Xiaomi claims it sold 50,000 Mi Pads in under four minutes

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi is claiming that they have sold 50,000 of their latest tablet, the Mi Pad, in less than four minutes. It comes as no surprise considering this tablet is packed with an immense amount of power and priced to compete. The device is Xiaomi's answer to Apple's iPad Mini Retina

Xiaomi didn't list details, but it is probably safe to assume that the units sold were in its native country of China. The powerful Android device seems like an impressive product, considering the price. However like many other products that are catered to the Chinese market, it is rare to see them expand and offer the product outside of the country.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad has a 7.9" (2048 x 1536) IPS display, NVIDIA Tegra K1, 2GB RAM, 16 or 64GB storage with expansion via microSD, 8MP rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and a 6700 mAh battery. The device is available in five different colors, and is priced starting at $240 USD. 

Although the news of Xiaomi's success is impressive, it has a long way to go before it can claim victory over the likes of Apple.

Source: XiaomiImage via Xiaomi 

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A lot of Chinese products also like to use fake parts in them that are not genuine. I'm not saying this is, but they have a history of it. I recently bought a chinese media player and never have I seen such rude "support" by them to all their customers in their forum.

Any of these generic named Chinese products are always crap. You will get little to no support or updates.

The Chinese also like to pump their specs of a product overhyping it big time. I've seen them do it over and over again. I've also noticed there seems to be a lot of fake reviews they post of their products... or they look fake to me anyways.

it has the logo Maxthon has, i wonder if they are connected somehow, maybe the default browser is Maxthon? or maybe Maxthon has no clue and in China they solve copyright infringements with brute force rather than witch the assistance of a judge and a court?

Xenon said,
Anyone know a store in the US that sells them?

I don't know of a store that sells the Xiaomi products in the US, unfortunately. However, there are plenty of stores in the US that sell Chinese made products exclusively. They're called Apple stores.

Well they do assemble their Pro line in the US for which they charge ridiculously high price without any KB/mouse attachment and make it completely upgradeable.

AsherGZ said,
Well they do assemble their Pro line in the US for which they charge ridiculously high price without any KB/mouse attachment and make it completely upgradeable.

Sorry but one product out of the many they make in China is hardly note worthy. Apple, as well as all American companies, should be making their products in the USA. Makes me feel that celebrating the 4th of July should be done in China.

Gergel7077 said,

Sorry but one product out of the many they make in China is hardly note worthy. Apple, as well as all American companies, should be making their products in the USA. Makes me feel that celebrating the 4th of July should be done in China.

So you're one of them there Communists then... welcome to Capitalism and the American Dream.

Depicus said,

So you're one of them there Communists then... welcome to Capitalism and the American Dream.


Ahahahaaaa, dude, if I'm a communist, then all US consumers, including you, are communists for purchasing goods made in China. That would also make Apple and all American companies that manufacture in China communists. Nice try.

Gergel7077 said,

Ahahahaaaa, dude, if I'm a communist, then all US consumers, including you, are communists for purchasing goods made in China. That would also make Apple and all American companies that manufacture in China communists. Nice try.

Actually this is a byproduct of capitalism. In order to increase profits labour needs to be outsourced. Capitalism measures time and space as the scenery of production and the only purpose of production is profiting. Buzzwords like 'free market' and 'capital flexibility' are just the system's rethoric.

But there's a system that encourages domestic production, self-sufficient economy and restrictions on outside invasion of services: communism.

But try to implement exactly what you say and typical capitalist freedom preachers start panicking.

So, what would be?

sanctified said,

Actually this is a byproduct of capitalism. In order to increase profits labour needs to be outsourced. Capitalism measures time and space as the scenery of production and the only purpose of production is profiting. Buzzwords like 'free market' and 'capital flexibility' are just the system's rethoric.

But there's a system that encourages domestic production, self-sufficient economy and restrictions on outside invasion of services: communism.

But try to implement exactly what you say and typical capitalist freedom preachers start panicking.

So, what would be?


So what it means is the we are all communists disguised as capitalists.

Gergel7077 said,

So what it means is the we are all communists disguised as capitalists.

Not quite. You are capitalists that celebrated your system until you start realizing everything that implies. Not quite your fault, but also you (we) are not quite innocent either.

