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ASUS MeMo Pad gets introduced post CES

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ASUS MeMo Pad gets introduced post CES
The ASUS MeMo Pad

The ASUS MeMo Pad

Even though CES 2013 is over, it doesn't mean that the parade of new devices comes to an end. Take the ASUS MeMo Pad which has just been introduced. The 7 inch tablet offers resolution of 1024 x 600. That is the same resolution that can be found on the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 and works out to a 170ppi pixel density. Other specs include the Mali 400 GPU which takes care of the graphics. 1GB of RAM is on board along with 16GB of native storage and a 1MP front-facing camera. And the best part is that Android 4.1 is installed on the device right out of the box.

While ASUS did not reveal a model number for the tablet, this could be the ME172V which showed up on GL Benchmarks. At various times, the tablet was rumored to be sold for $99 or $129, but as it turns out, the device in question will be priced at $150. It is another low priced 7 inch Android tablet that has become a quite popular genre for tablet OEMs and tablet buyers alike.

One last note. Unlike the line of ASUS tablets that transform inro a laptop by connecting to a QWERTY dock, the ASUS MeMo Pad is a tablet only. That actually might be good news. After all, there is that old saying, "Jack of all trades, master of none."

source: ASUS via Engadget

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posted on 13 Jan 2013, 22:05 2

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7787; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'd pick the Nexus 7 over this because of the higher display. Asus almost got my attention. Almost.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 22:14

3. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Agreed. 720p resolution and hands down I would get it. I can even live w/o the quad core.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 22:16 4

4. MeoCao (unregistered)


In many countries N7 is very expensive w/o GG subsidy, and people don't have much money like Americans, so this tablet is very good option. I like that it has most of N7 design.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 23:31

7. itsjustJOH (Posts: 76; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


True. Here in the Philippines, the price of N7 is more than half of the price with the subsidy.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 23:40

8. MeoCao (unregistered)


lol, this is real discrimination by GG, not the 1 that WP fanboys accuse GG of.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 00:13

10. itsjustJOH (Posts: 76; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


They can't possibly subsidize every tablet that will be sold worldwide.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 23:42

9. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


Doesn't Asus make the nexus 7?

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 22:09

2. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


and the processor is?

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 22:19

5. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Processor is a single core at 1GHZ. :( even a Tegra 2 dual core would have been good.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 23:28

6. droidboy (Posts: 33; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


Not bad for the price. Asus makes good products and its running jelly bean. I just got a nexus 7 but if I hadn't I probly would have given the memo a shot. But I love the nexus 7!

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 04:37

11. rabih_z (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


whats the diff. with Nexus 7

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 06:03

12. huypaulha94 (Posts: 23; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Whatever happened to the MeMo pad with the pen? I was waiting for that one for the longest time and it decided to never arrive stateside.... :(

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