Rumour: Asus Prepping 7-Inch Transformer Prime Mini and Cheaper Eee Pad Memo for CES

By Sam Gibbs on at

It's that time of year again where rumours and early leaks are rife with everything hinted for unveiling at the upcoming CES in Las Vegas. Asus is apparently prepping a mini version of its much lusted-after Transformer Prime and a cheaper Android tablet to take on the budget sector, both to be shown off next week.

Notebook Italia has it on good authority that Asus is working up a more "pocketable" 7-inch variant of the Transformer Prime that'll come packing a keyboard dock just like its bigger brother. There's no information regarding the internals, but if Asus manages to squeeze out a 7-inch tablet with the same quad-core internals as the Transformer Prime it could be onto something truly stellar here.

The slightly less exciting prospect of the 7-inch Eee Pad Memo (possibly pictured above) is said to feature just a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip clocking in at 1.2GHz, while storage pegged at between 16 to 64GB should easily cater for a flight's worth of movies for that 1280x800 resolution screen. There's also reported to be a 3G version, and a 3D version -- just in case you want to take your eye-strain-inducing watching of Avatar on-the-go.

While we're still waiting to get our hands on the Transformer Prime in the UK, we can only but wait till January 8th for the kick-off of CES 2012 to see whether Asus really does have a potent 7-incher up its sleeve. [Notebook Italia via Ubergizmo]