Exclusive: Asus ME302c Intel-based tablet goes on sale for £399

Asus has yet to confirm its existence but one popular UK retailer, Very, has listed the ME302C, an Atom-based tablet for £399 and it appears to be in stock (albeit in pink).

The description of the device looks approximate though as the headline mentions an Intel Atom processor (possibly a dual-core Z2560 clocked at 1.6GHz) while the body/description claims that it is a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC; two very different parts indeed.

Other "confirmed" parts include 1GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage, Wi-Fi and a 10in display, possibly with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution. There's no confirmation regarding the operating system, the cameras, expansion capabilities, dimensions and battery life.

But one can posit that the ME302C comes with a full fat version of Windows 8, a rear 5-megapixel camera with flash, a front-facing 1.2-megapixel one and a battery life of more than six hours.

It remains to be seen whether Windows 8 will run on 1GB of RAM, something that is likely to be a frustrating experience. We also suspect that Asus will have used an existing chassis for the ME302C to cut time to market and R&D costs.

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