Guess what is the latest tablet PC to show up on the FCC site? It’s from a company that until now was known to be associated with only PC monitors and televisions. But then, like many others out there, they are also eager to be counted among those dealing with tablet PCs. The company is AOC and their 8 inch tablet PC named E800 is keeping the FCC guys busy right now.
However, AOC seems to be keen to make a cautious start to their tablet adventure and perhaps that’s the reason the company is avoiding a direct confrontation with the biggies in the business. The E800 is at best a budget tablet with modest specs, not a groundbreaking machine.
The primary interface of the tablet is an 8 inch display with a 800 x 600 pixel resolution. A Rockchip RK2818 processor runs the show along with 128 MB to 512 Mb of DDR2 RAM. On board storage capacity of the E800 tablet stands at 2 GB of Flash memory, though there is also a SD card slot that will let you add another 16 GB of memory each time. Power comes from a 3500mAh battery and the tablet runs the slightly obsolete Android 2.1 operating system. Also, the only way the tablet can connect to the internet is Wi-Fi and there is no mention of 3G, even as an optional extra.
In any case, the tablet is likely to cost below $200 when it reaches markets. This might turn the tide in its favor. In any case, the tablet has an interesting front layout.
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