Xiaomi MiPad 2 Tablet Runs Android or Windows 10 on Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Processor for $156 and Up

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.

MiPad 2 will launch in China for 999 RMB ($156) for the 16GB version (November 27) and 1,299 RMB ($203) for the 64GB version, available by the end of December.

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4 Replies to “Xiaomi MiPad 2 Tablet Runs Android or Windows 10 on Intel Atom x5-Z8500 Processor for $156 and Up”

  1. we could spend $4 more and deliver solid product with 4GB of ram, or we could be like hundred other unremarkable tablets, choices choices

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