The budget Android tablet market is awash with substandard devices from unheard of manufacturers and with Rockchip CPU’s in abundance however this looks set to change as the market leader for tablets (in my eyes) are set to launch their own 7 inch budget device.
ASUS, who brought us the Nexus 7 and the impressive transformer range of tablets, have announced their latest device, the ASUS MeMO.
Costing just $149 the 7 inch tablet is anything but startling when it comes to specs with a resolution of just 1024 x 600 and a 1GHz CPU however, the one thing positive is the cost and entering into a market where unheard of devices take precedence, this could end up being a HUGE win for ASUS.
ASUS Launches the MeMO Pad™
The new MeMO Pad™ is designed to go wherever you go.
Fremont, CA (January 13, 2013) – ASUS is excited to introduce the MeMO Pad™, a stylish and capable 7-inch Android tablet designed for mobile consumers looking for a high-quality yet remarkably affordable tablet. With a starting MSRP of $149 (US), the ASUS MeMO Pad™ features Android™ 4.1 and offers full support for Google Play so you can choose from over 750,000 apps and games, browse the world’s largest eBookstore, search millions of songs, watch thousands of the latest and greatest movies and TV shows, and even flip through your favorite magazines*. Available in three colors – Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink – MeMO Pad™ sports an elegant, non-slip diamond-patterned finish in a thin and lightweight design.
Created for both work and play
ASUS MeMO Pad™ runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1GHz VIA WM8950 CPU and a Mali-400 GPU for a smooth and fluid entertainment experience. It features a 10-point multi-touch LED-backlit display with 1024 x 600 resolution, 140-degree wide viewing angles, and its 350-nit brightness means images remain clear, even outdoors. MeMO Pad™ also features ASUS SonicMaster audio and MaxxAudio for high-quality sound.
ASUS MeMO Pad™ offers up to 16GB of internal storage, which can be supplemented by up to 32GB via the microSD card slot. A suite of ASUS applications are also pre-installed, including SuperNote Lite, BuddyBuzz, ASUS WebStorage with 5GB of online storage space, ASUS Studio and WebStorage Office for enhanced productivity.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS MeMO Pad will be available starting this January in selected markets from authorized ASUS resellers. Please contact your local ASUS representative for more information. The ASUS MeMO Pad™ is a tablet-only product and does not come with a dock like the award winning ASUS Transformer Pad™ series.
CPU / GPU
VIA WM8950 (1GHz) / Mali-400
Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean
7-inch (1024 x 600, 170PPI) LED-backlit
140-degree wide viewing angle
1MP back-illuminated sensor, f/2.0, with 720p HD video capture at 30fps
8GB or 16GB storage with microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
5GB free ASUS WebStorage
Pre-installed ASUS applications
ASUS WebStorage Online Office
7 hours (16Wh Li-polymer, 4270mAh)*
Sugar White/Titanium Gray/Cherry Pink
196.2 x 119.2 x 11.2 mm – 7.72 x 4.69 x 0.44"
370g – 13.1oz
*Specifications may vary without prior notice. Options, pricing and availability dependent upon region. Google Play services vary from country to country. Please confirm exact services for each specific region. Check usa.asus.com for further details.
The ASUS MeMO Pad will be available in few colour options, including Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink.