Asus ME172V and Asus ME371MG available on pre-order in Russia for $226, respectively $307 [Update]


7 inch Asus low-priced tablet

For the last three months we keep hearing rumors about a low-priced Google/Asus tablet which from our point view has nothing to do with Google. These rumors started back in September during Google launch of the Nexus 7 in Japan, and continued the following month (October) revealing not only its $99 price, but a couple of hardware specs like an ARM Cortex-A9 single core processor clocked at 800MHz and a Mali-400 GPU, all culminating with an early December leak on GL Benchmark website unveiling tablet model number Asus ME172V (see image above and below), 1GHz single core CPU (not 800MHz), 7 inch display with 1024×600 screen resolution and Jelly Bean firmware build JRO03H.

A new set of rumors surface in Europe, Italy, where according to our friends at Notebook Italia, Asus plans not 1 but 2 such low-budget tablets. The second one would be the ME371MG which packs 7 inch IPS LCD screen (1280 x 800)  powered by an Intel Atom Z2420 processor (RAZR i  packs a Z2460 which is more powerful) clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM, 16GB built-in storage, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS connectivity.