My purchase of Xiaomi Air 12 laptop from Gearbest arrived recently. Have been checking out this laptop lately.

Started with backing up the licence details, drivers. Converted the Windows to English version. Took a full drive backup image in case I need to use the Windows in future. Then wiped the hard drive and installed Fedora 26 Workstation.

So far, it has been a very smooth Fedora experience on this laptop.

Pros and Cons at a glance


  • Good battery life
  • Good Linux experience so far


  • It appears the Air12 (only negotiates 20V/2A Power Delivery profile](


Lifted from Gearbest item description

  • Xiaomi Air 12 Laptop - M3-7Y30 4GB + 128GB SILVER
  • 12.5 inch Windows 10 Home Chinese Version 7th Gen Intel Core m3-7Y30 Processor

Xiaomi Air 12 Notebook Xiaomi Air 12 is equipped with a 12.5 inch FHD IPS display, brings your photos and videos to life. Dual band 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz WiFi supported, ensures you high-speed surfing. Designed with HDMI output, allows you to connect it to monitors, TV or projectors, perfect for creating your personal home theater.

Microsoft Windows 10 Home Chinese Version Windows 10 brings back the popular Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you mark up Web pages on your screen

7th Generation Intel Core m3-7Y30 Processor Dual Core 1.0GHz, up to 2.6GHz Ultra-low-voltage platform and dual-core processing provide maximum high-efficiency power to go. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it

12.5 inch FHD IPS Screen with 1920 x 1080 Resolution Offering good experience for watching videos and browsing the Web. The 1920 x 1080 resolution screen boasts impressive high-quality images

4GB DDR3 RAM for Advanced Multitasking Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games, photos and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once

128GB SSD Storage Capacity Provides room to store pictures, videos, music and more

Camera for Photos and Face-to-face Chat 1.0MP front camera lets you capture memorable moments or chats with friends

Dual Band 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless Internet, allows you to connect to the Web while within range of an available wireless network

Bluetooth 4.1 Interface Syncs with Compatible Devices Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the computer and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories

HDMI Output Expands Your Viewing Options You can connect the device to an HDTV or high-definition monitor to set up two screens side by side or just enlarge pictures

Fedora 26 Workstation

First, hardware information reported by Fedora 26