ASUS outs a trio of 64-bit Android KitKat slates: slim-bezel Fonepad 8, and MeMO Pad 8 as the lightest 8" LTE tablet
The Fonepad 8 seems to have the slowest, 1.8 GHz Atom Z3560 version of the quad-core processor, but it sports 3G connectivity, and Asus also managed to place an 8" 1280x800 IPS-LCD display inside, and surround it with just 5mm bezels. This makes the Fonepad 7 sport the best screen-to-body ratio amongst all 8" tablets out there, at 72.2% ratio. The tablet also flaunts dual stereo speakers, situated at the front.
The MeMO Pad 7 also has two stereo speakers, but comes with a smaller display, and powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor. Asus put a 5 MP camera on the rear of the 7-incher, and an HD 720p display in this one.
Another superlative comes in the form of the MeMO Pad 8, which Asus touts to be "the world’s lightest 8-inch LTE tablet." As the phrase implies, this is the Cadillac of the new Asus tablets, as it sports a 1080p resolution stuffed in an 8" display, a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz quad-core processor, and fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity. Not only that, but the MeMO Pad 8 has a premium multi-layer metal coating for the chassis, weighs just 10.55oz (299g), and is only 0.29 (7.3mm) thick to boot.
The three new Asus tablets are sporting a thoroughly overhauled Zen UI overlay, which the company touts to be "featuring over 1000 software enhancements and a new visual design." The redrawn interface is executed in the modern flat style, and introduces entirely new themes, transitional animations, notification sounds, and ringtones. Any takers?