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Asus MemoPad HD 7 tablet cost less than £100?

Asus has launched its brand new entry-level tablet at Computex, one which is called the Asus MemoPad HD 7 and is essentially a variant of the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

What will made the headlines though is the fact that it costs a mere $149, which should translate into a head-turning £99 when it launches in the UK before the end of the year. What's even more spectacular is that Asus plans a cheaper version with half the onboard storage for $129 but for emerging markets.

The MemoPad HD7 comes with a quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC which should perform on par with the Nvidia Tegra 3 found in the Google Nexus 7 although that depends on its clock speed. Details are scant but you should expect either something from Mediatek (like the MTK6589) or AllWinner or RockChip.

Other features include a 7in 1,280 x 800 IPS display with 10 point multi touch capabilities, a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a rear 5-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, a pair of speakers, 1GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage.

After the Asus FonePad that was unveiled earlier this year at MWC, the company looks to be on track to score yet another massive win, which makes the follow-up to the Google Nexus 7 tablet even more interesting.

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