AOC Breeze Android tablet, under $200, has USB 2.0

The Breeze tablet features Google Android 2.1, and also adds a full USB port.

The AOC Breeze: budget Android tablet, with USB.
The AOC Breeze: budget Android tablet, with USB. AOC

Apple's iPad has a lot of things going for it, but ports aren't one of them. The ever-more-crowded tablet landscape is getting a number of intriguing Android products, and the AOC Breeze 8-inch tablet, announced this morning, is yet another one. What the 8-inch Android 2.1-running device does have of note is a full USB 2.0 port. Another advantage: it costs less than $200.

An 800x600-pixel display, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, 4GB of flash memory, Rockchip processor, and microSD card slot aren't exciting, and the system doesn't really stand out at first glance, but for about $199 we guess we can't be too picky. AOC's main business is monitors and TVs, so hopefully that will bode well for the Breeze's display, but compared with the iPad's IPS display, we won't hold our breath.

The Breeze will be available at "national retailers," according to AOC, with no specific outlets listed yet.

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Scott Stein is a senior editor covering iOS and laptop reviews, mobile computing, video games, and tech culture. He has previously written for both mainstream and technology enthusiast publications including Wired,, Men's Journal, and Maxim, and regularly appears on TV and radio talking tech trends.


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