[News] Xiaomi launches Mi Laptop Air 13,3” in Spain

Ultra performance in an ultra-light package, available on 27 June at 899€

MADRID, Spain, 27 June 2018 – Global technology leader Xiaomi is excited to announce the launch of their latest Mi Laptop Air 13,3” today in Spain. Compact yet powerful, Xiaomi’s Mi Notebook Air 13,3” is one of the slimmest and lightest ultraportables with a dedicated graphics card and expandable SSD hard drive, which solves most traditional ultraportables’ pain points.

Clean and sleek

Featuring a full metal body in dark grey, the Mi Laptop Air 13,3” has a minimalistic design with a thickness of only 14.8mm and a weight of 1.3kg. With no visible logo on the external chassis, Mi Laptop Air has a minimalistic design – also making it the perfect palette for users who love to customize. The 13,3 inch Gorilla-glass laminated HD screen has very thin bezels (5.59mm), which further adds to its premium look and feel. Its full size backlit keyboard comes with black keycaps, which makes it easily readable in low-light environment.

Superb performance

Aside from having a sleek and ultra-light design, this laptop is remarkably powerful. Packed with the latest 8th generation Intel Kaby Lake Refresh Core i5-8250U CPU chip, a quad-core 3.4GHz (max) processor, as well as 8GB DRR4 RAM, Mi Laptop Air 13,3″ offers a smooth operating experience even for heavy tasks such as photo editing and video rendering. Mi Laptop Air 13,3” also has a dedicated graphics card – NVIDIA MX150 GPU with 2GB GDDR5 video memory, rarely seen in this category of thin-and-light laptops. This dedicated graphics card, along with a great cooling system, which consists of ultra-thin metallic fan blades and large copper heat dissipation pipe, lets users enjoy the latest games.

Mi Laptop Air 13,3” comes with a large 256GB PCle SSD. PCle SSDs are up to three times faster than normal SATA drive widely used in laptops. There is also an expandable SSD slot for those who needs extra storage.

Smooth touchpad and quick unlock

Pre-installed with Windows 10 Home, Mi Laptop Air 13,3” uses a large high Windows precision touchpad (110 x 67mm); its uni-body glassy surface allows smooth and precise cursor control and supports multi-touch gestures such as scrolling, zooming and switching between programs. On the touchpad’s top right corner is the integrated fingerprint scanner which allows quick unlock of the laptop.

Amazing audio

Mi Laptop 13,3” incorporates two custom speakers developed by the professional Austrian manufacturer AKG that runs at 2Wx2. Its excellent sound quality is also enhanced by the Dolby Audio Premium Surround Sound technology, that supports computer and headphone surround sound effects with high-fidelity 24kHz and 48kHz audio playback.

Fast charge

With a 40Wh battery, the Mi Laptop 13,3” battery lasts up to 9.5 hours* on a single charge. With support for 1C fast charge, the Mi Laptop Air 13,3” will charge to 50% in just 30 mins.

Mi Laptop Air 13,3” will be available for sale on 27 June at 899€ at Authorized Mi Stores. Mi.com and PcComponentes will follow suit a later date.

*Battery life varies upon actual usage

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For additional information about Xiaomi, visit: http://blog.mi.com/en/. For more information about the products available in Spain, visit http://www.mi.com/es.

Xiaomi and Microsoft Sign Strategic MoU in Cloud, Devices and AI Areas

Today, Xiaomi Corporation and Microsoft Corporation signed a strategic Framework Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to further deepen the partnership between the two companies. Microsoft’s globally leading technologies in cloud computing and AI will help in strengthening Xiaomi’s leadership in mobile, smart devices and services, and contribute to the acceleration of its international expansion.

“Xiaomi is one of the most innovative companies in China, and it is becoming increasingly popular in various markets around the world.” Dr. Harry Shum, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence and Research Group said, “Microsoft’s unique strengths and experience in AI, as well as our products like Azure, will enable Xiaomi to develop more cutting-edge technology for everyone around the world.”

Wang Xiang, Global Senior Vice President and Head of International Business, Xiaomi, said, “Microsoft has been a great partner and we are delighted to see both companies deepening this relationship with this strategic MoU. Xiaomi’s mission is to deliver innovation to everyone around the world. By collaborating with Microsoft on multiple technology areas, Xiaomi will accelerate our pace to bring more exciting products and services to our users. At the same time, this partnership would allow Microsoft to reach more users around the world who are using Xiaomi products.”

Based on the strategic MoU, Xiaomi and Microsoft’s cooperation will focus on the following aspects:

  • Cloud support: Xiaomi is in the process of rapidly expanding its user base in global market. Xiaomi and Microsoft will explore utilizing Microsoft Azure cloud platform to support Xiaomi’s user data storage, bandwidth, computing and other cloud services in international markets.
  • Laptop-type devices: Xiaomi will leverage Microsoft’s support on joint marketing, channel support, and future product development for Xiaomi’s laptop and laptop-type devices to penetrate international markets.
  • Microsoft Cortana and Mi AI Speaker: Both companies are discussing opportunities to integrate Cortana with Mi AI Speaker. Senior executives from both parties are involved to drive deeper technology integration and collaboration for AI-powered speakers, a market segment projected to grow rapidly in the next few years.
  • AI services collaboration: Xiaomi and Microsoft intend to explore multiple cooperative projects based on a broad range of Microsoft AI technologies, such as Computer Vision, Speech, Natural Language Processing, Text Input, Conversational AI, Knowledge Graph and Search, as well as related Microsoft AI products and services, such as Bing, Edge, Cortana, XiaoIce, SwiftKey, Translator, Pix, Cognitive Services and Skype. This in-depth cooperation in AI technologies and products, on top of Xiaomi’s solid experience in smart hardware, big data, and its smart device ecosystem, as well as the significant breakthroughs in core artificial intelligence technologies and products that Xiaomi has achieved, aims to generate even more synergy between hardware and software to enhance the end-user experiences on Xiaomi devices.

Founded in 2010, Xiaomi has achieved remarkable development as one of the world’s most innovative technology companies. Xiaomi’s fast-expanding product line includes but is not limited to smartphones, smart TVs, and a range of smart home products.

The cooperation between Xiaomi and Microsoft has been long-standing: since 2015, Xiaomi has adopted Microsoft Azure operated by 21Vianet in China to run its Mi Cloud service for smartphone users; in June 2016, the two companies reached a global-scale partnership, and Xiaomi began to pre-install Microsoft Office and Skype apps on its Android-based smartphones and tablets, to benefit its customers with modern workforce and communication tools; at the same time, Microsoft and Xiaomi also reached intellectual property agreements, to help Xiaomi’s product go global compliantly.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (first row, second from the left) visited a Mi Home store in Beijing with Lei Jun (first row, third from the left), the founder, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi, as well as Wang Xiang (first row, first from the left), Global Senior Vice President and Head of International Business

On October 31, 2017, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella visited Xiaomi’s retail store with Lei Jun, the founder, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi, and Satya showed great interest in Xiaomi’s products and services. The strategic MoU signed today, further expands the potential of the cooperation between the two companies, and reveals more possibilities for technological innovations, new products and breakthrough businesses in the future.