ASUS rolls out MeMO pad, a Nexus 7-esque Android tablet for $149

ASUS rolls out MeMO pad, Nexus 7 finally has competition.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Mon, Jan 14 2013 8:27 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:25 PM CST

We heard rumors before and during CES that ASUS would begin shipping a new sub $150 class Android tablet, and it seems that the rumors were true. The MeMO Pad is a direct competitor with Google's Nexus 7, which by the way, is manufactured by ASUS.

ASUS rolls out MeMO pad, a Nexus 7-esque Android tablet for $149 | TweakTown.com

The MeMO Pad is a 7-inch 1024x600, 170 pixels per inch tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly bean. At the MeMO's core is a VIA WM8950 A9 processor running at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM and a Mali-400 GPU. The tablet features a 10 point multi-touch digitizer, and a Micro SD slot that supports up to 32GB SDHC cards.

With a 140-degree viewing angle, the Nexus 7's IPS display greatly outshines the MeMO however. 802.11 N, 720p, 30FPS front facing camera, and a 4270mAh Li-Po battery round off the 7" tablets features. The MeMo is finished with a rubberized coating and is available in three colors including white, grey and pink. The MeMO is expected to ship in April at a price point of $150.

NEWS SOURCE:electronista.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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