Asus launches Memo Pad 7-inch Android tablet for $149

Asus has announced the launch of a new tablet running the Android operating system that promises to be one of the cheapest offerings on the market. The tablet is called the Memo Pad and has a seven-inch screen. The tablet runs the Android 4.1 operating system and offers full support for Google Play.

That means buyers of the cheap $149 tablet will have over 750,000 different apps and games to download. The tablet will be offered in three different colors including Sugar White, Titanium Gray, and Cherry Pink. All three colors have the same non-slip diamond-pattern finish on the back.

The tablet has a 1 GHz VIA WM8950 CPU and a Mali-400 GPU. The seven-inch display supports 10-points of touch and is LED backlit. The native resolution for the seven-inch screen is 1024 x 600 and it offers 140-degree viewing angles. The display is rated for 350-nit brightness promising to make the tablet easier-to-use outdoors in direct sunlight.

The tablet is available with 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage and offers a microSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB of additional storage. The tablet has a one-megapixel front camera featuring a back-illuminated sensor that can record 720p HD resolution video. The tablet has integrated Wi-Fi, an integrated microphone, and 3.5 mm headphone port. The internal battery is good for seven hours of use per charge.