Lenovo launches the Air 13 thin and light notebook in China

Lenovo has launched a new thin and light Windows 10 notebook, the Lenovo Air 13, in China. The laptop could be a rival to the just announced Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air in that country.

The Times of India (via Neowin) reports:

The Air 13 Pro features a 13.3-inch IPS full-HD display and is powered by Intel Skylake Core i5/ Core i7 processors. It also includes 4GB RAM along with the 2GB NvidiaGeForce GTX940MX GDDR5 GPU. Housing 256GB of inbuilt SSD storage, the laptop is 1.48cm thick and weighs 1.29kg. There is also a fingerprint-recognition technology onboard.

By comparison, the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air has two models to choose from; one with a 12.5-inch display and one with a 13.3-inch screen. The latter model has an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, and an Nvidia 940MX video card. It weighs 1.28 kilos, which is slightly less than the Lenovo Air 13.

The new Lenovo notebook is only available in China and currently has the same price as the Xiaomi laptop; ¥4,999, or $750. There's no word yet on when either of these thin and light laptops will go on sale in other parts of the world.

John Callaham