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Asus announces unnamed 7" Tegra 3 tablet for $249

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This is kind of a strange announcement. We have all been waiting on the announcement of the pricing for the Asus Eee Pad MeMO, which is a 7" Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. We got the specs and release window earlier, but never got the pricing. Then, during the NVIDIA press conference at about 4:45 PM PST, President and CEO of Asus Jen-Hsun Huang, announced the pricing of a 7" Asus tablet, but not the MeMO. 

This tablet will be 7" and running Android Ice Cream Sandwich, like the MeMO, but unlike the MeMO, which has a dual-core snapdragon, this tablet will be packing a quad-core Tegra 3. There was no release date announced, but Huang did say the tablet will be just $249. If the tablet can hit the market by June, it will also make true Huang's prediction from November that Tegra 3 tablets would be under $300 within "a couple quarters".

Asus announces unnamed 7" Tegra 3 tablet for $249

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posted on 09 Jan 2012, 19:40 2

1. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


quad core on the cheap!?!?! yo! whats the trade off? no cameras? you got it buddy! :)

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 19:44

2. mukrenol (Posts: 90; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)


that's what your cellphone is for... camera xDDD
but if there's no camera, then you can't really use it for video chats ...

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 20:14 4

5. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


does anyone actually use video chat??? i dont. not even once in real life. lol. and i think ive used my LG Gslate's camera like 4 times just because it shoots in 3D. lol

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 00:01

10. jove39 (Posts: 1330; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I use video chat every weekend...I do need FF camera...take out rear cam...don't need that :)

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 13:17

11. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I've been using video chat a lot lately now that my girlfriend has a Nexus... i've had a front facing camera since my TB but her Droid pro never did.

I like it. We both work a lot so it's kind of nice to video call her instead of just texting all day.

I'm sure the novelty will wear off but for now I think it's awesome.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 20:24 2

6. Birds (Posts: 1028; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Like foreal! Asus Thats wussup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you too!!!!

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 20:28 2

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


where it said it has no cam?

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 19:47 4

3. cthunder (Posts: 104; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


But I think most people can live without video chats

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 19:59 2

4. imkyle (Posts: 1023; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


No one i know uses video chatting.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 13:40

13. andygallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


A lot of people use video to keep in touch with long distance relatives and friends. The importance of video is evident in current notebooks, as almost every notebook has a cam on it.

To me, a tablet is almost pointless without a front facing cam.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 20:26

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


well I would like to buy this for my sis on her bday (she on college) and since she can only see us Once a week i would be nice with at least a front facing cam for video chat

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 21:10

9. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


depending on the specs, would be a perfect 2nd tablet for me.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 13:25 1

12. GeckoHA559 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It would be cool if they could resize this and make it into a smartphone.

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