January 9, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
During NVIDIA’s press conference during CES earlier today, quite a few announcements were made, but one certainly made an impression among the attendees. Asus, in strong collaboration with NVIDIA, will launch a seven inch Android tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box featuring NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor for $249. Hell, we see lesser spec’d smartphones command a larger price tag on contract than this tablet.
Apparently, Chinese consumers love seven inch tablets, but I’m willing to go out on a limb and say the seven inch Asus tablet known as the Eee Pad Memo ME370T will be a bit hit in the United States given its impressive hardware and super low price. Unfortunately, it is not yet known when the ME370T Android 4.0 tablet will launch in the United States or any other market, but hopefully it happens soon.
The Amazon Kindle Fire has been doing well so far in terms of purchases mainly because of an attractive price point at $199, but the ME370T completely outperforms it.
It’s refreshing to see Asus and NVIDIA work hard to cut costs on the tablet and bring to market what the public really wants in a tablet.