Lenovo joins the Macbook Air clone wars with the Lenovo Air 13 Pro


We recently saw Xiaomi’s take on the Macbook Air, and today we see Lenovo’s take on the slim and light clone market.

Lenovo’s new Air 13 Pro has a 13.3 inch Full HD screen, full power 6th generation Skylake processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD, and niceties such as a fingerprint reader, which should make it a competitive offering in the corporate PC market.

The full specs include:

  • 13.3-inch IPS LCD with Full HD (1920x1080px) resolution
  • Sixth-generation (‘Skylake’) Intel Core i5 and i7 processors
  • 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX940MX GPU
  • 4GB RAM (8GB with the Core i7 processor)
  • 256GB SSD
  • 1.48cm thickness
  • 1.29kg
  • Integrated fingerprint sensor

The device’s main deficit is of course the 4 GB RAM vs the more industry standard 8 GB, but the notebook is otherwise a rather strong contender, which Lenovo is selling in the Chinese market for 4,999 CNY ($750 USD).

It is not known if these devices will be released to the wider market, but I suspect the lax intellectual property rights enforcement for Western companies in China makes it easier there, with distribution to the west less likely.

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