If you don’t want to spend well over $300 for an iPad Mini Retina these days, you can opt for an iPad Mini clone from China. The device is called Chuwi V88 and it costs almost half of the amount you pay for a Mini.


The product is priced at $177 and you can get it from here. The cool thing is that the shop ships the product anywhere in the world. This budget Android slate integrates a 7.9 inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and an aspect ratio of 4:3. There’s a Cortex A9 quad core 1.8 GHz CPU inside and your choice of 1 or 2 GB of RAM.

You can also select an unit with storage in between 8 and 32 GB, plus you should know that the device uses front and back cameras. Bluetooth, WiFi and Android 4.1 round up the specs here. The screen here offers 178 degree view angles and the battery inside the slate is a 5000 mAh unit, that gives you a bit over 10 hours of usage.