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Micromax Canvas LapTab is the company’s first Windows PC with a hybrid desgin

A year after its first failed attempt at entering the Windows PC market, Micromax is giving the Canvas LapTab another shot, but this time with a brand new design and better hardware. Basically, the latest release isn’t the same as the one which was showcased at the CES expo last year.

The concept is still the same behind the Micromax Canvas LapTab which is to deliver a hybrid design through a tablet that can also be used as a laptop. The difference here is that Windows is the only OS preloaded, unlike the previous version which even offered Android.

The overall design looks great, but just don’t expect a premium build. Polycarbonate is the material of choice for the body. The Micromax tablet connects to the keyboard dock via a dedicated socket on the bottom. What’s disappointing is that the keyboard doesn’t offer any extra features expect for a trackpad.

So basically, all of the important components are within the tablet itself. The Canvas LapTab dons a 10.1-inch IPS display on the front with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. The Atom Z3735F processor from Intel is included here paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

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Additionally, there’s also a large 7700mAh battery and the company has decided to offer 3G cellular connectivity as well. Sadly, there’s no mention of HDMI connectivity which is rather disappointing as this Micromax ‘smart’ device would have been able to perform as a desktop PC as well, when connected to an external monitor.

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Micromax Canvas LapTab specs overview:

– Windows 8.1 with Office 365
– 1.33GHz quad core processor
– 10.1-inch HD IPS LCD touchscreen
– 32GB expandable storage
– 2MP front and rear cameras
– 7700mAh battery, up to 10 hours activity

Come May 6, the Micromax Canvas LapTab will go on sale carrying a price tag of Rs 14999. The hybrid is exclusive to Amazon India.