Just an example: do you take joy in watching poor people's struggle?

If no, then you are a capitalist with a communist conciousness.

If yes, or at least pragmatically indifferent, then you are fully capitalist and aware of what it needs to keep running.

sanctified said,

Not quite. You are capitalists that celebrated your system until you start realizing everything that implies. Not quite your fault, but also you (we) are not quite innocent either.

Just an example: do you take joy in watching poor people's struggle?

If no, then you are a capitalist with a communist conciousness.

If yes, or at least pragmatically indifferent, then you are fully capitalist and aware of what it needs to keep running.

Not quite as well. There are hundreds of thousands of poor people in China that struggle everyday and yet American companies hire them to make their products.

Are American companies then helping those poor Chinese by giving them jobs? If yes, then that make those companies communists because they are not struggling as much.

Then, are American companies denying American's jobs to actual Americans by sending them overseas make them capitalists? If yes, then it reinforces my point that we are communists disguised as capitalists.

LMFAO :D

Well, China is not exactly the brightest example of applied communism either :p actually, despite, what they say, I see them as an hybrid at best. A VERY confused hybrid.

Gergel7077 said,
Apple, as well as all American companies, should be making their products in the USA.

Wouldn't that make Apple's products even more expensive for consumers outside of the US (like the UK)?

Ace said,

Wouldn't that make Apple's products even more expensive for consumers outside of the US (like the UK)?

Yes it would, everywhere. But you have to keep in mind that Apple marks up their iphone, as an example, by a whopping 300% just to keep up profit margins as high as possible. If it weren't for that, Apple could easily keep their prices the same even though it would cost slightly more to produce and still rack in the money\profits. Of course no company would do that as they would pass the added cost to consumers. But that is what companies do as long as the consumer is willing to part with their money paying those exorbitant prices.

Yes I know companies are in it to make as much money as possible. So people, please don't beat me over the head. But at the same time the consumer shouldn't have to pay such a high markup either relative to the cost of production.

Gergel7077 said,

Yes it would, everywhere. But you have to keep in mind that Apple marks up their iphone, as an example, by a whopping 300% just to keep up profit margins as high as possible.

I see you like to pluck numbers out of the air. Maybe look at any of Apples financial filings and you would see that 300% markup is just pure b********ks.

Depicus said,

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new...8818086/Yetis-do-exist.html

If you look at Apples financial filings not click bait websites but if you must use Forbes then square with this http://www.forbes.com/sites/af...-as-gross-margins-contract/


Click bait websites? Ahahahaaa. the link you provided is from the same source as one of my links. Is your link a click bait site as well? Ahahaaaaaa.

Your link only shows that Apple margins are shrinking slightly from what my article states. However, it still shows how it is by no means any less astronomically high compared to the cost. What the article does not show is that the cost of production has also decreased. So Apple really isn't losing much in profit per unit. Apple still enjoys record profits.

Depicus said,

Yes that was my point.

Here is an investor chart for Apples profits - at no time ever was it at 300%

http://ycharts.com/companies/AAPL/gross_profit_margin

now compare to Microsoft

http://ycharts.com/companies/MSFT/gross_profit_margin


Did you even read what I wrote? Apparently not. Either that or you can't process the information. I was strictly referring to the profit margin of the iphone 5, not all the products Apple makes or gross profit as you incorrectly compared it to. Get a clue.

It costs Apple approx. $207 to make each iphone 5 16GB. Even less than that for the 5s due to reductions in the cost for parts such as memory. They then go and sell the iphone 5 16GB for $650. That is more than 3x the cost to make, or over 300%. Do the math, seek the truth, and above all....don't twist what I say.

Yes I read what you said but it simply is not true. It was you that said "But you have to keep in mind that Apple marks up their iphone, as an example, by a whopping 300% just to keep up profit margins as high as possible"

Just because one article suggests what they think the cost is doesn't make it true in the same way an article on the Yeti doesn't make that true either. The Forbes article fails to take into account costs not associated with manufacturing i.e. R&D and advertising and guesses at part prices.

