It’s not out yet, and it likely won’t be until later in the year, but the ASUS MeMO 370T tablet already has me ready to hand over my credit card.
Android devotee site Phandroid recently got a look at a prototype of the 370T, and from the video they took, the thing looks blazing fast, as it should be — it’s powered by a Tegra 3 quad-core processor. The tablet will come running Android 4.0, better known as Ice Cream Sandwich, and rocks a 1280×720 7-inch screen. This is particularly cool, since most 7-inch tablets don’t offer full 720p, instead opting for 1024×600 resolution screens. There is a back camera on the prototype, but there doesn’t appear to be a front-facing camera. This isn’t as big a deal when you consider the price ASUS is shooting for with this tablet:
Two-hundred fifty bucks for a quad-core tablet that boasts full 720p and the full Android experience? That kind of package makes the Kindle Fire look like a chump, and makes every other 7-inch Android tablet underspeced and overpriced. We’ll see if the price stays at $250, but if it does, I imagine these tablets selling like hotcakes. Add that to the already-successful Transformer line of tablets, and ASUS looks like it’s the only company doing Android tablets right.
I’ll undoubtedly be talking more about this device in the future, so stay tuned.