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There's a first time for everything: AT&T to offer ASUS slate this week

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There's a first time for everything: AT&T to offer ASUS slate this week
For the first time in the history of both AT&T and ASUS, the second largest carrier in the U.S. will be offering an ASUS produced tablet. The fun and festivities begin next week and the model coming to the mobile operator is the ASUS MeMO Pad FHD LTE 10.1. We're talking about 10.1 inches of  glass with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, known in the big city as FHD. That works out to a 226ppi pixel density, by the way. Under the hood is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro SoC. There is a Wi-Fi only version powered by a dual-core Intel Atom processor, but where's the money for AT&T if it sells you Wi-Fi only devices? For the model stamped "Intel Inside" you will need to order overseas.

Moving along, the AT&T version of the ASUS MeMO Pad FHD LTE 10.1 has 16GB of native storage and connections to ASUS' new cloud services. Back and front cameras weigh in at 5MP and 1.2MP respectively and the 6760mAh battery should keep the lights on for some time. AT&T is offering its first ASUS slate for $299.99 with a signed two-year pact, which includes 4G LTE data for your new spiffy tablet. Off-contract, you'll be paying $100 more.

ASUS MeMO Pad FHD LTE 10.1, coming to AT&T this week

ASUS MeMO Pad FHD LTE 10.1, coming to AT&T this week


source: SlashGear

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posted on 08 Sep 2013, 11:29

1. Shatter (Posts: 1968; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Only $100 off with a 2 year contract, what a joke.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 12:00

2. 14545 (Posts: 1060; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


You beat me to it. What's the point in offering a "discount" when you will probably have to pay a 375 etf for breaking the "contract". ATT and VZW both are jokes.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 12:28

9. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Actually it's $150 for tablets.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 12:34

10. 14545 (Posts: 1060; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Thanks for correcting me. Either way, it should be no longer than a 12 month contract with that little of a discount.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 12:20

7. dorianb (Posts: 347; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


AT&T math fail

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 13:32

11. Dr.Phil (Posts: 864; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Also, PA is incorrect. You can order the Wi-fi version of the tablet through TigerDirect for $330. Unless, I am somehow mistaken and this is not the same tablet we are talking about:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8517929&SRCCODE=WEBGOOPA&cm_mmc_o=mH4CjC7BBTkwCjCV1-CjCE&gclid=CKXR_fC2vLkCFSlo7AodxhUAqg

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 12:00

3. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Not quite the first time, the 2012 Nexus 7 was also available with AT&T HSPA+

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 12:07

4. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 822; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


ASUS made, but Google branded.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 12:08

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3881; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


But this is the first time AT&T is officially selling an Asus tablet. Yes, the Nexus 7 was capable of using AT&T's network, but it was never sold by AT&T, you had to buy it from Google.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 12:20

6. dorianb (Posts: 347; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


The Nexus 7 was NEVER sold through AT&T's website or brick n' mortar stores.

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 12:23 3

8. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


Not correct. AT&T has offered the Asus VivoTab RT since launch. Perhaps you should update this to say the first Asus "Android" tablet.

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