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Xiaomi Mi Pad offers 7.9-inch screen and Tegra K1 processor

Xiaomi's latest tablet looks a lot like an iPad mini with a lower price and packs decent hardware while matching Apple's Retina screen resolution

By: Shane McGlaun from May 15, 2014 @ 5:37 CDT

Xiaomi has rolled out a new tablet that looks a lot like the iPad mini. Some of the specs for the tablet sound a lot like the iPad mini as well. The Mi Pad has a 7.9-inch screen that matches Apple's Retina resolution of 2048 x 1536. The tablet is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor.


The tablet has integrated Wi-Fi and no 3G or 4G capability for mobile data. That K1 processor under the hood is a quad-core unit mated with 2GB of RAM. Storage options for the tablet are 16GB or 64GB with both versions offering a microSD card slot supporting up to 128GB cards.

The operating system for the tablet is Android 4.4.2 with heavy customization to make it look a lot like iOS 7. Xiaomi also features an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Power for the tablet comes from a 6700 mAh internal battery. Pricing for the tablet is 1,499 Chinese yuan, which works out to about $240 in the US for the 16GB version and 1,699 or $272 for the 64GB version.


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