Asus Eee Pad MeMo: glasses-free 3D comes to the tablet (Computex 2011)

Asus Eee Pad MeMo: glasses-free 3D comes to the tablet (Computex 2011)Asus is one of precious few manufacturers that have managed to break the Android tablet template and actually come up with something a little original, and it's done it again with the new Eee Pad MeMo.

The fourth in Asus' line of Eee Pad slates, this 7-incher has one feature in particular that leaves all the other Android pretenders eating its dust: it comes with a 3D screen – one you don't need glasses to view, either.

The MeMo tablet itself was first announced back at CES at the start of the year, but since then Asus has managed to get its hands on some nice shiny 3D panels, and the final release will now sport a 1,280 x 800 IPS display – higher than the resolution announced at CES – plus specs-free 3D goodness to boot.

The new model was announced during Asus' keynote at the Computex 2011 show, which runs this week in Taipei.

The Eee Pad MeMo will come with a stylus for taking notes in portrait mode (presumably the reason for its name), and like most 3D products we've seen so far, there's a hardware switch for turning the 3D effect off to give your poor eyes a rest.

As for a launch date, so far we know only that the Eee Pad MeMo will be arriving later this year, so if you fancy a bit of 3D tablet jollies without those dreaded specs, this might be one to jot down early on your provisional Christmas shopping list.

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