CES:2011 ASUS Eee Pad MeMO Unveiled, Brings a Capacitive Stylus Along for the Ride

ASUS announced an impressive 7-inch Android tablet yesterday that has an interesting hook. They are incorporating a capacitive stylus for use in the bundled apps, “Media Note” and “Painter.”

This is a unique spin on pen-input. Stylus’ complimenting capacitive touch screens have not been pushed heavily into the Android world. This idea is very intriguing for tablets and could prove to be a successful gimmick.

Under the hood of the Eee Pad MeMO we find a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm 8260 processor, which is also an exciting feature. A front-facing 1.2 megapixel camera and a back LED flash 5 megapixel camera also accompanies this bad boy. As far as which version of Android it is running, ASUS announced it will be running Android 3.0 Honeycomb at launch.

The ASUS Eee Pad MeMO will be released this June, starting in iPad territory at $499.

What do you guys think? Is a capacitive screen with a partner stylus something that you would try?

(Source: Engadget)

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5 Comments

  1. Nick Portelli
    January 05, 13:29 Reply

    This is something I definitely want. Or of course any of the other 3 tablets ASUS is releasing.

  2. jean-bernard breu
    January 05, 15:32 Reply

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  3. Kris
    January 05, 16:16 Reply

    The stylus is dope. For tablets it will be VERY VERY useful. It will allow designers to draft and draw on it (just imagine if Adobe produces a photoshop and illustrator for tablets). Also will help for quick note taking and allow signatures for mobile commerce on credit card transactions. Im actually shocked this wasnt included with the iPad at launch.

  4. Se7en2
    January 05, 17:13 Reply

    Definitely interested, but don’t know if I can wait until June. I’ve been dying to get an Android tablet, especially after my son got an iPad for Christmas. The combination of the dual-core processor, Honeycomb and the stylus just might be enough for me to hold off, though, it just depends on what is released between now and then.

  5. quantm
    January 24, 07:58 Reply

    The direction is very productive: we still live in teh XX sentury in terms of the input interfaces and such a move would be a step forward. Totally agree with Kris: Adobe products on tablets would make another revolution in productivity. Towards Eee Pad – it really needs an (O)LED screen since using it as a regular notebook implies long watching it – without LED blinking LCD will make the eyes tired.

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