Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is An iPad Mini Clone That Runs Windows 10

Apart from announcing the budget powerhouse, the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi also unveiled a new iPad Mini competitor, the Mi Pad 2.

Presenting the Tablet Xiaomi Mi Pad 2

The newest Xiaomi tablet comes with a 4:3 aspect ratio, with a metallic design that doesn’t leave question marks over the source of inspiration. The display has a 7.9” size with 2048 x 1536 resolution. The body is just 6.95 mm thin and weighs 322 grams.

Under the hood, you get a (14nm) 64-bit Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor with 2 GB RAM, replacing the Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset from the previous iteration. At the back is an 8-megapixel camera with HD video recording, along with a 5-megapixel selfie shooter above the screen. Connectivity options are respectable enough with Wi-Fi AC and a new USB Type-C port for futureproof ports.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 runs Desktop-class Windows 10

But the main attraction will be the OS it runs: Windows 10. There is also an Android variant of the Mi Pad 2 as well if you’re interested.

Like its Smartphone brethren, the Mi Pad 2 also comes at an affordable price even when it ranks higer in technical prowess. It starts at a lowly $156 for the starting model while the larger 64 GB variant (including the only Windows one) costs $203. No matter how you look at that, it sure is low, meaning this product will attract impulse buyers.

While Apple is in its own league, the arrival of Xiaomi is bound to threaten the dominance of Cupertino-based company and other competitors such as ASUS and Samsung.

It will be available in two colours: Dark Gray and Champagne Gold.

  • The price is OK for Android, but the premium of Windows is very high. I think Windows 10 should be same as the Android version, for our tax free market for entry of Chinese hardware, tablets etc. If Xiaomi didn’t crack the pot with the subsidy provided by Microsoft to grab market share of Pakistani market, then it would never make it. Xiaomi should realise we are an opportunity country for the Chinese, as the bilateral trade isn’t working. We are just importing, no exports? Chinese friends please consider to buy our stuff as well. If not then advise is still free.

    • Goddamn that hurt my eyes just to read.

      Let me start by just saying that Windows 10 with bing is provided without licensing fees to ALL those who want to put it into their product.

      Second, what the hell are you even talking about with giving advice and import export? Seems to me like you have a really fundamental misunderstanding of how macro economics work.

      Also, do you actually believe that a company that is consistently making headlines with their products, no matter how much controversial the methods may be, need advice from a random dude on the internet?

  • We do have folks with delusions of expertise but sadly no driving sense or social decipline and that’s what ails our country ? ?

      • I don’t know that because ms takes 15 used then refunds 10 for Windows 10 with Bing copy. Furthermore xiaomi isn’t paying anything to Microsoft it is Foxconn who pays them but after patients were revoked by judges in USA many in China also argued that they should not be forced to pay to Microsoft, I’m sure Chinese would be pushing Microsoft to decrease their licensing fee or they won’t be paying anything to them.

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