ASUS is one of the companies that brags about its collaboration with Google, and the Nexus 7 tablet is a market success. Fortunately, the Taiwan-based manufacturer seems like it's ready to launch another product in the same price zone.
The GLBenchmark website holds the logs of a ASUS terminal, which seems to be a tablet designed for the same audience as Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire. Currently codenamed ME172V, the new ASUS tablet comes with significant processing power and it currently runs Android Jelly Bean.
The tablet that could soon join ASUS' line up is powered by a 1 GHz processor with an unknown number of cores, helped by a Mali 400 GPU. The display resolution, although logged as 1,024 x 522, will most likely be 1,024 x 600 pixels. There are no details about the internal storage of the affordable ASUS tablet, but I have a hunch that this time the Taiwan-based company will also include a microSD card slot.
All we can do now is wait and see whether ASUS is preparing a 7-inch member for its Transformer line-up.
The first 7-inch affordable tablet was the Kindle Fire, and Amazon has started a revolution on the segment, the slate climbing to the top of the best selling Android-powered tablets in less than a quarter after the official launch. There were several other companies that saw an opportunity in the affordable 7-inch tablet segment, therefore, Google teamed-up with ASUS and built the Nexus 7 and even Apple launched a 7.8-inch iPad Mini, at a not-so-affordable $329.