Notion Ink has launched the Cain 8, the company’s latest Windows 8 tablet in India, as it promised. It has a 8-inch (1280×800 pixels) IPS screen and is powered by an quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor. It has a 2-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. It comes with free Microsoft Office license for one year and 1TB OneDrive cloud storage.
It launched the Cain 2 in 1, a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet with a keyboard back in September. iBall launched a similar 8-inch tablet with 3G support called Slide WQ32 for Rs. 16,999, but it has 2GB RAM and 5MP rear camera, compared to 1GB RAM and 2MP rear camera on the Cain 8.
Notion Ink Cain 8 specifications
- 8-inch (800 x 1280 pixels) multi-touch IPS display
- 1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor (burst up to 1.86GHz) with 646MHz Intel HD Graphics
- 1GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 64GB with microSD slot
- Windows 8.1 OS
- 2-megapixel rear camera
- 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- 9mm thick and weighs 365 grams
- 3G (via SIM card slot), WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro HDMI, USB OTG
- 4000mAh battery
The Notion Ink Cain 8 comes in Matte Black color and is priced at Rs. 9,990. Notion Ink has partnered with Snapdeal once again for the Cain 8 tablet to sell the tablet exclusively. It offers 8GB of memory card with the tablet as a promotional offer.
Commenting on the launch, Manish Giri, COO, Notion Ink said:
Cain 8 is a companion device to the PCs. 8inch form factor makes Cain the ideal device extending PC functionalities. We look at targeting professionals needing access to full Outlook on the go, UniCode support to process all languages, flawless 8 hours of video performance and in-built 3G for this product.
Ravi Shankar, Lead – Marketing, Product & Feature management, said,
As we continue to expand and refine our product line, we’re also listening to customers to give them more of what they want – from screen size to accessories. The Cain 8 Windows 8.1 tablet now gives users who seek mobility & productivity a perfect sized option.
Tony Navin, Senior Vice President – Electronics & Home, Snapdeal.com said,
This product is one of the best Windows based devices under the Rs.10,000 price range and is the perfect fit for Snapdeal customers looking for an innovative product at a lucrative price point. We’re very excited to launch the Windows 8.1 based and Intel Processor powered Notion Ink Cain 8 exclusively on Snapdeal.com and are extremely positive of a tremendous response from our customers
Vineet Durani, Director – Windows Business Group, Microsoft India said,
I congratulate Notion Ink on the launch of the Windows-based Cain 8 tablet today. Our deep engagement with local OEMs is one of the engines of growth for Windows and we are proud of our partnership with Notion Ink. Windows-based tablets are now available to a whole new group of consumers in India, who are looking for innovation and value. Consumer usage patterns around technology are constantly evolving and people are looking for tablets which allow both work productivity and entertainment. Windows tablets allow multiple user accounts, so you don’t have to worry about your child wiping off your office email.
Sandeep Aurora, Director Marketing and Market Development, Intel South Asia,said,
Intel always strives to bring to consumers the best of computing technology, across form-factors at competitive price points. We are excited with the launch of the new Intel processor powered Cain 8. The Intel Atom processors are power optimized for energy efficiency and great performance ensuring a seamless experience along with great battery life for users who need to be constantly connected on the go.