Thursday, December 10, 2015

Xiaomi to launch 12.5-inch notebook in April 2016

Inventec will undertake ODM production of a 12.5-inch notebook model for China-based vendor Xiaomi Technology at its factory in Shanghai, eastern China, with shipments to begin in April 2016,

Xiaomi originally planned to launch a 12.5-inch notebook model and a 13.3-inch one at the same, with Inventec and Taiwan-based Compal Electronics respectively responsible for the ODM production, the sources said. However, Xiaomi has decided to launch the 12.5-inch models first, the sources indicated.

The 12.5-inch notebook looks like MacBook Air and will be for sale at a retail price of CNY2,999 (US$470), the sources noted. Components of the notebook will be mostly supplied by China-based makers, the sources said.

 Specs Leaked

Operating System: Linux
Processor: CPU series Intel Core i7 4-generation family
Screen size: 15.6-inches
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080
Screen technology: LED backlight
Graphics chip: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
Memory capacity: 2GB
Price: 2999 Yuan ($466)

Xiaomi has extended product lines from smartphones to tablets, LCD TVs and routers and now further to notebooks, the sources indicated. Xiaomi globally shipped 34.7 million smartphones in the first half of 2015.

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