India’s second largest smartphone manufacturer Micromax has gone even more international than merely signing up Hugh Jackman to represent its brand. The company made a showing at the world’s largest technology showcase event – CES 2014 in Las Vegas.
The event is used by both established technology companies as well as hopeful newcomers to showcase their latest innovations.
So amid a slew of wearable technology, massive television screens and new futuristic vehicles, what did Micromax launch? No, it was not a phone.
The company insteadlaunched the LapTab, a dual-boot Android and Windows 8 tablet. The LapTab is the first Intel-powered tablet to have a dual-boot OS from the company. It is likely to be made available in February but Micromax has not yet specified a price.
The LapTab is powered by Intel’s Bay Trail-M, one of the first devices to be announced with that chipset. Micromax says the use of the Intel Celeron N2805 processor, clocked at 1.4GHz, will result in long battery-life. The tablet runs both Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Windows 8. However users will have to reboot the tablet to switch between the two Operating Systems.
The device has a 10.1-inch screen with 1280×800 resolution. It also comes with 2GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage space. It has a 7400 mAh battery, which should ensure better batter performance.
The device also hasa 2MP front camera with an ambient light sensor but it doesn’t have a rear camera. It also supports microSD slot with 64 GB. In terms of connectivity the LapTab supports Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi for internet connectivity. Micromax has not yet announced a cellular model till now.
The LapTab also has something called the ‘transleeve’ which can be used as a cover or a stand for the wireless keyboard packed with an additional 230 mAh battery.
LapTab will be available across e-commerce portals and retail stores startingearly February, 2014.