CES 2013 is just over and Asus just can’t wait to make an announcement, introducing the budget-priced MeMO Pad ME172V that cuts price of Android tablets to a new low. Heading to the US in April, Asus’ new tablet is not as powerful as the Asus-made Google Nexus 7 but is even more affordable at $149. It gets a similar design as the Nexus 7.
The MeMO Pad sports a 1GHz VIA WM8950 processor with Mali 400 GPU and 1GB of RAM, and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Its 7-inch 1024×600 10-point multitouch display has 350-nits of brightness, LED-backlit and 140-degree viewing angle. The tablet comes with a 1 Megapixel camera with BSI sensor, F/2.0 and 720p video recording; SonicMaster audio and MaxxAudio for high-quality sound; and support for WiFi 802.1b/g/n. You can expect 8GB or 16GB onboard storage and a microSD/SDHC expansion slot. The 4270mAh battery is expected to offer 7 hours of continuous use.
Running Jelly Bean, the Asus’ new Android tablet comes pre-loaded with SuperNote Lite, Asus Studio, MyPainter, MyBitCast applications. The MeMO Pad will come in Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink colors. Asus adds that the tablet is not getting a keyboard dock like the Transformer Pad series.