Asus MeMo Pad Android Tablet Announced, Priced at $149

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We know Asus makes the Nexus 7 for Google, a tablet that goes for only $199 for the base model.  The Nexus 7 is quite impressive for the price, selling millions since launch, so it’s not surprising that Asus just announced a cheaper 7-inch Android tablet.

The Asus MeMo Pad is a $149 Android tablet.  That’s cheap for a tablet that comes from a big brand like Asus.  There are cheaper tablets in the market but most of them come from shady brands with equally shady quality.  The MeMo Pad is at least from a known brand with a good track record.

Having said that, the MeMo Pad is cheaper than the Nexus 7 by $50 but Asus compromised quite a lot to reach the $149 price point.   The MeMo Pad has a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 resolution display, a VIA WM8950 SoC with 1GHz Cortex A9 CPU, a Mali-400 GPU, 1GB of RAM and 8 internal memory.  Thankfully, the MeMo pad features a microSD card slot so at least that’s something better than the Nexus 7.  There’s a 16GB variant in case you need a larger built-in storage.  As to software, the MeMo Pad runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.


Don’t expect a rear camera from a $149 tablet.  The MeMo Pad has a 1-megapixel front-facing camera, though, so at least you can do video calls on this tablet.  As to battery life, expect something similar to the Nexus 7 as they use the same battery.

The design of the Asus MeMo Pad is quite similar to the Nexus 7.  I can see a textured finish on the back which I expect to be made of the same faux leather material as the one used on the Nexus 7.  The MeMo Pad is said to be a bit thicker and a bit heavier, though.

The MeMo Pad will be available in multiple colors and will be released in select markets starting this January.  Hopefully, that already includes the Philippines. is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.

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