Xiaomi launched the “Book Air 13” laptop in China. The key USP of this laptop is its thin and light all-metal unibody design and 2.8K E4 OLED display. The Book Air 13 is powered by Intel 12e Gen Core processors combined with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of PCIe 4.0 SSD. The laptop also meets Intel’s Evo certification. The price of the Xiaomi Book Air 13 in India starts at CNY 5,999 which roughly translates to Rs 68,500 which is quite competitive.
Let’s dive into the specs. The Xiaomi Book Air 13 comes with a 13.3-inch OLED display of 2.8K resolution or 2880 x 1800 pixels with an aspect ratio of 16:10 and up to 600 nits of brightness. The panel – which is E4 – covers 100% of the DCI-P3 color space, Xiaomi says, and supports DC dimming. The laptop can play Dolby Vision content. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection completes the package.
Interestingly, the Book Air 13 can also double as a convenient 2-in-1 with a rotating hinge that allows the screen to rotate on its axis 360 degrees. The screen is also touch-enabled and supports pen input.
Under the hood, you have a choice of Core i7-1250U or i5-1230U chips with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB PCIe 4.0 SSD. The software is Windows 11.
Connectivity options include two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a 3.5mm audio jack. Running the show is a 58.3 Wh battery. Xiaomi bundles a 65W adapter in the box. You also get dual speakers with support for Dolby Atmos playback.
On the design side, the Xiaomi Book Air 13 is available in white and is only 12 mm thick and weighs only 1.2 kg.
Xiaomi will offer the laptop in two CPU configurations with the i5-1230U version selling for CNY 5,999 (around Rs 68,500) while the i7-1250U variant will sell for CNY 6,999 (around Rs 79,700). There is no word on worldwide availability and pricing at the time of writing.