Asustek Computer, a leading maker of mobile PCs as well as premium computer components, on Tuesday introduced improved versions of its cost-efficient MeMo Pad tablets. The new slates feature Google Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" operating system as well as considerably improved displays, but at the same time they maintain their affordable prices. Asus also upgraded system-on-chips, software and some other things inside Memor Pads.
The new Asus MeMo Pad HD 7” features quad-core application processor (unknown), 1GB LPDDR2 memory, 7” IPS display with 1280*800 resolution as well as 8GB or 16GB NAND flash storage. MeMO Pad HD 7 has a 1.2MP front-facing HD camera that can capture 720p HD videos as well as a rear 5MP camera. The 7” tablet also features high-quality stereo speakers with enhanced sound, courtesy of Asus SonicMaster audio technology.
Just 10.8mm thick and 302g, the feature-packed MeMO Pad HD 7 has a lithium polymer battery that lasts for up to 10 hours with 720p video playback. Models are available in four colors: black, white, pink and green. The model with 8GB of storage costs $129, the one with 16GB capacity is available for $149.
The all new Asus MeMo Pad FHD 10” is based on the new Intel Atom Z2560 (1.60GHz) processor with Hyper-Threading technology. The device utilizes 10” IPS display with 1920*1200 resolution and is equipped with 1.2MP front-facing camera, a 5MP rear-facing camera with autofocus for photos and 1080p video recording as well as Asus SonicMaster audio technology. MeMO Pad FHD 10 has full connectivity options, including 802.11a/b/g/n, GPS and GLONASS navigation. Asus Miracast wirelessly connects the tablet to a Wi-Fi enabled TV or projector to share movies, photos and presentations. MeMO Pad FHD 10 is available with 16GB or 32GB storage and both capacities also feature a microSD card slot. 5GB of free lifetime Asus WebStorage is also included.
Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10 is just 9.5mm thick and 580g light, and its lithium polymer battery lasts for up to 10 hours with 720p video playback. The ‘micro-weave finish’ is available in Royal Blue, Silk White, and Vivid Pink.
Both Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 and MeMO Pad FHD 10 come include a protective TransCover with microfiber interior. TransCover folds into a stand to prop up the tablet at the perfect angles for watching video and typing with the on-screen keyboard. TransCover is available in blue, pink, white and black for MeMO Pad HD 7; and black, pink and green for MeMO Pad FHD 10. The Persona Cover for MeMO Pad HD 7 is also available. Available in black, pink and green, this is a snug-fit case that protects the tablet from everyday bumps and scrapes.