Running on Windows 7 Premium, the iiview M1 Touch is definitely going after Apple’s iPhone and iPad clientele. But is it just another cheap knockoff? No. It’s a Microsoft-friendly device that’s essentially the equivalent of a big iPhone both in design and functionality.
It sports near-10 inch capacitive touch screen and a sleek Apple-like design that make it look like a cross between the iPhone and the iPad but the guts of it are much more in tune with what consumers want. Namely, compatibility with Microsoft oriented products and services like Flash video.
The heart of this little tablet hybrid is an Intel Atom N450 processor and 2GB of RAM. The 250GB hard drive gives you tons of storage space for such a small device and is much bigger than the “enhanced” iPad’s laughable 64GB. What’s more, you get a 1.3 megapixel camera built in.
Externally, users at treated to ports galore (not really but at least it has more output/input options that your iPhone.) You get a slot for a SIM card, a mini HD output, and a microphone jack!
It weighs a pound and a half but it was never designed to be something you’d be carrying in a pocket. This device may just be the perfect alternative to the iPad if you’re not an Apple fanboy.
As far as pricing goes, it’s not necessarily a bargain but is right in line with similar Apple devices at $499.