ASUS has just announced a new budget tablet, that it’s christened the Memo Pad HD 7.
This is a tablet which is a spiritual successor of ASUS’ very own Nexus 7 tablet, but with some additions, and an incredibly low price of $129 for an 8 GB version to be sold in emerging markets, and a 16 GB variant meant for markets such as the US and elsewhere for $149.
ASUS has a rather impressive reputation as an Android tablet OEM. Its Transformer tablets have indisputably been high on quality and performance throughout, but it really hit a home run with the slate that was borne out of its collaboration with Google – the memorable Nexus 7.
The new ASUS Memo Pad HD will have a 7-inch screen with a 1,280 x 800 resolution. It will have a 5 MP main shooter, and a 1.2 MP front camera. It will be coming with SonicMaster audio, an ARM Cortex A7 quad-core processor, a microSD slot and a micro-USB socket, and best of all, the latest version of Android – version 4.2 (Jelly Bean).
ASUS did not go on to furnish any more details about the Memo Pad HD 7 – the most glaring omission was the lack of any hint of a release date. However, with a decent set of specs, a fully updated version of Android, and an absolutely killer price, it’s hard to see where ASUS could go wrong with this tablet.
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