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Xiaomi Air 13 Laptop i5-6200u 8GB 256GB discrete GPU £549 @ Gearbest
Xiaomi Air 13 Laptop i5-6200u 8GB 256GB discrete GPU £549 @ Gearbest

Xiaomi Air 13 Laptop i5-6200u 8GB 256GB discrete GPU £549 @ Gearbest

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Compelling alternative to a Macbook Air or Dell XPS 13.

Main selling points are:
-discrete NVidia Graphics
-Samsung SM951 NVMe SSD (Read 2150MB/s, Write 1200MB/s, 90k/70k IOPS)
-2 x M.2 2280 slots so additional SSD can be installed (SATA3 or run both SSD at half speed if other slot has NVMe due to CPU bus constraints)

Xiaomi Air 13 Laptop Windows 10 Intel Core i5-6200u Dual Core 2.3GHz 13.3 inch IPS Screen 8GB RAM 256GB NVMe SSD Front Camera Bluetooth 4.1 HDMI

Xiaomi Air 13
With a vivid screen and adaptive display technology, this laptop brings your photos and videos to life. It comes with high performance dedicated graphics card with dual SSD expansion. It also has a full-sized keyboard with backlit keys, all the ports you need. Customized AKG speaker with Dolby Audio Premium Surround Sound allows you enjoying music, movies and games better.

Discrete Graphics: GeForce GT 940MX

Microsoft Windows 10 Home OS
Windows 10 brings back the popular Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you mark up Web pages on your screen
Intel Core i5-6200u Dual Core 2.3GHz, Up to 2.8GHz
Ultra-low-voltage platform and dual-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power to go. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it
13.3 inch IPS Screen with 1920 x 1080 Resolution
The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity and IPS technology provides wide viewing angles
8GB DDR4 RAM for Advanced Multitasking
Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once
256GB SSD Storage Capacity
Provides room to store pictures, videos, music and more
New USB Type-C Port
With its transmission speed 10 times faster than the traditional USB 2.0. The USB plug is reversible. You can connect it to the phone in whichever way you want
HDMI Output
Designed with standard HDMI slot, supporting 4K output and easy to show PPT, you can connect it to TV, monitors or projectors, creating your personal home theater
7.4V/5400mAh 40Wh Battery Supports Fast Charging
Large capacity helps you free from shortage of power and frequent charging trouble and delivers long battery life without the fan
Front Camera for Photos and Face-to-face Chat
1.0MP front camera lets you capture memorable moments or chat with friends
Bluetooth 4.1 Interface Syncs with Compatible Devices
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the computer and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories

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would love this or similar if i had the readies

Got one of these from Gearbeast. It arrived in less then 5 days and was very well packaged. Don't select insured delivery but pay via paypal. Not likely to get stung by import tax then. I've ordered 3 computers from Gearbeast and always had great experience. This laptop really is unbelievable value for money. I've got the baseline SSD in it and also added a 512GB SSD in it as writes quite slow on the included SSD. I've got dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 10 on it. Good speakers are great screen and just generally a great build laptop. You can run two displays off it if you get a USB C hub and use the HDMI too. Only slight thing is battery could be bit bigger and screen could be bit brighter. These are the same with me for any glossy screen though vs Matte and battery is only because I'm used to Macbooks which have much longer battery then most windows latops bar the new ultra books or the new XPS 15. Still get 4 ish hours on mid brightness just doing general web and work.

£623 now. Any codes?

Also you can run football manager at max settings and GTA 5 at high everything at a steady 45 frames. More then enough for casual gaming, not too noisy too and good for those who want a portable premium work machine that can also play the odd game on. Only viable alternative for me was the XPS 15 but I don't like big laptops and anything else is double the price (yes they have better GPUs in cheaper laptops but they aren't this form factor or build quality)

rmtheatre

£623 now. Any codes?



Change the warehouse to HK (Hong Kong)

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rmtheatre

£623 now. Any codes?


you need to select the Hong Kong warehouse not the China one

This vs an XPS 13... hmm...

XPS 13 gains you:
Bigger battery (54, 57 or 60Wh depending on model vs 40Wh)
Thinner bezels
Tiny bit lighter (1.228kg vs 1.28kg)
Thunderbolt 3 (for docks, displays, storage, GPUs, whatever)
External battery gauge
SD card reader

But in return loses:
HDMI port (my single biggest gripe)
dedicated GPU

And of course it costs more, seems to be about £800 on ebay for a model to match this but I've definitely seen it go lower (I bought mine for £700 for instance). Then again the Xiaomi could be due for VAT bringing it up to £660.

