The Asus Transformer is one of the coolest hybrid tablets on the market, but unfortunately, it’s rather expensive, too, so many of us can’t really afford it. But if you still want a device like it, you can find a number of much cheaper alternatives. The Aocos PX102 HummingBird 2 is one of those alternatives, sold for only $208 (1299 Yuan).
Perhaps you think that a tablet for about $200 can’t be really good, but the truth is – most of its specs are surprisingly good. First of all, it has a 10.1-inch touchscreen with 1280 x 800 resolution and 16:10 ratio, a detachable keyboard, just like the Asus Transformer. Under the hood you’ll find a dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz, paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory (a microSD card slot is also present); all these features are powered up by a built-in 7000mAh lithium polyer battery, expected to provide at least 6-7 hours of work. The Aocos PX102 also features a 2.0 USB, Micro USB, a 1080p HDMI output and of course Bluetooth (which is used to connect the keyboard). Android 4.0 is also a nice addition.
As for shortcomings, the only thing that comes to my mind is the lack of 3G (it has built-in Wi-Fi though). Well, perhaps the fact that its rear camera is only 2MP and the front-facing one is 0.3MP is also a shortcoming, but I guess it’s OK for a $200 tablet.