Depicus said,
Yes I read what you said but it simply is not true. It was you that said "But you have to keep in mind that Apple marks up their iphone, as an example, by a whopping 300% just to keep up profit margins as high as possible"

Just because one article suggests what they think the cost is doesn't make it true in the same way an article on the Yeti doesn't make that true either. The Forbes article fails to take into account costs not associated with manufacturing i.e. R&D and advertising and guesses at part prices.


It's not just one article, it's multiple articles. Google it, you will see multiple articles for the iphone and ipad. Just do it for gosh sake and you will see.

As far as R&D and advertising, we all know that is the cost of doing business. However, per unit, it does not add much to the price of the phone. Apple spent $179 Million in advertising just for the iphone alone in 2012 and spends 5% per year more. So lets just say Apple spent $200 Million (an over estimate mind you) for the iphone ads in 2013. They sold 150 Million iphones in 2013. So Apple will spend $1.33 (again an over estimate) per iphone. The same thing goes for R&D. I can't find the specific numbers for R&D expenditures but per unit for the iphone it won't be that much either and the profit per iphone would still be close to, if not 300%. R&D is not just for the iphone but for existing and future products and gets spread out among all products. Apple spends the least amount on advertising and R&D compared to other tech companies. Samsung and Microsoft spend a boat load of money more than Apple.

As far as guessing at part prices, the prices for parts in the report are accurate at the time these reports were created. There are price fluctuations for sure, but I am sure Apple being Apple, they get special discounts on quantity purchases and probably pay the least amount. So the markup of 300%, even if it's an estimate, is pretty accurate. Apple makes a boat load of profit per iphone sold. End of story.

And there are lots of articles on Yeti's as well.

So in 2012 Apple reported sales of $156 billion with a profit of $46 billion or about 35%. Based on your claim of 300% or $400 profit on each iPhone which Apple sold 125 million units they should have made $50 billion on iPhones alone. So either Apple are lying to the SEC or something just doesn't add up.

Depicus said,
And there are lots of articles on Yeti's as well.

So in 2012 Apple reported sales of $156 billion with a profit of $46 billion or about 35%. Based on your claim of 300% or $400 profit on each iPhone which Apple sold 125 million units they should have made $50 billion on iPhones alone. So either Apple are lying to the SEC or something just doesn't add up.


Or...wait for it...you don't know how to add.

Depicus said,
And there are lots of articles on Yeti's as well.

So in 2012 Apple reported sales of $156 billion with a profit of $46 billion or about 35%. Based on your claim of 300% or $400 profit on each iPhone which Apple sold 125 million units they should have made $50 billion on iPhones alone. So either Apple are lying to the SEC or something just doesn't add up.


Or...wait for it...you don't know how to add. And it was for 2013 not 2012.

The iphone currently is Apples biggest cash cow. You also seem to miss the fact that Apple makes multiple acquisitions to the tune of Billions of dollars when added altogether that affects their bottom line. Most recently Beats as an example for $3 Billion. And don't forget the taxes they pay for those profits. But I just bet they stuff Billions of their profit in off shore accounts that never get reported.

Gergel7077 said,

But I just bet they stuff Billions of their profit in off shore accounts that never get reported.

So now you are suggesting Apple is laundering money abroad ?

However you try and paint it, at no time were Apple making 300% profit on the iPhone, not in 2012 not in 2013, not ever. While we cannot say definitively what the actual profit margin is on an iPhone we can use a bit of logic.

1. There profit margin for 2013 was on average 38% - we know this because they have to file financial statements with the SEC and are legally obliged not to lie or hide money under the sofa. This finical statement is for sales worldwide and it allows investors to check how viable a company is to invest in.

2. Now here is the logic bit that might have passed you - if the iPhone is their largest area of sales then it would mean for Apple to make 300% profit per phone then everything else they sell would need to be losing money at around 200%, so each iPad, Mac, digital download or app would need to be making a loss which you may find plausible but I don't.

Its math - pure and simple.

Depicus said,

So now you are suggesting Apple is laundering money abroad ?

However you try and paint it, at no time were Apple making 300% profit on the iPhone, not in 2012 not in 2013, not ever. While we cannot say definitively what the actual profit margin is on an iPhone we can use a bit of logic.

