Xiaomi launched its first Windows 10 notebook, the Mi Notebook Air, earlier this year, which impressed many with its thin-and-light design. Today, the company is launching two new versions of the laptop, both of which have 4G cellular wireless hardware inside for people who need constant Internet connections.
The 4G notebooks are being offered once again in 12.5-inch and 13.3-inch models. The 12.5-inch version has an Intel Core M3 processor inside, along with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM, a 128GB SSD for storage, and battery life that is supposed to last up to 11.5 hours. The 13.3-inch model has a faster sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It also has a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU and its battery is supposed to last up to 9.5 hours, which is still pretty impressive.
Xiaomi is selling the 12.5-inch version of the Mi Notebook Air 4G for CNY 4,699 (about $676) while the 13.3-inch model will cost CNY 6,999 (about $1,007). There’s no word yet on when or if the notebooks will be sold outside of China. One interesting thing is that Xiaomi is giving people who purchase the notebooks free access to 4GB of 4G data every month, thanks to a partnership with China Mobile.