AOC, a brand known mostly for making displays, has just booked a ride on the Android tablet bandwagon by unleashing the new, whimsically-named Breeze tablet. Above all else, the name's a proper indication of what it offers: a tablet that's appealingly light on your wallet.
The Breeze comes in two flavors: a 7-incher (MW0731) and an 8-incher (MW0731). The former packs a 1.4GHz dual-core processor while its larger bro goes for a speedier 1.4GHz quad-core chip with both of them having 1GB of RAM. Internal capacity is the same for both units, topping out at 8GB, but expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. Standard numbers for most users.
You'll also get the standard wireless treatment via Wi-Fi as well as 3G dongle support (for mobile data connections) on both variants.
The main difference between the two lies within the display--and not merely the size. The larger 8-inch Breeze has IPS tech for superior viewing angles. Despite having no HD or 3D features, expect the display to be crisp and stable, if only because AOC's a certified beterano in the field of display-making. The 8-inch Breeze also has a 2-megapixel front camera while the 7-incher only has a VGA (less than a megapixel) resolution. Good enough for basic selfies, we suppose.
Obviously, the budget tablet's price is its biggest appeal. The 7-inch Breeze will set you back for just P5,999 while its larger bro costs P3,000 more. For those specs? Not bad, we say.
Good job, AOC, we think you've just earned the approval of many cash-strapped Pinoy geeks.