On February 27, the Xiaomi Notebook Air Quad-Core i7 was officially launched. The i7 version is sold for 5699 yuan ($908). Thus this is one of the most affordable top brand laptops sporting the eight generation Intel Core i7-8550U quad-core chip that comes with eight threads and the highest core frequency of 4.0GHz. In comparison to the previous generation i7-7500U, the performance is increased by 40%.
As for the rest of features, the Xiaomi Notebook Air Quad-Core i7 is packed with an 8GB DDR4 RAM and a 256GB PCIe SSD. In terms of graphics, it features a built-in NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card with a 2GB DDR5 memory. There is also a 578Wh/L energy density battery.
The i7 version of the Xiaomi Notebook Air Quad-Core i7 comes with a full-metal body that passes through a metal anodizing process. The overall dimensions are 309.6 × 210.9 × 14.8mm and it weighs 1.3kg. Thus we are dealing with an ultrabook. It also supports 135 degrees of hinging.
As for the viewing experience, the laptop uses a 13.3-inch display with 5.59mm ultra-narrow frame design and a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. At last, this display uses a full-fit technology, and it occupies 80.1% of the front panel.
The next selling point of the Xiaomi Notebook Air Quad-Core i7 is the AKG customer speakers supporting with Dolby Surround sound technology. Thus it provides an excellent audio performance.