type, the touch pad is also big similar to the Macbook Air.
A clear competition to the Xiaomi Mi Notebook but who edges who is the clear question
Who offers better specs is the biggest question in choosing between the Livefan S1 and the “Xiaomi Mi Notebook”.Both notebooks offer the same Macbook Air referenced design but have slightly different specs which could be a deal breaker for some. For example, the Livefan S1 basically offers an older Intel Core M-5Y10C chip compared to the newer Intel Skylake M3 of the Xiaomi Mi Notebook, but the Livefan S1 does have a much higher 2K resolution and does offer Modular SSD Storage options, which means future upgrades are possible. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook features are much better like AKG custom speakers, bigger 5000mAh battery and Sapphire Glass protected screen. It’s a question of which looks and sounds more appealing.
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