Malaysia made JOI 8 Windows 8.1 tablet price at RM499

SNS Network Sdn Bhd has introduced JOI 8, Malaysia’s first local branded tablet powered by Intel and running on Microsoft Windows 8.1. The tablet also comes with a 1 year subscription to Office 365 Personal as well as 1TB of free storage space on OneDrive, Microsoft’s premium cloud storage service. The JOI 8 will retail for RM499 in Malaysia.

The JOI 8 features a sleek finish and a sharp 1280 x 800 8” IPS display, powered by 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. 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 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.

A 10” variant of the tablet will also be released by SNS Network Sdn Bhd at a later date.

JOI 8 specifications:

  • 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” 1280 x 800 display
  • Rear 5MP camera and front 2MP camera
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Mini HDMI port

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