Asus have always made great tablets but they really rose to prominence when they partnered with Google to produce the Nexus 7. The amazing-value tablet has taken the market by storm and rumours have resurfaced that Asus are working on their own affordable tablet.
Back in December we reported that Asus were working on an affordable 7 inch tablet without Google's influence. The new information suggests Asus are working on a new tablet, code-named ME371MG, which will be priced at just $100 (£60).
Currently, the only other tablets coming close to that price-point are unbranded Chinese tablets which are notoriously unreliable. Therefore, you might not hold out much hope for Asus's tablet but if these rumours are correct it's looking like an amazing deal !
Asus's affordable tablet is rumoured to have a 7 inch LCD touch-screen running at a resolution of 1280*720 pixels. To put things in perspective that gives it an identical PPI to Google's Nexus 7 which retails at £159.
One interesting thing about Asus's new tablet is that it'll come with an Intel Atom processor which is expected to run at clock-speed between 1 and 2 GHz. While, it'll have 1GB of RAM and will come in models with 8, 16 or 32GB of on-board memory with the £60 model presumably having the lowest capacity.
Apparently, the tablet will come pre-loaded with Android Jelly Bean and will have both a rear-facing 3 mega-pixel camera and a front-facing 1.2 mega-pixel snapper for video calling. We presume it'll only support WiFi but this is yet to be confirmed.
Overall, it's looking like a truly amazing deal but could it be too good to be true ? Only time will tell and as soon as 3G hear more about Asus's affordable tablet we'll let you know.
By Simon Thomas on 08th February, 2013