Xiaomi is in the news these days for good reasons. The Beijing based company is known for its low price smartphones but hold on because the company has other products beyond just smartphones, and according to rumors it has started working on a new Mi branded laptop. And you will not be surprised after knowing that, it looks just like an Apple’s MacBook Air.
The Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi, has become the third largest smartphone maker in the world. But in the past it was blamed of copying Apple’s designs for its phones and tablets. Now Xiaomi is bringing it first laptop and it will not be surprise if its first laptop “Mi laptop” just looks like MacBook Air of Apple.
Gizmochina leaked the images of alleged Xiaomi“Mi laptop”, as you can see in the images, Xiaomi’s first laptop is looks a copy of Apple’s MacBook Air. The minor difference between Xiaom’s Mi laptop and Apple’s MacBook Air is an orange Mi logo in place of MacBook Air. Another minor dissimilarity is a single orange button on the keyboard and a silver Mi logo on the back instead of an Apple logo light. Instead of these changes Mi laptop looks a photocopy of MacBook Air. Xiaom’s Mi laptop features the latest Intel Haswell i7-4500u processor, 16GB of RAM and a 15-inch 1080p display running a customized version of Linux.
One more dissimilarity between Xiaom’s Mi laptop and Apple’s MacBook Air which we forgot to mention above is price tag. Xiaomi is planning to sell its first 15-inch laptop of $481 whereas Apple’s MacBook Air starts at $899. The 11-inch MacBook Air model price is $899 and the 13-inch MacBook Air model is available for $999. This has been Xiaomi’s story of success, is to copy Apple’s designs and sell devices at a much lower prices than Apple.
Apple’s design chief Jony was very embarrassed of this development, he said that he dosen’t see this development as flattery he sees it as theft. He said in a statement “”I have to be honest,” Ive said. “The last thing I think is, ‘Oh, that is flattering … all those weekends I could’ve been home with my family … I think it’s theft and it’s lazy. I don’t think it’s OK at all.”