Asus could launch ultra-budget tablet soon

If this story sounds familiar, it's because we heard about an ultra-budget tablet back in September, when such a venture was hinted at in a trade paper in the far east. Now, the details are starting to filter through.

According to the Slashgear site, the cheaper-than-budget tablet could launch soon, with the big difference between it (codename ME371MG) and the Nexus 7 being the processor. The new tablet will use the Intel Atom Z2420 single-core processor, compared to the powerful Tegra 3 chip on the Nexus 7. That should shave a bit off the costs.

Also mentioned is a 7-inch display with IPS LCD technology and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, 1GB RAM, 8, 16, or 32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 3 megapixel camera on the back, a 1.2 megapixel camera on the front and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box.

It's unlikely to be branded Nexus, but will almost certainly be gunning for a similar market - alas at a far cheaper price. MWC could see a launch, but there's nothing concrete on that as yet. When it does launch, expect to see quite a few waves in the tablet market. Powerful or not, £60 is ridiculously cheap for new tech.

Source: Slashgear

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