Indian smartphone leader MicroMax, unveils world-first dual boot tablet at CES Las Vegas
Las Vegas, January 6, 2014: India’s second largest smartphone player Micromax, made a splash at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show by unveiling the world's first ever dual boot tablet with Windows and Android operating systems... something on the wishlist of so many tablet users migrating from laptops. The Micromax LapTab, was showcased at Digital Experience! Pepcom’s big consumer electronics showcase ahead of CES 2014. LapTab would be launched officially in early February for consumers.
Powered by an Intel processor (“Bay Trail-M”), the tablet supports both Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OSand Windows 8. Aptly designed for multitasking across operating platforms, users would need to simply reboot the device and select the alternate option to switch from Windows to Android and vice versa.
Says Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder, Micromax: “Today, we are taking the next leap in raising the innovation bar globally, with the introduction of LapTab. Over the past few years, we have been witnessing a growing trend of increasing consumer demand for two operating systems in one device, which offers a blend of great PC like productivity in a tablet like form factor for seamless consumption. The Micromax LapTab fulfills that consumer need by giving them access to the world’s first dual-boot tablet. Combining functionality and style, the LapTab further builds on our promise to constantly empower our users with superior technology that directly addresses their needs.”
Adds Steven J. Dallman, vice president, Sales and Marketing Group and general manager, OEM Channel Engagement at Intel: “Today people want choice when it comes to operating system environments and only Intel Architecture can deliver a complete user experience. The innovation we are seeing from companies like Micromax is exciting and we congratulate the company on its introduction of the LapTab.”
TheLapTab sportings 10.1” IPS display and is powered by a 1.46 Ghz Intel Celeron N2805 processor, 2GB RAM and 7400 mAh battery. The tablet packs in a 2MP front camera and with its brightness control technology, the LapTab automatically adjusts the screen content by continuously monitoring the environment.With storage of 32 GB expandable up to 64 GB, the tablet supports Bluetooth v4.0 and Wi-Fi, ensuring full time connectivity. The LapTab comes with a transleeve which can be combined as a cover and stand for the wireless keyboard packed with a 230 mAh battery promising a continuous usage of 20+ hours. Consumers will also have an option to buy a customized keyboard for LapTab when it hits the stands.
LapTab will be available across e-commerce portals and retail stores starting early February, 2014. For more information