This $119 Chinese MacBook clone runs Windows 10


Before companies like Xiaomi, OPPO, etc. started making their phones with their own beautiful designs, a large chunk of the industry thrived while making iPhone clones (known as chiPhones back in the day.)

Other clones, such as GoPro ones, and MacBook ones, started showing up a little after that.

If a MacBook clone excites you, you will probably like what you see next. It’s — you guessed it — a MacBook clone (not a 1:1 clone, if you’re wondering) with low-cost hardware running inside of it. The device is reportedly made by this Chinese company called GIEC.

Take a look at the device in the short video (by ARMdevices) below:

This laptop runs on an Intel Atom Z3735F processor with 2GB RAM, 32GB on-board ROM and a 10,000mAh battery. The screen is a rather small 11 incher, but that should mean the device scores high points on the mobility factor.

To think of it, the specifications also remind of budget Windows tablets — something perhaps along the lines of the Chuwi Vi10, which has a specs set almost identical to this Windows 10 MacBook clone.

Would you buy one if you got it for like, $150?

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59 Comments

  1. December 7, 2015

    I’d get the Voyo A1 Plus or Plus Ultimate instead of this.

    • December 7, 2015

      I’d probably get this for two reasons: (i) big battery and (ii) attached keyboard.

      • December 7, 2015

        You’d better check out the Voyo devices before replying 😉

        • Chico Migraña
          December 7, 2015

          Voyo looks great, like Yoga ones, but it’s more expensive

          • December 7, 2015

            Yep, but IMO it’s worth the higher price-tag.

            • Tomas Thorley
              December 7, 2015

              The Voyo is a complete rip off of the Lenovo yoga series… but I like the look of it!

        • December 7, 2015

          Ah, I was speaking for $120-150 devices. The A1 Plus itself is well over $200 🙂

        • Mesterio
          December 7, 2015

          Chris would you stil recommend Teclast P98 Air A80T or is there something better?

          • December 7, 2015

            No I wouldn’t. Get something Intel.

            • Mesterio
              December 7, 2015

              Could you recommend something from all the Intel’s out there 🙂 ?

  2. markg
    December 7, 2015

    Where can I buy it ?
    Can you give me the link to place an order

    • December 7, 2015

      You probably can’t buy this direct from GIEC. Keep an eye on reseller stores but I’m not sure about the availability.

  3. December 7, 2015

    With 13″ or 14″ would be perfect.

  4. pa5t1s
    December 7, 2015

    The look is pretty neat (on video at least) and, yes, the specs are quite similar with the Chuwi vi10 (with is a really good tablet).
    Wouldn’t buy it, but probably wait for a better one, with a CherryTrail x5 or x7… if ever…

    • Dis
      December 7, 2015

      Windows 10 and 8500/8700 out of the box and I would buy it for even $200.

      • pa5t1s
        December 7, 2015

        Yep, totally agree 🙂
        BTW, did you see the Teclast X16 Power?

        • Rob
          December 7, 2015

          Good tablet, I bought it. Only trouble with all these cherry trails is they throttle in windows but run lovely and cool in Android, very odd.

          • G'n'T
            December 7, 2015

            @Rob, does that mean they struggle with only 2Gb RAM? This is the biggee for me as Windows is usually a resource hog.

            • Rob
              December 7, 2015

              You actually have to be careful as the latest Cube and Chuwi tablets have 4Gb ram but only 32 bit windows installed meaning they only use ‘see’ 2.9Gb ram. Personally I wouldn’t entertain a tablet with less than 4Gb for use with Windows.

            • G'n'T
              December 8, 2015

              Thanks for the info Rob.

        • Dis
          December 7, 2015

          Yeah, gonna pass for now. I would like this 14″ to team viewer to a real PC.

  5. Sinan Cagrı Kurt
    December 7, 2015

    I have tablet with this SoC, it’s good but not desktop good…

  6. Christopher Straßer
    December 7, 2015

    I’d get the Voyo A1 Plus or Plus Ultimate instead of this.

    • Yash Garg
      December 7, 2015

      I’d probably get this for two reasons: (i) big battery and (ii) attached keyboard.

    • Christopher Straßer
      December 7, 2015

      You’d better check out the Voyo devices before replying 😉

    • Ricardo A.
      December 7, 2015

      Voyo looks great, like Yoga ones, but it’s more expensive

    • Christopher Straßer
      December 7, 2015

      Yep, but IMO it’s worth the higher price-tag.

    • Yash Garg
      December 7, 2015

      Ah, I was speaking for $120-150 devices. The A1 Plus itself is well over $200 🙂

    • Mesterio
      December 7, 2015

      Chris would you stil recommend Teclast P98 Air A80T or is there something better?

    • Tomas Thorley
      December 7, 2015

      The Voyo is a complete rip off of the Lenovo yoga series… but I like the look of it!

    • Christopher Straßer
      December 7, 2015

      No I wouldn’t. Get something Intel.

    • Mesterio
      December 7, 2015

      Could you recommend something from all the Intel’s out there 🙂 ?

