Asus Announces Eee Pad Memo: A 7" Quad-Core Tegra 3 Android 4.0 Tablet for $249

Time to get that Kindle Fire off my wish list!

"Asus CEO Shen, whom Huang credited with creating the modern motherboard market as well as the netbook and transformable tablet form factors, then pulled out an early sample of what Asus is calling the EeePad Memo. The 7 inch, 16:9 widescreen tablet includes a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, the "best" tablet camera, and will ship with Android 4.0.
The price? "We want to achieve magic price—$249!" Shen said. A firm ship date wasn't announced, but the tablet should be available in the first half of 2012."

Sporting the same chipset of Asus' Transformer Prime, the newest version of Android, and a more handheld friendly format for half the price? Sign me up!

Source: Ars Technica

Update: Cnet has a list of specs and a hands on video (sorry, not embedable)

“the 370T will ship with Ice Cream Sandwich and houses a quad-core Tegra 3. No word yet on the actual speed of the processor, though. The previously announced stylus peripheral has been dropped for the device.

The 370T comes with 1GB of RAM and at least 16GB of storage. It also sports a 1,280x800-pixel IPS screen that delivered smoothly scrolling menus. Holding it in my hands, the tablet felt and looked very similar, dimensionally, to the Acer Iconia Tab A100. The 370T even hits the typical-for-a-7-inch-tablet weight of 0.88 pound, right on the nose.”

The EeePad MeMo also sports a rear-facing, 8MP camera, mini-USB, mini-HDMI port with 1080p output capabilities, and a micro SD card slot.

The Mrs. and I have been gabbing about this all night! We are so very “in” on  this one!

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