It's certainly close, I went Dell for battery life and thunderbolt 3 reasons, but if cost, HDMI or the GPU's more important to you go for the Xiaomi.

christopher

Change the warehouse to HK (Hong … Change the warehouse to HK (Hong Kong)http://www.gearbest.com/laptops/pp_421980.html?wid=4



​Thanks

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cantonbean

Got one of these from Gearbeast. It arrived in less then 5 days and was … Got one of these from Gearbeast. It arrived in less then 5 days and was very well packaged. Don't select insured delivery but pay via paypal. Not likely to get stung by import tax then. I've ordered 3 computers from Gearbeast and always had great experience. This laptop really is unbelievable value for money. I've got the baseline SSD in it and also added a 512GB SSD in it as writes quite slow on the included SSD. I've got dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 10 on it. Good speakers are great screen and just generally a great build laptop. You can run two displays off it if you get a USB C hub and use the HDMI too. Only slight thing is battery could be bit bigger and screen could be bit brighter. These are the same with me for any glossy screen though vs Matte and battery is only because I'm used to Macbooks which have much longer battery then most windows latops bar the new ultra books or the new XPS 15. Still get 4 ish hours on mid brightness just doing general web and work.



I need 16GB so waiting for availability. mini DP would be nice to drive two monitors using dGPU. Will stick with my Thinkpad tank for a bit longer.

karlbnz

I need 16GB so waiting for availability. mini DP would be nice to drive … I need 16GB so waiting for availability. mini DP would be nice to drive two monitors using dGPU. Will stick with my Thinkpad tank for a bit longer.



Funny as just seen they have released an ultimate edition that is saying has i7 (still dual core) and can take up to 16GB of RAM. It is £716 but I am tempted as like you I need RAM sometimes for VM. Can't find verification yet though so I'll hold off until that is confirmed.

cantonbean

Got one of these..



Thanks for your comments - always good to hear from someone who actually has one rather than hearing opinions untainted by facts or experience.

Is it touch screen? It doesn't mention this in the description, which suggests not.

Until Xiaomi actually support their products officially in the UK they will be a manufacturer of throwaway products with a couple of years' lifespan to many.

At £549, this certainly isn't a throwaway price.

It's such a shame, as with a bigger battery this would be a fantastic laptop. Ditto their phones which are largely just as good as the big brand flagships.

Worth noting though that if they did become official here and you had 20% VAT to add on, the case mightn't be as compelling.

I'm tempted, but I'm reluctant to order from HK and risk it turning up broken. Warranty I'm not bothered by because most components are easily replaced, but if it's dented and damaged that's not easily resolved!

Description says that it has chinese version of wind 10. How do you deal with that?

If you install a fresh windows, then you lose warranty.

Heat added as its a good value for money.

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makkan00

Description says that it has chinese version of wind 10. How do you deal … Description says that it has chinese version of wind 10. How do you deal with that?If you install a fresh windows, then you lose warranty.Heat added as its a good value for money.


Here are all the instructions: en.miui.com/thr…tml
The loss of warranty is a bit absurd however.

karlbnz

Here are all the instructions: … Here are all the instructions: http://en.miui.com/thread-338431-1-1.htmlThe loss of warranty is a bit absurd however.


Thanks. Will have to factors the price of windowns 10 then. Thanks for sharing mate.

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makkan00

Thanks. Will have to factors the price of windowns 10 then. Thanks for … Thanks. Will have to factors the price of windowns 10 then. Thanks for sharing mate.


True, although less of an issue if you have a MAPS or MSDN subscription

pcs7038

Thanks for your comments - always good to hear from someone who actually … Thanks for your comments - always good to hear from someone who actually has one rather than hearing opinions untainted by facts or experience.Is it touch screen? It doesn't mention this in the description, which suggests not.



No it isn't touch screen. It is a nice IPS screen though. I personally hate touch screen computers as 90% of the time the screen is super glossy (this is still fairly glossy) and hard to do real work in sunlight or fluorescent lighting. Also spend the whole time wiping it!

Really not sure where people are getting this loss of warranty information (happy for them to point this out for me!) You can install Linux or Windows 10 on this with ease. Never heard a situation of a change of OS in terms of computers (Phones yes) voiding a warranty! It is a very well build machine anyway so not too worried. It also comes very well boxed and mine was shrink wrapped on top. You'd literally have to crush it with a very heavy item to reach the laptop.

Regarding windows 10. I get it free via dreamspark anyway but it is super easy to install other OS like Linux too

This looks pretty good to me - just a quick query if anyone can help - am I ok to just buy a normal UK version of Windows 10 (ie, one of those cheap jobs off ebay) - and install it fresh - would that be ok to do? Also, is the keyboard layout different to a UK one?

