After teaming up with Google to manufacture the Nexus 7 tablet, Asus now plans to target the low-cost tablet market in India. According to The Mobile Indian, the company is set to enter the low-cast tablet market in India in the next two months by launching a 7-inch tablet.
Alex Huang, managing director, system business group, Asus India, told The Mobile Indian, "Asus will launch a sub Rs 15,000 Android Jelly Bean based 7 inch tablet for India in January. Till now we didn't have a tablet catering to the entry level buyers in the country, which is quite a huge market, but with the launch of 7 inch tab in January, Asus will address this issue."
Asus will be entering the low-cost tablet market in India
Recently, Asus had launched a slew of Windows 8 devices in the Asus Touch family, including the Asus VivoTab RT dockable tablet, the lightweight Asus VivoBooks notebooks, and the dual-screen convertible Ultrabook/ tablet hybrid Asus Taichi, which can display two screens simultaneously.
The company, in its official statement, shares that Asus Taichi is a fusion of notebook and tablet for mobile flexibility. Lid open, Taichi is a notebook with a full HD screen, an Intel core processor, and a backlit keyboard. Lid closed, Taichi is a lightweight tablet with a tapered profile, and a multi-touch full HD screen for fingertip control with Windows 8.
Asus VivoBook F202E comes with an 11.6-inch LED backlight HD screen (1366X768, Glare); 3.6mm panel, and a capacitive touch panel with multi-touch function. It has the latest Genuine Microsoft Windows 8 operating system with third generation Intel core i3- 3217U (1.8G, 3M) Intel Chief River processor. It weighs 1.3kg. It has a metallic chassis with aluminium hair-brush textures. It encompasses USB 3.0, which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0; multi gesture and larger click pad (104mm x 60.5mm), dual speakers of capacity 2W each, powered by Asus-exclusive Sonic Master Technology and an HD camera (720p). As per the official statement, its battery life is up to five hours.
Asus VivoBook S400 comes with a 14-inch LED backlight HD screen, a capacitive touch panel with multi-touch function. It has the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system along with third generation Intel Core i7-3517U (1.9G, 4M) processor. It has DDR3, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, WLAN 802.11b/g/n, and Bluetooth4.0. Asus VivoBook comes with an HD camera. The Asus VivoBook S400 will be available in India at an MRP of Rs 59,999.
The Vivo Tab RT has the Transformer design, and is supplied with its own mobile dock that provides a qwerty keyboard, trackpad, USB port, and built-in battery. It has a 10.1-inch HD Glare screen with capacitive touch and multi-touch, Nvidia Tegra3 GPU, 2GB DDR3 RAM, and storage of 64GB EMMC. It also encompasses WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, 2MP front webcam and 8MP back camera with flash, two cell Battery, and Windows 8 RT operating system. It comes with a docking station, and supports 3G and GPS. The Asus VivoTab RT TF600 TG will be available in India at an MRP of Rs 61,999.