Last week, SNS Network Sdn. Bhd. brought forth the JOI 8, Malaysia’s first local branded tablet powered by Intel and runs on Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing at its launch event in Low Yat Plaza. The tablet comes inclusive with 1 year subscription to Office 365 Personal as well as 1TB of free storage on OneDrive, Microsoft’s premium cloud storage service. It also features a stylish design and a clear 1,280 x 800 8-inch IPS display.
“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. There’s no hassle of hunting down alternative apps to do your work when you have the real deal right in front of you!” said Sunny Ooi, Director of Consumer Channels Group, Microsoft Malaysia.
Besides its classy looks, the JOI 8 does not compromise on performance as it gives a lot of horsepower in the form of the Intel Atom Quad Core processor which powers the tablet. The JOI 8 has the capability to give users the complete Windows 8.1 experience whether it is working with Office, watching movies, web browsing or immersing yourself with games.
“The JOI 8 gives its users access to the full blown PC experience – be it for entertainment or for work. We are excited to introduce such a powerful and versatile device into the Malaysian market,” said Ko Yun Hung, Managing Director, SNS Network Sdn Bhd at the tablet’s launch.
“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. At Intel we believe that if something computes, it does it best on Intel and the JOI 8 is an excellent device that puts paid to this belief,” said Prakash Mallya, Managing Director, Intel South East Asia.
The JOI 8 is the first device from a series of Intel-powered Windows tablets that is released by SNS Network Sdn. Bhd., and it will retail at a price of RM499 . There are also plans for a future launch of the 10-inch variant. Additionally, those early bird poachers should take note that if you pre-order the JOI 8, you will be able to pick up a 32-inch Samsung LED TV for only RM999 while stocks last.
These are some of the general specifications for the new JOI 8:
- Intel Atom Quad Core processor Z3735E
- 1GB DDR3 RAM
- 16GB storage (expandable via MicroSD)*
- Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing
- 1 year subscription to Office 365 Personal + 1TB free cloud storage space on OneDrive
- 8-inch, 1,280 x 800 display
- Rear 5MP camera and front 2MP camera
- WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
- Mini HDMI port