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Asus and NVIDIA Unveil Mini Quad-core Tegra 3 Tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich for $249

While the Ice Cream Sandwich update news for the Transformer Prime that came out of the NVIDIA presser was big, the other unveiling that took place on stage might mean even more in the grand scheme of things. With Asus in the building, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced a new Tegra 3 (quad-core) powered mini tablet that runs Android 4.0. It lacked a name and availability, but the price is expected to be $249 at launch. Think about that for a second.

The Kindle Fire can be had for $199, but it doesn’t have a quad-core processor, runs skinned Android, and can’t take a picture of anything. This mini tablet (looked to be about a 7″ screen) runs ICS, has cameras, and will crush almost any other device on the planet in performance thanks to its Tegra 3.

We are hoping to find out more when we meet 1-on-1 with NVIDIA later this week, but for now, we’ll all just have to sit back and imagine our lives with this personal beast.

  • Like I said, nothing more than rumors. No press release from Nvidea or Asus.

  • It’s difficult to wrap my mind around a super tablet like this, offering a quad processor and gaming graphics, with a $249 price point. Somehow, I bet there is some special condition to get the unit for that price, or maybe it will be called a press mistake. I just do not believe it.

  • Can anyone make out what that 4th soft key is?

  • Not easy to comment,without full specifications which suits us.

  • Anonymous

    Is this device official?  Or is this just a media tactics?  If it has at least 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, MicroSD slot, Front and Rear cameras, and Micro USB,  I’ll buy a few, one in every room of the house.

  • Grandpubajohn

    Now a device that can compete with the iPad and win, in style and price.

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  • Gohoo91

    I wonder if it will come in Champagne ?   Ha ha ha….still waiting on the champagne prime I order on 11/24 from BB!

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    I didnt think i would like a 7″ screen, but my wife just picked up a kindle fire and i think i fell in love with the size and portability of it. Im glad i didnt spend the money on the prime im all set to pick this bad boy up at launch whenever that is.