My favorite Notebook, the Xiaomi Mi Air 12 is getting a Kaby Lake Update. But will it be huge update? Or just a reboot.
According to the listing…
- Upgraded to 7th Gen Intel Kaby Lake Core M3-7Y30
- Still the same features as before, no major changes have been made
- 4 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD (the same with the Skylake version)
- Dual Band WiFi support
- 12.5 inch IPS 1080p Display, non touch screen
- Same battery size (7.4V 5000mAh)
- AKG Loudspeakers
- 1x USB 3.0 Port
- 1x USB Type C Port for Charging
- 1x 3.5mm Audio Port
- 1x HDMI Port (Standard)
- Just a reboot, only the Chipset has been upgraded
- Non Touch screen still
- Chinese version of Windows 10 (inactivated English version)
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I have been using Xiaomi Mi Air 12 since I had received it. It is probably one of the best Notebook that I have tested. It has it all, great build quality, gorgeous screen, well constructed keyboard and Touchpad and good overall performance. But does it need a Kaby Lake reboot? Well, if it will offer a bit more improvements then so be it.
Availability? (June 27, 2017)
The Xiaomi Mi Air 12 (Kaby Lake) retails at $499 (Use Coupon Code: NEWMIAIR12)
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Kaby Lake and that is it…
I know that, you should not fix what isn’t broken, but I am a bit skeptical about this move from Xiaomi. Considering the release of the Cube Thinker i35, which offers Kaby Lake Chipset, a lot more RAM and SSD storage, and plus a 3K Surface Book Touch Screen Display, it would be foolish for Xiaomi to release a reboot on the same price range or even much pricier. Don’t get me wrong, the Xiaomi Mi Air 12 was a novelty, but it was also flawed. It isn’t touch screen and comes with a Non-English Windows OS. And looking at the Cube Thinker, it will be completely outdone. I think, Xiaomi should price this notebook, the same with the original Mi Air 12 or even cheaper. More or less, if this is just a reboot to Kaby lake, it will be more like the Cube Mix Plus.
What do you think? Do you want a reboot of the Xiaomi Mi Air 12?