1. There profit margin for 2013 was on average 38% - we know this because they have to file financial statements with the SEC and are legally obliged not to lie or hide money under the sofa. This finical statement is for sales worldwide and it allows investors to check how viable a company is to invest in.

2. Now here is the logic bit that might have passed you - if the iPhone is their largest area of sales then it would mean for Apple to make 300% profit per phone then everything else they sell would need to be losing money at around 200%, so each iPad, Mac, digital download or app would need to be making a loss which you may find plausible but I don't.

Its math - pure and simple.


Are you suggesting that Apple doesn't have offshore Irish accounts to hide profits to keep from getting taxed? It is absolutely true and to say otherwise is proof that You are out pf touch with the truth. I am Pablo Picaso when it comes to painting the truth.

Did you even Google the 300% markup like I asked you to? Of course not because you wouldn't be able to weasel your way out of it at that point. That 38% is BS. Maybe it's 38% company wide after taxes { not sure how you came up with that} but the markup for the iphone IS 300%. GOOGLE IT!!!

You call that logic? It's a twisted mess. The markup for the ipad air is 82%. People pay a lot more for the iphone ($650) than they do for the ipad ($499) depending on the amount of storage they buy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...d-air-markup_n_4221356.html
here it is in the UK
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sci...hing-129-mark-iPad-Air.html
Here is another
http://globalnews.ca/news/9481...ase-in-manufacturing-costs/

How in your warped mind do you figure Apple is losing money? They makes lots on the ipad air but the markup isn't nearly as high because Apple chooses to charge at a lower price point. That is what I call logic. What you just tried to push down the throats of the people reading your comment is most illogical. Mr. Spock is laughing his ass off at what you wrote.

Did you even graduate High School? Are you still in HS? Or are you just high?

Yes Apple has many subsidiaries all over the world and the majority of their cash in bank is held abroad to avoid taxation in the US. But these "secret hidden Irish" accounts are all declared in their SEC filings which are available to read even by artists as yourself.

No the markup for the iPad is not 82% either, again you choose to ignore the 80k staff who all need paying and the shops they own, the marketing and 101 other things.

I don't think Apple is losing money - because I read their financial results instead of pulling figures out of the air.

Yes I did, indeed I have a Masters degree in Law, thank you for asking.

Depicus said,
Yes Apple has many subsidiaries all over the world and the majority of their cash in bank is held abroad to avoid taxation in the US. But these "secret hidden Irish" accounts are all declared in their SEC filings which are available to read even by artists as yourself.

No the markup for the iPad is not 82% either, again you choose to ignore the 80k staff who all need paying and the shops they own, the marketing and 101 other things.

I don't think Apple is losing money - because I read their financial results instead of pulling figures out of the air.

Yes I did, indeed I have a Masters degree in Law, thank you for asking.


Ahahahahaaa...subsidiaries (a.k.a. tax havens). How nice of you to clean up the dirt for Apple. It's precisely why they have those tax havens around the world, so they can't be taxed as much as they should. And it's not just the US but all of Europe. It's the reason why Italy is investigating them and probably the EU will follow suit. Subsidiary...the joke word of the day.

What the heck does paying employees have to do with anything? All businesses need employees. It's, again, the cost of doing business. It has absolutely nothing to do with the highest markups known to mankind. You are just trying to blow smoke up peoples butts and it's not working. Denial is not a defense as much as you keep on trying.

So I suppose every article I posted is just one big lie, a conspiracy against Apple? Dude, you whole defense of Apple is laughable and quite pathetic.

If you have a degree in law, I suggest you go back to the guy at the Staples or Kinkos store who printed it out for you and ask for your money back. Ahahahhahahahaa ...law degree...LMFAO :D

Are you suggesting no other company on earth does exactly the same thing as Apple, like Microsoft or Google or Facebook or Twitter ?

I'm not defending them, just pointing out you as a bit silly if you believe everything you read on the interweb. Yeti's included....

Depicus said,
Are you suggesting no other company on earth does exactly the same thing as Apple, like Microsoft or Google or Facebook or Twitter ?

I'm not defending them, just pointing out you as a bit silly if you believe everything you read on the interweb. Yeti's included....


