It’s a tablet. It comes in a box nearly identical to the iPad. Yet, one letter makes a big difference: it’s called the iPed, and it costs only $105 – approximately five times less than Apple’s original, the iPad. And of course, you can only buy it in China.
Sporting a 7-inch screen, the device looks almost identical to the iPad, but is a bit heavier. However, Apple iPad boasts of a big 9.7-inch display which comes with iPhone’s multi-touch technology, Apple’s Magic Mouse, and the company’s trackpad technology also found in some of Apple’s laptops.
iPed has a screen resolution of 800 by 400 pixels, lower compared to the iPad’s 1,024 by 768-pixel screen.
iPed supports upto 16GB of micro-SD-based space for storage and has 128MB of RAM. The device, however, runs on Google’s Android OS 1.5 and is said to be powered by an Intel chip.
Last week, one of Shanghai’s top computer marts started selling the iRobot, another iPad clone. It costs $400, less than the starting price of the real iPad.
The tablet computer is set to come in Hong Kong in June, but no date for China or the Philippines has been set yet.
Check out China Knockoff iPed video,