Well, it looks like tablets are the talk of the town and it was no exception for ASUS at Computex. ASUS has just announced two tablets in their MeMO line: the MeMO Pad FHD 10 and the MeMO Pad HD 7. The FHD 10 is a 10-inch tablet boasting a 1920x1080 screen and Atom processor (!!!) and the Pad 7 is a refresher of ASUS' popular budget friendly MeMO Pad.
|MeMO Pad HD 7||MeMO Pad FHD 10|
|Display||7 inch||10 inch|
|Resolution||1280 x 800 IPS Display||1920 x 1200 Full HD|
|CPU:||Quad-Core Processor||Intel AtomT Z2560 1.6GHZ|
|Internal Memory:||Up to 16 GB Internal Storage||Up to 32GB Internal Storage|
|Operating System:||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Battery:||Lithium Polymer Battery (Up to 10 hours)||Lithium Polymer Battery(Up to 10 hours)|
|Cameras:||1.2-megapixel front-facing and 5-megapixel rear (optional)||1.2-megapixel front-facing and 5-megapixel rear|
|Other:||High Quality Stero Speakers, microSD||High Quality Stero Speakers, microSD|
|Approximate Price:||US $129 for 8GB and US $149 for 16GB||Unknown|
As you can see from the specs above, there is still a little bit of missing information in regards to the tablets, such as for the MeMO Pad HD 7, there is no indication to the model or speed of the quad-core processor inside it. As well, the specs for the FHD 10 didn't reveal anything in regards to it's RAM.
However, an interesting tid-bit is that both tablets will come with protective TransCover cases with a microfiber interior, which allows users to propr up the tablet for watching videos or typing on it like a keyboard. As well, both devices come with a certain amount of ASUS Webstorage. For the HD 7, you get 16GB of Webstorage for free for one year. For the FHD 10, you get 5GB free of lifetime Webstorage.
Best feature in my opinion? The price. For the 16GB model of the HD 7, you can spend less than 150 dollars and easily upgrade the amount of storage via the microSD port. Pricing for the FHD 10 is still forthcoming.
You can check out the full press release here:
Computex Taipei, Taiwan (3 June, 2013) — ASUS today announced the new MeMO Pad™ HD 7 and MeMO Pad™ FHD 10 Android tablets. With an MSRP of just US$129 for 8GB capacity and US$149 for 16GB, MeMO Pad™ HD 7 is a 7-inch tablet that offers incredible value, with a quad-core processor, 1280 x 800 IPS display, and 1.2-megapixel front and optional 5-megapixel rear cameras. MeMO Pad™ FHD 10 is a 10-inch tablet with the new Intel® Atom™ Z2560 processor, 1920 x 1200 Full HD IPS display and ASUS SonicMaster audio technology.
ASUS MeMO Pad™ HD 7 — the value tablet for mobile entertainment
ASUS MeMO Pad™ HD 7 has a quad-core processor and 1GB RAM for smooth and responsive performance with apps of all kinds. The 7-inch display has a 1280 x 800 native resolution for crisp text and images, and IPS technology for accurate, vibrant colors with 170-degree wide viewing angles. MeMO Pad™ HD 7 also features high-quality stereo speakers with enhanced sound, courtesy of ASUS SonicMaster audio technology.
MeMO Pad™ HD 7 has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing HD camera that can capture 720p HD videos and models are also available with a rear 5-megapixel camera. Just 10.8mm thick and 302g, the feature-packed MeMO Pad™ HD 7 has a lithium polymer battery that lasts for up to 10 hours with 720p video playback. Models are available in four colors — black, white, pink and green.
MeMO Pad™ HD 7 has 16GB of storage and a MicroSD card slot, plus 16GB ASUS WebStorage free for one year. Together with the ASUS WebStorage Office, users can view, create, edit and share Microsoft Office documents online.
ASUS MeMO Pad™ FHD 10 — the multimedia tablet of choice
ASUS MeMO Pad™ FHD 10 features the latest Intel® Atom™ Z2560 1.6GHz processor and a 1920 x 1200 Full HD IPS display for deliver vivid visuals with 178-degree wide viewing angles. MeMO Pad™ FHD 10 has stereo speakers with SonicMaster audio technology and its 10-inch screen makes it ideal for entertainment, 1080p video playback and handheld gaming.
MeMO Pad™FHD 10 features Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology for improved graphics performance and increased energy efficiency. The slim design has a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus for impressive photos and 1080p video recording.
MeMO Pad™ FHD 10 is just 9.5mm thick and 580g light, and its lithium polymer battery lasts for up to 10 hours with 720p video playback. The ‘micro-weave finish’ is available in Royal Blue, Silk White, and Vivid Pink.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
ASUS MeMO Pad™ HD 7 has an MSRP of US$129 for 8GB capacity and US$149 for 16GB, and will be available starting in July 2013. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.