So iPad Mini clones aren’t entirely dead yet after all. Some companies will persist with them.
One is HKC, which had a truly miserable Actions-based iPad Mini clone. They seem to want to rectify that with a new model featuring a dual-core Intel Atom Z2580 running at 2.0GHz, 1GB RAM, but a measly 8GBs of storage [Google Translate]. The screen will remain at a non-Retina 1024 x 768.
Thanks to ZOL, we have two pictures of the new Rockchip MultiWindow Android for 3288-based tablets [Google Translate].
This is running on the upcoming Pipo M6Pro, a 9.7-inch tablet with a Retina-class screen:
The mystery of the 41,000-range AnTuTu score for the octa-core Allwinner A80 CPU is a mystery no longer, thanks to Charbax.
It’s not from a tablet. It’s from a special board with a huge heatsink and fan, designed to show its uppermost performance limit:
So, it’s doubtful any actual tablet will score that.
Same-day update: See end of post.
Charbax gets the word first at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair.
The first images of the iFive Mini 3 with Retina-class display powered by the new Rockchip 3288 CPU:
I didn’t do video.
“Wearables” aren’t anything new.
Today’s products that seem like science-fiction once were — and, as usual, they were first created in the many productions of visionary Gerry Anderson.
Samsung Gear Fit? Monitor your heart rate on your wrist?
Here it was in 1969, in the movie Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (aka Doppelganger in Europe):
The Hong Kong Electronics Fair is off to a roaring start. But most of the tablets are of no interest to me. Nor is this one, but I note it for the sake of those still looking for a 3G-enabled iPad Mini clone.
The Colorfly G783 Q1 uses a quad-core MediaTek 6582 at 1.3Ghz, 1GB of RAM, 16GBs of internal storage and is stuck with a screen at just 1024 x 768 resolution [Google Translate].
As usual, there is no guarantee that a 3G-enabled tablet will work with phone bands outside of China. This is not my area of expertise and I’m just not interested enough in these yet to investigate that. Other sites will probably have such information.
After the Mac Pro and iMac, I moved to the MacBook Pro with Retina display.
The total video action: