Micromax launches Canvas LapTab, its first Windows 10 powered device

After the launch of their first Windows machine few months ago - Canvas LapTab - the Indian hardware maker, Micromax, has announced the Windows 10 version of the device.

The Canvas LapTab was one of the highest selling laptops on Amazon India for over eight weeks during its launch period and is now one of the first commercially available devices in India with pre-loaded Windows 10.

The first generation Micromax Canvas LapTab was a very capable machine, and at its price was well suited for students and mobile professionals with basic productivity and Web browsing needs. As a 10.1-inch hybrid device, you could use the tablet without the keyboard adding to its utility. Read my impressions of that device here.

Micromax Canvas LapTab Specifications

  • Intel Atom 1.8GHz Quad Core Processor
  • 10.1-inch WXGA IPS Display
  • RAM 2GB | 32GB Flash Memory
  • Battery Life: 10 hours
  • 2MP Fixed Focus Rear Camera | 2MP Fixed Focus Front Camera
  • USB and Micro USB port with OTG support

There's no indication of any change in the device apart from the bundled operating system, so essentially it's the same device. The price too stays the same at ₹14,999 ($226). The company though is now widening its distribution reach and making it available across channels.

What do you think of the Canvas LapTab? I think it's a pretty handy hybrid 'netbook' and have recommended it to a few people. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Abhishek Baxi