Micromax had the history of budget-friendly devices, and continuing their path, the company today launched their first ever 2-in-1 device, the Canvas Laptab. With the launch of the so-called “productivity device,” they have also marked their entry into the PC segment.
Mr. Vineet Taneja, CEO, Micromax Informatics Limited, said, “Today’s launch marks our entry into the PC segment, where we intend to drive category growth and not only garner an available market share.”
He also added, “Micromax Canvas Laptab has been designed to address the limitations of the existing devices by offering brilliant specifications that are ideal for the productivity and entertainment needs of students and evolved professionals.”
The Canvas Laptab is 10.1-inch, Windows 8.1 hybrid device with a detachable keyboard. As the Windows tablet space has been crowded for a quite some time, it just costs Rs. 14,999 and will be available exclusively on Amazon.in starting May 6.
The device has a 10.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 720) IPS touch-enabled display and packs in a 1.83GHz Intel Atom Processor Z3735F, 2GB of DDR3L RAM, 32GB of flash memory with a microSD expansion up to 64GB. With 7700 mAh battery, the 2-in-1 device runs throughout a day (more than 10 hours, according to Micromax).
The device comes with a 2MP FF rear camera and a 2MP FF front camera for video chat. In connectivity options, it includes Wi-Fi, BT 4.0, microUSB 2.0 and an in-built 3G SIM slot for mobile data. Moreover, its keyboard also features a USB 2.0 port. Like the Microsoft Surface 3, you can charge this device using any other mobile charger.
The Laptab runs Windows 8.1 with Bing on-board and will be upgradeable to Windows 10 for free when it launches later this summer. It also comes with 1-year Office 365 Personal subscription worth approx. INR 11,798, which also includes 1TB of free OneDrive storage. Hence, the Canvas Laptab is total value for money package.