We guess most of you are aware of the first Redmi tablet, namely the Redmi Pad, which was released in India last week. The device starts at 12,999 Indian rupees (about $158). Today, the same brand released another product from this niche. The Redmi Notepad was announced for the Indian market. However, this is not an ordinary Android tablet. It is a cheap product for children and adults to take notes and paint.
The Redmi Notepad comes with an 8.5-inch LCD screen. According to Xiaomi, it doesn’t emit light. At the same time, it imitates the appearance of paper ink and prevents eyestrain after long use. The tablet is made of ABS material, weighs 90 grams, and measures 21cm X 14cm X 0.5cm.
The Redmi Notepad comes bundled with a pressure-sensitive stylus that allows users to switch between different stroke sizes to create different tones. The stylus weighs 5 grams and has a sliding and attaching mechanism for ease of use.
Once done painting or taking notes, the user can clear the screen by tapping the orange button. There is also a one-key lock on the side of the tablet to prevent content from being deleted from the screen.
Unfortunately, the Redmi Notepad doesn’t seem to allow syncing content with other devices.
Surprisingly, this tablet only needs a CR2016 button battery for power supply, and the power consumption is very small. The company claims one battery is enough to take notes/paint 20,000 pages.
The Redmi Notepad is available in a single color version, black. On the official website of Xiaomi India, we can see that the product costs 599 Indian rupees (about $7.5). Thus, it’s more a toy rather than a serious product for various tasks. But even if so, the Xiaomi Notepad can be very useful in concrete scenarios.