AOC International, the modern descendant of Admiral, is a maker of fine display products for TV and computers alike. This year, AOC highlighted its Breeze tablet. This 800×600 8″ resistive screen tablet features Android 2.1 and retails for $179. It sports a USB port for mass storage connection, a microSD slot, and 4 GB of internal storage with 256 MB of RAM for its Rockchip processor. No cellular data, just WiFi (802.11b/g). The battery life for this 1.1 lb device is approximately six hours for video playback or 12 hours for audio. It supports orientation switching, too.
Older readers may remember a television maker called Admiral. It was started 43 years ago as Admiral Overseas Corporation in Taiwan, but has evolved through time. It switched wholly to monitor production in the 1980s, but reintroduced televisions to its lineup in 2005. While AOC is not quite a household name these days, it’s very likely that most readers have used a device manufactured by AOC’s manufacturer. AOC is the brand of the factory, TPV Technology Limited, the largest display manufacturer in the world. AOC’s products are available in several stores, including RadioShack, K-Mart, Sears, Costco, Staples, and more. AOC showed many products at CES this year, including new computer displays, new televisions, and a line of all-in-one PCs.