Malaysia-produced Win8.1 tablet unveiled
By Digital News Asia September 5, 2014
- 1yr subscription to Office 365 Personal, and 1TB of OneDrive storage
- Powered by 1280 x 800 8 IPS display and Intel Atom Quad Core chip
SNS Network Sdn Bhd has introduced Joi 8, which it said was Malaysia’s first local branded tablet, powered by Intel Corp and running on Microsoft Corp’s Windows 8.1 operating system.
The tablet also comes with a one-year subscription to Microsoft’s Office 365 Personal productivity suite, as well as one terabyte (TB) of free storage space on OneDrive, the Redmond, Washington-based software giant’s cloud storage service.
These extras are being offered by SNS Network itself, the company said in a statement.
The Joi 8 comes with a 1280 x 800 8 IPS (in-plane switching) display and an Intel Atom Quad Core processor.
“The Joi 8 gives its users access to the full blown PC experience – be it for entertainment or for work,” said SNS Network managing director Ko Yun Hung.
The Joi 8 is the first device in a series of Intel-powered Windows tablets to be released by SNS Network, and will retail for RM499. A 10in variant of the tablet will also be released at a later date, the company said.
“We’re pleased that the Intel Atom Quad Core processor was SNS Network’s processor of choice for the Joi 8 and it brings us great joy to be part of Malaysia’s first Intel-powered Windows 8.1 tablet,” said Prakash Mallya, managing director of Intel South-East Asia.
Consumers can place their orders for the tablet at Plaza Low Yat in Kuala Lumpur from Sept 4-7, after which they would be able to pre-order the tablet at SNS Network outlets nationwide.
The tablet will be available for purchase online exclusively from Sept 4-10 at Lazada.
“The Joi 8 runs on Windows 8.1 with Bing so everything you’ve been doing on your home PC, you can now bring with you everywhere you go,” said Sunny Ooi, director of the Consumer Channels Group at Microsoft Malaysia.
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