The perfect iPad Air clone has arrived: this tablet dual-boots Android and Windows 8.1, has 3G connectivity, aluminum unibody, and $200 price
posted by Victor H. / Dec 31, 2014, 7:29 AM
The Apple iPad Air 2 has set the gold standard for tablet design and functionality, but with so much competition from all sides, it’s only logical to expect a similarly great alternative. Or at least, a clone.
The Onda V919 3G Air is exactly that - an unoriginal copy of the iPad Air and unsurprisingly it’s coming from China. What’s more shocking, though, is that it is a well made tablet with an amazing value for the money.
While you'd need to shell out $500 for a basic, 16GB iPad Air 2 with no cellular data connectivity, the Onda V919 3G Air costs $193, offers 64GB of internal storage, and features 3G cellular data connectivity.
Capable of dual-booting Android 4.4 KitKat and Windows 8.1Most impressively, the Onda V919 is capable of dual-booting Android 4.4 KitKat and Windows 8.1, and you can switch between the two with the press of a button. This is made possible by some clever work down to the BIOS level, and results in an unprecedented freedom when it comes to the operating system.
For all else, the Onda V919 3G Air is an iPad Air 2 clone: it features an all aluminum unibody, a 9.7-inch 4:3 display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, and overall very similar looks.
The big difference comes in the system chip that powers the whole show: the iPad Air 2 is powered by the tri-core Apple A8 system chip, while the Onda V919 3G Air features a 64-bit Intel Bay Trail-T Z3736F quad-core solution with clock speeds reaching up to 2.16GHz. The Bay Trail chip is a great option delivering solid single-core performance, and it comes with 2GB of RAM, a reasonable amount that allows some flexibility with multitasking.
In case you’re wondering about any storage concerns (the 64GB of internal storage here might look good on a single OS machine, but with dual boot a lot of that allowance is eaten up by the OSes), you also have the option to plug in up 128GB microSD cards.
Finally, the 3G connectivity supports WCDMA bands, and you can also place calls while surfing the web on this tablet. There’s also a 5-megapixel main, rear camera, and a 2-megapixel front cam. Not bad for a tablet that costs less than $200, is it?
source: PCPop (translated)
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Sounds like just what I'm looking for, and its crazy cheap!
posted on Dec 31, 2014, 7:33 AM 17
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Take a look at the Teclast p98 air also,the version of it with the aw80 processor. Its even slimmer and higher spec than this onda for same price. There is also a teclast x98 air 2 tablet. The quality and spec of these devices puts apple to shame especially as they are using the exact same iPad air retina screen
posted on Jan 02, 2015, 6:07 AM 0
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I just checked these tablets out and they're freaking awesome. I thought my iPad mini 2 is a good value until I found these guys. The P98 Air costs $226 and the Onda V919 3G Air costs $219. I like them both and I'm gonna get one. The Onda comes with genuine Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4. I think I'll get the Onda. It's easier to block ads in Windows OS than in non-rooted Android. BTW I think PA is mistaken that this tablet supports MicroSD. Their site only says that it supports TF.
posted on Jan 17, 2015, 1:48 PM 0
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WTF!!!.....2015 is the year of Chinese...... bye bye to paying premium prices for just a company logo..... (above statement does not apply to Americans ).....
posted on Dec 31, 2014, 7:49 AM 20
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As an American, even I found that funny
posted on Dec 31, 2014, 10:19 AM 5
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America has great achievement. You are every right to be proud. However, like everyone else you have also got your share of the problem and the last thing you really can't afford is to lose heart. Stand up and face those problem! Use your mind and put plans into actions. I will also be attending some night classes to learn new skill that will prepare me for my next phase of life.
posted on Jan 01, 2015, 9:51 AM 0
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Looks like a good buy! However, I will wait for 2015 where 4GB RAM model is freely available. Window 8.1 is best with minimum 4GB RAM. Another thing how does switching between Android and Windows affect the 2 GB RAM?
posted on Dec 31, 2014, 7:50 AM 1
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I think it runs Windows 8 RT. It is good even with 2Gigs of Ram.
posted on Dec 31, 2014, 7:54 AM 0
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I think that all Windows tablets should dual boot android due to the lack of real apps on Windows but it's a shame that Microsoft and Google are trying to restrict that. The problem with this tablet is the weak processor. It won't run Windows smoothly but should be fine with android.
posted on Dec 31, 2014, 7:51 AM 1
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You do know that windows has more apps than android right? This is not RT, this is windows. Go to your desktop and there you go. If anything, android is outclassed here. And will only go to android when your poor company uses a sole android app with no web integration.
posted on Dec 31, 2014, 8:25 AM 3
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It runs windows smoothly. It is essentially the same processor that's in the Asus transformer pads, and acer switches. I have used both of them and that system configuration works well for what those systems were designed for, browsing the web and email.
posted on Dec 31, 2014, 3:04 PM 0
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Tablets now can very good Clones indeed,People might want to Pay over the Top for the iPads and Galaxy Tabs,but you do not need to nowdays as theres loads about at Budget prices than can match some off Top Ones,so Apple and Samsung have got realise this and release more affordable Tablets or lose buyers to there Tablets
posted on Dec 31, 2014, 8:06 AM 0
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See what you have to realise [sic] is, your buying into a company, and the company will back the product. Good luck getting support, and warranty from the Chinese company; believe me, Samsung is bad enough. Unless, you just enjoy wasting money.
posted on Dec 31, 2014, 9:42 AM 2
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Warranty [sic] for a product with a nine-month shelf-life...is that worth 400-odd dollars? Do you get rust proofing and paint sealant when you get new cars? If so, come to my dealership, I've got some deals for you. He's right, and Apple is already reacting to low-end markets, just not so well.
posted on Jan 01, 2015, 6:32 AM 0
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I actually might buy this
posted on Dec 31, 2014, 8:11 AM 3
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come on! clone iPad what? does ipad have dual system?! does ipad cost 200$?! does ipad have sdcard slot?!
posted on Dec 31, 2014, 8:45 AM 2
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We can all do this... Does this tablet support 4g?? Does this tablet have apple support?? Does this tablet have any support at all???
posted on Dec 31, 2014, 12:43 PM 0
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Who needs support (Genious Bar lol) when you can buy 2 more if the first one breaks with left over money? The fact is that it can run Windows and Android, has 64GB internal and MicroSD slot enough for me to pick this one over the ipad even if they're the same price. FYI both tablets are made in China hahaha
posted on Jan 03, 2015, 10:39 AM 0
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