GAirS13 Hong Kong ;-)

sadrobot

This looks pretty good to me - just a quick query if anyone can help - am … This looks pretty good to me - just a quick query if anyone can help - am I ok to just buy a normal UK version of Windows 10 (ie, one of those cheap jobs off ebay) - and install it fresh - would that be ok to do? Also, is the keyboard layout different to a UK one?


It is a US keyboard but that is not a major issue. Even if those licences work they aren't legal. Depending on who you work for you can often buy windows and office for like £10 if it is a public organisation or even some companies that is 100% legit.I'd look at that route if I were you.

cantonbean

Regarding windows 10. I get it free via dreamspark anyway but it is super … Regarding windows 10. I get it free via dreamspark anyway but it is super easy to install other OS like Linux too



Can you kindly explain this bit more in details?
Are you referring this?
https://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/OfferingDetails.aspx?o=8cb33a6a-1e1a-e711-9427-b8ca3a5db7a1&pmv=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&ws=caee374c-5fc0-e511-9414-b8ca3a5db7a1&vsro=8

I am masters level student in Uni and also works for NHS. So does anybody know how to get the Windows 10 Pro cheap?
Sorry, but I am clueless with these things.

Ordered one, thanks OP. They are going quick. I saw them at 79 and in 4 hours time, 57 are left.
Edited by: "makkan00" 16th May

makkan00

Can you kindly explain this bit more in details?Are you referring this? … Can you kindly explain this bit more in details?Are you referring this? https://e5.onthehub.com/WebStore/OfferingDetails.aspx?o=8cb33a6a-1e1a-e711-9427-b8ca3a5db7a1&pmv=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&ws=caee374c-5fc0-e511-9414-b8ca3a5db7a1&vsro=8I am masters level student in Uni and also works for NHS. So does anybody know how to get the Windows 10 Pro cheap? Sorry, but I am clueless with these things.Ordered one, thanks OP. They are going quick. I saw them at 79 and in 4 hours time, 57 are left.



Well it depends what your studying at university but of it is IT then you can get your department to register you for dreamspark. Looks like NHS stopped their deal. I also got windows 10 for £10 when I was a staff member at the university. Maybe speak to your IT staff. Try this link too:-
Good choice on the laptop...You won't regret it!

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Guys, just found some codes.

For this version, apply
GAirS13
to bring the price down to £536.

For extreme version, apply
Air13No
to bring the price down to 636.52

Remember that you have to choose HK ware house to get these discounts.

OP, can you update your thread with these codes.

Cancelled this and ordered extreme version. Thanks OP.

makkan00

Guys, just found some codes. For this version, apply GAirS13 to bring the … Guys, just found some codes. For this version, apply GAirS13 to bring the price down to £536.For extreme version, apply Air13Noto bring the price down to 636.52Remember that you have to choose HK ware house to get these discounts. OP, can you update your thread with these codes. Cancelled this and ordered extreme version. Thanks OP.



Great spot. I sent a question asking about the RAM. The CPU upgrade is minimal but if can get 16GB RAM in it then I'll sell my older version. If you were buying new it's a no brainier with that code.

Original Poster

makkan00

Guys, just found some codes. For this version, apply GAirS13 to bring the … Guys, just found some codes. For this version, apply GAirS13 to bring the price down to £536.For extreme version, apply Air13Noto bring the price down to 636.52Remember that you have to choose HK ware house to get these discounts. OP, can you update your thread with these codes. Cancelled this and ordered extreme version. Thanks OP.



Less 3% Quidco for new customers quidco.com/gea…est or 3.15% topcashback topcashback.co.uk/gea…st/ brings it down to £519

cantonbean

Great spot. I sent a question asking about the RAM. The CPU upgrade is … Great spot. I sent a question asking about the RAM. The CPU upgrade is minimal but if can get 16GB RAM in it then I'll sell my older version. If you were buying new it's a no brainier with that code.



Unfortunately, upgrading a ram is not an option.
I can live with 8gb, i7 and dedicated gpu so pulled the trigger.

In next 2-3 years, we'll have second version of this with 16gb or better notebooks so will update it then.

karlbnz

Less 3% Quidco for new customers … Less 3% Quidco for new customers https://www.quidco.com/gearbest/?st=gearbest or 3.15% topcashback https://www.topcashback.co.uk/gearbest/ brings it down to £519



Wish you posted it earlier. Damn!! 15 pounds gone

£525 at the moment.
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