The Xiaomi MiPad Is Now Available In Malaysia For RM999

Xiaomi's first tablet, the Mi Pad that sold 50,000 units in less than four minutes, is now available in Malaysia.

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Xiaomi's first tablet, the Mi Pad went on sale in China last week, and withing four minutes, it's 50,000 units were sold

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And if you can't wait to get your hands on one in Malaysia, the Mi Pad is being sold by grey importer DirectD for RM999

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This is the 16GB version and it is available only in white colour. Officially, the Mi Pad 16GB is priced at 1,499 Yuan (about RM776) while the 64GB is listed at 1,699 Yuan (about RM880) in mainland China.

The specs of the Mi Pad, which steals some of its looks from the Apple iPhone 5C and iPad mini, are as follows:

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The Mi Pad features a high resolution 7.9″ IPS display that does the same 2048×1536 pixels as the iPad mini with Retina display.

The heart of the Mi Pad is main star of the show with its 2.2GHz Quad-Core Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset which promises desktop level gaming on a mobile device.
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It is mated to 2GB RAM and the 16GB storage unit that’s available here is also expandable with microSD up to 128GB. The Mi Pad is released as a WiFi only device and there’s no option for mobile 3G/4G connectivity. For taking pictures, it gets a 8MP camera at the back and a rather high 5MP shooter for the front.

The Mi Pad, besides being the only one that's commercially running on Nvidia’s latest processor, is probably the best investment for the buck compact tablet

Of course, take note that these are AP sets from China and the warranty isn't officially covered by Xiaomi's authorised service centres

In terms of software, it is likely to be running on a Chinese optimised firmware with its own App Store. For the adventurous, these are minor hurdles which can be overcome by side loading your normal apps.

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