You may start associating the brand that’s been known for its monitors with tablets. This week, AOC introduced its Android slates to the Philippines, the first country in Southeast Asia to have them.
The newly launched devices come with low price tags. Are the people behind AOC launching mid- to high-end tablets in the coming months?
“Frankly speaking, there’s no way we can compete with the iPad,” AOC executives said. “Even Samsung cannot dominate that market. We will concentrate on the low-end range. The next batch of products will arrive second half of this year.”
For as long as low prices don’t mean low quality, then we’re not complaining.
The overall design resembles the Huawei MediaPad 7, and that's probably because of the product's metallic back. It has a gorgeous anodized aluminum finish, with a matte black accent on the corner and exposed screws on the sides.
That, plus the device’s solid feel, is not what you'd expect from a sub-P10,000 tablet.
However, because of its squarish form factor, no thanks to bezels that need some trimming, the G8DC or MW0831 is not that easy to hold with one hand. Good thing its thickness and weight are comparable to those of most Android tablets.
Port selection is pretty thin; the right-hand side houses a microSD card slot, a mini-HDMI port, a headphone jack, and a microUSB port. But despite the AOC Breeze Tablet G8DC or MW0831’s lack of full-sized options, this unit has a Bluetooth module, unlike most budget offerings.