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Chinese white-box vendors push the envelope with $100 quad-core tablets

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Chinese white-box vendors push the envelope with $100 quad-core tablets
With mobile chips advancing to a level where even affordable solutions provide a lag-free Android experience, Chinese white-box device vendors are in an extremely strong standing. At the 2013 China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components that took place in Hong Kong Chinese vendors unveiled their plans to bring $50 dual-core Android tablets and $100 to $110 quad-core tablets in the 7-inch form factor.

Those are hugely affordable prices when compared to the $199 Google Nexus 7 or the $329 Apple iPad mini. Moreover, some recent Chinese tablets are near perfect copies of the originals. Still, that ferocious competition between Chinese white-box manufacturer trims their profits to very narrow margins.

At that level, manufacturers are doing whatever they can to differentiate. Some rely on services like offering TV on their devices, and others tweak hardware to be compatible with say PlayStation for gamers. In either case, upcoming $50 tablets from China seem like the perfect gift for regular people who don’t crave an absolutely no-compromise performance.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 17 Apr 2013, 04:19 2

1. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)

Better devices than the ipad mini because they run on android, yet coas one tenth its price.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 05:36 1

3. BiN4RY (Posts: 83; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)

I wouldn't nessesarily think so. Generic Chinese android tablets are known to have extremely s**tty OS optimization and support.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 04:43

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Wow! That's totally cheap!!
I'm worried about the build quality though.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 06:34 1

4. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

More cheap Chinese $h!t with questionable quality, but i guess if u wanna buy a new tab every year you wont mind. I'd still rather stick to Nexus or Asus tabs if i want an Android tab.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 06:40

5. karas (Posts: 78; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

God bless CHINA !!!

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 07:22 1

6. recond9 (Posts: 50; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)

Android for the win :D

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