A new Asus tablet has been spotted on the website of a Russian retailer called Oro 1. Called the Asus ME371MG, it is one of the 7-inch devices that Asus is releasing following the success of its collaboration with Google last year on the Nexus 7.
Some of its specifications are already available on the website, which is selling the tablet on a pre-order basis. These specifications, however, have not been confirmed by Asus, so they cannot be called official yet. In the past, some pre-order websites incorrectly have already given wrong sets of specifications, so it is best to take these with a grain of salt.
According to the Oro 1 website, the the Asus ME371MG features a 7-inch in-plane switching (IPS) display like the one found on the Nexus 7. Said display has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, as well, like the Nexus 7.
Inside, it boasts of an Intel Atom Z2420 Processor running at the speed of 1.2GHz. It also comes with 1GB of RAM as well as a 16GB SSD for its internal storage. Its operating system is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The device supports various modes of connectivity, including Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and 3G. Also onboard are a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera. Listed in the website are two color options for the tablet: gold and silver. Oro 1 is selling the device for 9,490 rubles or around $284.
This device is considered to be the upgraded version of the ME172 tablet, another budget tablet which also comes from the same ME product line. For its part, the ME172 does not support 3G cellular connectivity. It also features an inferior processor and screen, namely a 800 MHz VIA WM8950 CPU and a TN-type display with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution.
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