This ‘iPad’ Runs Windows 7
Technically, it’s not an iPad, but it does run the full version of Windows 7, Microsoft’s desktop-centric OS, and the OS runs natively rather than through some remote desktop software, like LogMeIn Ignition. The Chinese iPad clone is the best Apple knock-off that we’ve seen, and it has all the ports, styling, and design inspirations from Cupertino’s unibody tablet. Unlike other Windows 7 tablets, like the HP Slate 500, which comes with a number of output and input ports–USB, memory card reader, HDMI out–this one eschews all that in favor of what looks to be a proprietary charging port–a la dock connector–at the bottom.
No ports mean that this will probably be a self-contained unit, making data transfers rather difficult if you’re looking at quickly grabbing a document or spreadsheet with a USB drive as there is nary a USB port in sight. However, with cloud-based storage solutions–many available as a freemium model–you can probably connect to a wireless network (WiFi only as a USB modem won’t work here) and transfer files that way or email it to yourself.
All in all, this appears to be a really attractive unit. A 9.7-inch 4:3 aspect ratio 1024 768 display, good viewing angles, Intel Atom Z510 CPU clocked at 1.1 GHz with a GMA 500 graphics unit, 1 GB RAM, and a 3200 mAh battery are hallmarks to this Windows 7 iPad clone. A tablet that runs a full desktop OS–like Microsoft’s Windows 7–benefits from the available high-end applications that are available, but may be limited by the low-powered Intel Atom processor. The verdict’s still out on the touchscreen and battery life on this China-made unit.
Via: Netbook News
11/30/2010 at 7:00 pm
Just imagine how funny it would be to get 10 of these and replace the ipads on display at an apple store with these….the looks of utter confusion amongst the sheeple would be priceless.
11/30/2010 at 8:01 pm
Nearly perfect form/dimensions: 10″, 4:3 XGA, *thin*, good-enough specs. But, as always, no stylus. Thus, no go. Here’s to hoping CES brings some magical Win7 pen-enabled tablets.
12/01/2010 at 3:58 am
Very neat! I’ve been coveting the HP Slate 500, but this would be fun just for the looks you’d get from people who think it’s an iPad. Plus, I imagine all of those slick iPad cases would work with it. I wonder how much it will cost.
12/01/2010 at 4:47 pm
No stylus, no buy.
12/01/2010 at 5:38 pm
The stylus as an optional input is necessary. Real stylus, not the fat sausage capacitive ones.