Windows 10-powered Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 starts shipping January 26

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The Android 5.1 Lollipop-running Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 variant was reportedly a raging success, exhausting its initially allocated inventory in 60 seconds (though no one knows what that means in actual unit sales), so naturally, the up-and-coming device manufacturer hopes the Windows 10 configuration will be met with similar enthusiasm.

This one was obviously unveiled alongside its Google-backed sibling, but only goes on sale in China tomorrow, January 26, with no word on a prospective global expansion just yet. The quality-pricing ratio feels absolutely mind-blowing, as the equivalent of $200 (CNY 1,300) buys you a productive desktop-like user experience on a super-sharp 2,048 x 1,536 pix res 7.9-inch screen, 64GB internal storage, and Intel Atom x5 processing power.

Both Mi Pad 2 versions are also constructed out of a robust slice of metal, which unfortunately makes microSD expansion impossible, with a respectable 6,190 mAh battery in charge of keeping the lights on, and 8 and 5MP cameras covering your slightly awkward tablet photography needs.

Other surprisingly high-end features include fast battery charging technology, USB Type-C connectivity, and 2GB RAM. Now it remains to be seen if Windows 10 can finally get people to warm up to slates based on Microsoft’s PC-first OS. If not, Xiaomi has a larger, more versatile and, presumably, more powerful “Mi Book” in the pipeline anyway.

Source: Gizchina

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