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Leaked Images of Asus' ME172V Tablet Appear


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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  • halcyon
    Another $80-$100 tablet...how exciting /sarcasm
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  • cookoy
    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
    Strange resolution.
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  • infernocy
    zack started writing about android now ?
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  • Marco925
    MicroSDHC? one can pray.
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  • sa1nt
    amazing design...
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  • igot1forya
    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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  • 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
    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?
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