The new Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 has just been unveiled by company chairman Jonney Shih at the company’s Computex 2013 event.
The specs the new tablet offers are almost guaranteed to make it a success, considering its price. The specs confirm what has been previously known about the Nexus 7 competitor, while the price for the 16GB version is $149, just like the one of its predecessor. An 8GB version costs $129, with Asus stating that the product is aimed at developing markets.
The screen of the MeMo Pad HD 7 has received quite the improvement, moving from a resolution of 1024 x 600 to 1280 x 800 pixels. The new version also comes with more processing power, as it has a quad-core Cortex A7 CPU. Also in the mix are a 5 and a 1.2 megapixel cameras, as well as Asus’ proprietary Sonic Master audio technology.
The tablet runs Android 4.2, and, although it’s aimed at developing markets, we expect it to do well worldwide – currently it’s pretty hard to get a similar product at this price.
More details about the availability are expected.
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I will be buying the 16gb. I was about to get the Nexus 7 2 32gb but f-that. $100 less and I can pick it up at my local bestbuy & buy it has a SD slot! Just hurry up and come out so you can take my money.
Me two ;)
What type of screen is it? IPS for this price? Probably a mediatek chip! (I won’t mind)
If it had cortex a9 I would consider it
Why do they even bother making 8 gb devices?? 32 should be the minimum standard now
For those of us who use our tablets for communication (email) and reading (Kindle app) and save the heavy chores (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Maya and Cinema 4D) for real computers (Windows 7 64-bit, Intel 6-core/12-thread, 32GB RAM, 4GB GDDR) …Oh yeah, and also for “emerging” markets (see article)..
What am I missing? The Nexus 7 (ASUS MeMo 370t) hit the streets with a 1280 x 800 IPS screen almost a year ago. Since when is renaming a tablet back to its original name big news? I clicked in excited to find an all new MeMo being launched with 1920 x 1200, but instead I find the type of lackluster announcement one would expect to find from Apple. Nice to see the price drop’ though.
Had an old Nexus 7. Amazing hardware specs, general OS & gaming performance and latest Android. It had two main problems: First, the washed-out screen (as if there is a very thin grey mist hovering over) with weak and bland colours/contrast/sharpness and weak blacks. Secondly, the single mono speakers at the back which even when doors closed and a quiet weekend it still doesn’t measure up to the Galaxy tabs, iPad minis and the Kindle Fire HDs. Does the Memo pad HD7 improve on those issues? Or is it more same old-same old? Please advice.