Xiaomi Air 12: Review and Tech Specifications

Xiaomi Air 12
Written by Nanuduke
Xiaomi Air 12 and Xiaomi Air 13 are the first laptops from Xiaomi, a Chinese company better known for ‘making value for money’ smartphones. The Xiaomi Air 12 is the smaller of the two laptops with a smaller 12.5-inch Display.

The Design and Display of Xiaomi Air 12

Xiaomi Air 12 features a sleek metal design. The laptop is just 12.9 mm thick and weighs just 1.075kg. The laptop comes in a silver colored finish.

Xiaomi Air 12 features a 12.5-inch IPS display with glass protection. The display has 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. However, the display is not touchscreen, which is a bit disappointing.

The portable laptop has down-facing speakers with surround sound. This laptop has a 5000 mAh battery that Xiaomi claims can offer up to 6 hours of video. The laptop also supports fast charging for the battery.

Hardware and Software

Xiaomi Air12 sports an Intel Core m3 dual-core chipset with Intel HD graphics. The laptop has 4GB of RAM and sports 128GB solid state drive. The fast SSD storage and processor with decent memory combine to ensure are fast and responsive experience. However, like Xiaomi phones like the Xiaomi Mi 5S, the laptop lacks a memory card slot.

Where the Xiaomi Air12 has issues is in the software. Though it offers Windows 10 Home, the models that are currently on sale come in Chinese language. There is a model that offers the English language version of the Windows 10 Home, but it is not activated and you have to buy the activation codes separately, which will add to your cost.

It likely that a model with an activated English version of the Windows 10 Home will launch in future.

Ports and Connectivity

Xiaomi Air12 features two USB ports: a standard USB 3.0 port and a USB Type, which can be used for both data transfer and for charging. You also get a standard HDMI port and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The laptop supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1.

Xiaomi Air 12 Pricing and Availability

Xiaomi Air12 is available on Gearbest starting at $509.99 for the model with Windows 10 Home Chinese version.  If you want the model with the English language version of Windows 10 Home, you have to spend about $620.

However, like we said earlier buying the English versions of the Xiaomi Air12 means you have to still buy the activation code separately to activate the Windows 10 Home. Xiaomi Air12 may come in a hassle free English version in future.

Full Specifications of Xiaomi Air 12

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Air 12 Notebook:

General Features

  • OS: Windows 10 Home (Chinese or English)
  • Processor: Intel Core m3 Processor
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 515
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Silver
  • Dimension: 292 x 202 x 12.9 mm
  • Weight: 1.075 kg

Display & Keyboard

  • Display: 12.5-inch Non-Touch IPS backlit LED Display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Keyboard: Full-size Back-lit Keyboard
  • Pointing Device: Touchpad

Storage Capacity of Xiaomi Air 12

  • Built-in Storage: 128 SDD
  • Optical Storage: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Ports & Connectivity

  • Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
  • USB 3.0: Yes, 1 ports
  • USB Type C: Yes, 1 port
  • HDMI: Yes, 1 port
  • DisplayPort: No
  • VGA: No
  • Ethernet (RJ-45): No
  • SD Slot: No
  • Mic/Headphone: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Mobile Broadband: No
  • NFC: No
  • Docking Connector: No

Other Features

  • Down Facing AKG Speaker with Dolby Audio Premium Surround Sound speakers
  • Fast Charging

Battery size of Xiaomi Air 12

  • Battery:
  • Use Time: up to 6 hours (Video Playing)

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