I guess you can call a device different names as how you want to, but as long as it retains uniform hardware specifications regardless of its name, it is all good. Case in point, the Asus ME371MG, which has also been known as the Fonepad K004, has just been spotted in an online retailer over at Thailand. Yes, you read that right - the land of smiles has listed the Asus ME371MG aka Fonepad K004 along with a $265 price point after conversion.
The $265 price tag attached to it would certainly see the Asus ME371MG tablet jostle for market share with the Nexus 7 when it finally arrives for the masses, considering how the latter is priced between $199 and $249, depending on the kind of specifications that you want underneath the hood.
Just what kind of hardware specifications does the Asus ME371MG pack underneath the hood in order to make it worth picking up at $265? Well, we are looking at a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor running the show, where it is accompanied by 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Apart from that, the 7” IPS display sports a resolution count of 1,280 x 800 pixels, where it will also feature GPS support, a 3-megapixel shooter at the back, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and of course, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the operating system of choice.
We look forward to Mobile World Congress that will happen in Barcelona, Spain, later this month.