Are you looking for a budget tablet? Is the Nexus 7 too expensive for you at $199? Then I have good news as Asus is launching a cheaper version of the Nexus 7 called the Asus MeMO Pad for just $150. Now don’t expect at this price that you’ll get that great processor or screen resolution. But hey that’s how tablets become cheaper. If you are on a really tight budget but really want a tablet in April then the MoMO Pad might be just for you.
Personally I think it’s totally worth the extra $50 to get the Nexus 7 as it’s the best tablet on the market. I have owned the Nexus 7 for a while now and it has been my favorite. But don’t let me convince you if that $50 is that important which I can totally understand. Do expect to get a lower resolution screen of 1024×600 along with 1GHz VIA WM8950 processor. You also lose out on a back camera which is not that big of a deal in my opinion. One advantage that it does have over the Nexus 7 is the microSD car slot that will let you expand that 8 GB storage. Overall what you expect from a budget tablet. More specs below and should be available in April.
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 ASUSSonicMaster 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 authorizedASUS resellers. Please contact your local ASUS representative for more information. The ASUSMeMO Pad™ is a tablet-only product and does not come with a dock like the award winningASUS Transformer Pad™ series.