Asus MeMO Pad gets low-key post-CES unveiling

Asus MeMO Pad gets low-key post-CES unveilingTaiwanese manufacturer Asus showed off a few bits and bobs at CES 2013 last week, including the VivoTab Smart Windows 8 tablet and Google Nexus 7 dock.

As the dust settles in Vegas, Asus has lifted the lid on the MeMO Pad, a “tweener” tablet with a $149 price tag.

Getting straight down to business, Asus MeMO Pad specs include a 7in display (1024 x 600, 170PPI), 1GHz VIA WM8950 processor, 1MP front camera, 1GB of RAM, and Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) on OS duties.

As for storage, the Asus MeMO Pad weighs in at 8GB or 16GB, and – unlike the Google Nexus 7 – welcomes a further 32GB via microSD.

Asus stresses that the MeMO Pad is a “tablet-only product”, and as such won’t be compatible with a keyboard dock.

The model number isn’t clear, but the Asus MeMO Pad sounds remarkably like the Asus ME172V, which was rumoured to have a $99 price tag and/or Nexus branding.

Well, clearly neither of those is happening. The Asus MeMO Pad will sell for $149 in “selected markets”, in a choice of Sugar White, Titanium Gray, or Cherry Pink.

We’ve asked Asus if we should expect to see the Asus MeMO Pad in the UK, but don’t hold your breath.

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andyanderson10000  Jan. 15, 2013 at 01:39

Here is another New Tablet I read about today 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, 1280x800 IPS Display, 16GB Memory, HDMI, MicroSD Card Slot, Google Play installed and much more... Plus $25 in Bonus Apps through a site called TabletSprint -- worth checking out for this Price and Features.

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