It’s been a long wait, but finally Mi Pad 2 Windows models are now shipping out from Xiaomi after the first batch sold out in hours. I received mine yesterday. The build is as expected, like an Apple product and exactly the same as the Android version I reviewed. Even the backlit home keys are in the Android configuration and no Windows icon for the home button to be seen.
Maybe cost cutting or because there might be a Mi Pad 2 dual boot version.
All the positives of the Android version are there, that sharp 326 PPI Retina screen, great audio and slim 6.9mm build. Still no change with no MicroSD support or video out. The USB Type-C port is only USB 2.0 and doesn’t work with type-c to HDMI adapters I’ve tried.Here’s my unboxing clip:
So far my first impressions are good with the following:
Fully laminated display, super sharp and bright
Very thin at 6.9mm
Top notch build quality and fit
The speakers are loud with a hint of bass and clear audio via the 3.5mm port (100% free of static/interference)
Toshiba eMMC with 120mb/s reads and 80 writes. Fast 4k randoms
6190 mAH battery with 5 to 6+ hours battery life (Best of its class)
No MicroSD slot and HDMI out
Type-C is only running at USB 2 spec (At least in my testing)