Caszh has declared an astounding cost of only $73 for the release of the innovative iPad clone. If you need reference, Caszh is the same Chinese company that had also made a clone of the Macbook Air and this forms their first venture into the world of Tablet PCs. This perhaps is the cheapest that can fetch you an iPad like device though the seventy three bucks is on average the bulk charge which will fare well with the importing companies who will venture on gorging on several of these and bringing them back to the US. This is likely to jack up the price to about $100-$140, though it will still be cheaper than the iPad.
However, the low price speaks for itself. The scrutiny of this product, in reflection of the price, may not have a miraculous outcome. It is the type of tablet by Caszh you would compare to a Shanzhai commodity. Powering the device will be a 400MHz ARM9 processor and is based on the VIA 8505 chipset. The visible interface is in the form of a 7-inch resistive touchscreen having a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The RAM itself is a meager 128MB DDR2.
Other features include WiFi, an in built camera, G-Sensor, WiFi connectivity and a USB port. It has a rather low 2GB of flash memory though the SD card slot can push that figure up a bit more. It runs the open source Android 1.7 operating system and weighs just 13.7 ounces. So apart from the price, there’s also a weight advantage in favor of the Tablet.
However, initial reports point to some serious deficiencies in the tablet, as the device is unable to play videos with a resolution higher than 320 x 240 pixels. Also the device tends to become overheated during usage. In fact, it can become too hot to be used with any degree of comfort. So there are still some areas where the tablet has to improve upon and hopefully all of these issues are sorted before its intended June release in China.
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Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email