Asus MeMO Pad budget tablet announced

14 Jan 2013
Asus MeMO Pad

Cut-price single-core Jelly Bean tablet due to launch in April

The Asus MeMO Pad 7in tablet has been announced at a bargain-basement price of just €110 (likely to be around £110 including VAT). The 7in Android tablet has a single-core VIA WonderMedia WM8950 system-on-chip processor running at 1GHz, with an ARM Mali-400 graphics processing unit.

The MeMO Pad will also have 1GB of memory, a choice of 8GB or 16GB of storage and a micro-SD slot that can expand this by up to 32GB. As with other Asus tablets, the MeMO Pad includes free access to the company's WebStorage cloud-based file storage service, complete with 5GB of storage. A 7in 1,024x600 resolution capacitive LCD touchscreen and a claimed seven-hour battery rounds of the specifications.

Although the specifications aren't bad for a 7in tablet at this price, the company is going to find stiff competition from the tablet it made for Google, the Nexus 7. Although the MeMO Pad is cheaper, the £159 Nexus 7 has a quad-core processor, IPS screen, 16GB of storage and a quad-core processor.

A firm launch date has yet to be confirmed, although April mooted as a likely target.

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