Micromax entered into Windows 8.1 tablet market yesterday with the launch of Canvas Laptab. Priced at Rs. 14,999, the tablet doubles up as a laptop with a detachable keyboard that has a trackpad. The keys and the trackpad are comfortable to use.
The tablet has a 10.1-inch (800 x 1280 pixels) screen and a Windows button below the screen. The tablet is powered by a 1.33GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor (burst up to 1.86GHz) and Intel HD graphics. It has a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, about the display.
On the back there is a 2-megapixel fixed-focus camera. You can also see the Micromax and Canvas LAPTAB branding on the back. There is a 7700mAh built-in battery that promises more than 10 hours of battery life.
Apart from the usual set of WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, the tablet also has SIM support for 3G connectivity. On the top there is a 3.5mm audio jack, micro USB, SIM card and microSD card slots.
There is a full USB 2.0 slot as well on the side to connect a mouse and other accessories. The tablet has 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Canvas Laptab competes with other Windows 8.1 tablet with a keyboard dock in the Indian market that includes, Swipe Ultimate 3G, Notion Ink Cain 10 and iBall Slide WQ149.
The Micromax Canvas Laptab goes on sale exclusively through Amazon.in from May 6.
Srivatsan contributed to the report