Two new tablets by Asus have arrived in the Philippines. Marketed as mid-range devices, the Asus MeMO Pad 8 and MeMO Pad 10 are Android-powered slates that feature IPS displays with 1280-by-800 (WXGA) resolution and quad-core processors.
Besides the processor (clocked at 1.6GHz and based on Cortex-A9), screen technology (with 10-point multi-touch input), and screen resolution, the MeMO Pad 8 and MeMO Pad 10 both offer identical internal hardware, including Mali 400 MP4 GPU, 1GB of RAM, microSD slot for external expansion up to 64GB, 1.2MP front-facing camera, and dual speakers powered by Asus SonicMaster technology.
Both tablets are also available in three color variants: white, grey, and pink. In addition, they have the same connectivity options onboard: Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone/mic jack.
But differences between the two devices are also apparent. For one, the ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (as it name implies) only has an 8-inch screen, and its overall dimensions are 212.4 x 127.4 x 9.95mm. Weighing at 350g, it’s able to run for as long as 9 hours within a single charge of its 3950mAh Li-Po battery. Its rear camera uses a 5-megapixel sensor that can record videos in 720p HD. Internal storage is only 16GB.
The ASUS MeMO Pad 10, on the other hand, has a larger display at 10.1 inches diagonally, but having the same resolution reduces its pixel density down to approximately 150ppi. Internal storage available this time is either 8GB or 16GB. Camera is downgraded to just a 2-megapixel resolution, but it’s still capable of 720p video recording. Weighing 522g, it measures 256 x 174.6 x 10.5mm. It can last half an hour longer than the MeMO Pad 8, thanks to its 5070mAh Li-Po battery.
The MeMO Pad 8 is priced at Php9,995, which is just Php1,000 more expensive than the 16GB MeMO Pad 7. The MeMO Pad 10 costs Php13,995.