Xiaomi has just released a new variant of its first-ever Windows laptop. Dubbed the Mi Notebook Air 4G, this new model – as its name suggests – has 4G connectivity; it also sees a modest spec bump, but only on the 13.3-inch model.
Launched in collaboration with China Mobile, the Mi Notebook Air 4G natively supports the carrier’s mobile network; no SIM card is necessary, although this may mean the laptop will only work with China Mobile. Aside from that, the Mi Notebook Air 4G also comes with 4GB of 4G data per month for a year, which comes up to 48GB of data.
Aside from 4G support, the 13.3-inch model of the Mi Notebook Air 4G also has a more powerful sixth generation Intel Core i7 processor now; Xiaomi claims a 10% performance increase over the non-4G model’s Core i5 processor. Other specifications of the 13.3-inch laptop are unchanged: it still features a full HD display, an Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU, 8GB of RAM, as well as a 256GB SSD.
The 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air 4G, on the other hand, sees no hardware revision. It’s packed with a Full HD display, a Core m3 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, as well as a 128GB SSD.
As for retail prices, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 4G go for 4,699 Chinese yuan (about RM3,025) and 6,999 yuan (approximately RM4,505) for the 12.5-inch and 13.3-inch models respectively. Seeing how this new laptop is launched in collaboration with China Mobile, it may not be available outside of China.