Computex in Taipei is a tradeshow full of some of Asia’s finest products from manufactures like ASUS and ACER, but it also showcases some of Shenzhen’s finest creations. We uncovered a real gem: the Android Book, a Macbook Air clone that has a brushed aluminum design and a magnetic connector. The biggest differences are fundamental, it’s running Android 4.0 and has a 1.2Ghz A10 processor. This 13.3 inch device has a USB 2.0, audio jack, mini HDMI, full size card reader, 3G and options for a 8/16/32GB SSD. In it’s current state you need a mouse to navigate around the system since right now the track pad is a little glitch– they blamed it on being an early prototype. What makes this very interesting is its $149 price tag if you pick up 500 pieces so that means street price of around $200.
THD also had a Windows 8 version at their booth also, measuring 13.3 inches with a 1366 x 768 screen resolution. This one was however, running an Intel Cedar Trail CPU in the N2600 and N2800 variety and the option for 16-128Gb SSD and 2GB or RAM with around 3 hours of battery life. The more powerful CPU leads to a slightly higher price point at $175 for 500 units, which should lend to a street price of around $225 range.