A few days ago at CES, Acer has introduced the affordable Iconia B1-A71 tablet for just $149. If you’re in the market for a cheap 7-inch Android tablet, another Android tablet has joined the $149 club now. ASUS has officially announced the new 7-inch MeMO Pad tablet exclusively for distinctly budget target market. It is suited for first-time tablet users, but does come with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS out of the box. We see the cost of the more tablets continue to come down in the future.
Inside Acer’s offering you’ll find the following pretty meager specs:
# 7-inch LED-backlit 1024x600pixels display with 350-nits brightness
# VIA WM8950 processor clocked at 1GHz
# Mali-400 GPU
# A full gigabyte of RAM
# 1 megapixel back-side illuminated sensor, F/2.0 Aperture to record 720p HD videos
# 8GB/16GB onboard storage, microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 32GB; 50GB free ASUS WebStorage
# micro USB 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3.5mm headset jack
# 4,270mAh battery to provide up to 7 hours of usage time
# Pre-installed Asus app: SuperNote Lite, ASUS Studio, BuddyBuzz, MyPainter, MyBitCast
Model no. of this product is ME172V. And yeah, you will love how fast Asus moves! Asus keeps your tablet up-to-date with latest firmware of Android OS. so, users can expect to get update for Android 4.2 (which is the latest and greatest version) after Asus launches the tablet into the markets. It measures 196.2 x 119.2 x 11.2 mm, and weighs 370 grams and not compatible with Dock. It will come in multiple colors – Sugar White, Titanium Gray, Cherry Pink.
Asus has confirmed that the MeMO Pad will be available to purchase for just $149 this month in the select emerging markets. It is set for U.S. launch during sometime in April. Asus has failed to provide exact release dates. U.S. version of the MeMO Pad will get full support for Hulu Plus, Netflix, HBO Go, and more apps.
More images after the break.
Source: ASUS (pdf)