Ipad versus IPED, the china clone (also called apad)

Ipad too expensive for you? Not impressed by the feature loadout for Apple’s big tablet device? Well, if you’re travelling abroad anytime soon, you’re in luck. The iPed has just been released in Shenzhen, China (the place where original Apple Ipods and Ipads are made) and it’s only going to set you back a cool $150 or so–quite a discount compared to Apple’s asking price of $500 for its lowest model of iPads.

So, what exactly is the iPed? Well, for starters, it’s not a counterfeit knock-off of Apple’s iPad per se. Though it might look fairly identical on the outside, the iPed is actually a wee bit heavier than Apple’s 1.5-1.6 pound device.  The iPed comes with an Intel CPU and runs Google’s Android OS, rather than the iPhone OS. It could, in fact, be a preview of legit Android tablets to come.

The device only supports up to 16 gigabytes of micro-SD-based space for storing data. However, it allegedly runs on 1 gigabyte of RAM–a wide difference on both ends from the potential 64 gigabytes of space and alleged 256 megabytes of RAM inside of Apple’s iPad.

the iPed sports a 600-MHz RockChip processor (which runs contrary to reports that the iPed is touting some kind of mobile Intel processor) and a screen resolution of only 800 by 480 pixels. Again, for comparison’s sake, the Apple iPad’s 1-GHz Apple A4 processor powers the functionality displayed across its 1024-by-768-pixel screen. That said, the iPad’s 9.7-inch display is a bit bigger than the iPed’s seven-inch screen.

There’s no indication that the iPed supports any kind of networking functionality beyond simple WiFi–Wireless B and Wireless G support only, at that. It’s doubtful that Orphan Electronics, the iPed’s creator, will be releasing differing versions of the iPed a la Apple’s product strategy.

But the biggest game-changers are yet to come. The iPed doesn’t run any version of Apple’s proprietary operating system whatsoever. Though it looks and feels like an iPad, the product actually runs version 1.5 of the Android operating system (codenamed Cupcake).

Also called Apad, the Tablet PC with 7″ touch screen, WiFi, HD movie playback, built-in Gmail Email support, GPS via Google Maps, Google Android 1.5 O/S, 3000mah Battery, USB Port, TF-Card slot, 3.5mm Headphone socket, 3.5mm Microphone socket, 1GB DDR, 600MHz/ DSP CPU, One-Click YouTube Access, Photo & Music Flicker, G-sensor, Stereo loud speakers, Google Browser, .MKV (H264HP), .AVI, .RM/RMVB (Mp5) .FLV Video Support. Audio support as follows MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, AAC, AC3, WAV audio file support. Image file support, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, and TIFF picture formats supported.

Comments

  1. for just a few hundred bucks and with the things you can do with the iped, not bad,…it runs on android already..that alone should be considered as a jackpot already 😉

  2. for just a few hundred bucks and with the things you can do with the iped, not bad,…it runs on android already..that alone should be considered as a jackpot already 😉

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  4. well @ P13,000 sold by a reputable dealer in Sulit..not bad..have mine and enjoying it..Ipad cases will not fit with this though.. :)

  5. its only php5,000(pesos)

  6. where i can buy this tablet pc in exact place n quiapo??? and how much tis

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