It’s just $80 for their 8″ tablet on a quad-core actions ARM Cortex-A9 with a 4000mah battery when you order 500 pieces minimum. $42 7″ tablet with allwinner a13. 13″ Intel netbook. $71 VIA WM8850 10.1″ laptop. Their Allwinner A31 9.7″ retina tablet costs just $135 with 2GB ram, 4GB flash memory. This company ships around 200,000 pcs/month and has around 300 workers.
Here’s my latest 20-minute steadicam/GH3 walk through the SED Electronics Market in Shenzhen, that building is my favorite in the Shenzhen Huaqiangbei Electronics market area. This is where you can find all the tablets, HDMI sticks and tablet accessories. I film through this market with the Tiffen Steadicam Merlin 2 on arm and vest with the Panasonic GH3 camera and 12-35mm lense.
MOQ 1000 is $148 with a 1280×800 screen, they show 11.6″ prototype, $140 Remote controlled quad-copter drone with camera and self balancing (similar to Parrot) with support for WiFi and Bluetooth Android and iOS remote control, $122 9.7″ RK3066, $102 10.1″ 1280×800 VIA8850, $76 7″ 1024×600 IPS RK3066, A31 9.7″ and more. Eken sells about 150 thousand tablets per month. They also sell 600-700 thousand tablet PCBs per month to other small to medium sized Chinese tablet manufacturers.
Here’s my overview video showing some of the latest best value 7″ Android tablets that I have found in Shenzhen on this trip. At least the samples that I was able to buy. $40 A13 800×480, $65 RK3066 1024×600, $80 NS115 1024×600 IPS, and there’s also the sub-$50 VIA 8850 (which can run a Windows RT clone UI on top of Android), and I compare these with the $199 Kindle Fire HD.
These ARM Powered laptops are really cool, you get a single-core ARM Cortex-A9 VIA 8850 processor with Mali-400 GPU, the form factor is the basic open mold for these types of laptops, now let’s just get Chrome OS on ARM to run on these, as well as Ubuntu on Android and perhaps even Windows RT eventually.
Wabook shows their newest products, a 13.3″ Macbook Air clone running on the VIA 8850 ARM Cortex-A9 processor to be sold for $82 in bulk and one of the first $32 Allwinner A10S HDMI Sticks I’ve seen shown at a trade show, the A10S is the new customized A10 processor by Allwinner specifically optimized for HDMI Sticks, thus consuming less power and enabling further lowering of the cost.
VIA shows it’s 49 USD computer, it is powered by a Wondermedia WM8750 (ARM11 SoC) at 800MHz. It is distributed with Android and supports 720p playback, has 4 USB 2.0 port, one 100Mbps Ethernet port, one VGA out and one HDMI out port, and standard analog input/output audio. It is build in a Neo-ITX form factor that allows to be used on any case that support Micro-ATX, it is expected to be released at the end of June 2012.