Maybe not all of you remember the first generation of MeMO Pad by Asus which soon after Google took it under its wings and rebranded it into a Nexus device, plus some slight adjustments, it became the best-selling 7 inch tablet in 2012. Rumors about a new generation of MeMO Pads have started right after a first appearance in public (GLBenchmark website) at the end of the first quarter of 2012. Since then we’ve seen more evidence from a Russian retailer which also spilled the approximate selling price.
During CES 2013, Asus exhibited the new 7 inch low-budget tablet and finally a few minutes ago Taiwanese manufacturer has officially announced the MeMO Pad ME172V. It packs a 170 ppi 7 inch LED-backlit display with a surprising 1024×600 resolution, powered by a new on this branch 1GHz VIA WM8950 CPU, a Mali-400 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Asus MeMO Pad comes in 8/16 GB internal memory storage expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card. It also packs a 1MP 720p front-facing camera, 4270 mAh battery, JellyBean OS and some pre-installed ASUS applications; SuperNote Lite; ASUS WebStorage; ASUS WebStorage Online Office; ASUS Studio; BuddyBuzz; MyPainter; MyBitCast.
Asus MeMO Pad is available starting this month on emerging markets (later in the US as well) for $149 in three colors: Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink.
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 play ASUS 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.