Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5“ Disassembly Teardown Review

Xiaomi launched Xiaomi Redmi Pro and Mi Notebook Air on July 27 in Beijing.

The Mi Notebook Air goes without MI logo on the front side, enabling customers and users to customize it with whatever they love – a case or a painting or a logo. It features full aluminium enclosure chasiss with the surface polished and goes in Golden and Silver. The 1.28 KG weight and 14.8mm thickness makes it light weighted and sleek to carry around. The display covers 80.1% of the forefront side with the screen seamless attached to the front side.

The 13.3 inches Mi Notebook Air powers Intel Core I5 6200U processor and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 1GB DDR5 standalone GPU, features 8GB DDR4 memory and 256GB SSD, support storage expansion by hard disk. The 1920*1080p display shows full HD image, and the AKG dual speaker plays clear sound. Windows 10 Home edition takes you no time to get used to it.

The 12.5 inches Mi Notebook Air features the same 1080p display, but powers different Intel Core M3 processor and features 4GB memory and 128GB SSD.The 12.5 inches Mi Notebook Air weights 1.07KG , and just like a magazine which you can put in a bag – more convenient than the 13.3 inches one to carry around. The other specifications remains same with the 13.3 inches one.

Today, we are going to unbox the 12.5 inches one and disassemble it.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The facet A goes without Xiaomi logo. Users can laser print any logo they love on this facet. Meanwhile Xiaomi also offer many different paper stickers.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The facet B  goes with a Xiaomi logo. Something to remind you of Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

Though Xiaomi Notebook Air looks similar to Apple Macbook Pro, it still looks appealing with the stunning display, fashion design and cool look.

The keyboard goes in white with backlit. And the keystroke for the 12.5 inches one is 1.3mm, and the one for the 13.3 inches one is better. The chocolate white design looks neat and clean.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The 12.5 inches one has smaller keycap, but same layout as the 13.3 inches one.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The touch panel is as cool as that on Apple Macbook.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

Xiaomi Notebook Air goes with not many ports, the 12.5 inches one even has one less than the 13.3 inches one – USB 3.0, but that that is enough for user’s daily use. The 12.5 inches Xiaomi Notebook Air gets a HDMI, an ear jack, an USB 3.0, and an USB 3.1 Type C.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The 12.5 inches Xiaomi Notebook Air has no ventilation holes on the back, while the 13.3 inches one does.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The speaker underneath the Xiaomi Notebook Air.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

And the MI logo.

Hereafter, we are going to show the disassembly of the 12.5 inches Xiaomi Notebook Air.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The Intel Core M3 processor is in the central part.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

And this is the two SSD slots, the left one is for 128G M.2 SSD, the right one is for the new M.2 SSD that users will add.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

M.2 128G SSD

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The ports on the motherboard: USB Type-C 3.0 and HDMI.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The ports on the motherboard: USB 3.0.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The Intel WiFi component.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The T battery inside the 12.5 inches Xiaomi Notebook Air.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The mask for the battery of the 12.5 inches Xiaomi Notebook Air.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The two speakers in mirror symmetry.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

After taking off the motherboard and battery, here is what it looks – the back of the keyboard.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The wires connecting to screen display.

Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review
Xiaomi Notebook Air Disassembly Teardown Review

The last is the chasiss.

Xiaomi Notebook Air 12.5 inches is now available in China for $750, hopefully some reliable online retailers like GearBest will start selling it.