$200 ARM-based tablet

Freescale announced this $200 tablet reference-design. It looks like a very nice and cheap tablet, if it ever gets released at this price. There are so many big players getting in to the tablet-arena that could have a big influence on the pricing and availabilty of the required parts. But at least these guys make the CPUs, so they might have the best chances of any ‘outsider’ to pull this off.

The bevel around the screen is a bit large, but it might make for better holding of the device, once they get the touch-screen working. I do think it’s a bit weird to announce a price before the whole thing is working, but they must be very positive they’ll get everything to work.

Funny how the article calls it a “Chrome OS Tablet” while it runs Linux, Android and Chrome…


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