Sunday 31st August 2014,

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Asus Memo Pad Officially Launched

By Amelia Hunter

The Memo Pad, the latest 7-inch tablet made by Asus, is now officially launched in the US for only $149. Armed with a lot of really cool features and nice design, it has all the chances to become one of the most successful rivals of Amazon’s Kindle tablets.

The Memo Pad comes with a VIA VM8950 processor clocked at 1 GHz, and a Mali-400 GPU. I have no idea what performance it will show, but I guess we’ll find it out soon enough. The resolution of Memo Pad’s 7-inch display is only 1024 x 600, and it has a 140-degree viewing angle, which is a bit disappointing, but I guess we shouldn’t have expected more from a $150 device.asus-memo-pad

It also offers 8GB of internal storage, expandable by 32 more gigs via a microSD. You can also access 5GB of free online storage. As for connectivity, there’s Wi-Fi, a classic micro-USB connector and a standard 3.5mm audio jack. Unfortunately, there is no GPS on this device, but there is a motion sensor that will be needed for some games and other apps. The battery of the Memo Pad has a capacity of 4270 mAh, with promised battery life of 7 hours, which is rather good.

As for software, the Asus Memo Pad runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, so, unlike Amazon’s tablets, it supports Google Play and its wide range of apps.

What do you think about this tablet? Would you prefer it over Amazon’s Kindles?

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Amelia Hunter has worked as a journalist for about 4 years and covered tech-related news for a number of newspapers and magazines both paper and online. Not so long ago she decided to start her own online magazine together with a friend, and here’s what came out of it. Other than writing about the latest technologies, Amelia loves reading, fencing and playing PC games. Her favorite manufacturer is Samsung and her favorite movie is “Mr. Nobody”. She also thinks that “Der Golem” by Gustav Meyrink is one of the best books in the world, and “The Witcher 1,2” and “Dragon Age 1,2” are among the best games ever.

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