So I was reading this topic on iPad clones from China and I realized that they're actually pretty damn interesting. Not because I like iPads (I think they're quite pointless but that's a different topic), but because they're cheap mobile tablets. They go between $100-$200, and that's not too bad. What I want... - Something that can browse the internet at decent speeds, play movies, and have have Wi-Fi at least. - Something for streaming video (like Youtube). - Something around $100 preferably, I can probably go for maybe $150. - Good interface (non-laggy or at least not terribly laggy, smooth looking, etc) - A word processor at least for school work, meaning something akin to MS Word, not WordPad. Before even considering purchasing one, I have some concerns... - Build quality: Not all Chinese products are bulletproof. I don't want something that'll crap out on me easily. I want it to be able to at least take a decent hit physically and have a good lifespan. - Operating system: Most of them say they use Android, but even then it's an older version, and most of them actually use Windows CE from the videos. Which is better in the long run? - Processing power: I don't expect it to be a powerhouse, but I've heard reports of it being terribly underpowered for even the OS to run (resulting in lag and loading times). Videos are inconclusive. - Battery life: Apparently the battery life is pretty shit (like 2 hours). Any confirmations? It's not a huge concern since I mostly stay plugged in for most of my electronics but I wouldn't mind having some portability. So, what's the best solution? I can always just buy an iPod Touch instead, but this seems like a better laptop replacement. Here's some links from the news thread/DealExtreme: - APad - IDK what the knockoff name is - M001 - Same deal as number 2 Any suggestions?