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.
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?