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ASUS and NVIDIA team-up to take on Kindle Fire, Tegra 3 at $249

by Alistair Lowe on 10 January 2012, 09:30

Tags: ASUSTeK (TPE:2357), NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA)

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In a surprising move, announced at the NVIDIA CES press conference earlier today, ASUS and NVIDIA have teamed up to release a $249 Tegra 3-powered 7 inch Android 4.0 ICS tablet device, clearly geared towards competing with Amazon's Kindle Fire 7 inch tablet, which is currently priced at $199.

ASUS 7 inch Tegra 3 tablet $249

The tablet has not yet been named, though we wouldn't be surprised to hear it called the Eee Pad MeMO. The tablet will feature a fully functional Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, a 1280x800 IPS panel display, 1GB of memory and a high-quality camera, many of the internal features are not dissimilar to the Transformer Prime tablet, only in a smaller form-factor.

Though $50 grander than the Kindle Fire, the ASUS tablet will feature an un-compromised, open, Android 4.0 ICS operating system, meanwhile the Fire features a lower resolution display, no camera, less memory and a moderate performance duel-core CPU, as opposed to the bleeding edge Tegra 3.

Expect more details soon!

UPDATE: So close on the name, the device is officially the 'Asus Eee Pad MeMO 370T'. The rear camera is an 8MP auto-focus, the device features stereo audio with a standard headphone socket, a Micro SD slot along with Micro HDMI and Micro USB 2.0 connections. The rear of the device is a spun metal-like finish.

 

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AAnnndddddd things just got interesting.
Oooooo, thats not bad..
Are 7 inch tablets really any good though?
Well whilst i really liked 10", it was too big to comfortably type on the screen without it resting on my lap or a table. If you are moving around and holding it with both hand this can be a bit of a pain.

I couldn't say that it will definitely work for you but what i can say is that its definitely not a useless form factor.
Link it to the cars ECU and then we have a very nice Torque display for the car…