Xiaomi launched their first MiPad tablet last year with an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor and running Android, and the company recently introduced an update with MiPad 2, with similar features to the original one, but replacing the ARM processor by an Intel Atom x5-Z8500 quad core “Cherry Trail” processor supporting both Android and Windows.
Gizmo China made a comparison table between the two model’s specifications which I reproduced and edited below.
|Model||Mi Pad||Mi Pad 2|
|Processor||Nividia Tegra K1 quad core Cortex A15 @ 2.2 GHz||Intel Atom X5-Z8500 quad core x86 up to 2.24GHz|
|RAM||2 GB LPDDR3|
|Internal Storage||16 GB/32 GB + micro SD slot||16 GB/64 GB, no micro SD slot|
|Display||7.9″ (2048 x 1536 pixels)|
|Connectivity||802.11ac 2×2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0||802.11ac 2×2 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.1|
|USB||micro USB||USB type-C|
|Camera||8 MP/ 5 MP|
|Battery||6700 mAh||6190 mAh|
|Dimensions||202.1 x 135.4 x 8.5 mm||200.4 x 132.6 x 6.95mm|
|Weight||360 grams||322 grams|
|OS||Android OS||Android OS/ Windows 10|
So beside the processor difference, the new MiPad is lighter, and thinner, replaces the micro USB port by a new USB type-C reversible port, loses the micro SD slot, and comes with a smaller battery. I understand that MiPad 2 does not dual boot, but instead supports either Android (MIUI 7) or Windows 10.