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Upcoming 7-inch Android Tablets Could Dip Below $100

by Maximum PC | June 15, 2013June 15, 2013 6:00 am PDT


Low cost tablets are fast becoming a reality.

It took some time, but Google’s hardware partners finally got the memo that consumers are interested in affordable Android tablets, and the lower the price the better. That’s not to say Android can’t compete with the iPad at the $499 tier and above, but by and large, consumers hoped Android would usher in affordable slates, and that’s what we’ve been seeing this past year. Tablet makers may take it to a whole new level, however, by introducing $99 Android slates later this year.

According to Digitimes, there’s a “good chance” we’ll see $99 Android tablets in the third quarter of 2013. Asus is credited with setting the wheels in motion by unveiling its new 7-inch Memo Pad HD, which carries an MSRP of just $129 for the 8GB model. The general consensus among those behind the scenes is that other brand vendors will follow in Asus’ footsteps, and perhaps even undercut the Memo Pad HD.

Before the Memo Pad HD, the lowest price 7-inch Android tablet from a name-brand manufacturer was the Acer iconia B1. It runs $149 and features a dual-core processor, 8GB of built-in storage, microSD card slot, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

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