Micromax to launch Canvas Laptab Windows 8.1 notebook in India for Rs. 14,999

After previously launching two Windows Phones in its home country of India, Micromax is expanding its hardware partnership with Microsoft with today's announcement of the Canvas Laptab Windows 8.1 notebook.

The announcement, which was teased by Microsoft's Facebook page earlier this week, represents Micromax's first ever entry in the PC market. The company did announce plans to launch a dual-boot laptop, with both Windows 8.1 and Android, at CES 2014, but those plans have apparently been abandoned.

The Micromax Canvas Laptab is a 2-in-1 laptop, with its 10.1-inch 1280x800 display able to detach from its keyboard dock to be used as a tablet. NDTV has some of its other hardware specs:

  • 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • 2MP front and rear camera
  • 7700mAh battery, lasts up to 10 hours

The Micromax Canvas Laptab will go on sale May 6 for the price of Rs. 14,999 (about $236). It will be sold exclusively, at least at first, via Amazon's India website.

Source: NDTV

John Callaham