The photo above and the video below might look like a MacBook Air, albeit without the Apple logo, but it's actually an Android knock-off, the N2-A, running Ice Cream Sandwich!
"The N2-A, as it's known in the OEM underground, is one of the most impressive MacBook Air lookalikes we've seen -- and one of the cheapest. $74,500 will net you 500 of these lovely 13.3-inch bundles of almost-Mac goodness, which comes out to just $149 apiece."
I must say that the thing does look quite impressive indeed, and it comes with a LED-backlit 1366 x 768 LCD screen, a full-sized keyboard, as well its own 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, plus a gig of DDR3 RAM and 8 gigs of SSD storage, and not stopping there, it also features built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi! On top of all of that, well it even comes with the option to add a 3G dongle or Ethernet adapter thanks to its pair of USB 2.0 ports.
Also, according to Engadget, this thing has a MacBook like trackpad, but they say it's "incredibly mediocre". However, its 2-cell 4200 mAh battery is rated to 8 hours. It also has its own SD card slot, a 110-240-volt AC adapter, a headphone out, mic in and an HDMI port, and weighs a very MacBook like 3.4 pounds.
Even though Engadget doesn't think its quality is anywhere near as good as the MacBook Air itself, you can't argue with the price.... it's only a fraction of the Air, or a measly $149 - $200!
Something tells me, however, that if you want to buy one that you better get your hands on one quickly, but not so much because of it selling out, but rather because this KIRF (keeping it real fake) product is bound to eventually get noticed by Apple legal.
Clambook dock. This nifty dock, at least according to its developers, as can seen on the right, will help you to .... "Unlock your Smartphone's true potential", and if you ask me, the thing looks damn-right cool and potentially very useful to boot!
The Clambook, as touted by its developers, ClamCase, "Gives your smartphone laptop like functionality, and that its "slim and sleek aluminum design features a widescreen display, full-sized keyboard and multi-touch trackpad. Add style and functionality while transforming your Smartphone into the ultimate connected device."
The ClamBook comes with dedicated Android keys, and even though it looks cool and all, I'm not sure if Apple is going to be all that pleased with something that looks like a MacBook Air, but comes with dedicated Android keys. After all, Apple has recently been granted a patent for the Air's sexy design, and one that could pose a lot of problems for not only both the N2-A and ClamBook, but for many ultrabooks down the road, as well, if Apple so chooses.
In conclusion, the N2-A is interesting because of its low, low price, but even more so because of how it thumbs its nose at Apple and its IP. I can't see how this is going to end up well for its developers once Apple's lawyers get wind of this. As far as the Clambook goes, well I think it looks to be a little more legit, but still I'm not too sure Apple is going to be pleased that it has dedicated Android keys and none for iOS, but we'll see how this one goes too.