Xiaomi Mi Air 13 reboot – Kaby Lake and Nvidia MX150

The Xiaomi Mi Air 13 gets a remake and it is pretty much the same laptop but with better hardware. It now comes with a faster Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 chipset and a dedicated Nvidia GT150MX GPU.

Rebooted to Kaby lake and Nvidia MX150 Graphics

SpecsXiaomi Mi Air 13 (2017 Edition)
ChipsetIntel Kaby Lake Core i5 7200U
Internal GPU: Intel HD Graphics 620
GPUNvidia MX150 2 GB DDR5
OS64 bit Windows 10 Home Edition (Chinese Version)
MemoryRAM: 8 GB DDR4 (2133MHz)
ROM: 128/256 GB SSD (NVMe) - Samsung PM961
Display13.3 inch IPS
1920 x 1080 pixels
ConnectivityIntel 8265 Wireless AC
Other FunctionsELAN Fingerprint Reader (touch pad)
IO1x USB Type C 3.1
2x USB 3.0 (Standard Slot)
1x HDMI Out
1x 3.5mm Audio Port (also supports microphones)
Dimensions309.6 x 210.9 x 14.9mm
Weight: 1.31kg
Battery39Wh Battery
Charger 20v 3.25A 65 Watts

A welcome reboot

The new Xiaomi Mi Air 13 2017 edition is obviously faster and has even better gaming gaming potential. The new Kaby Lake Chipset offers about 5 to 10 percent better performance and the Nvidia MX150 is an improvement over last years GT940MX. Other than hardware changes, the Notebook is basically identical to last years model.

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Pros

  • Faster Chipset, see a 10% increase in performance
  • 8 GB RAM (Single Channel Mode, and supports Expansion up to 16GB – for dual channel)
  • Nvidia 150MX (Faster than last years GT940MX, offers better gaming potential)
  • Blistering fast Samsung NVME SSD, Expandable up to 256 GB
  • High Quality 13.3 inch IPS 1080p Screen, Edge to Edge Glass (improved slightly over the 2016 version)
  • The design hasn’t changed
  • Large Touchpad with Fingerprint Scanner
  • Fast Dual Band Wireless Support (same Intel 8265 AC)

Cons:

  • Similar battery (hasn’t increased in capacity)
  • Runs Hot and Thermal throttles in gaming (similar issue with the previous model)
  • Still comes with inactivated Windows 10 (only comes with Chinese version of Windows 10)
  • Still non touch screen

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