If you’re expecting for ASUS and Google to announce a new Nexus tablet at the Computex expo, then you may need to hold your breath a bit more. In the meantime, the Taiwanese company has introduced a 7-inch slate under a different name: the MeMo Pad HD 7.

Basically, this new tablet is a refresh of the original MeMo Pad that, as the name indicates, improves on the screen quality by sporting a 720p high-definition IPS display. The device comes equipped with an ARM Cortex A7 quad-core processor, Bluetooth 3.0, and rear- and front-facing cameras at respective 5MP and 1.2MP resolutions. In appearance alone, the ASUS MemoPad HD 7 does bear a striking resemblance to the Nexus 7.

When it releases internationally in July, budget shoppers will certainly see the ASUS MeMoPad HD 7 as a viable tablet choice since its 8GB model only has a $129 price tag, while the 16GB model costs $149. The only notable downside when choosing this device is the outdated operating system that runs on board, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

ASUS MeMoPad HD 7 Specs

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 7.0 inch IPS LCD display, 1280×800 pixel resolution, ~215ppi
  • 1.5GHz Mediatek quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB /16GB internal storage
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 5-megapixel main camera
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • Asus Sonic Master Audio
  • Dimensions:120.6 x 196.8 x 10.8mm
  • Weight: 302 grams

Other features include ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion, lithium polymer battery that provides up to 10 hours of usage, and a no-cost subscription of the 16GB ASUS WebStorage for one year. Available colors are black, green, white, and pink.

ASUS has also revealed other tablets during the event, namely, the 10-inch counterpart called MeMo Pad FHD and the premium 10.1-inch Transformer Pad Infinity.

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  1. Any idea po kung san pa po may available ang memo pad hd7 16gb dto sa philippines?