The last time we heard about the ASUS Eee Pad Memo 171 was at CES 2012, with it being shown off along with the MeMo 370T (now rumored to be the Nexus tablet). Things have been quiet since then, but it turns out that if you’re living in Taiwan, you can buy one right now. Netbooknews managed to get their hands on the 7-inch tablet and took it for a spin, giving a video demo of the device as well as running the customary benchmarks.
A group certifying who-knows-what on devices all the way over the ocean by the name of Quietek have revealed a brand new tablet from ASUS. This tablet features many of the same qualities that the last couple of ASUS Eee Pad Transformer models have had in tact, but takes a wholly new form on the back panel. As you can see from the photos this device is prepared to deliver a 10.1-inch display experience with a lovely maroon plastic back for optimal signal transmission and a tried-and-true display size for your eyes.
NVIDIA and ASUS have announced not only the first official (according to Google) Ice Cream Sandwich tablet this week with the Transformer Prime (its release from today,) they've come out with the real release of the ASUS Eee Pad MeMO, a 7-inch tablet with a quad-core processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, all of it for a mere $249. This is the real iPad killer, as that term has become so common, and here it is. The display is a lovely 7-inch WXGA resolution IPS panel, there's 1GB of memory inside, and it has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor on the inside.
ASUS has officially launched the Eee Pad MeMO ME370T, a 7-inch 1280 x 800 resolution IPS Android 4.0 tablet with a capacitive stylus for note-taking duties. Built around a Qualcomm 8260 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the MeMO has WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and 1080p Full HD video recording on the back, along with a 1.2-megapixel front cam.
ASUS has joined the pre-CES netbook preview bandwagon with some teaser shots of its own attempt to revive the netbook segment, the ASUS Eee PC Flare. Following on from Lenovo's Cedar Trail based IdeaPad S110, the Eee PC Flare builds on designs ASUS previewed at Computex 2011, NotebookItalia reports, with styling cues borrowed from ultrabooks and a choice of Intel and AMD processors.
There have been more than a few iterations of the ASUS Eee Pad MeMo since it was first announced at the Consumer Electronics Show last year. Asus touted a 3D display with a stylus-equipped touch interface. Then, later on, they dropped the 3D altogether. Now, Asus apparently had decided upon no more changes, and will evidently be dropping the 7-inch tablet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this upcoming January. Let's hope that Asus actually sticks to their words, and stop this fickleness.
This week we both saw the official announcement of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime and the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor that would power it - and today we get a special treat from ZTOP: a hands-on treatment complete with a size comparison to the comparatively hefty iPhone 4 (or the iPhone 4S). What kind of comparison is that, you might ask, why compare a tablet to a smartphone? Because the iPhone was sitting on the guy's desk and he had an ASUS Transformer Prime to take some photos of, that's why. Also behold a couple of videos from the device which show off some new apps as well.
Today both NVIDIA and ASUS have revealed two new products, both of them coming together here in one product: the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, a 10.1-inch display toting Android tablet with NVIDIA's newest prized processor: the quad-core Tegra 3. The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is the second Android tablet to have been released by the manufacturer, the first being the break-out hit original Transformer, and here in the Prime we've got a tablet that's twice as powerful, in more ways than one. This tablet will be the first Android device on earth with a quad-core processor and has already been seen to be crushing benchmark tests before its official unveiling today - this is already clearly the most powerful Android device on Earth.
ASUS is following up its successful Eee Pad Transformer tablet with the Eee Pad Transformer Prime, which is rumored to launch a week from now on November 9. Further supporting that schedule are documents for the tablet turning up at the FCC today, indicating that the slate is approved and indeed on its way for an imminent launch. And this time, it's sporting a much sleeker look, measuring only 8.3mm thin, consistent with the company's Ultrabook design.