Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 breaks cover: slim and stylish 8" tablet at a killer price
posted by Victor H. / Nov 24, 2015, 4:17 AM
Long after bringing its original Xiaomi Mi Pad tablet, one of the fastest growing Chinese device makers, Xiaomi, has officially lifted the cover off its successor: the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2.
With a sleek aluminum construction, a killer price and the signature feature-rich MIUI experience, the Mi Pad 2 offers great value for the money. Unfortunately, like most Xiaomi gadgets, it will not be sold officially in the Western world (at least not initially), as the launch will happen in China and some other Asian markets.
With this in mind, here is a quick overview of the specs of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2:
Size: 132.6mm x 200.4mm x 6.95mm
Screen: 7.9-inch display with a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, 326ppi
SoC: 14nm Intel Atom X5-Z8500 quad-core processor running @ 2.2GHz
RAM: 2GB LPDDR3
Storage: 16GB, 64GB versions
Battery: 6010mAh with fast charge support
Cameras: 8-megapixel main shooter, 5MP selfie camera
A notable new feature for the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is the fact that you can purchase versions not only with varying amounts of storage, but also with different operating systems: Xiaomi offers it with either Android, or Windows 10 (the latter is only offered in a 64GB storage model).
A Windows flavor is availalbe in addition to the traditional Android versionThis is clearly a device made for video consumption and gaming: Xiaomi says it can play back up to 12 hours of online video on a single battery charge, and it advertizes it as powerful enough to handle even the most demanding mobile games.
All of that is achieved with a very refined sense of style. The tablet features a metal construction and measure just 6.95mm thin. Take a look at the prices for the various versions right below (keep in mind that those are the official prices in China, if you import the device, the cost will be slightly higher):
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 16GB price: $156 (999 yuan)
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 64GB: $203 (1,299 yuan)
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 64GB version running on Windows: $203 (1,299 yuan)
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Loving this windows 10 bandwagon. Nobody wants to miss out... Android and IOS are in trouble. waiting for xiaomi surface clone hybrid at CES
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 4:23 AM 3
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Damn, if it had 4GB of ram I would be all over windows version.
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 4:29 AM 11
Agreed. Bring a 4GB ram version. I am willing to pay 50 dollar more for that version. It would be such a amazing deal.
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 5:53 AM 5
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It might be a cautionary measure..4gb version will spell doom for Dell,hp Acer and Lenovo
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 4:52 AM 0
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Agreed, RAM has been use to price Windows Tablet into different price brackets. Remember Microsoft own Surface 3, could Microsoft allow XiaoMi to cannibalize their sales? MiPad originally is Android which is open source and most MiPad sales are from China without Google Play. Its a different ball game altogether for XiaoMi.
posted on Nov 25, 2015, 2:48 AM 0
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I'll probably get Windows version. But, WHY ONLY 2GB RAM? Must be 4 GB. Atom X5 supports upto 8 GB!
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 4:58 AM 4
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every tablet dose not need 4GB would you guys just stop besides more Ram the higher the price then you guys complain on how its so expensive this would be a perfect gift for someone without breaking the bank
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 5:18 AM 0
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Windows 10 is capable under half gigs RAM on Lumia so I see no problem on 2GB version
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 6:07 AM 0
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Sorry, but this just isn't true. On the Lumia there is a Win10 MOBILE version, but on this there is (must be, otherwise it doesn't make any sense) a FULL version Win10. The same as on your PC or your Windows notebook. And that requires definitely mor RAM, than 2 GB. I would say, that even 4 GB is only just enough...
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 7:13 AM 1
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I really wanr to know how that chipset performs!
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 6:50 AM 0
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Wow that thing Xiamoi isn't even shy about ripping off Apple, even the angles of the tablet in its official pictures is near identical to Apple. If only it had an ARM processor. I've heard intel chipsets cause some issues with certain apps on Android. Can't confirm myself as I've never had an Atom Android, but I've heard some people complain about the non ARM chip. Wish the regular OEM's like LG and HTC would return to making decent tablets at killer prices, they've all but given up.
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 8:13 AM 0
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So why don't they make a 12-13" version? This would be amazing!!! An 8" tablet dows not make much sense in my eyes.
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 9:50 AM 0
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