After success with its smartphones and tablets in India, homegrown brand Micromax is trying something different with a combo laptop and tablet called the LapTab.
Micromax’s LapTab, unveiled at CES in Las Vegas, is a dual-boot tablet with full keyboard that runs on Android 4.2.2 or Microsoft’s Windows 8.1. It has a 10.1-inch screen at 1280×800 pixels, two 2MP cameras, and just 2GB of RAM. The LapTab will be available to consumers next month. No price has been given yet.
The device is powered by Intel’s Bay Trail-M processor to offer high performance without draining the battery.
Intel seems to be keen for dual OS machines to take off so as to stop its weakening influence in the gadget market as more consumers opt for tablets – most of which use ARM-based processors, not Intel’s – instead of conventional laptops or desktop PCs.
As for Micromax, it makes sense for the Indian gadget-maker to expand from smartphones, features phones, and tablets to this new, hybrid area of computing. It’s Micromax’s first usage of Windows, and it also marks Micromax’s debut on the world stage.
The Micromax LapTab will be up against a wide variety of touchscreen Windows 8 machines, as well as other upcoming dual boot laptop-tablet hybrids such as the ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300, which was also announced today at CES.
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