Asus announces $149 MeMO Pad 7-inch multi-touch tablet

Asus announces $149 MeMO Pad 7-inch multi-touch tabletClose on the heels of the conclusion of the CES 2013, Asus - which unveiled the striking Transformer All-in-One PC and a number of other top-shelf devices at the CES event - has quietly announced its new 7-inch multi-touch tablet, the MeMo Pad.

The Android-based MeMO Pad tablet announced by Asus - the company which engineered Google's flagship Nexus 7 tablet - appears to be quite a fetching tablet, both in terms of specifications and its `budget' price tag --- $149.

The key features of the MeMO Pad include a 7-inch 1024 x 600 backlit LED display with 350-nit brightness; a 1GHz VIA WM8950 CPU; a Mali 400 GPU; 1GB of RAM; 802.11 b/g/n WiFi; micro-USB port; 3.5mm audio jack; and a front 1-megapixel 720p HD camera.

In addition, the 13.7oz Asus MeMO Pad also boasts an on-board storage capacity of 8GB or 16GB; along with 5GB of ASUS WebStorage and an additional 32GB storage available through the microSD slot. The tablet runs the Android OS 4.1 `Jelly Bean' version; and has a 4270mAh battery which gives an estimated 7 hours of battery life.

To be available in three color options - Sugar White, Titanium Gray, and Cherry Pink - the Asus MeMO Pad tablet will also give users full access to the Google Play Store, and also some pre-loaded ASUS apps. The tablet will likely hit the US markets in April this year.

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