Micromax Windows/Android tablet LapTab to be priced at $500

Micromax Windows/Android tablet LapTab will be priced at $500 (about Rs 30,000).

The dual-operating system tablet will be available in India from next month.

The new tablet runs on both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 JellyBean.

“The Laptab will be priced under $500 for the Indian market and we expect to sell about 100,000 units in the domestic market in the first half of 2014,” said Micromax Co-founder Rahul Sharma.
The Intel-powered LapTab is the first dual-boot Windows and Android tablet and is designed for multitasking across operating platforms. Users need to reboot the device to switch from Windows to Android and vice-versa.

Unveiled at the International CES 2014, Micromax LapTab features 1.46GHz Intel Celeron processor, 10.1-inch IPS display, 2GB RAM, 7400 mAh battery, 2MP front camera with light sensor and wireless keyboard, storage of 32GB expandable up to 64GB, Bluetooth v4.0 and Wi-Fi.

Micromax is not the only company to launch a dual-OS tablet at CES 2014.

Computer components maker Asus unveiled its Transformer Book Duet TD300, which also runs on Windows 8 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

The 13.3-inch tablet from the Asus stable sports a quad-core Intel i7 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Besides, the detachable keyboard dock has a 1TB of internal memory and various ports, including HDMI, LAN, one USB 3.0, and two USB 2.0.



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