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64GB Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 sells out in under a minute
Last month, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 was unveiled. The 7.9-inch slate was originally offered with 16GB of native storage, powered by Android. This model is priced at 999 Chinese Yuan, or $156 USD. This morning, at 10 am sharp in China, Xiaomi released the 64GB variant of the tablet which is offered with Android, or Windows 10 inside. Both models are priced at 1299 Chinese Yuan, or $203 USD.

If you weren't quick enough to score a 64GB Mi Pad 2, the bad news is that the tablet is now sold out in that configuration. It took less than a minute for all of the inventory to be sold in a flash sale. There were a few complaints made to the company's Tablet page on Weibo, but there isn't much that can be done except to wait for the company to churn out more units.

In case you haven't had time to study the specs, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 keeps the 7.9-inch screen employed on the original Mi Pad, and even the 1536 x 2048 resolution is the same. Instead of the Tegra K1, which powered the OG model, the sequel has the Intel Atom X5-Z8500 chipset under the hood, with a quad-core 2.2GHz CPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. An 8MP camera is on back featuring an f/2.0 aperture, and the 5MP front-facing camera handles selfies and video chats. A 6190mAh battery powers the unit, and the slate features a Type-C USB port. Fast charging allows you to top off the battery quickly.

The quick sellout of the 64GB Mi Pad 2 will surely lead to the old glass half full/half empty game. Some will say that exceptional demand led to the quick sell out, while others will say that Xiaomi didn't produce enough units. Regardless of the reason behind it, the headlines say that the 64GB version of the Mi Pad 2 is sold out and that will look good for the company, which has uncharacteristically stumbled around a bit this year.

The 64GB Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 launched today, and sold out in less than a minute

The 64GB Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 launched today, and sold out in less than a minute



source: GizmoChina

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posted on 29 Dec 2015, 01:30 9

1. phonehome (Posts: 681; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Were there more than 4 available for sale?

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 01:52

2. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Haha, my wonder as well.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 03:10 1

9. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


There were 5 and all of them bought by Lei Jun (CEO) :p

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 01:59

3. scarface21173 (Posts: 179; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


Good publicity

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 02:18

4. nighthawk_al (Posts: 55; Member since: 23 May 2014)


Has anybody here bought it?
I can that there is a page called gearbest . com that has it listed as available, but seems a little strange to me, considering the fact that it has been sold out

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 02:51 1

7. neela_akaash (Posts: 1216; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


GearBest, BangGood, Everbuying etc etc are the Chinese resellers. they do not hold the stocks of any Mi Pad 2 Variant currently. they purchase them from Mi Store Cinha and sell them internationally by offering $50-$60 more.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 04:58

20. nighthawk_al (Posts: 55; Member since: 23 May 2014)


Thanks for the info.
Actually they have listed the 64Gb version for 258 USD, with free shipping, which is cheaper than ~270 USD from nis-store, a redirect from xiaomi-mi.com
I want to get one, but I am concerned about their reliability, and if they can ship within 2-3 days as they claim.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 02:21 2

5. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Who cares? I bet in EU it costs 300eur making it utterly overpriced. I'll still buy shield k1 over this overpriced Chinese hardware. Also w10 with 2GB of ram :D, good one.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 02:55

8. neela_akaash (Posts: 1216; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Chiness online resellers are selling it for less than 240 euros (64 gb variant). But the delivery will take around 30 to 40 days because first they will buy them from official Mi Store China....

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 03:59

12. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Gear best sells it for 259 usd, not sure about shipping cost. Meantime I can get shield 1K for 219 usd and I get 2 years of warranty. Not some ship to China for repair bullcrap. Not to mention after tax deduction I could buy the shield for around 162 usd...

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 04:33

16. Zeeya (Posts: 319; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


I have the K1 and it's great but I would rather now wait for the X1.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 04:46

18. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


But the x1 will be castrated. Have you seen the size of the fan nvidia put in their android tv console? Yea, no way you're fitting it in a tablet. They'll have to detune it, so it doesn't overheat. K1 still beats ipad air 2 in terms of gpu. So you won't have problems running anything on your k1. Also I doubt nvidia will sell you x1 tablet for 250usd when the new nexus costs over twice as much. So I think you made a good purchase.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 02:28 1

6. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Geekbench shows snapdragon's 800 level of performance for this atom: 900-1000 single core and 2700-3300 multi. This is pathetic. Tegra k1 easily kills this in terms of cpu and massacres it with its gpu.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 03:16

10. ibend (Posts: 5122; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


yeah right, now go get win10 tablet with 64GB storage and tegra k1 proccessor which cost $203
btw some say atom x5-Z8500 can deliver same performance with SD810
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Atom-x5-Z8500-SoC.146640.0.html

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 03:52 1

11. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


You'll still have to pay taxes in EU, which would make it more expensive than the shield and you don't get warranty from xiaomi in EU. You'd have to send it back to China if things went south. So no, it sux. Oh, and pad 2 64GB costs almost 260 usd, so it would be over 300 with taxes.

No, it's inferior to the sd810. Most atoms can't even break the 1k mark in single core. It's pretty much a sd 801 which is an overcloced sd800.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 04:01 1

13. KRISTIJANJE (Posts: 49; Member since: 16 Feb 2015)


you know nothing Neros, I own zenfone2 with Intel processor and it runs circles around most of the sd801, 805 in real life. And for half the price.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 04:23 1

15. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


ZI doubt it runs circles around note 4. Around lg g3 most likely cause it was a failure.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 04:57

19. joseanand (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


i saw a video on youtube where some played league of legends on mipad 2. (windows 10 version) . the performance seemed really good to me.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 04:23 1

14. hemedans (Posts: 540; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


What i know i can play dolphin on baytrail/cherrytrail soc while k1 strugle to play it.

Geekbench is not perfect comparison between x86 and arm cpu

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 04:43

17. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


You might be right. x86 is the more reliable and established platform.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 09:39

21. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Uh already benchmarked gets 805 performance.

http://techtablets.com/2015/12/xiaomi-mi-pad-2-review-video-review-android-version/

Plus it can run full windows way better than iPad or android tablet. Going to get one to replace my iPad. Love the Chinese tablets cheap and powerful. Bought a core M tablet for $350! 4gb ram, 64 gb true ssd with the Cube i7 stylus.

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 10:01 1

22. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Save your pennies a little longer and get an older Surface pro

posted on 29 Dec 2015, 11:21

23. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Naw love the 8" form factor. Had the Dell Venue 8 pro hated the screen. Xiao mi did it right except more ram and sd card support would have been nice. Plus because these chinese tablets are so cheap you can upgrade at will without hurting your wallet. Half the fun is trying new gadgets when they come out. Wife ditched the macbook and took my x1 carbon touch so just looking to replace it with something that is lightweight. I didn't need the i7 horsepower anyways. The Surface 3 looks good but twice the price and I am still nervous about downgrading to Atom x5 from i7 so mi pad 2 is a cheap way to test the waters. If it works may ditch the ipad air as well.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 03:30

24. Topaz (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Feb 2016)


Link to product at a good price, can someone come in handy. j.mp/1LhBjd4

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