No, I suggested no such thing and I'm absolutely not defending any company that doesn't pay their fair share of taxes. After all, we as individuals have to pay our taxes or face tax evasion charges. So why not corporations? They are all just as guilty. But we weren't talking about other companies, we were talking about Apple. Apple is the biggest culprit of corporate tax evasion and I hope they will be labelled as such by the Italian government and the EU.

I do not believe everything I read on the web. However, it is very difficult not to believe what I posted links to when you consider Apple has been found guilty of many corporate wrong doings such as the e-book price fixing and patent infringements. The price markups are correct and are reported by Forbes and the Huffington Post which are far more reputable than some blog site run by a snot nosed kid, where I'm sure you will see stories of the Yeti. Think about it...do you think Forbes or the Huffington Post or any other reputable news site wouldn't get called out for falsely reporting information about Apple? That would be a huge yes and their reputations would be severely damaged for those indiscretions.

Edited by Gergel7077, Jul 9 2014, 8:33pm :

Depicus said,
So you think Forbes or the Huffington Post are not money led, click bait websites. Good luck.

Just because you say so? I don't think so. I don't understand how they are click bait when I had to Google it to find it. You just don't like them because they wrote the truth. I could have a million and one other sites that would say the same thing and you will have a problem with each and every one. I know the truth that you will not accept. Well, Good luck to you in your denial.

You say you know the truth yet your only source is a press release by one company that is reported in several online sites. How do you personally know that these figures are correct ? One source doesn't make anything true in the same way one story about the Yeti doesn't make that true either. Perhaps your illogical hatred of a company is blinding your common sense.

Depicus said,
You say you know the truth yet your only source is a press release by one company that is reported in several online sites. How do you personally know that these figures are correct ? One source doesn't make anything true in the same way one story about the Yeti doesn't make that true either. Perhaps your illogical hatred of a company is blinding your common sense.

This report came out almost two years ago about the iphone 5. You would think that if it were not true that someone, anyone, ESPECIALLY Apple, would have come out to refute the report as being inaccurate and force these news sites to retract their inaccurate story. But as we all know, that did not happen.

How do you personally know that that figures are incorrect? IHS and iSuppli are highly reputable. Look them up. Again, because Apple (or anyone else) hasn't come out and stated it as inaccurate, I can put my complete confidence in it. I am sure if you had Googled similar reports, they would have stated the same. But let me guess, you didn't Google a darn thing...did you?

Lets put it another way, the iphone 5s (the latest and greatest available right now) costs $650 for the 16GB model. The 32GB models costs $100 more at $750. Really? $100 more for 16GB more memory that only costs Apple an additional $10 in costs? Do you not realize the astronomical markup on just the memory alone? It's insane!!!
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/...-ahead-of-market-share.html
So Mr. Lawyer, try using your common sense for a change.

This is going to be me last post on the matter because, frankly, you are starting to bore me. Good day sir. :p

Edited by Gergel7077, Jul 10 2014, 11:13am :

And the prize for longest debate in an article comments section goes to....


Seriously, every time I come back to neowin, I have a notification about this! :p

Mark said,
And the prize for longest debate in an article comments section goes to....


Seriously, every time I come back to neowin, I have a notification about this! :p


How do you think I feel? Ahahahahahaa :p

I was kind of enjoying this. And although you both got a little immature at the end, I'd say Gergel7077's arguments were more convincing.

colorful design: iphone 5c and nokia lumia
ad showing colorful tablets flying and flipping it's backside: nokia lumia's ads
design shape, size, 4:3 aspect ratio, UI, name: ipad mini

I have to admit that I don't like rips-offs and copycats, but, hey, this looks cool. If its performance is good enough, I'm gonna choose this over ipad mini

Entirely believable. Selling 50000 of something in China is like selling 2300 of the same thing in the UK.

no it isn't, Xaomi has been receiving press attention for it's low prices, that's all. It's actually a new brand that isn't "big" anywhere yet.

FalseAgent said,
no it isn't, Xaomi has been receiving press attention for it's low prices, that's all. It's actually a new brand that isn't "big" anywhere yet.
What are you talking about? They are one of the top 3 smartphone companies in China, with a smartphone market share of 10%. That is quite big, and they're growing fast. Xiaomi primarily targets China, but they do target other countries.

