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Chatreey AC1-Z is a $160 fanless mini PC with Intel Gemini Lake

Looking for a cheap, quiet, low-power computer and don’t mind buying from a company you’ve probably never heard of before? A computer called the Chatreey AC1-Z probably hits the bill on all fronts. According to a listing at AliExpress, the AC1-Z is a compact computer with a choice of Intel Apollo Lake or Gemini Lake […]

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Chuwi AeroBook is a budget Huawei MateBook clone

Chinese device makers have a long and proud(?) track record of releasing cheap knockoffs of high-end devices like iPhones and Surface devices. But the Chuwi Aerobook is a little more surprising — it looks like a straight-up Huawei MateBook knockoff. The Chuwi AeroBook is a thin and light laptop with a compact design, slim bezels, a backlit […]

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Galaxy S8 knockoff hits streets before Samsung even announces the phone

Samsung is holding a press event later this month, where the company is expected to officially introduce the Galaxy S8 smartphone. But thanks to a series of leaks in recent weeks, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect. And device makers in China have managed to make a Galaxy S8 clone before […]

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M9S Z8 TV box is an NVIDA Shield clone (in looks only)

The NVIDIA Shield game console/media streamer may have launched over a year ago, but it’s still one of the most powerful Android TV boxes on the market. It’s also one of the most expensive, with prices starting at $200 for the Shield console and a game controller. Now a Chinese company has produced a cheap […]

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Firstview S1162 notebook is an Android-powered Lenovo Yoga clone

Firstview’s new S1162 is a convertible notebook with an 11.6 inch display, a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor, and Google Android software. It also looks an awful lot like a Lenovo Yoga tablet. Firstview is currently looking for distributors, but a representative tells ARM Devices that the S1162 should have a retail price of about $199. The Firstview […]

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Lilbits (11-15-2013): Crazy iPad mini knockoff edition

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 […]

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$329 iPad mini too expensive? GooPhone has a $99 Android version

Apple’s iPad mini features a 7.9 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display, an Apple A5 processor, and iOS 6 operating system. It’s smaller than a full-sized iPad, and at $329 it’s also cheaper. But it’s still kind of pricey compared to Android tablets like the Google Nexus 7 or Amazon Kindle Fire line of tablets, […]

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What you get when you gut a ThinkPad case, insert netbook parts

Lenovo ThinkPad products are known for their premium specs and no-nonsense case design. But a Chinese company is apparently adding a bit of nonsense by releasing a knockoff that looks like the Lenovo ThinkPad X200, complete with ThinkPad branding. But the processing power has been seriously dialed back with the inclusion of a 1.66GHz Intel […]

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Vayee clones the Nokia Booklet 3G for Chinese market

The last mini-laptop I saw from Chinese PC builder Vayee was an 11.6 inch laptop designed to look like a MacBook Air (before Apple had an 11.6 inch MacBook Air). Now the company is back with a 10 inch netbook designed to look like a Nokia Booklet 3G. The Vayee netbook has 1.66GHz Intel Atom […]