MeeGo Pad T01 now shipping with genuine Windows 8.1 with Bing


The MeeGo Pad T01 shot to fame late last year thanks to its super small size combined with its ability to run full Windows instead of the usual Android OS. However, the device drew a lot of flak for shipping with a trial version of Windows 8.1, which naturally increased costs on the buyer’s end.

It has been learnt that the device is now shipping with genuine Windows OS in the form of Windows 8.1 with Bing. Not only does this mean that the buyer doesn’t have to procure additional costs to purchase a Windows license, it also means that there’ll be no legal issues involved with using the device.

We recently reviewed the device, which unfortunately was from the very first batch and hence, didn’t come with Windows 8.1 with Bing. Nonetheless, in our review we found the little USB drive-like device to be quite a handful. Now that it comes with genuine licensed Windows OS, buyers will be a lot more at ease in taking the plunge.

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It still sells for around the US$110 mark, which some feel is a bit too expensive. What do you think the price for the MeeGo Pad T01 should be? I’d be happy to pay anything under US$100 for a device like this.

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9 Comments

  1. roni24
    February 3, 2015

    the intel cpu is low, 1.7 ghz, is nothing for windows 8.1.

    • Kikkoman_56
      February 3, 2015

      Actually, i don’t know if you’ve tried it its actually pretty smooth.
      As long as you’re not doing any heavy multitasking it’s up to it, I’ve had 6 tabs open on my browser and QQ video chat going and it wasn’t lagging.

      I’m suprised mine can even run dota2 at 1280×800 on low.
      Just goes to show how far Intel has come with their Atom line.

    • February 4, 2015

      You’re probably the first one saying that! Have you read our review? https://www.gizchina.com/2015/01/15/meego-pad-t01-review/ it’s quite a decent device as a second computer if you ask me. Also see how well it handles NFS: Underground at full settings. Users have reported GTA SA to run smooth (enough) on the T01.

    • Akimitsui
      February 15, 2015

      Lol… gone are the days of clock speed being the only reason why a cpu is fast. We have past that point since the Pentium 4 era.

      Clock speed is just one factor of many that make up the speed of a cpu. Heck, I have a 3.7GHz Pentium 4 Extreme still laying around, and this “measly” 1.7GHz Atom will destroy it in every way.

      BTW, my Windows 8 tablet is running an Intel i3 1.4GHz, and it’s pretty snappy in Windows 8.

  2. pa5t1s
    February 4, 2015

    Now it sounds great! A prize below $100 would be much appreciated tho.

  3. magnus67
    February 6, 2015

    As you can buy the same spec devise with 7″ touchscreen and battery for 100$, 110$ is a joke. 80$ would be a fair price

  4. designer17
    February 11, 2015

    I bought one of these before it started shipping with 8.1 with Bing. Is there anyway I can get a legal copy of 8.1 with Bing without spending a ton?

  5. Adam
    February 20, 2015

    FALSE Information!

    I purchased this MeeGo after I read this post BECAUSE you said it comes with a genuine licensed copy of Windows 8.1.

    This is false! I received it and it has the trail version. Not activation key included in the package.

    I wrote china invasion and here is their response………………………..

    Dear Adam,

    Thank you for contacting Chinavasion.

    I am sorry to hear about the difficulties you’ve been having with this product bought from Chinavasion.com

    The product comes with a Windows 8.1 trial version. The OS is not activated. Activation license is not included in the package.
    You need to get an activation key (license). Please contact Microsoft or check resellers.

    Thank you for understanding. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

    Best regards,

    Roger

    Chinavasion.com Customer Support

    ————————————————

    I wish this site had its facts correct. Now I am out $110 dollars and have a worthless TRAIL version. Please post correct information!

    • pa5t1s
      February 20, 2015

      No such thing has been said or written, as far as I can read the original post…
      “It has been learnt that the device is now shipping with genuine Windows OS in the form of Windows 8.1 with Bing. […] We recently reviewed the device, which unfortunately was from the very first batch and hence, didn’t come with Windows 8.1 with Bing. ”
      So, this is a problem with the reseller: how was it advertised on its site? With or without license?