August 30, 2014

Xiaomi debuts Tegra K1-powered tablet, MiPad

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Today in Beijing, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has unveiled the combined efforts between Xiaomi and NVIDIA which have resulted in the MiPad.  Compared to other tablets, the MiPad seems to be on par as far as screen size, 7.9 inch, and a resolution of 2048 x 1536.  However, it is so much more.

At the heart of the MiPad is the latest and first tablet to adopt the Tegra K1 processor.  The K1 packs a punch with a quad-core 2.2 Ghz Cortex A15 CPU, but the real beauty is the GPU.  The GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is packing 192 CUDA cores.  The Tegra K1 already runs Unreal Engine 4, the world’s most advanced game engine.  So, games with intense graphics play flawlessly.  This means that developers can bring the latest games to mobile devices!

Check out the specs below:

  • 7.9 inch display, 326 ppi
  • 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 16/64 Flash storage
  • microSD expansion to 128 GB
  • 8 MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 6,700 mAh battery
  • Weighs 360 grams
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0

The MiPad will be available for Chinese users through a beta test program in June for $240 (16GB) and $270 (64GB).  Xiaomi has not announced global availability, but it sure would be nice to get my hands it!


Source: Nvidia