Xiaomi Air 13 (i5-7200U, 8gb DDR4, MX150 gpu) £557 - £507 when using TCB, pay in USD [Lightinthebox]
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Xiaomi Air 13 (i5-7200U, 8gb DDR4, MX150 gpu) £557 - £507 when using TCB, pay in USD [Lightinthebox]

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Edited by:"JetStream"Found 27th Nov
Flash sale till 0800 GMT 28-Nov-17. Use TCB for 10% cashback

In GBP price shown as £527 but if the currency is changed to USD, and paid using a good forex card (Halifax / Revolut) this is how it works out:

Item price: $665.01
Shipping charges and insurance = $76.84
Total = $741.85 (works out to £557)

If TCB cashback is tracked, the effective cost should be safely below £520.

Xiaomi laptops are holding good promise for their Linux support.

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Update

Transaction value for paying in USD came to £556.97. TCB tracked to £50.42.
Net cost so far = £506.55

Flash sale is over now.
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the gambleaware fine print

* No UK warranty AFAIK
* Will need to deal with Windows 10 Chinese installation. A person with decent computer knowledge is needed to install Windows English.
* XIaomi has established a good reputation for build quality. If it added UK warranty and support it has the potential to sweep the market away (or at least force other manufacturers to cut prices drastically). Till then it involves lots of prayers to Chinese gods.
* Usual caveats for Chinese retailers apply. - Don't count on support. Though LITB website states items can be returned to EU warehouses, that may still be quite expensive.

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May as well pay the extra £90 and get the notebook pro, way better 8th generation CPU: lightinthebox.com/xia…1.1

Headless963 m ago

May as well pay the extra £90 and get the notebook pro, way better 8th …May as well pay the extra £90 and get the notebook pro, way better 8th generation CPU: https://www.lightinthebox.com/xiaomi-laptop-15-6-inch-intel-i5-dual-core-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-hard-disk-windows10-mx150-2gb_p6222117.html?category_id=64289&prm=1.2.1.1


Not as portable though? Wish they would update the 13 inch to 8th gen.

If a UK retailer sold this I'd buy in a heartbeat. Although I'm sure they'd add at least a couple hundred £ more on top.

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Headless9627th Nov

May as well pay the extra £90 and get the notebook pro, way better 8th …May as well pay the extra £90 and get the notebook pro, way better 8th generation CPU: https://www.lightinthebox.com/xiaomi-laptop-15-6-inch-intel-i5-dual-core-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-hard-disk-windows10-mx150-2gb_p6222117.html?category_id=64289&prm=1.2.1.1


If more power is preferred over portability. For the Pro i7 model it might be more sensible thing to get the 16GB version (future proofing). But then, the price moves too far out of the sweet spot.
Edited by: "JetStream" 5th Dec

Need your head examining if you have this sort of money to risk on an overseas purchase, I thought the site was about saving money not gambling it away! :-(

nihcaj8 m ago

Need your head examining if you have this sort of money to risk on an …Need your head examining if you have this sort of money to risk on an overseas purchase, I thought the site was about saving money not gambling it away! :-(


Lol. How many laptops will die or have issues few months after great 1 year warranty?

Jo4445 m ago

Lol. How many laptops will die or have issues few months after great 1 …Lol. How many laptops will die or have issues few months after great 1 year warranty?


Enough to make this barmy

The pro 15 has amazing reviews, deffo my next purchase

Really tempted to risk this, usually covered with Paypal

Drummerboy57 m ago

Really tempted to risk this, usually covered with Paypal


Yes if it doesn't turn up!

I am having issues checking out. Get "No Shipping Method Available At This Time". Could only raise a ticket against a previous order! Anyone managed to get this to work, tried with/without paypal and both USD and GBP.

Doesn't it have the Chinese version of Windows 10?

Paid £599 for the MSI PL62 7RC from Ebuyer with the MX150 graphics but has an I5 7300HQ instead of the U series. Which is not directly comparable as its not as portable but just to highlight for the hassle involved these prices aren't worth it IMHO

UK warranty
No vat
No import duty
No handling fee
Edited by: "Rich44" 28th Nov

jjabbar40 m ago

Doesn't it have the Chinese version of Windows 10?


Easy enough to convert to English.

mcrobbj1 h, 11 m ago

I am having issues checking out. Get "No Shipping Method Available At This …I am having issues checking out. Get "No Shipping Method Available At This Time". Could only raise a ticket against a previous order! Anyone managed to get this to work, tried with/without paypal and both USD and GBP.



hi mate, please check your shipping address is UK

Original Poster

jjabbar1 h, 35 m ago

Doesn't it have the Chinese version of Windows 10?



Fairly easy to convert. Involves using the Windows Media Creation Tool to create a Windows installation media. Then install using it. I would prefer to do this anyway to have a clean Windows 10 install.

LightInTheBox1 h, 38 m ago

hi mate, please check your shipping address is UK


It is, I have previous orders.
It appears in the shipping address, then there is a cart summary and then a shipping and delivery section where it says "No Shipping Method Available At This Time" even allowed popups and removed adblocker, worked with MS Edge.

Just over £800 with possible 10% cashback for the i7 with 16GB ram.

I placed an order with Lightinthebox then cancelled it an hour later after much consideration of the customer reviews on Trustpilot. Support replied within 24hrs with this message:


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