Here are 4 iPad mini alternatives GizChina readers can avail at discounted prices!

Fancy an iPad mini minus the hefty premium you pay for one? Chinese electronics reseller have come up with a few deals to quench your iPad mini thirst, exclusive to GizChina readers!

Here are four 7.9-inch tablets, all of which come with quad-core processors among other hardware, along with coupon codes you can use to avail the discount exclusive to GizChina readers!

1. Chuwi V88

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The tablet is among the most popular 7.9-inch ones, highlights include a metal shell and a thickness of just 7.2mm. Use the discount code ‘deal000‘ and have $16 slashed off the final price!

2. Cube U55GT TALK79

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This one’s for those who do not have access to WiFi networks usually. In-built support for WCDMA and GSM networks means you can use your carrier’s data plan to access the web on-the-go. Use code ‘deal333‘ and get a discount worth $20.94!

3. Cube U35GT

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Among the more affordable iPad mini alternatives, the Cube U35GT comes with Rockchip’s RK3188 quad-core processor which is a known performer. By using discount code ‘deal222‘ you can have $13.05 slashed off the retail price!

4. HKC Q79/7.9-inch Mini Quad-Core4

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Comes with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor which boasts 4K video support. Use coupon code ‘deal111‘ and have the final price reduced by $19!

Do any of these iPad mini alternatives catch your fancy? Do you have one? Let us know what you think!

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  1. Jonasr
    November 27, 2013

    Pipo m8-Pro

  2. sammyportman1k
    November 27, 2013

    The Best Premium tablets right now are coming from Pipo – the Pipo U7 – 3G 7,85″ tablet, Pipo M7 Pro (8.9″) and M9 Pro (10″) and Pipo M6 Pro (9.7″) — I’ve test most others on the market such as Cube and Chuwi which have many more problems and issues, especially with popular Apps and Services (such as with most of Google/Netflix, etc)

    Hands Down, Pipo is offering the best build quality, UI, and so on…

    In the U.S and Canada – one source for China-based Tablets is T ablet Sprint

    • highwind
      November 27, 2013

      I generally agree with you, Pipo and especially Pipo M6 Pro is a damn fine tablet for its price.
      But take a look at the -quite new- Ramos i9… it has very decent built quality, looks purely awesome and is powered by a very potent Intel SOC.
      Downside is, that it isnt available with 4:3 aspect ratio / retina resolution (like the M6 Pro) but in comparison to the M7 Pro, I like the Ramos better.

    • bryan
      November 27, 2013

      good reply
      ANDI seems to hand over his site to kiddos who are still studying and have no idea of how to write a review as he sees youtube videos maybe before writing and does not actually own or test the gadget.

      this particular boy(writer of this post) is like a blind man trying to find his fav porno.

  3. Alan
    November 27, 2013

    Hi, Yash Gargas

    iPad mini alternatives I would not consider most of those.
    apple products stand for superior quality… i dont see superior quality or premium in those models… you did an ok job with the article but just scratching the surface.
    ( like sammyportman1k made suggestions )

    Apple products are built on:
    1. Premium built quality
    2. A verry good screen (IPS)
    3. Long battery life
    (4. 3g for a good AGPS experience my personal wish )

    I think you should update this article on these aspects

    • Anti Fanboi
      November 27, 2013

      This article is about iPad Mini ALTERNATIVE! Not about Apple. There’s no place for Apple here! So STFU & butt off fanboi zombie!

      • Anti Fanboi
        November 27, 2013

        YOU are EMBARRASSING YOURSELF. Apple TROLL!!! The questions asked by Yash was “Do any of these iPad mini alternatives catch your fancy? Do you have one? Let us know what you think!”. Obviously you loathe China tablet alternatives so why even bother commenting here & smearing us with the Apple crap?! The website title clearly says “ Chinese phone, tablet, gadget and tech”. Your opinion is completely irrelevant & redundant here.

    • Alan
      November 28, 2013

      1. The real embarresment is to take the fake name of Anti Fanboi
      and write a comment in such words on this Premium Alternative article of yours: Yash Gargas (so unprofessional)

      2. Enforcing that you delete my comment
      3. im not an apple fanboy but im searching for ALTERNATIVES (like eg the title states clearly an apple product name) and i dont mean shitty alternatives i mean alternatives that have a superior quality to other chinease tablets, a good screen and long battery life and preferrably a fast working gps
      -as simple as that but in your mind you seem to evaluate everything by apple fanboy and anti fanoby… chapeau

      and now go on and delete my comment again 😉

  4. Freeje
    November 27, 2013

    Only thing missing that some look for is support for a stylus.

    • November 27, 2013

      Yep, that would actually make any of these more desirable than an iPad

      • Zwickenzwabberzwuperzwee
        November 28, 2013

        pandawill offers a model (forgot its name) with built in stylus, 1280×800 screen and 4412 exynos. Costs some 166 euros.
        and there s also the tomato t2 if u fancy speed but no stylus
        (exynos 5410 octa)

  5. Gizfreak
    November 28, 2013

    Just broke my Chuwi V88 and I hope to get a worthy successor with the Pipo Ultra U8.