Xiaomi Mi Air 13 Kaby Lake Edition – Similar design but with better hardware and Nvidia MX150 (now only $779)

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.

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

Xiaomi Mi Air 13 Kaby Lake Edition (2017):

(+) 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, similar hinge design
(+) Large Touchpad with Fingerprint Scanner
(+) Fast Dual Band Wireless Support (same Intel 8265 AC)
(+) Similar ports and Layout

Cons:

(-) Similar battery (hasn’t increased in capacity)
(-) Runs Hot and Thermal throttling is an issue especially on gaming (similar issue with the previous model)
(-) Still comes with inactivated Windows 10
(-) Much Expensive than the 2016 version (considering only a few hardware changes had been made)
(-) non touch screen

Check the availability of the Xiaomi Mi Air 13 Kaby lake Edition (8+256 GB SSD) retails at $779 Use Coupon Code: Air13N or MiSuperDeal3

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More Powerful but also hotter

The new Xiaomi Mi Air 13 2017 edition is obviously faster and has even better gaming gaming potential. But sadly it has 2 glaring faults, like its predecessor, it runs hot and thermothrottles. Which is really expected for the hardware underneath. But you should consider that this is a relatively thin laptop and those issues are quite common. Anyway, it will still offer much better performance and gaming potential compared to the 2016 version. Nevertheless, this is not a gaming laptop, but can be suited for low to moderate gaming and perfect for editing. Another fault is the non-touch screen, this is a premium laptop and it still doesn’t offer that feature. From 2016-2017, still no touch screen.

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