Xiaomi is, as many of you know, not only a smartphone manufacturing company. This China-based company tends to release various smart devices, ranging from smartphones and tablets all the way to smart scales and fitness trackers. The company had already introduced a number of devices this year, including their Mi 5 flagship smartphone, a smart rice cooker, and an electric bicycle. Xiaomi is also planning to announce their very first smartwatch later this year, and their very first notebook will also land at some point.
Speaking of which, the company's first notebook has been rumored for a long, long time. Inventec's exec had confirmed a while back that the device is coming sometime this year, and a rumor dating back to March claimed that the device will launch in the second half of this year. Well, according to the latest info that surfaced in China, the company's CEO actually confirmed that the laptop is coming by saying that he cannot speak about it, yet. He, allegedly, did not say anything else on the matter, but this is yet another confirmation that the device is coming, soon. The Mi Notebook (as it will probably going to be called) is expected to ship with Windows 10 OS pre-installed, and if rumors are accurate, we can expect both 12.5 and 13.3-inch variants of this device to hit the market.
Now, in addition to Lei Jun's confirmation, also came a leaked image of the device. If you take a look at the image above, you'll get to see the alleged Mi Notebook laptop. The device actually resembles one of Apple's MacBook laptops, and the 'Mi' branding is quite visible on the top. Due to the angle from which this device was photographed, we cannot see what ports will it ship with, unfortunately. It seems like the Mi Notebook is made out of metal, though that was to be expected. In addition to all this, the Mi Notebook is rumored to arrive in September, just in time for the beginning of the school season. The Mi Notebook is, presumably, going to be quite affordable, which could make it the perfect piece of tech to buy your kid for the beginning of the school year, at least in China, considering Xiaomi will almost certainly launch this device in China first.