Details on Android-Powered Asus Tablet Emerges

A 7-inch tablet called ME-172V created by Asus was recently outed, with details on the device now providing more insight into the unannounced product.

The benchmark deriving from GLBenchmark confirms an operating system of Android 4.1.1, otherwise known as Jelly Bean. Its screen resolution is apparently 1024 x 552, and will run a CPU frequency from 600MHz to 1,008MHz.

Technical specifications points to the device featuring a VIA WMV8950 processor, 1 GB of RAM and a microSD card, which is a component Google's Nexus 7 lacks.

Comparatively, the Nexus 7's processor is a Tegra 3 quad-core clocked at 1.3GHz, while its memory is also 1 GB. Storage wise, the ME-172V is said to include internal storage of 8 GB, while the former comes in three variants -- 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB.

Other rumored features of the ME-172V are a 4,270mAh battery, a Mali 400 graphics chip and a front-facing camera.

While Asus has yet to formally confirm the device's existence, the price tag is rumored to be $226.

 

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  • I was hoping someone would recognize the need to have a micro SD slot. Google and Apple didn't. Have been using a Samsung that has an SD slot, but still has a proprietary connector for charging. Looks like Asus has a better option coming
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  • There's got to be something wrong with the rumored info--That's a pricey estimate given the serious sub-par specifications in comparison to the Nexus 7. Maybe this will turn into the $99 Nexus tablet that was rumored quite some time ago. Hard to believe anyone would spend more money for worse spec's when only the SD card slot is the only improvement.
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  • comedieI was hoping someone would recognize the need to have a micro SD slot. Google and Apple didn't. Have been using a Samsung that has an SD slot, but still has a proprietary connector for charging. Looks like Asus has a better option coming

    the nook hd is a criminally overlooked cheap tablet with great specs(same cpu as fire hd) and sd slot. this tablet looks like itll be a good alternative to the nexus and fire though. true that sd slot is necessary to have if you like to have music, movies, and games on it.
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