My favorite Notebook, the Xiaomi Mi Air 12 is getting a Kaby Lake Reboot. Now it is faster but still is identical to the first in every way. No design changes and users of the skylake version will be familiar with.
Xiaomi Mi Air 12 Kaby Lake
Intel Kaby Lake Core M3-7Y30 Dual Core
GPU: Intel HD 615
Intel Dual Band 8260 WiFi 2.4/5GHz
USB Type C
USB 3.1 (Standard)
1 x 3.5mm Audio Port
1x HDMI Standard Port (4K video output)
1x USB 3.1 Slot (Standard)
1x USB Type C
AKG Custom Dual Loudspeakers (Dolby Surround)
292 x 202 x 12.9 mm
37Wh/ 7.4V/ 5000mAh
(6-7 Battery real time test)
Fast Charging Support (90 minutes)
Xiaomi Mi Air 12 Rebooted
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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.
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.