7-Inch ASUS MeMO Pad Offers Android 4.1 Goodness for $149

ASUS MeMO PadCost-conscious consumers looking for a low-priced, reliable Android tablet have a new choice in the ASUS MeMO Pad. With an MSRP of just $149, the 7-inch MeMO Pad is $10 less than the original Kindle Fire, but offers a full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean experience without Amazon’s store-like user interface or its “special offers.” 

The MeMO Pad’s key features include a 1024 x 600, 350-nit screen 7-inch screen with 10-point multi-touch, a single-core 1-GHz VIA WM8950 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8 or 16GB of storage, 802.11n Wi-Fi, a 1-MP front-facing webcam and a microSD card slot that lets you expand the storage up to 32GB. The tablet comes preloaded with a number of ASUS applications, including MyPainter for image capture, MyBitCast for memo taking and 5GB of free cloud storage from ASUS WebStorage. 

At 7.72 x 4.69 x 0.44 inches and 13.1 ounces, the MeMO Pad is a little bit smaller than the 7.44 x 4.72 x 0.45-inch, 14.1-ounce Fire, but bulkier than the 7.8 x 4.7 x .41-inch, 12-ounce Google Nexus 7. The tablet will ship in three colors: Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink, all with an attractive texture on the back. Users looking for a full-fledged Android experience for under $150 may find this tablet an ideal choice, but we’ll have to see whether its single-core CPU provides enough power to make it useful as just $50 more buys the quad-core, HD-screened Nexus 7 while $10 more buys the dual-core Kindle Fire.

Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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  1. G.R Says:

    This looks incredibly similar to the nexus 7 except with a logo on the front and weaker specs.

  2. Majalah Says:

    This is the table that I’m looking for. 7 inch under $200 and mainly for PDF reading and browsing.

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