The big-name $99 tablet remains elusive, despite months and months of promises, but we’re definitely creeping ever closer to a reality in which you can pick up a decent slate for less than a hundred “bucks”.
The Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 is touching down soon at $129, and other tablet manufacturers reportedly like the cut of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s wallet-friendly jib.
That’s the story according to our old pal DigiTimes, with credit going to “sources from ODMs”.
Sources say that “many brand vendors are interested in how Asustek was able to offer its tablet [the Asus MeMo Pad HD 7] at US$129”.
Yep, that’s the price for the 8GB model of the Asus MeMo Pad HD 7, which was unveiled earlier in the month.
Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 specs include a 7in display (1280 x 800), quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, front and rear cameras (1.2MP/5MP), and microSD compatibility. Not too shabby for $129, huh?
It’s arriving in July, and come the third quarter, the sources reckon we could see lots of other cheap 7in tablets, perhaps cheaper than $100. That’d be nice.
In literal terms, $100 equates to £65, but you can bet such tablets would cost closer to £100 in our beloved Kingdom United. Heck, the 16GB $149 Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 will cost us £149.