Asus Launches the MeMo Pad

So, Asus makes some really good tablets.

Want to see the list of tablets?  Check out our database (just scroll down to Asus).  You'll see Asus has made some top end devices, and it's usually what I'm recommending to people about devices (I still have a TF101).

Well, they just announced the launch of a new tablet to compete in the price point that we started to see at CES.

The MeMoPad

At CES we saw a lot of lower end tablets.  And that makes sense, the Nexus 7 when it came out was uber cheap for a tablet.  Having some high end devices is great and all, and Asus has been all over that as the top end device in the past while.

But, as Apple is finding out, you can't just have one end of the spectrum covered if you want to maintain marketshare.

So, they've announced the MeMo Pad.  This is a 7" tablet that starts at just $150.  Pretty affordable by anybody's standard.  There's 2 models, an 8GB and a 16GB.  They didn't say what the cost for the double space would be tho'.

Here's the specs (if you didn't check out our database):

  • 7" @ 1024x600
  • 1GHz
    • using a VIA WM8950 CPU and Mali GPU
    • doesn't say if it's dual core or quadcore
  • 8GB or 16GB space
    • SD card up to 32GB
    • 5GB cloud space with Asus WebStorage
  • 1GB RAM
  • JellyBean 4.1
  • 4270mAh battery
With a lower screen res I'd imagine the battery should be pretty good and 

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 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.


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.