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CES: Asus shows off 7-inch quad-core ICS tablet for $250

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Jan 2012 20:20 User comments (4)

CES: Asus shows off 7-inch quad-core ICS tablet for $250 Looking to take on Amazon and Barnes & Noble directly, Asus has revealed their yet-to-be-named 7-inch tablet priced competitively at $250.
The price and size are where the comparisons stop, however. The tablet will come with a Tegra 3 quad-core processor (including 5th stealth core like in the Prime) and run on Ice Cream Sandwich.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says the tablet will be "almost" as powerful as its full-sized brother, the Transformer Prime, which is the world's first quad-core tablet and the first device to receive the official Ice Cream Sandwich. The Prime sells for $500 so getting the price down to $250 seems to be quite the accomplishment.

The resolution of the screen is an impressive 1280x800, which should lead to a large pixel density.

Huang did not mention a timeline for the tablet's release, or a name, but it should be available within months.

(Pic via Crunch)

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4 user comments

110.1.2012 13:58

Wait a minute! Quad core! Ice cream! Might be able to put a big honkin memory chip on it and its only $250!?! And the damned Sony Walkman NWZ-Z1000 is $100 for possibly the same thing?

I'm cutting this entry short to change my shorts...

210.1.2012 15:34

SOLD!!!! My dingaling!, My dingaling!, everybody wants to play with my dingaling!!

410.1.2012 17:36

I'm sold once it has a front facing webcam.

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