We’ve heard about the Asus Memo Pad, the soon-to-be-released cheap tablet from the Taiwanese manufacturer. The tablet measures 7-inches and is priced at $150, a price point that makes the Nexus 7 look like it’s overpriced. The Asus Memo Pad is not like the Nexus 7, though, even if it’s also Asus who made the Google-branded tablet. The two tablets share a lot of features but the Memo Pad sacrificed a few hardware specs in order to arrive at the very attractive price of $150.
For instance, the screen on the Memo Pad is a tad inferior since it has a lower 1024 x 600 resolution display while the Nexus 7 has 1280 x 800. The Memo Pad also has an inferior 1GHz Cortex A9 CPU while the Nexus 7 has a Tegra 3 processor. Both have 1GB of RAM so they are even in this respect. In terms of internal memory, the Asus Memo Pad only has 16GB but it has a microSD card slot for expansion, something that’s not available on the Nexus 7. The Asus MeMo Pad also runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean just like the Nexus 7.
The new video released by Asus on YouTube shows the main features of the MemoPad like the fact that it fits in one hand with its small form factor, the expandable storage, the availability of a front facing camera, the free 5GB lifetime cloud storage, the use of SonicMaster audio technology , and the ability to store and edit office files on WebStorage. It also introduced useful software features like the Asu Studio, MyPainter, SuperNote Lite and BuddyBuzz. The Asus Memo Pad is available in Titanium Gray, Cherry Pink and Sugar White.
Here’s the video featuring the Asus MemoPad.