Asus intros $150 7-inch MeMO Pad

Asus intros $150 7-inch MeMO Pad

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ASUS yesterday announced a budget-friendly 7-inch Android tablet, the $150 MeMO Pad. Looking remarkably similar to the Nexus 7 on the surface, the difference is found under the hood. Perhaps most notably, the 7-inch 1024×600 resolution is where users will “see” where the two are different.

Powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the MeMO Pad employs a  VIA WM8950 1GHz processor, Mali-400 GPU, 1GB RAM, and either 8GB or 16GB internal storage (with microSD expansion). Look for this tablet in Sugar White, Cherry Pink, or Titanium Gray when it surfaces later this month.

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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 playASUS 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.

SPECIFICATIONS *

  • CPU / GPU: VIA WM8950 (1GHz) / Mali-400
  • Operating system: Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Display: 7-inch (1024 x 600, 170PPI) LED-backlit; 10-point multi-touch; 140-degree wide viewing angle; 350-nits brightness
  • Front Camera: 1MP back-illuminated sensor, f/2.0, with 720p HD video capture at 30fps
  • Storage: 1GB RAM; 8GB or 16GB storage with microSD card slot (up to 32GB); 5GB free ASUS WebStorage
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Connectivity: 3.5mm headphone/mic; Microphone; Micro-USB port; Sensors; G-Sensor; Pre-installed ASUS applications; SuperNote Lite; ASUS WebStorage; ASUS WebStorage Online Office; ASUS Studio; BuddyBuzz; MyPainter; MyBitCast
  • Battery: 7 hours (16Wh Li-polymer, 4270mAh)*
  • Available colors: Sugar White, Titanium Gray, Cherry Pink
  • Size: 196.2 x 119.2 x 11.2 mm – 7.72 x 4.69 x 0.44”
  • Weight: 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.

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26 Comments

  1. turf
    January 14, 13:38 Reply

    I don’t trust Asus any more after I had a Transformer Prime for a year. It was so fraught with peril to be bricked if you did any basic hacking on it, like loading a custom rom, unlike Samsung tablets which are almost impossible to brick. I finally did get a custom rom on it with a later version of Jellybean, but I think I was stuck at that point forever – not being able to restore back to stock or change to a different custom rom, without bricking it. It makes me leery of any Asus mobile product.

  2. Bill Farnsworth
    January 14, 20:15 Reply

    Here is a Another New Tablet that pretty much beats everything on the market right now — Next week
    Ainol Electronics NOVO 7 VENUS is released for $149 – a 7″ Android tablet — QUAD CORE CPU,
    1280×800 IPS Display, 16GB Memory, HDMI, MicroSD Card Slot, Google Play access and much more… Plus $25 in Bonus Apps through a site called TabletSprint – definately worth checking out for this Price and Specs.

  3. Andy Anderson
    January 14, 20:23 Reply

    Here’s another a New Tablet that will pretty much beat everything on the market right now — Next week Ainol Electronics NOVO 7 VENUS is released for $149 – a 7″ Android tablet — QUAD CORE CPU, 1280×800 IPS Display, 16GB Memory, HDMI, MicroSD Card Slot, Google Play access and much more… Plus $25 in Bonus Apps through a site called TabletSprint – definately worth checking out for this Price and Specs.

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