Thursday, February 11, 2010
Apple finally introduced its coyly delayed tablet computer / reader, which they call the "iPad" and hope to sell for $500 (!). Lots of luck, Steve Jobs, because there already is a cheap Chinese version of this in the works (tablet photo), from a company that sells mini-laptops / notebooks for $66 to $80, depending on quantity, (laptop photo). The supercheap computer, which you can buy below, is based on Anyka's AK7802 processor, which is ARM based.
The King of Cheap, Sungworld, which offers the above, will also offer an Apple Tablet clone at a huge discount over the grossly inflated price Apple is advertising. No small computer should cost more than about $100, including anything from Apple.
PHOTO (laptop, above): $66 (quantity price) Mini-laptop from Sungworld. Click for more. The Chinese can have one. You can't. Ask yourself why.
If you want a sample of the above, quantity of one, Item E70002-5, it will be $80 plus shipping from China. The contact at Sungworld is Daniel Zhang, at direct line 86-755-89580577 , extension 8577.
FAX: 0755-89580501 URL: www.sungworld.com
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to distribute this, you can sell it for a lot less than $100. Quantity prices are: $73 in quantities of 500, $71 for 1000, $69 for 2000, and $66 for 3000. Larger quantities are negotiable.
And consider the following, which you can have right now, any day. Only extra cost is the usual, the shipping from US / Canada location to you (except for the Lightinthebox, see below).
Name / Price / Op System / CPU: Speed, make, CPU # (architecture, i.e., x86, ARM, MIPS, etc.)
(Low-cost shipping from US or Canada.)
Merimobiles "No Name" / $99.99 / 7-inch / Windows CE / CPU: 533-MHz VIA, VT8500 (ARM) / WiFi, Yes
Order at Every Day Low Price: http://www.merimobiles.com/Cheapest_7_inch_Mini_Notebook_Laptop_WIFI_Windows_p/meri0190.htm Telephone 1-800-204-0883
LightintheBox "No Name" / $99.99 / 7-inch / Windows CE / CPU: 300-MHz ANYKA, AK7802 (ARM) / WiFi, Yes
Order at Every Day Low Price: http://www.lightinthebox.com/index.php?main_page=shopping_cart&products_name=Mini-Netbook---7-TFT-ANKY-7802-300MHZ-256MB-DDR-2G-Storage---Laptop--SMQ4097-
Shipping $27.01, email@example.com
Inner Circle (phone with keyboard) / $94.99 / 2.2-inch / Windows CE / CPU: Unknown / WiFi, No
Order at Every Day Low Price: http://www.merimobiles.com/S73_Keyboard_dual_sim_TV_phone_p/meri0091.htm Telephone 1-800-204-0883
Cherrypal Africa / $99 / 7-inch / Linux / CPU: 400-MHz Ingenic, unknown number (MIPS) / WiFi, Yes
Order at Every Day Low Price: http://www.cherrypal.com/openstore/product_info.php?products_id=9&osCsid=c3e9349a07c665d1b83674256ddd88a8 Telephone: (650) 319-8300
Airlife / $119.99 / 7-inch / Windows CE / CPU: 533-MHz VIA, VT8500 (ARM) / WiFi, Yes
Order at Every Day Low Price: http://www.merimobiles.com/Airlife_7_inch_Notebook_Laptop_WIFI_Windows_CE_6_0_p/meri0189.htm Telephone 1-800-204-0883
Y'allStore.com "Mini-laptop" / $128.99 / 7-inch / Windows CE / CPU: 300-MHz VIA, (ARM) / WiFi, Yes
Order at Every Day Low Price: http://www.yallstore.com/laptops-notebooks-c-720.html