CES 2014: Micromax Launches LapTab, A 10” Dual Boot Windows & Android Tablet
One of the first announcement made by an Indian company at ongoing Consumer Electronic Show is a dual boot tablet from Micromax.
The 10.1” tablet, aptly called “Canvas Laptab” comes with dual OS, Windows and Android. This is the first dual boot tablet launched by Micromax – all their previous tablets were based on Android operating system.
According to reports, the Canvas LapTab will be launched in February across the stores in India. The price of this tablet has not been revealed by Micromax as yet.
Canvas Laptab Specifications
Canvas Laptab comes with Windows 8 OS as well as Android 4.2.2 Jellybean version and is powered by 1.46 GHz Celeron N2805 processor and 2GB RAM to boot. It has a storage capacity of 32 GB which is expandable upto 64 GB.
The LapTab has 10.1 inch IPS display that offers a resolution of 1280X800, along with 2mp front facing camera. It does not have any rear facing camera. As far as connectivity goes, it has Bluetooth 4.0 and wifi. Micromax has made no comments on whether 3G connectivity will be available on this device.
The LapTab comes with a transleeve that can be combined as a cover and stand for the wireless keyboard with a 230 mAh inbuilt battery offering continuous usage of 20+ hours. Weighing only at about 580 grams, the tablet is also light enough to be lugged around everywhere.
Given the large screen, the tablet comes with sizeable 7400 mAh battery, that can easily last for a complete day on moderate use.
Commenting on the launch, Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder, Micromax said, “Today, we are taking the next leap in raising the innovation bar globally, with the introduction of LapTab. Over the past few years, we have been witnessing a growing trend of increasing consumer demand for two operating systems in one device, which offers a blend of great PC like productivity in a tablet like form factor for seamless consumption. The Micromax LapTab fulfills that consumer need by giving them access to the world’s first dual-boot tablet. Combining functionality and style, the LapTab further builds on our promise to constantly empower our users with superior technology that directly addresses their needs”
LapTab’s launch by Micromax is quite bold in some sense. Being the first to launch this kind of device, Micromax will need to put in extra effort to market this dual boot tablet.
Success of LapTab will also depend on the price point it is offered. If the tablet is priced below INR 20 – 22k, many users may find it attractive.
It could be a worthy replacement for laptop/tablet combination. At the same time it will be limited to people who do not need to carry out heavy processor intensive work.
Would love to hear your views on this new launch by Micromax – What do you think? Will it attract consumers?