PsYcHoKiLLa said,
You do realise how many people live in China? Being number 3 there is the same as being number 1 here in terms of sales.
Yep, exactly my point...

Whats with all the hate?

You are just jealous you can't have such things at such price.

Many Chinese phones are providing amazing hardware at lower prices.

One+ one proves it.

We are just paying HUGE markups since the expensive phones are build in China anyway.

People are just close minded. I only buy Chinese smartphones ever since I discovered that amazing market and been happier ever since, while having good product and saving A LOT of money.

Gergel7077 said,

The iphone 5s markup is 300% as reported by FORBES...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/be...0/iphone-5-markup-tops-300/

On the hardware, you get a lot of built in features and development, plus if you have a newish phone and there's a software release, guess what!!!! You download it! Amazing technology /sarcasm.

Also Apple have the best support I've seen from any company, they could teach customer service to other companies.

Pupik said,
People are just close minded. I only buy Chinese smartphones ever since I discovered that amazing market and been happier ever since, while having good product and saving A LOT of money.

I have bought Apple and the cost isn't high, the initial cost is but the resale value is awesome. Kudos to you finish crappy stuff that makes you happy though.

offroadaaron said,

On the hardware, you get a lot of built in features and development, plus if you have a newish phone and there's a software release, guess what!!!! You download it! Amazing technology /sarcasm.

Also Apple have the best support I've seen from any company, they could teach customer service to other companies.


On the hardware side you get a lot of features and development from many manufacturers. Apple was never special in that area. Especially when you consider they are late to the game with certain hardware features. An example was implementing 4G and WiFi 802.11ac a year later than everyone else. Amazingly "slow" technology. Ahahahaaa

As far as customer service, I work in IT and have to get Apple products repaired on a regular basis. So I know first hand what gets covered and what doesn't. Apple's customer service is no better or worse than any other. And the so called Genius Bar guys are the biggest dumb@SS3$ ever.

Edited by Gergel7077, Jul 6 2014, 9:48am :

Gergel7077 said,

On the hardware side you get a lot of features and development from many manufacturers. Apple was never special in that area. Especially when you consider they are late to the game with certain hardware features. An example was implementing 4G and WiFi 802.11ac a year later than everyone else. Amazingly "slow" technology. Ahahahaaa

As far as customer service, I work in IT and have to get Apple products repaired on a regular basis. So I know first hand what gets covered and what doesn't. Apple's customer service is no better or worse than any other. And the so called Genius Bar guys are the biggest dumb@SS3$ ever.

Late on wireless AC? I don't think so.... I know the hardware is just generic but things like soldering the memory onto the mainboard and the PCI-E SSD you didn't see before Apple did this!

You work in IT, I work in IT, I've had good experiences, you've had bad experiences.

offroadaaron said,

Late on wireless AC? I don't think so.... I know the hardware is just generic but things like soldering the memory onto the mainboard and the PCI-E SSD you didn't see before Apple did this!

You work in IT, I work in IT, I've had good experiences, you've had bad experiences.


You obviously haven't a clue about Apple's always "late to the game" on hardware. The 802.11 AC spec started showing up in devices way before Apple implemented it. People expected to have 4G LTE in the Apple iphone 4 or 4s because other companies had it but it did not show up until the iphone 5. You see that now with Apple since they don't even have NFC yet that has been out for years. So where am I wrong?

If you work in IT, you must work in a very small office. I work for a global financial institution and see many issues with Apple products as well as with other manufacturers. We have good and bad experiences with all types of hardware. For you to say that you work in IT and never have bad experiences with hardware, especially Apple, is disingenuous.

Gergel7077 said,

You obviously haven't a clue about Apple's always "late to the game" on hardware. The 802.11 AC spec started showing up in devices way before Apple implemented it. People expected to have 4G LTE in the Apple iphone 4 or 4s because other companies had it but it did not show up until the iphone 5. You see that now with Apple since they don't even have NFC yet that has been out for years. So where am I wrong?

If you work in IT, you must work in a very small office. I work for a global financial institution and see many issues with Apple products as well as with other manufacturers. We have good and bad experiences with all types of hardware. For you to say that you work in IT and never have bad experiences with hardware, especially Apple, is disingenuous.