  7. markg
    December 7, 2015

    Where can I buy it ?
    Can you give me the link to place an order

    • Yash Garg
      December 7, 2015

      You probably can’t buy this direct from GIEC. Keep an eye on reseller stores but I’m not sure about the availability.

  8. pa5t1s
    December 7, 2015

    The look is pretty neat (on video at least) and, yes, the specs are quite similar with the Chuwi vi10 (which is a really good tablet).
    Wouldn’t buy it, but probably wait for a better one, with a CherryTrail x5 or x7… if ever…

    • Dis
      December 7, 2015

      Windows 10 and 8500/8700 out of the box and I would buy it for even $200.

    • pa5t1s
      December 7, 2015

      Yep, totally agree 🙂
      BTW, did you see the Teclast X16 Power?

    • Rob
      December 7, 2015

      Good tablet, I bought it. Only trouble with all these cherry trails is they throttle in windows but run lovely and cool in Android, very odd.

    • Dis
      December 7, 2015

      Yeah, gonna pass for now. I would like this 14″ to team viewer to a real PC.

    • G'n'T
      December 7, 2015

      @Rob, does that mean they struggle with only 2Gb RAM? This is the biggee for me as Windows is usually a resource hog.

    • Rob
      December 7, 2015

      You actually have to be careful as the latest Cube and Chuwi tablets have 4Gb ram but only 32 bit windows installed meaning they only use ‘see’ 2.9Gb ram. Personally I wouldn’t entertain a tablet with less than 4Gb for use with Windows.

    • G'n'T
      December 8, 2015

      Thanks for the info Rob.

  9. Sinan Cagrı Kurt
    December 7, 2015

    I have tablet with this SoC, it’s good but not desktop good…

  10. Muhammad Yasir
    December 7, 2015

    will it run Mad Max on ultra ? 😀

  11. Muhammad Yasir
    December 7, 2015

    why don’t the chinese making CHEAP gaming machines ?!
    i would LOVE to BUY one !

    etc … something along the lines of
    CPU : i5 (anywhere from ivybridge to skylake , all the suckers are the same!) OR AMD hexacores/octacores
    Ram : 4-8 gb ram (2100 mhz)
    GPU : GTX 960 2gb/4gb or r9 380 4gb OR r9 280 3gb or r9 290 4gb
    HDD : 500 gb with 7200 rpm will do !
    OS : win 10 home 64 bit
    casing : entry to mid level
    psu : atleast 500W

    i would GLADLY buy this for somewhere around $400-$600

    • cyril symbio
      September 25, 2017

      why not buy a BMW clone? oh wait… it has nothing to do with that macbook clone subject…. right… what about talking about gaming laptop on a macbook clone article… wait… no… same problem, it has nothing to do with the subject. Out of the scope, one more time

      • Muhammad Yasir
        September 26, 2017

        this is 2 years ago man !

        you have GOT to be kidding me for pulling something so old from the past …

        smh, Cyril, smh !

  12. Guest
    December 7, 2015

    will it run Mad Max on ultra ? 😀

  13. Guest
    December 7, 2015

    why don’t the chinese making CHEAP gaming machines ?!
    i would LOVE to BUY one !

    etc … something along the lines of
    CPU : i5 (anywhere from ivybridge to skylake , all the suckers are the same!) OR AMD hexacores/octacores
    Ram : 4-8 gb ram (2100 mhz)
    GPU : GTX 960 2gb/4gb or r9 380 4gb OR r9 280 3gb or r9 290 4gb
    HDD : 500 gb with 7200 rpm will do !
    OS : win 10 home 64 bit
    casing : entry to mid level
    psu : atleast 500W

    i would GLADLY buy this for somewhere around $400-$600

    • cyril symbio
      September 26, 2017

    • Guest
      September 26, 2017

      this is 2 years ago man !

      you have GOT to be kidding me for pulling something so old from the past …

      smh, Cyril, smh !

  14. Fox Hunter
    December 8, 2015

    I would buy it if it runs on an AMD chip and uses pirated Windows 7, i don’t trust Windows 10.

  15. Guest
    December 8, 2015

    I would buy it if it runs on an AMD chip and uses pirated Windows 7, i don’t trust Windows 10.

  16. RobertMugabe
    December 8, 2015

    Finally, been waiting for this for years. Tablets are inferior if you want to get stuff done. And regular Ultrabooks start at around 800€. Hopefully we’ll have Core M books for around 300€ soon.

  17. Natsumi
    December 8, 2015

    If it had ubutu…

  18. RobertMugabe
    December 8, 2015

    Finally, been waiting for this for years. Tablets are inferior if you want to get stuff done. And regular Ultrabooks start at around 800€. Hopefully we’ll have Core M books for around 300€ soon.

  19. Natsumi
    December 8, 2015

    If it had ubutu…

  20. cyril symbio
    September 25, 2017

    it’s weird…. I swear I have seen that video on this exact same website… last year.

  21. cyril symbio
    September 26, 2017