Jide Remix, the Android-based Surface tablet wannabe, is now available on Amazon

Jide Remix, the Android-based Surface tablet wannabe, is now available on Amazon
Interested in getting a Surface-like tablet that's not made by Microsoft and doesn't run Windows? Well then, meet the Jide Remix, a slate that's now available to buy via Amazon.

Announced in January this year, the Jide Remix was recently part of a successful Kickstarter campaign that allowed early backers to purchase it at low prices. If you didn't get the chance to order a Jide Remix from Kickstarter, Amazon is now selling it for $399.99.

Like Microsoft's Surface slates, the Jide Remix is presented as a tablet that can replace your laptop, thanks to the fact that it offers a 11.6-inch 1080p display, a detachable magnetic keyboard, a kickstand, and Remix OS (based on Android KitKat, this includes a taskbar, file manager, and multiple windows). The Jide Remix also features two 5 MP cameras, a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 8100 mAh battery.

Based in China, Jide was founded in 2014 by three ex-Google engineers. Later this year, the company plans to release Remix OS 1.5, which will be based on Android Lollipop.

So, who's looking forward to buying a Jide Surface Remix?


sources: Amazon, Jide, Kickstarter via GizmoChina

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9 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Just Jide!

2. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Another tablet in the sea of Andriod tablets to choose from.

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Not at all. This tablet is completely different from every other existing Android tablet. Both the software and the hardware are unique and there's nothing similar. You may not like the idea, but that's another story.

3. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Not bad, but not good either. Just OK.

5. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

A tablet that can replace your laptop probably needs to have the same abilities as your laptop. Android doesn't.

6. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Does it have an integrated kickstand?

7. S_Deemer

Posts: 2; Member since: May 21, 2015

I was a Kickstarter backer for the Remix, and have been playing with mine for about 2 weeks. As Veigald suggests, an Android device with the Surface form factor is not a replacement for a laptop. That said, RemixOS is the most useful version of Android that I have used. A traditional laptop with a touch screen tries to add touch to a user interface designed primarily for keyboard input. The Remix tries to add keyboard input to a UI that is designed primarily for touch input. Both approaches involve compromises. I think it comes down to whether you are a tablet person or a computer person. After nearly 3 years of using Android tablets, I still find a laptop far more useful. For me, the biggest attraction of the Remix over a Surface is that it runs Android, not Windows, but others will come to the opposite conclusion. @Phonedingo : Yes, like the Surface 3, the Remix has an integrated 2-position kickstand. It works fine on a tabletop, but like the Surface, I find it awkward on my lap, mostly because of the loosely coupled detachable keyboard, which reverses the balance of a laptop, roughly 80/20% for the battery/motherboard/keyboard vs screen.

8. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

The Surface 3 has much better hardware and ten times better software only for $100 more, it is really not that hard to decide which one is better.

9. S_Deemer

Posts: 2; Member since: May 21, 2015

@Noler : You are mis-stating the price differential. The Remix is $400, including keyboard. The Surface 3 is $500, plus another $130 for the keyboard, for a total price of $640. The Remix doesn't run Windows, which is an asset from my perspective. Different people have different needs.

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