In a press event at Beijing, Xiaomi launched its new smartphone and smart home products, and sneaked a Windows 10 tablet as well. Dubbed the Mi Pad 2, the tablet is the successor to the Android-only Mi Pad. While the first-gen model ran Nvidia's Tegra K1, this year's offering is powered by an Intel processor, and is available running Android or with Windows 10 out of the box.
The Mi Pad 2 features an all-metal construction, and is powered the 64-bit Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor. It has a 7.9-inch IPS display, 8-megapixel rear camera, and is equipped with a large 6,190mAh battery which supports 5V/2A fast charging via USB Type-C port.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Specifications:
- Processor: Intel Atom Quad-core X5-Z8500, 2.24GHz
- RAM: 2GB dual-channel LPDDR3 RAM
- Internal Storage: 64GB
- Display: 7.9-inch IPS display | 2048 x 1536 resolution, 326PPI
- Camera: 8MP f/2.0 primary camera | 5MP front camera
- Battery: 6190mAh battery with 5V/2A fast charging
- Dimensions: 200.4 x 132.6 x 6.95mm
- Weight: 322 grams
Available in two colors — dark grey or champagne gold — the Windows 10 version of Mi Pad 2 will be available with 64GB storage, and will go on sale in late December for 1,299 Yuan ($200) in mainland China.
I used the first generation Mi Pad for a few weeks, and it not only boasted a decent build quality, but also performed well. I look forward to trying out Windows 10 on Mi Pad 2. The company, though, has not announced any details about availability in countries outside China.
What do you think of the Mi Pad 2? For the affordable price, would you like to pick one up?
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