This was something to be expected fairly soon, Chinese manufacturers frantically pumping out dozens of clones models of Apple's latest icon, the iPad tablet.
We take a look at some of the best currently available on the market complete with pictures! Take an iPod Touch, stuck a keyboard to it and supersize it and you might get that unknown tablet which incidentally looks like a nifty netbook.
It comes with Windows 7, a 10.1-inch screen, a fullsize chiclet keyboard with a "nipple" controller and an Atom N450 processor. The device's finish will remind you of a Macbook although we guess it will be much less classy than the Apple one.
The Mastone Lifepad 3G is a really great looking iPad clone, one that could very well become a familiar name in the realm of iPad lookalikes.
The tablet comes which you can discover here (opens in new tab), comes with a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, which makes it as powerful as the iPad, at least on paper.
The Lifepad 3G has a much smaller 7-inch 800x600 pixel resistive touch screen but adds in USB connectivity, a front camera and Android 2.1 with integrated GPS.
Possibly one of the most accurate clones fo the iPad, the Winpad. It doesn't get much better than this and except for a few new additional features and a much thicker format (though not much compard to the Nokia 5800), the Winpad would possibly pull a smile from Steve Jobs.
Apart from the usual Atom N450 and Windows 7 OS pairing, we know that the Winpad offers only 6 hours worth of battery life, up to 32GB onboard storage, built in accelerators and gravity sensors, two USB ports, SD card slots and a front webcam.
Haleron introduced another iPad clone which it pompously named "The Slate" and to an untrained eye, looks like a slidely squeezed iPod Touch, not a surprise, given its screen ratio. Now Haleron claims that whatever the iPad can do, it will do better.
Yet it fails miserably at several key features. Firstly, its cheapest version costs $599, more than Apple's 16GB entry level model. Then, its webcam is optional and it weighs 900g, finally and possibly the most damaging shortcomings of all, the fact that it has a battery life of three hours. Epic Fail!