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Leaked Images of Asus' ME172V Tablet Appear

By - Source: OGO1 | B 9 comments

Device rumored to be powered by 800Mhz CPU and 1 GB of RAM.


Asus's rumored cheap, non-Nexus 7-inch tablet has been showcased in a pair of leaked images.

Russian retailer OGO1 recently published a listing for the Asus ME172V, subsequently offering a first look at the 7-inch tablet. It's shown in both black and white variants, with casing similar to that of the Nexus 7, which it developed for Google.

The predominant difference between the Nexus 7 and the ME172V is that the latter features an Asus logo on the back as opposed to the 'Nexus' branding.

Asus' tablet boasts a 1024 x 600 resolution display, as well as 16 GB of storage, 1 GB of RAM and apparently runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Also rumored is a 4,270 mAh battery, a Mali 400 graphics chip and a front-facing camera.

The ME172V tablet model was initially outed by a benchmark, with system specifications striking a resemblance with the Russian listing. The device is powered by a Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3Ghz CPU and a price tag is said to be $226. The site lists a January launch, so a CES unveiling is almost a certainty.

 

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    cookoy , December 26, 2012 1:18 PM
    As i started reading, the device is rumored to be powered by a 800 mhz cpu. As i finished reading, the device is powered by a tegra 3 quad-core 1.3 ghz cpu. That was a quick upgrade indeed.
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    halcyon , December 26, 2012 1:09 PM
    Another $80-$100 tablet...how exciting /sarcasm
  • 11 Hide
    cookoy , December 26, 2012 1:18 PM
    As i started reading, the device is rumored to be powered by a 800 mhz cpu. As i finished reading, the device is powered by a tegra 3 quad-core 1.3 ghz cpu. That was a quick upgrade indeed.
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    Jim_L9 , December 26, 2012 1:21 PM
    Strange resolution.
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    infernocy , December 26, 2012 1:43 PM
    zack started writing about android now ?
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    Marco925 , December 26, 2012 3:48 PM
    MicroSDHC? one can pray.
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    sa1nt , December 26, 2012 4:00 PM
    amazing design...
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    igot1forya , December 26, 2012 7:27 PM
    infernocyzack started writing about android now ?

    His account must be hacked!

    Seriously, the more competition the better! Though, the 800Mhz CPU is definitely on the lower side of things. Ah well, should help make things cheaper for everyone!
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    Anonymous , December 26, 2012 10:24 PM
    A Tegra 3 tablet doesn't need/use a Mali 400. Nvidia has its own GPU built into Tegra 3.
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    g00fysmiley , December 27, 2012 2:01 PM
    looks liek a nice tablet for the price assumign the sd card is accurate, maybe they underclocked the cpu to save power and boast better battery life?