HCL Mini Laptop
AP10-A1 is a bit better than the HCL AM7 and AE7 as it packs a much higher screen resolution (1024 x 600 vs 800 x 480) and capacitive screen (absent in HCL AE7). However, its ludicrous price tag makes the package unattractive. Also, there is no news if HCL will offer an upgrade to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system which comes with tablet enhancements.
This tablet is a bit less pathetic than the AE7-A1 as it comes with a capacitive display rather than the anemic resistive one. However, even the AM7-A1 packs same slow 800MHz processor and runs Android 2.2. It would have been decent on HCL’s part if AM7 sported Android 3.0 which is more tablet centric. We would not recommend buying one.
The HCL ME AE7 is one of those re-bandaged Chinese tablets which popular Indian company, HCL is selling at outrageous prices. Instead of bundling it with a nice 1GHz processor and Android 3.0 (which is streamlined for tablets), it is being sold with a poor processor and Android 2.2 operating system. Oh, and the screen is resistive which means that the it would not be pleasing to use like iPad or capacitive screen tablets.
HCL MiLeap is a clone of the MSI Wind U100 which also retails in India at pretty much the same price. With the new netbooks in town, we do not recommend any one buying it.