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The Remix tablet, unveiled on Wednesday at CES 2015 by Chinese company Jide, looks a lot like one of Microsoft's Surface devices. It's about the same size with an 11.6-inch screen, and the edge has a similar trapezoid shape that makes it suited to sitting at an angle. The Remix also has both a kickstand and a magnetically attached keyboard — two Surface hallmarks. Even the volume control feels the same.

Look closely, though, and you'll see this is a different animal. Look closely, though, and you'll see this is a different animal. The logo beneath the screen is Remix's not the Windows icon; turn it on and an Android home screen whooshes at you, throwing you into an app grid. The connectors are limited to just a headphone jack and a microUSB port on the right side.

Custom software dubbed "Remix OS" gives the device a more traditional file-management system than typically exists on most Android tablets. A tiled home screen lets you call up by swiping down; after checking it out for a few minutes, I was struck by how much the experience feels like Windows.

The designers decided to limit ports to just a microUSB port to keep down the level of complexity. It's also a backup charging port — the Remix's magnetic connector also functions as a rapid-charging port, but the USB will juice it up more slowly. A microSD port augments the onboard storage, which can be 16GB or 64GB.

One big differentiator the Remix holds over the Surface Pro 3, though, is the price. The 64GB model costs just $449 (the comany's estimate for the U.S. price), and the 16GB version is $349. Many Windows tablets are even cheaper, albeit with smaller screens.

By Remix is the Android tablet that can replace your laptop, Mashable.com

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