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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 […]

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Phecda P13 laptop: Cheap Asus UL30 clone from China

What happens if you take the Asus UL30, scoop out the insides and replace the Intel CULV processor with an Atom chip and NVDIIA IOn graphics? I have no idea, but the folks at Phecda have done the next best thing by producing a UL30 clone called the Phecda P13. The notebook has a 13.3 […]