Generic iPad-type devices running Android

United States
May 22, 2011 3:19pm CST
I have been looking at these and doing some research on which ones are okay, but I'd love to hear from folks who actually have them. I'm talking about the generic tablet devices made to look like iPads. There are hundreds of different ones out there, and many of them get very bad reviews. It seems that the Eken m200 is a fairly decent one, but I am still torn. I just want something small that I can check email on when I am away from home, and maybe play a couple of games on. Nothng fancy. I looked into netbooks, but I can't afford one right now, even from eBay they are still quite expensive. Anyone out there have one of these tablets?
4 responses
• Brazil
25 May 11
Hi firemom31! I have a generic iPad! Look something that i could say to you: It's a good device, but have problems like: Low quality Hardware, if you are looking something to play and to continue with for years, it's not a good deal. The Generic iPad is good to small things, but have a really low quality hardware and i do not recommend to you if you will use during all day, of course that depends on your lucky with the device, but generic devices have that problem: Low quality Hardware. I would recommend you to buy a quality smartphone with android and you will be happier! See you!
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• United States
26 May 11
Thanks for your input. I have pretty much decided against oneof these and will keep looking for a good deal on a regular netbook. Your info was very helpful.
@th52096 (469)
• Philippines
23 May 11
Have you checked Samsung's Galaxy Tab? It's a compact tablet that runs Android. I don't have one but I have seen many good reviews on it. :] It is however a little smaller than an iPad.
• United States
25 May 11
I checked them out of eBay and they run around $300 on there, definately too rich for my blood. I just need something simple (although I would LOVE to have one of the Galaxy tabs) to check email and keep up with eBay through the day. I just can't justify spending a lot of money on what amounts to a luxury right now. I'm thinking about a Dell 12 inch notebook. They seem to be sturdy and have good resale value.
@bdance22 (86)
• Philippines
26 May 11
a friend of mine has an APAD i think and its really slow and not good. If i were you , i'll save up for a better item than the china made ones. the Hwahei unit I saw at a local shop seems to be ok and the galaxy tab can also be a good choice.
@Jesuriel (269)
• United States
26 May 11
I have the 1st generation iPad and it's great. I mean, I use it to read books, play games, check e-mail and shop online. I don't really use it for anything else. The iPad is a really good device though it's pretty expensive.