RM499 Malaysian branded tablet to en-Joi

  • TECH
  • Thursday, 04 Sep 2014

Who would have imagined that a tablet running Windows 8.1 could be had for less than RM500?

The Malaysian branded tablet by SNS Network Sdn Bhd, called Joi 8, costs just RM499.

“The Joi 8 gives users the full-blown PC experience be it for entertainment or work. We are excited to introduce such a powerful and versatile device,” said SNS managing director Ko Yun Hung.

The Joi has an 8in IPS (in-plane switching) display with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels and is powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor 1.33GHz.

Its 16GB of internal storage for storing apps and games can be further expanded via the MicroSD card slot.

For shooting photos and recording videos, it comes with 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel cameras.

And thanks to the collaboration with Microsoft, the Joi will come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal and 1TB of free Cloud storage space on One Drive.

According to Intel Southeast Asia managing director Prakash Mallya, the tablet offers great performance without sacrificing battery life.

It’s rated to last up to six to seven hours on a single charge.

SNS will also continue working with Microsoft and Intel to create a 10in Joi tablet  which it expects to release by the year-end.

There are a number of on going promotions for the Joi.

The first 100 customers can opt to purchase the tablet with a Samsung 32in LED TV for only RM999.

Customers can also trade in their old laptop, smartphone or tablet for a rebate of up to RM500 of they get it by Sept 7.

Both offers are available at the Joi 8 booth at Low Yat Plaza.For more details, check out www.sns.com.my.

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