Cool mate, good for you :)

You know everything.

Great specs for a good price although I wouldn't trust a word from anything, anyone or any company from China.

I wouldn't be surprised if their government forced everyone to have one or face jail time then force the media to write about how much of a runaway success their devices are

Sonne said,
Great specs for a good price although I wouldn't trust a word from anything, anyone or any company from China.

I wouldn't be surprised if their government forced everyone to have one or face jail time then force the media to write about how much of a runaway success their devices are

Wow you haven't been indoctrinated much have you.

Sonne said,
Great specs for a good price although I wouldn't trust a word from anything, anyone or any company from China.

What if the product is manufactured in China? What do you feel about that scenario?

szo said,
More like "Copy/ripoff Design. Make any ######. Sell in China! Make lots of money."
iPad is de facto form factor nowadays.

Max Norris said,
MiPad? Sounds like something from The Simpsons.

Wow, and the only difference is the "m" and that makes it sound like it came from the Simpsons? LMFAO!!!

Gergel7077 said,
Wow, and the only difference is the "m" and that makes it sound like it came from the Simpsons? LMFAO!!!

Guess it's funny because you don't know the reference? It was in a number of episodes, try Google first next time.

I like it. Oh look! it has the worthless and obsolete 4:3 aspect ratio that sucks for basically everything! :D /s

Edited by warwagon, Jul 5 2014, 7:08pm :

warwagon said,
I like it. Oh look! it has the worthless and obsolete 4:3 aspect ratio that sucks for basically everything! :D /s

Isnt the next nexus tab 4:3?

Pluto is a Planet said,
It's terrible for web browsing, it means that there isn't that adorable extra space on the sides on most websites...

Don't you mean it's perfect for web browsing? oh wait.. I see what you did, you for got the /s

warwagon said,
I like it. Oh look! it has the worthless and obsolete 4:3 aspect ratio that sucks for basically everything! :D /s

Mostly, I read books and watch films. Text is easier to read when column is thinner, all modern media favours 16:9, web sites can adjust layout (or I can rotate my pad) and it is possible to fit thinner 7" tablet into nearly all external pockets (adult suits,coats, ... in most cases are designed to have have slightly larger width). Yes, 4:3 is obsolete.

EJocys said,

Mostly, I read books and watch films. Text is easier to read when column is thinner, all modern media favours 16:9, web sites can adjust layout (or I can rotate my pad) and it is possible to fit thinner 7" tablet into nearly all external pockets (adult suits,coats, ... in most cases are designed to have have slightly larger width). Yes, 4:3 is obsolete.
Except when it's a large device (like over 10 inches) and you want to hold it in portrait mode, a 16:9 tablet is extremely awkward to hold unlike a 4:3 one.

One thing i know from reading xiaomi's news is that they made its screen resolution identical to the iPad's so the game makers easily transplants their games onto the Android platform, something they think can 'rescue the android tablet industry'

Alansweeney said,
One thing i know from reading xiaomi's news is that they made its screen resolution identical to the iPad's so the game makers easily transplants their games onto the Android platform, which they think can 'rescue the android tablet industry'

warwagon said,
I like it. Oh look! it has the worthless and obsolete 4:3 aspect ratio that sucks for basically everything! :D /s

Have fun watching netflix and youtube and videos on 1/3 of your screen then ;). 4:3 is great for reading, almost worthless for watching media =). That is why I dont like 4:3 and prefer 16:9 or 16:10. Who reads anymore /s?

Scabrat said,

Have fun watching netflix and youtube and videos on 1/3 of your screen then ;). 4:3 is great for reading, almost worthless for watching media =). That is why I dont like 4:3 and prefer 16:9 or 16:10. Who reads anymore /s?

I don't many videos on my tablets.. maybe some youtube. But I don't mind the bars. if I want to watch a movie I don't do it on an 7.9 inch fracking screen. I watch it on my TV.

warwagon said,

I don't many videos on my tablets.. maybe some youtube. But I don't mind the bars. if I want to watch a movie I don't do it on an 7.9 inch fracking screen. I watch it on my TV.

All fair points =). I do consume a lot of media on the go with a mobile device so that is why I prefer 16:9.