Are you planning to buy Apple iPad Mini but did not have much budget? If you are not too concern about brand and looking for a perfect clone of the popular Apple iPad Mini, we think you should consider to take a look at GooPad Mini 8 inch. Yeah, might be you are not familiar with this brand, but the Mini 8 inch tablet from GooPad (Chinese based company) is looks identical to iPad Mini, great alternative that you can get without need break the bank.
Unlike the commonly Chinese’s tablet that comes with a plastic material, GooPad Mini 8 comes with a slim design and a Aluminum material for construction, look stylish and feel solid in your hand. Measures 198 X 160 X 8.6 mm and weighing around 450 grams with a 4000MAH Lithium Polymer battery, this device is feel light, comfortable in your hand and can slip perfectly in your bag. According to GooPad, this device can produces up to 10 hours of music playback, or up to 5 hours when you used for rich internet browsing.
Speaking of hardware configurations, this tablet looks identical to Nextway F8 8.0 inch tablet, except the memory. Inside, it also powered by Rockchip RK3066 dual core processor that clocked at 1.6GHZ and incorporated with 1GB of DDR3 RAM. Like other modern Chinese tablet from other brand, the Mini 8 tablet also preinstalled with the latest version of Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the operating system, not only gives seamless and smoother rich internet browsing or streaming video from Netflix, but also faster multimedia and entertainment tasks, such as play most Android modern games and Android applications that you can download for free in Google Android Play Market.
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Like the Nextway tablet, GooPad Mini tablet also integrated with Mali 400 as graphics accelerator and comes with a 8.0 inch capacitive touch screen display, delivers fairly bright, crisp and good color for both images and video. The 8 inch screen also uses IPS technology and support a native resolution, so you can watch 720p video playback and play modern Android games with ease.
On the back cover, you will see a 2.0 megapixel rear camera, while on the front side, there is a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera, allows user to capture photo, self portraits, video recording or face to face video calls via Skype or other similar applications. Other features are built in speakers, microphone, 3.5mm Headphone jack, micro USB 2.0 port, TF card slot for memory expansion (support up to 32GB), micro HDMI port to share and connect into HDTV and WiFi 802.11b/g/n provides a reliable connection into wireless network.
Of course, it also preloaded with few useful applications, such as Quick Office Pro to read/edit Microsoft Office document, social network integration, Browser and more. So, what do you think? If you are not too concern about graphics performance and only looking a new tablet for daily use, GooPad Mini 8 inch tablet is one of the best alternative for iPad Mini that you can get for price around at $116.