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Be amazed at the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air's inspired design

Xiaomi's latest ultraportable notebook features an Nvidia graphics chip for gaming, packed inside a familiar shape.

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Weighing at just 1.28kg and sporting a 13.3-inch display, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air is an ultraportable laptop packing Nvidia GeForce 940M graphics.

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The design appears to have been inspired by Apple's MacBook Air.

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The Mi Notebook Air has two USB ports: One Type-C port for power and an HDMI port on the side.

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The keyboard is actually pretty comfortable to type on and feels satisfyingly clicky when you use it.

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As an ultrapotable, the Air is slim, just 14.8mm thick.

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The speakers are located at the bottom, which can make the palm rest vibrate when at full power. It's not uncomfortable, but it will distract you if you're gaming.

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There's no Xiaomi logo on the front of the notebook, instead, the only indication that it's a Xiaomi device is just below the screen.

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The Air comes in two colors, gold or silver.

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Xiaomi has also launched a 12.5-inch version powered by an Intel Core-M processor, which has 11.5 hours of battery life. You can see the slight difference in sizes here.

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The smaller laptop is also lighter, at a mere 1.08kg, which makes it easy to carry around. But it lacks discrete graphics, meaning it's not as good for gaming as the 13.3-inch version.

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The feel of the keyboard is the same as the 13.3-inch version, which is great.

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Like the 13.3-inch model, the 12.5-inch Mi Notebook Air has no logo on the front.

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You can easily hold this super-light laptop up with your fingers.

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