The $149 Asus MeMO Pad Tablet Is No Nexus 7 Competitor
January 14, 2013 | 12:00 pm
By Jeremy Hill
Asus recently revealed its new MeMO Pad tablet that’s going to be released in “emerging markets” this month, and the United States in April. This 7-inch tablet will be priced at $150, and it specifications go right along with its budget price. The MeMO Pad isn’t meant to lure anyone away from the Nexus 7 (which Asus also manufacturers) but those looking to save a little money may find this device enticing.
The MeMO Pad has a 7-inch 1024×600 display, 1GB of RAM, a 1GHz processor, 8GB-16GB of expandable storage and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This tablet also differs from the Nexus 7 in terms of pre-installed applications. While Asus doesn’t appear to have made any major customizations to Android in general, it has pre-installed apps such as SuperNote Lite, MyPainter, MyBitCast, Asus Studio and others. You’ll also get 5GB of online storage if you use Asus WebStorage.
As the image suggests, there will be a few different colors to choose from including titanium gray, cherry pink and sugar white.
As far as budget tablets go, you can do much worse than the MeMO. The problem is that for $50 more, you can get the best 7-inch Android tablet ever created without all the bloatware.
Note: This article was originally published on the Technology Tell network.