AOC Breeze Tablet

april 14, 2011


I really wanted to play with an Android device, but I really love my Blackberry Torch and don't want to switch away from that as a phone. When I saw the $159.99 AOC Breeze 8" Tablet (MW0811) hit the shelves at Fry's, I figured why not give it a shot.

The Breeze is a perfect example of "you get what you pay for." While the tablet works, it has some serious limitations and one deal-breaker (and in the end, I ended up eating a restocking fee to return it to Fry's. Damn you Fry's and your restocking fee!) 

Let me write a quick review of the device.

Pros:

Cons:
I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend this el cheapo tablet. There are some serious problems with it. Maybe AOC can fix them, or maybe they'll just leave it as is. Either way, definitely not a great buy. 

I am giving Samsung a second chance and have picked up a Galaxy Tab Wifi.  So far, it's been awesome -- and yes, I know there are Honeycomb tablets out now with dual-core processors and all sorts of goodies, but they cost $500 and up.