Rumor: Asus prepping a cheap non-Nexus 7-inch tablet, could be unveiled at CES 2013

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If it wasn’t settled before, it is now, following Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire’s commercial success – the only way for Android tabs to compete with Apple’s iPads is to lower the price standard. This is a lesson that OEMs should try to apply in the future as well and at least one seems to have understood that perfectly.

We’re talking about Asus, who is now rumored to come out with another cheapo 7-inch tab. The gadget, only known by its ME-172V model number, will not be a Google co-branded device and might well undercut the already low price of the Nexus 7.

Existing rumors only mention the future tab’s price in Africa (around $226), but if that’ll be the case the States might get it for as less as $130. Imagine paying so little for a 7-incher with a 1,024 x 600 pix res screen, a 1 GHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, microSD support, a 4,270 mAh battery and Jelly Bean. Too good to be true? We’ll see about that come CES 2013 in January.

Via [Android Authority]

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