ASUS MeMO Pad debuts post-CES, Jelly Bean and 16GB on offer for $150
ASUS has introduced MeMO Pad, a capable 7-inch Android tablet designed for mobile consumers looking for a high-quality yet remarkably affordable tablet. For an asking price of $149 (US), the ASUS MeMO Pad comes out of the box with Android 4.1 and offers full support for Google Play. The MeMO Pad will be available in three colors – Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink – and will feature a non-slip diamond-patterned finish in a thin and lightweight design.
With a tagline claiming that it’s “Created for both work and play”, the MeMO Pad is surely aiming at a wide market. The tablet runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1GHz VIA WM8950 CPU and a Mali-400 GPU. It sports a 10-point multi-touch LED-backlit display with 1024 x 600 resolution, 140-degree wide viewing angles, and 350-nit brightness for better outdoor usage. MeMO Pad also features ASUS SonicMaster audio and MaxxAudio for high-quality sound. The device offers up to 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 32GB via the microSD card slot. A suite of ASUS applications are also pre-installed with the package, including SuperNote Lite, BuddyBuzz, ASUS WebStorage with 5GB of online storage space, ASUS Studio and WebStorage Office.
The ASUS MeMO Pad will be available starting this January in selected markets from authorized ASUS resellers. No information about release date has been divulged as of yet, but we expect the market price to be around Rs. 10,000 mark in India, which makes for an interesting alternative to the Nexus 7.
Source: ASUS via engadget
Salman Ravoof is a freelance writer, a mechanical engineer and an avid science and technology enthusiast. He likes creativity and is a great fan of fantasy and sci-fi genre. When not busy, he revels in experimenting and spends most of his time pondering about the existence of reality.
14 January, 2013