Continuing its barrage of new devices at Computex 2014, ASUS has unveiled the MeMO Pad 7 and the MeMO Pad 8. But while its MeMO brand is usually reserved for its more budget-friendly selection, these two new tablets, particularly the larger of the two, do have some things to be proud of.
We heard about the Eee Pad MeMO tablet from ASUS at CES a couple weeks ago. It's essentially an Ice Cream Sandwich-equipped 7-inch tablet running a Tegra 3 chip and 1GB of RAM on the inside. However, we're now hearing about a 10-inch version that will supposedly come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a Tegra 3 chip clocked at 1.2GHz.
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.
There's another brand new teaser video in town this week, coming from ASUS with three colors in mind: Red, White, and Blue, painted right over the tablet landscape. Here's what we're figuring, given the information we have so far: this teaser is for the PadFone. Thus far we've gotten one teaser called "Divided We Stand" complete with some Russian nesting dolls, then we got a "Twice the Pixels, Twice the Fun" teaser which showed how if you put a bunch of rubber balls in a bin, they look better if there's more of them, now we get this. This teaser has three colors on a pallet, a painter smooshing one of them and stamping out a masterpiece on canvas.
It's less than a week now before we head to Barcelona to check out the biggest event of the year surrounding nothing but mobile and ASUS is bringing the heat with the Padfone! We've gotten a couple glimpses of this device in different iterations leading up to this event, and indeed across the ocean in the opposite direction they've had an older version of the device out for hands-on experience, but this is the upgrade. What we can expect is nothing less than a whole new set of hardware and perhaps an upgraded processor on the inside as well!
This week we're seeing once more the next generation of ASUS Transformer tablet complete with Android and an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor inside. This device today has showed up in some benchmark results as its code-name Transformer TF300T. This coincides with the code for the upgrade to the Transformer Prime, that being the Transformer TF700T which we got a glimpse of earlier this year at CES 2012 - now we're looking at a MWC 2012 release for this mystery!
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.
This week there's been some confusion surrounding the two MeMO tablets ASUS has announced for release in the coming months ahead - there's the MeMO 171, the tablet we're about to look at now, it having Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a dual-core processor, and the MeMO 370T, that being the Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with a quad-core processor. This MeMO 171 has been teased several times before, it having a 3D panel in the past, but here we've got the near-final version in-hand: Android 2.3 Gingerbread (upgradable to 4.0 eventually) and a Qualcomm 8260 1.2GHz dual-core processor behind a 7-inch Super IPS+ panel with a cool 178-inch wide viewing angle.
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.