Asus ME172V and ME301T tablets shown off at CES 2013


7 inch asus me172v front

CES 2013 has been a little disappointing considering tablets. Not many manufacturers have shown something new. Asus did show, but for retailers only. The tablets shown have already been reported on the internet long before CES 2013: the 7 inch MeMo Pad ME172V and the 10 inch MeMo Pad Smart ME301T.

Both tablets should run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The hardware specs are different. The 7 inch will come with a 1024×600 LCD screen, powered by a WM8950 single core 1GHz processor and with aMali 400-gpu, 1BG of RAM and 8 or 16GB storage. The 10 inch will come with a better (read IPS)  1280×800 screen, powered by a quad core Tegra 3. RAM wil also be 1GB, the storage only the 16GB option.

7 inch asus me172v back

These are ‘low-end’ tablets, priced at about €130 for the 7 inch and about €300 for the 10 inch. The low-end market will become an important segment this year, considering these Asus tablets, the ones to be released by Alcatel and several cheap Chinese brands.

10.1inch asus me301t tablet