Top 12 Tech Knockoffs

Cheap knockoffs aren't limited to Ray-Bans and Rolexes. Read on for a look at an imitation iPad, a pirated Palm Pre, and more low-budget copies of popular tech products--often with features not found in the originals.

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Save Money--Buy Generic

This curious little critter doesn't seem to have much in the way of identifying marks, but it shows up in bunches when you search on eBay for "netbook." It sells for under $100, generally ships from Hong Kong, and runs varying versions of Windows CE on an underpowered VIA processor. You might be tempted by the price point, but don't hold your breath waiting for us to lab-test it.

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That's all we have for this knockoff roundup. If you liked this, you might also like "Attack of the iPhonies" or "12 Terrific Tech Cartoons."

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This story, "Top 12 Tech Knockoffs" was originally published by PCWorld.

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