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Asus ME172V specs, first images and price leak out: the $129 tablet?

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Asus ME172V specs, first images and price leak out: the $129 tablet?
The $99 Nexus tablet has been a dream for many of us, and now it finally seems we are close to getting it. The Asus ME172V is said to be the next mass super-affordable tablet and now it has appeared in retailers’ listings with its full specs and what looks like official images.

There are a few slight details - the Asus ME172V won’t be of the Nexus brand, instead it would just be a regular Android tablet by Asus. And the $99 price will actually be more like $129 to $149 (make this €129 to €149 for Europe). Still, it looks like a thing that will sell like hotcakes.

The ME172V will be a 7-inch tablet that will bear close resemblance to the Nexus 7 in terms of looks and design. It will come in either black or white, and will be offered in a Wi-Fi-only version, no 3G/4G cellular connectivity model is expected.

We also know that it will be built out of “simple” materials (our guess is good ol’ plastic), but still have an excellent price to quality ratio. Finally, here is what you’ve all been waiting for, the leaked specs and pictures.

Asus ME172V specs

Operating system: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Screen: 7-inch 1024 x 600-pixel TN type display (not an IPS screen like on the Nexus 7)
Processor: VIA WM8950
Memory: 1GB of RAM
Storage: 16GB SSD
Camera: 1.3 megapixel front camera

source: Notebookitalia.it

Thanks, Marco!

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posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:29 2

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 989; Member since: 07 May 2012)


TN, IPS
big difference?

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:35

4. zvioocge (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


yep
tn is even worse than TFT

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:53 7

9. pahel (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Both TN and IPS are TFT. Thanks for your expert opinion but you have no idea what you're talking about.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:42

7. exo2u (Posts: 25; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Twisted nematic and in plane switching. A big reason why I use a TV for a computer monitor.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:43 1

8. MeoCao (unregistered)


VIA chip, very interesting how it runs games.

Love to see a preview on PA

posted on 30 Dec 2012, 17:48

14. deuel18 (Posts: 35; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


an unknown brand of processor?.. idk but that doesnt sound promising to hear...if it is overclocked quad core then that will do the trick against Nexus 7...

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:31 4

2. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1086; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


and asus will take the cake in budget tabs once again!

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:35

3. Captain_Doug (Posts: 759; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I just wish it was a dual core processor. The RK3066 seems pretty affordable yet powerful. Same with the Novathor 9540 and up. Much more powerful and usable.

edit: Would love to throw this in a car dash like that one guy with the N7. However at $130-$150, I wouldn't ever feel the need to take it out.

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:36

5. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Asus Memo Pad :D

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 03:42

6. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I hope it will be equipped with dual core processor, KAI processors from nvidia.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nvidia-Kai-project-will-bring-affordable-quad-core-smartphone-by-end-year_id31975

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 04:13

10. reyenrique (Posts: 98; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


NOW L CAN BUY TWO, ONE FOR ME AN THE OTHER TO MY LOVING WIFE

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 04:21

11. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Question is, does it have micro-sd? I cant tell from the pics.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 18:49

13. GeneralBacon (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


Probably not, as most tablets don't

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 10:12

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5620; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


mm, not bad. it'll probably have ASUS's custom UI which isn't a bad thing but it's another differentiator from the N7.

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 10:21

15. TyM99 (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)


Just get a nexus on craigslist ^_^

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