If you're in the market for a cheap Android tablet and the Nexus 7 is a bit too expensive, Asus's MeMoPad 7 hit stores today for the low price of $149. A teaser video of the tablet was released back in February, and while it doesn't offer quite the same level of hardware available on slightly more expensive tablets, it will certainly work fine as an ereader and casual browsing slate, or as a device for the kids to use instead of your more expensive devices.
The MeMoPad 7 was announced in January, and so consumers didn't have to wait too long for the slate to hit stores. If you didn't see it, you can check out the teaser video attached below, which gives a decent glimpse of the device. Or, now that it is on shelves, you can head over to your nearest electronics retail store and see it for yourself in person.
For $149, users will get a slate running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with 16GB of internal storage space and a microSD card slot for further expansion. The 7-inch display has a decent-to-low resolution of only 1026 x 600. The front of the device has a single-megapixel camera for video chatting. All of the basic features you'd expect in a tablet are there, so users won't find much to complain about, lower-end specs aside.
Inside, users will find a 1GHz VIA single-core WM8950 processor and 1GB of RAM, a rather significant drop from the $50 more-expensive Nexus 7's Tegra 3 quad-core. If you're in the market for a small slate to accompany you on your day-to-day dealings, saving up a little bit more and springing for a Nexus would be a wiser decision, financially-speaking. But if you're looking to spend under $200, the Asus MeMoPad 7 is certainly a nice option.
[via Android Community]