CES 2011 AOC's cheapo Android tablet – the Breeze

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And the tablets keep coming… Here’s one from a company that might be new to you, but certainly has a track record in consumer electronics. AOC, which claims it is the world’s largest manufacturer of LCD/LED monitors and HDTVs, has unveiled the Breeze, an ultraportable tablet that runs on the Google Android 2.1 operating system and is powered by a Rockchip processor. The interesting bit is that it has an eight inch screen, smaller than the iPad but an inch bigger than the Samsung Galaxy tab.

It is going to be cheap too with a US price tag of around $200 – which I guess will equate to around £150 on our side of the pond.

“In developing the Breeze Tablet, we were able to capitalize on our expertise in video displays and our strength in the computer industry to create a device that matches our 60-year reputation of providing quality and user-friendly products at a great value,” said Robert Velez, Marketing Manager of AOC.

Features-wise there’s a USB, an 8-inch, 800-by-600-pixel touch screen built-in speaker, standard headphone jack and microphone. It also comes preloaded with essential applications like Web browser, video and audio players, photo browser, e-mail, calendar and e-book shelves, and provides access to additional apps like office suite through the Android marketplace.

There’s 4GB of on-board storage space, as well as a micro SD card slot for further expansion.

Here’s the full list of features

§ Google Android 2.1 OS
§ 8-inch touch screen with auto-rotation
§ Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
§ 4GB internal memory
§ Full USB 2.0 port
§ Additional ports: USB OTG, 3.5MM stereo headphone jack, DC in jack
§ Micro SD card reader
§ 12 hrs audio playing time/up to 6 hrs video time

Ashley Norris