XiaoMi Air Laptop - 8GB RAM - £522.45 - LightInTheBox
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XiaoMi Air Laptop - 8GB RAM - £522.45 - LightInTheBox

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Found 30th Aug 2017
I recently saw the other deal listed here and was tempted but have been looking round and found it a tad cheaper. Has anyone actually bought one of these before? I have had Xiaomi phones in the past and been impressed but a laptop is a different beast altogether...

Does seem to get good reviews here and here.

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  • Brand Name:xiaomi
  • Dimensions (WxHxD):309.6mm * 210.9mm*14.8mm
  • Display Ratio:16:9
  • Processor Model:Intel I5
  • Panel Type:IPS
  • Display resolution:1080*1920
  • Graphics Card Type:Dedicated Card
  • WLAN:WiFi 802.11 ac
  • Body Material:Metal
  • Package:Yes
  • Graphics Card Brand:Nvidia
  • Graphics Card Model:NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
  • Port:HDMI,2*USB3.0,3.5 mm Mic Jack
  • Processor Core:Dual Core
  • RAM:8GB
  • Model Number:Mi Notebook Air
  • Screen Size:13.3"
  • Type:Ultraslim
  • Feature:Bluetooth,Backlit keyboard
  • Processor Main Frequency:2.30GHz
  • Thickness:10-18mm
  • Hard Drive Capacity:256GB
  • Video Memory Capacity:1GB
  • Hard Drive Type:SSD
  • Operating System:Windows 10
  • Weight:1.28kg
  • Average Battery Life(in hours):about 5-8hours
  • Optical Drive Type:None
  • Video Memory Type:GDDR5
  • Processor:Intel Core i5-6200U
  • Network:Supports 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band WiFi
  • Display:Screen size: 13.3" Full HD screen
  • Battery :40W (typ) ultra thin and light battery
  • Bluetooth :Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology
  • body:Full metal body, even and uniform coating
  • Operating system:Runs Windows 10
  • Warranty:1 year warranty
  • Video Memory:NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics card 1G GDDR
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    Seems to be a decent laptop but has below average (for its category) battery life and a US keyboard instead of UK. If you get stung for VAT and import duty, you're still saving on an equivalent UK specification but you need to live with less warranty and the issues above. You also have a little inconvenience converting the Chinese windows to UK.
    Good price for the older model. I own this one and love it as you'll struggle to find many ultra books with a dedicated GPU. I run a ubuntu and window 7 dual boot on it (not a fan of windows 10). You probably get 4 1/2 hours at mid brightness for web and bit longer for videos which is indeed not amazing but it does have fast charging via USB C. I've got a MacBook 12 and a MacBook Pro 15 with GPU but find myself using this a lot as nice mix between power and portability. The new version has better GPU but having seen benchmarks I'm not sure it's worth the extra.
    dont forget the 10.5% topcashback

    and tick the box for duty&tax insurance £22.54 to cover your import taxes
    I thought this keyboard is backlit for this laptop but no mention of it?
    cantonbean2 h, 2 m ago

    Good price for the older model. I own this one and love it as you'll …Good price for the older model. I own this one and love it as you'll struggle to find many ultra books with a dedicated GPU. I run a ubuntu and window 7 dual boot on it (not a fan of windows 10). You probably get 4 1/2 hours at mid brightness for web and bit longer for videos which is indeed not amazing but it does have fast charging via USB C. I've got a MacBook 12 and a MacBook Pro 15 with GPU but find myself using this a lot as nice mix between power and portability. The new version has better GPU but having seen benchmarks I'm not sure it's worth the extra.


    Is it backlit?
    yes backlit definately
    ikduncan3 h, 14 m ago

    yes backlit definately



    Agreed. Only on or off which isn't so great with silver keys but does job when needed. Also there is a spare M2 SATA 3 slot so I have a 512SSD and the 256GB NVME SSD in there.
    There's a code for £15 off as well as 10.5% cashback on TCB but can't seem to get the code to work
    code doesnt work on electronics
    Do you always have to pay taxes on these on top ? Or is it luck ?
    I've ordered one with the insured delievery. Coming on the 5th
    I just came across this deal as well, which has been slightly lowered but it seems the merchant has some pretty bad reviews and as the laptop will effectively have zero warranty, you'd want to have some form of protection.
    How does the duty insurance work, as I've never come across a site offering this?
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    realfriendlyman43 m ago

    I just came across this deal as well, which has been slightly lowered but …I just came across this deal as well, which has been slightly lowered but it seems the merchant has some pretty bad reviews and as the laptop will effectively have zero warranty, you'd want to have some form of protection.How does the duty insurance work, as I've never come across a site offering this?



    My understanding is that if you get charged import duty, you provide evidence of this and they will refund it.
    It's not happened to me, but I have definitely seen other HUKD'ers report that they have had success with this in some of LightInTheBox's older deals.
    noirnaranja5th Sep

    My understanding is that if you get charged import duty, you provide …My understanding is that if you get charged import duty, you provide evidence of this and they will refund it. It's not happened to me, but I have definitely seen other HUKD'ers report that they have had success with this in some of LightInTheBox's older deals.

    From what I've seen on review sites, there customer service is non existent, so I'm not sure if I'd want to risk chasing them over a guarantee for a partial refund.
    Too bad because I was very tempted.
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