While a $200 Android tablet was once considered a godsend, the market has since become saturated with them. So, naturally, companies are going to now begin focusing on even cheaper models, with ASUS aiming to lead the pack with its MeMO Pad. Interestingly, ASUS waited until after CES to announce this product, instead using that event to focus on its higher-end models, many of which we talked about last week.
The MeMO Pad will slot in at at the $150 price-point and feature a 7-inch display much like the Nexus 7, albeit with a lower resolution of 1024×600. It’ll ship with Android Jelly Bean, a Mali-400 1GHz SoC, 1GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of internal storage (+ a microSD slot), 802.11b/g/n wireless and a 1 megapixel webcam. Its battery-life rating is set at 7 hours, and for a bit of flavor, it’ll come in three different colors; Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink.
Unlike many of ASUS’ other tablets, the MeMO Pad will not include a dock accessory – perhaps not too much of a surprise given its price-point. Want one? You should be able to find them available sometime before the end of the month.