The competition for the Chinese user's heart is increasing as another manufacturer reveals Mobile Metallic, compact and cost effective
A few days ago we won For real first acquaintance With Mi Notebook PCs To be accurate (Xiaomi) - And here's a local competitor with many similarities, from a prominent and veteran manufacturer in the category.
This is a new metal laptop from Lenovo, which does not belong to any of its existing brands, but gets a name Air 13 Pro - which, as with Shiomi, clarifies that there is an intention here to challenge theMacbook Air (and possibly the-Macbook Pro, in fact), at least in certain markets.
The Air 13 Pro is quite similar to the Mi Notebook Air 13, with a 13.3-inch screen at 1080p resolution (this time based on an IPS panel), a Core i5-6200U dual core processor from the Skylake generation, DDR4 In a very modest volume of 4GB, drive SSD Based on M2 with a capacity of 256GB - and also a discrete video card of the model GeForce 940MX, this time with memory Graphic GDDR5 Magnified with 2GB volume.
Lenovo's new mobile phone offers a 46 Watt-hour battery that is supposed to give life on paper battery Are slightly better than those of the mobile from a record, although in practice only promises seven hours of work between charges versus 9.5 at the competitor. In addition, you will find a metal shell with a built-in fingerprint scanner, a JBL stereo pair of speakers with one watt power, a keyboard with backlight, a connector USB Type C one, connector USB 3.0 Type A One, connector USB One 2.0 and relatively reasonable dimensions with a thickness of about 14.8 millimeters and weight of about 1.29 kilograms.
This base model of the Air 13 Pro is now offered for purchase at a discounted price of 5,000 yuan, about $ 750 - which is the same as the price of the Mi Notebook 13.3, and seals us the many similarities between them (with Lenovo leading slightly in the graphics processing category, ostensibly, while Shiomi offers Dual-volume RAM). However, Lenovo's offer will also be available in two more advanced and more expensive versions - with a dual-core Core i7-6500U chip and 8GB of memory DDR4 At a cost of 6,200 RMB (approximately $ 930), and with these improvements and the addition of a drive SSD 512GB of 7,000 RMB (about $ 1,050 USD).
In this case, too, we do not know whether we will be able to see the specific model outside China's borders - but we will certainly not oppose it, or any single step that will help increase competitiveness in the sleepy PC market.