Nvidia and Asus announced a product that had everyone talking. It is the 7-inch, quad-core, Tegra 3 based Android 4.0 Tablet with a price tag of only $250. The tablet gets the best of CES mainly because of the bang for buck it provides to the consumer.
Asus Memo 370T Specifications:
- 7-inch IPS screen with 1,280 x 800 resolution
- 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage
- Tegra 3 Quad Core Processor
- Micro-USB port, a microSD card reader, and a Micro-HDMI port
- 8-megapixel camera
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Asus recognizes the consumer demand and it has figured out that the only way, to go after iPad, is by making their products affordable for all the consumers without any compromises in performance. It is a very good strategy and one that is used by Amazon with its Kindle Fire Tablet at $200 price point. So how can Asus afford to put tegra 3 in a tablet that costs $250? Well the answer is simple, with Tegra 3 chipset manufacturers can cut down prices of other hardware components as the Nvidia chipset is capable of handing many functions. Nvidia also stated that tablets with Tegra 2 chipset might end up costing more than Tegra 3.
The $250 price-point itself will be compelling enough for most of the consumers. We all know what happened when HP and RIM cut-down the prices for the Touchpad and PlayBook, respectively. Asus Memo 370T packs a well rounded tablet with its Tegra 3 gaming performance, Android 4.0, and a quad core CPU, if not the perfect tablet from a consumer standpoint.