Asus announces unnamed 7" Tegra 3 tablet for $249

Asus announces unnamed 7
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".


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13 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

2. mukrenol

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 03, 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 ...

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

10. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

11. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 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.

6. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

where it said it has no cam?

3. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

But I think most people can live without video chats

4. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

No one i know uses video chatting.

13. andygallo

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

12. GeckoHA559

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

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