Asus launches 7-inch Tegra 3 tablet for £169

January 10th, 2012

ASUSAsus has taken to the CES stage to announce its plans to launch a 7-inch Tegra 3 quad-core tablet, which looks set to go on sale for just £169.

The as yet-unnamed Asus tablet may cost less than your average slate, but it’ll pack Nvidia’s 1.3GHz Tegra 3 processor under the hood – which will offer improved performance and 61 per cent lower power consumption. That’s not all, as it’ll also start shipping with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) onboard and a 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS touchscreen.

Yesterday, Asus also lifted the lid on the new Eee Pad Transformer Prime HD tablet. This, although we’re still awaiting full details, will tout a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 HD touchscreen, which can be paired with an optional keyboard dock. The Transformer Prime sequel will also tout Android 4.0, Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB RAM, Bluetooth, WiFi connectivity and up to 64GB of expandable storage.

Full specifications for the new 7-inch tablet are still to be revealed, but we’re expecting to hear more at next month’s MWC.