a new elegant laptop that we will be deprived of

Xiaomi unveils in China a new ultraportable under Windows of its design. The machine has good arguments for it, but should remain inaccessible in France.

Xiaomi didn’t just have its Redmi Note 12 and 12 Pro to unveil. The Chinese manufacturer has also lifted the veil on a new ultraportable PC, the Xiaomi Book Air 13.

The manufacturer may affirm that Redmi is now an independent brand in China, we can notice that its laptop announced in the same conference as the new Redmi does not bear the brand logo low-cost.

An ultraportable convertible into a tablet

The Xiaomi Book Air 3 is a high-end laptop PC equipped with a beautiful 13.3-inch Oled screen with a definition of 2880 x 1800 pixels and Dolby Vision certification. It can be noted that the edges seem particularly thin around the screen. Designed in an aluminum frame, this PC weighs 1.2 kg on the scale for 12 mm thick. We are therefore in front of a machine that should know how to be forgotten in a backpack.

Under the hood is a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 chip with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 and 512GB of storage. A 58.3 Wh battery is integrated with a 65 W recharge. On the connector side, we have the right to WiFi 6EBluetooth 5.2, two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a 3.5 mm jack port.

The machine runs under Windows 11 and supports Windows Hello thanks to a fingerprint reader integrated into the power button.

Probably not planned in France

So far, Xiaomi laptops have never been released in France. It must be said that this would require a particular adaptation of the brand for the physical QWERTY keyboard as well as support for the guarantee which may be more restrictive on this type of machine than on a smartphone.

The Xiaomi Book Air 13 will be marketed from 4999 yuan in China, or approximately 692 euros excluding tax.

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