ASUS tonight capped off the weekend with an official announcement for the MeMO Pad, a new tablet that comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. Bearing a bit more than a passing resemblance to the Nexus 7 (which is also made by ASUS), the MeMO Pad touts a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024x600 and a 1-megapixel camera on its face and is powered by a 1GHz VIA WM8950 processor. Rounding out the MeMO Pad's spec list is 1GB RAM, 4,270mAh battery, 8GB or 16GB storage and a microSD slot, which is a nice feature that you own't find on the Nexus 7. The MeMO Pad will be offered in Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink.
As far as availability goes, ASUS says that the MeMO Pad will be available beginning in January (no specific launch date was given) with a starting price of $149. That's not a bad price for the package, and with a Nexus 7-like body but slightly lower-end specs, the MeMO Pad could be worth considering for folks that like the look of Google's 7-inch slate but need something that'll be a tad easier on their wallet. ASUS's full announcement for its new Jelly Bean tablet is available for your perusal below.
ASUS Launches the MeMO Pad™
The new MeMO Pad™ is designed to go wherever you go.
Fremont, CA (January 13, 2013) — ASUS is excited to introduce the MeMO Pad™, a stylish and capable 7-inch Android tablet designed for mobile consumers looking for a high-quality yet remarkably affordable tablet. With a starting MSRP of $149 (US), the ASUS MeMO Pad™ features Android™ 4.1 and offers full support for Google Play so you can choose from over 750,000 apps and games, browse the world's largest eBookstore, search millions of songs, watch thousands of the latest and greatest movies and TV shows, and even flip through your favorite magazines*. Available in three colors – Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink — MeMO Pad™ sports an elegant, non-slip diamond-patterned finish in a thin and lightweight design.
Created for both work and playASUS MeMO Pad™ runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1GHz VIA WM8950 CPU and a Mali-400 GPU for a smooth and fluid entertainment experience. It features a 10-point multi-touch LED-backlit display with 1024 x 600 resolution, 140-degree wide viewing angles, and its 350-nit brightness means images remain clear, even outdoors. MeMO Pad™ also features ASUS SonicMaster audio and MaxxAudio for high-quality sound.
ASUS MeMO Pad™ offers up to 16GB of internal storage, which can be supplemented by up to 32GB via the microSD card slot. A suite of ASUS applications are also pre-installed, including SuperNote Lite, BuddyBuzz, ASUS WebStorage with 5GB of online storage space, ASUS Studio and WebStorage Office for enhanced productivity.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS MeMO Pad will be available starting this January in selected markets from authorized ASUS resellers. Please contact your local ASUS representative for more information. The ASUS MeMO Pad™ is a tablet-only product and does not come with a dock like the award winning ASUS Transformer Pad™ series.
CPU / GPU: VIA WM8950 (1GHz) / Mali-400
Operating system: Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean
Display: 7-inch (1024 x 600, 170PPI) LED-backlit; 10-point multi-touch; 140-degree wide viewing angle; 350-nits brightness
Front Camera: 1MP back-illuminated sensor, f/2.0, with 720p HD video capture at 30fps
Storage: 1GB RAM; 8GB or 16GB storage with microSD card slot (up to 32GB); 5GB free ASUS WebStorage
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
Connectivity: 3.5mm headphone/mic; Microphone; Micro-USB port; Sensors; G-Sensor; Pre-installed ASUS applications; SuperNote Lite; ASUS WebStorage; ASUS WebStorage Online Office; ASUS Studio; BuddyBuzz; MyPainter; MyBitCast
Battery: 7 hours (16Wh Li-polymer, 4270mAh)*
Available colors: Sugar White, Titanium Gray, Cherry Pink
Size: 196.2 x 119.2 x 11.2 mm - 7.72 x 4.69 x 0.44”
Weight: 370g - 13.1oz
*Specifications may vary without prior notice. Options, pricing and availability dependent upon region. Google Play services vary from country to country. Please confirm exact services for each specific region. Check usa.asus.com for further details.
Via Android Central