As the comments came in on Eee PC - USD 285.99, I started looking to see if there was anything better, more suited to my requirements.
Norseman suggests it better to start new Topic when it is deviating from the original Topic Subject (pity that does not get applied to every Thread?)
I am still undecided to buy a Netbook PC or a Tablet PC, like the iPad, but having more functionality, Android 2.x OS, and less price.
The Samsung Galaxy Pad looked good but the price Tag was not so good.
So I am posting information about what products I find as 'interesting' possibilities that I might consider.
I have a Desktop PC at home and a Nokia N95 8GB. I am really looking for something in between these. Mobile portability, but offering larger viewing screen than what my N95 offers and Touch Screen might be better than using keyboard, but Bluetooth Mouse/Keyboard as optional alternatives perhaps.
So this NEW THREAD is to discuss alternatives to the iPad that offer a Tablet PC experience, but at a lower cost than an Apple iPad buy in (US$800?)
Here are the Top Ten Google search Results of alternatives to Apple iPad:-
- iPad Alternatives
14 Jul 2010 ... UPDATE: Looking for an up-to-date list of iPad alternatives? I tried my hand at compiling one here] Yes, the iPad has competitors. Sort of.
technologizer.com/2010/07/14/ipad-alternative-2/ - Cached►
- Top 10 iPad Alternatives
19 Feb 2010 ... Here are 10 iPad alternatives in a wide range of sizes (some available now, others soon) that could offer a serious challenge to Apple in ...
blog.laptopmag.com/top-10-ipad-alternatives - Cached - Similar
- Seven more iPad alternatives
2 Apr 2010 ... We ran through the seven mainstream iPad alternatives a few weeks ago. They include the usual suspects: the ModBook, Notion Ink Adam, ...
www.crunchgear.com/2010/04/02/seven-more-ipad-alternatives/ - Cached
- iPad Alternatives: 13 Tablet PCs To Try Instead Of The iPad
8 Sep 2010 ... Craving a tablet PC but loathe to buy Apple's iPad--no matter how "magical" Steve Jobs says it is? We've assembled a guide to a dozen iPad ...
www.huffingtonpost.com/.../ipad-alternatives-tablet-pcs_n_707537.html - Cached
- Top 10 best tablet PC iPad alternatives | News | TechRadar UK
Top 10 best tablet PC iPad alternatives Looking for a tablet that's not an iPad? Then try one of these… : TechRadar UK.
www.techradar.com/.../top-10-best-tablet-pc-ipad-alternatives-690596 - Cached
- iPad Alternatives: The Main Contenders
31 Mar 2010 ... Just because most of us bought iPads doesn't mean that any of you should. There are plenty of devices, out now or coming soon, ...
gizmodo.com/5495946/ipad-alternatives-the-main.../gallery/ - Cached
- 9 Upcoming Tablet Alternatives to the Apple iPad
27 Jan 2010 ... The Apple iPad cat is officially out of its bag, but it's not going to be the only tablet game in town.
mashable.com/.../9-upcoming-tablet-alternatives-to-the-apple-ipad/ - Cached - Similar
- Top ten iPad alternatives | Econsultancy
25 Oct 2010 ... The iPad's been around for a while now, and although reviews have generally been positive, their are a few Flash and USB-shaped tweaks that ...
econsultancy.com/blog/6752-top-ten-ipad-alternatives - Cached
- Nine real iPad alternatives
2 Aug 2010 ... These products have features missing in the iPad and they're slated to ship this year.
www.networkworld.com/slideshows/.../080210-ipad-alternatives.html - Cached
- Apple iPad Alternatives: 10 Devices That Can Be More Useful ...
19 Oct 2010 ... Apple's iPad is undoubtedly an important product in today's industry. It delivers outstanding functionality at a price that most consumers ...
- News for iPad alternatives
- Android tablets providing users with viable iPad alternatives Buy ... - 22 hours ago
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Whilst it is interesting to see what alternatives to iPad are being suggested, these listed tend to be genuine alternatives as opposed to rip off 'clones', that tend to rather a lot cheaper. Actually they are not really iPad 'clones' but "inspired by iPad" is more accurate since the ones I am favouring have Google's Android OS, as opposed to Apples OS (and not really wanting MS Windows OS due to bloat ware - I would get a Netbook for such 'compatability)
This one from http://www.apad.tv/ did not come up on any of the above Lists, as far as I could tell from quick browse (perhaps because they may be considered as Chinese 'clones', except they are not really, especially on price as lot cheaper, but have more functionality, in many cases, particularly with regard I/O)
New China iPad style tablet PC the Orphan M330 Android ePad from aPad
Android 2.1 aPad Tablet PC - 7" Multi-Touch WiFi iRobot MID w/ 1080P - aPad-M330
Low China Price: $189.99
Item Number: aPad-M330
Introducing the New APad Android 2.1 which is based on Telechip TCC8902 at 720Mhz, the same CPU that powered the SmartQ devices. The New APad will be have the exact slick design as the previous Apad (Moonse E-7001) only with much more power.
Feel the need for something more the size of an iPad, but easier on the wallet, ($289.99) check out the aPad 10.2"
Buy 10.2" aPad Tablet PC - Orphan Android 2.1 iPed Slate - iPed-M16
List Price: $400.99
Low China Price: $289.99
This Apad M16 is Now Shipping! This new Orphan aPad / iPed slate style tablet PC is a real must have MID. Sporting a fully unlocked unrestricted installation of Google's Android 2.1 operating system, making this the most flexible configurable tablet PC ever to have been released.
With enough power to play full screen HD video files smoothly and with little effort, this is the mobile Internet device you have been looking for.
PricedInChina.com gives you everything you need to be up and running in seconds with this cutting edge tablet PC. All cables are supplied and a power adaptor is included suitable for your host nation.
A different Distributor:-
Wholesale Android 2.1 Apad Tablet PC - Orphan 10.2" WiFi MID Slate - iPed-M16-Android
List Price: $399.99Per Unit Price: $239.99
And another Distributor non-website listed, also offering Free Shipping:-
Latest 10.2'' Apad Epad Google Android 2.1 HD WIFI 32GB Tablet PC
Retail price: Starting at: US$346.70
Wholesale Price:US$[font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, 宋]199.00[/font]
Save: (42.6%) off
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Edited by David_LivinginTalisay, 07 November 2010 - 01:53 AM.