Google's Nexus tablet might go as low as $149, Asus nixing its cheap MeMo tablet project for it
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 16, 2012, 10:11 AM
If it keeps going like that, we might as well arrive at free in the end. The latest tip about the Nexus tablet also speculates that the Asus MeMo 370T, that adorable $249 7" Android slate with Tegra 3 we expected to be detailed at MWC, has instead been terminated, when Asus got picked by Google to produce its poster kid slate. Unfortunately the Tegra 3 bit seems to be out as well, which might explain the lowered price.
done deal", and even called it the "Nexus tablet". Honestly, even if such a thing lacks quad-core CPU, we won't be crying uncontrollably.This supply chain source also mentioned that the cheap Google slate project is a "
Asus makes some of the best Android slates, dual-cores still provide plenty of oomph for its purposes, and at $149-$199 with the full Google endorsement, this thing is bound to disrupt the tablet market.
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Agreed. I think this will make a powerful alternative to not only the Kindle Fire but the iPad. It would be interesting to see how a google experience tablet at that price range would play. I can imagine that it would drive down prices of other tablets and if they are really wel executed, undercut everything. though i doubt it would come with a high res screen as of yet.
posted on Mar 16, 2012, 10:22 AM 1
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The ASUS Memo tablet being canned is believable considering since CES we haven't heard crap about it. Quad core Tegra 3 for $249 is too good of a deal to keep under wraps especially if you want to actually sell the thing when you release it. If they wait any longer people are going to start feeling that they're pulling a "TouchPad" release. If they try to release this thing at $149 and call it a full Google tablet, I'm questioning the quality they can build that with at that price. We already know the Kindle is pretty much selling for what it cost to build and that's without stuff like expandable memory, cameras, GPS, even external buttons. A Google tablet without that just ain't gonna make it. It would have to be a subsidized 3G/4G tablet for a $149 price point. Who wants to bet it comes out on T-Mobile first. LOL. In my opinion, the Asus Transformer Prime should have been the Nexus tablet.
posted on Mar 16, 2012, 10:56 AM 3
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at that price the homeless can now use this tablet to show their "work for food" sign
posted on Mar 16, 2012, 12:33 PM 2
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Dude go troll somewhere else, get a life !
posted on Mar 16, 2012, 12:35 PM 3
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Yeah that's right! All you poor people go flock to your android tablet. I paid 3 times that for my precious! Who's envious of me? In case you were wondering that was sarcasm. Honestly maybe the next new ipad should have dimensions of 12" x 3" x 3". Cuz apparently that's what an ipad is, a shiny, expensive d**k. These tablets at this point have really no more usefulness than a netbook, so to me they're first and foremost an entertainment device. If they could actually replace a desktop or even a laptop, I might consider them worthy of spending over $300. As they are they really aren't much better than a large media player with internet access. At least the one I chose has the ability to hook up external storage and can connect to a HDTV without adapters. If they have no way to expand the memory other than cloud than what really is the advantage (other than a larger screen) over a smartphone, most of which anymore can mirror their display on a larger display device?
posted on Mar 16, 2012, 1:29 PM 2
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This makes a lot of sense. I'm sure as soon as Asus got closer to sealing the nexus tablet deal the slower they pushed their memo tablet project. why create 2 tablets that would compete against each other? And as another obvious point, since Asus already has a blueprint down for the memo tablet, who's to say the won't use that as a base for the nexus tablet? I'd be okay with it. Whatever makes it easier for us to get a $150-250 amazing tablet. I'd totally be fine with dual-core too as long as it was a solid chipset. But no arguments for quad-core. No arguments at all.
posted on Mar 16, 2012, 12:40 PM 1
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my playbook is getting old...need asus
posted on Mar 16, 2012, 1:34 PM 3
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