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Meet The IPed...  
User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3845 posts, RR: 11
Posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

In a move that is sure to not tarnish any stereotype, a Chinese company is already selling an iPad knockoff, the awkwardly named iPed...

It's an Intel powered Android based tablet pc, and it obviously looks quite similar to the iPad, but costs a fifth of the price (a smidge above US$100). It doesn't look too bad apparently, even though it seems to be much slower and notchier than the source of its inspiration, judging by the video:

http://mashable.com/2010/05/31/iped/

It seems to lack enough RAM and probably processing power to be a serious rival, but it costs a fraction of the real thing, runs Flash, and hey, is that a USB port I saw?
 

I might just pop over to Shezhen, where it's being sold, and check it out...

[Edited 2010-06-02 08:17:20]


Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
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User currently offlineAcheron From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1723 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

Funny enough, even with the lack of RAM, the thing can multitask whereas the iPad can't.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

Quoting francoflier (Thread starter):
It's an Intel powered Android based tablet pc, and it obviously looks quite similar to the iPad, but costs a fifth of the price (a smidge above US$100). It doesn't look too bad apparently, even though it seems to be much slower and notchier than the source of its inspiration, judging by the video:

I've heard that you can get cardboard cutouts looking "just like the real thing" for even less than that...!   


User currently offlinenewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

I'm actually surprised it took them this long.  


Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently onlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8471 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

Quoting Acheron (Reply 1):
Funny enough, even with the lack of RAM, the thing can multitask whereas the iPad can't.

And what would you be multi-tasking with that RAM? Photoshop & Mathmatica?  


User currently offlinerutley21 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 191 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

Lmao......I see now everyone is coping everyone else's idea's?

Rob



If you're not willing to give up everything, You've already lost.
User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27307 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2002 times:

Its probably full of chemicals that come off on your hands  

User currently offlinerutley21 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 191 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 6):
Its probably full of chemicals that come off on your hands

Along with all of the toys that got recalled right?

I hope I dont get banned for saying that..Lol
  

Rob



If you're not willing to give up everything, You've already lost.
User currently offlineAcheron From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1723 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 6):
Its probably full of chemicals that come off on your hands

Well, Apple products seem to have a chemical that causes stevejobsphilia and applephilia, characterized by extreme attacks of hysteria every time they see either Steve Jobs or an apple product and no one seems to complain  


User currently onlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8471 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

Interesting article:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/ed1ac0b6-6c1f-11df-86c5-00144feab49a.html

Quote:
Apple’s products carry a premium and supplies of the iPad have been limited but the low-priced rivals are expected to be plentiful and encourage mass adoption. Unit shipments of tablet devices are predicted to increase by 230 per cent over the next year, according to the In-Stat research firm, while Deloitte forecasts tens of millions of sales worth more than $2bn by the end of 2011.

“With pricing at around $100 and wireless broadband rolled out in both advanced and emerging economies to enable an “apps” infrastructure, this will definitely increase the size of the market,” says Richard Brown, head of marketing at chipmaker Via.

He expects its Prizm processors will be powering 50 tablets announced at Computex. Most will have limited memory and storage and will run web-based applications. With chips based on designs of the UK’s Arm and using Google’s free Android operating system, manufacturing costs can be as low as $60-$70, he says.

This should keep those who dislike Apple products happy, but we'll need to see where the market goes. Unless we see developers moving in mass from OS4 to this web-based approach my bet will stay with Apple.


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26142 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Now we are talking.   

Next time I'm in Asia, I'll have to check one of these out. I know they have had very good iPhone knockoff's for a long time now.

At a $100 price point iPed certainly makes it worthwile and even cheaper then eBook readers like Kindle with a bonus color screen thrown with internet. I very much like portability of having USB port also.



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User currently onlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2776 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

At least it has good music on it (Van Halen).   


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User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 10):
Next time I'm in Asia, I'll have to check one of these out. I know they have had very good iPhone knockoff's for a long time now.

The run Windows Mobile, btw.

Cheers
Coal



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