In the face of stiff tablet competition from the likes of Acer and Samsung, ASUS isn’t resting on its laurels. Reportedly, the Taiwanese firm intends to unveil a successor to its 7-inch budget device Memo Pad at Computex this year.
Dubbed the Memo Pad HD, the tablet is a major improvement over its predecessor. Whereas the Memo Pad had a 1024×600 resolution, 169 PPI display, the new tablet sports a 1280×720 pixel screen. Its internals have received a significant upgrade, as well: the Memo Pad HD features a quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. In addition, it supports the standard array of 802.11 wireless (b/g/n), Bluetooth, and GPS.
While the Memo Pad launched at $149, ASUS will allegedly sell the Memo Pad HD for $169 because of increased component costs. It’ll be available, like the Memo Pad, in several different colors: white, black, blue, pink, and yellow.
ASUS has been a powerful player in the Android device market for quite a while. The Memo Pad HD, when launched, should further cement the company’s position as one of the dominant manufacturers in the tablet space.