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Xiaomi Book Air 13: Touch screen, DDR5 and passive cooling

XIAOMI INTRODUCED ITS AIR: WITH A TOUCH SCREEN, DDR5 AND PASSIVE COOLING
XIAOMI INTRODUCED ITS AIR: WITH A TOUCH SCREEN, DDR5 AND PASSIVE COOLING

Today, October 27, just a few hours ago, Xiaomi officially introduced a whole series of Redmi Note 12 smartphones, which currently consists of three devices at once. And now it turned out that the parent company also has an interesting novelty, which certainly deserves attention. We are talking about the Book Air 13 laptop, which received an OLED display, a very convenient security system based on a fingerprint scanner and impressive features. Particularly impressive is the fact that the laptop, with a sufficiently thin and light case, managed to accommodate the hardware that is usually found in much larger models.

Xiaomi decided to focus on a thin and light body, which does not make noise during operation.

Xiaomi decided to focus on a thin and light body, which does not make noise during operation.

For example, when buying, the user can choose an Intel Core i5-1230U or Core i7-1250U processor at his discretion – both are energy-efficient 12th generation Intel Core solutions and, of course, are quite capable of coping with various tasks. And it’s not just about the office suite. The laptop is also equipped with 16 GB of LDDR5 RAM with a frequency of 5200 MHz, which is also very rare at the moment – even the flagship gaming laptops of some brands are still on the memory of the previous generation. The built-in memory is represented by a 512 GB solid-state drive that operates via the PCIe 4.0 interface, providing the user with a decent read and write speed.

Quite unusually, the manufacturer came up with a cooling system – instead of the usual coolers and a radiator, a passive system based on a large evaporation chamber is installed here. Similar solutions are used in some gaming smartphones, but how it will show itself in a laptop is a question. However, a processor with low power consumption and the absence of discrete graphics should not particularly load the cooling system with elevated temperatures. And the manufacturer managed to fit all this into an extremely thin case with a thickness of only 12 millimeters and a weight of 1.2 kilograms. Not a record, of course, but close to it.

The user can choose an Intel Core i5-1230U or Core i7-1250U processor at his discretion

The user can choose an Intel Core i5-1230U or Core i7-1250U processor at his discretion

Under the cover of such a thin gadget, the user will find a 13.3-inch OLED touch-screen rotary display with a resolution of 2880×1800 pixels, an aspect ratio of 16:10, a refresh rate of 60 Hz, a brightness of 600 nits and a 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color range. If desired, the user can fold the laptop into a huge tablet and engage in various formats for creating content – you can even draw with a stylus, as there is support for such accessories. The manufacturer promises 12 hours of battery life, and the operating system is Windows 11.

The base version of the Xiaomi Book Air 13 costs $690, while the Core i7 version costs $770.

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