It’s hard to find a big name piece of consumer electronics that doesn’t have a Chinese knockoff. Shenzhen markets are littered with cheap iPads, Macbooks, and other products. But the C1 certainly doesn’t look cheap… if it’s real.
A member of the imp3 forum has uploaded an image promising an iPad mini-sized tablet with the specs of a Microsoft Surface Pro 2… and then some.
The tablet reportedly features an Intel Core i5-4200u processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 2048 x 1536 pixel display, and Windows 8.1 Pro software in a case that weighs just 14 ounces.
There’s no word on price… or actual photos of the product. So it’s a bit early to claim that it’s a real thing. But I’ve learned it’s never a good idea to bet against the crazy Chinese tablet knockoff artists.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Chinese iPad mini clone with 7.85″ 2048 x 1536px, Core i5 Haswell, 128GB SSD, Win8.1 on the way?
From the I’ll believe it when I see it files… but I’d really kind of like to see it. [imp3 via @mikecane]
- Motorola’s $179 Moto G phone reviewed, loved
The Moto G isn’t the best phone money can buy… but it’s certainly starting to look like one of the best phones $179 can buy. [Trusted Reviews]
- HTC’s upcoming M8 smartphone reportedly sports Snapdragon 800, 5 inch, 1080p screen
The HTC One already has some of the best specs available in a smartphone. But HTC may kick things up a notch with the upcoming M8 by shipping with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU and Android 4.4 KitKat software. [evleaks]
- The MK902 Android TV box: Now available for $105
Rikomagic UK is charging about $140 for this Android TV box with a quad-core Rockchip CPU and a nice range of ports. But the official Rikomagic store on AliExpress is charging just $105. [AliExpress]
- Samsung Galaxy Gear update brings support for most Android notifications
Now you can get rich media notifications from most Android apps running on your (supported) phone. [SamMobile]
- Google Play Music, All Access streaming music services now available for iOS
Google Play Music sheds its Android exclusivity. Now you can upload up to 20,000 tracks and stream them to an iPhone for free, or get a month of free All Access service for streaming millions of tracks on-demand. [iTunes]