These inexpensive Mac knockoffs that run Windows would be great if they ran macOS Sierra. Jon Russell on the new Xiaomi noteboook that could replace your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro– Jon seems confused:
Xiaomi is shooting a number of arrows at Apple today. Smartphones aside, it just launched an affordable take on the Macbook Air that ships with Windows.
Fine, except Apple sells more MacBook Pro and MacBook models than MacBook Air, which is close to end-of-life.
The Mi Notebook Pro — because all comparisons start with the name — sports a 15.6-inch display and is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor with up to 16GB RAM and an Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics chip.
Not bad for $858. But it runs Windows and only sold in China. So, what’s the point?