Asus Memo Pad 7-inch tablet now available for $149

Summary:Those on a tight budget looking for a decent tablet can snag this 7-inch slate for a decent price.

Memo 7 Amazon

The maker of the popular Nexus 7 tablet has entered the budget market in the U.S. with the Memo Pad 7. The Asus Memo Pad 7 is now available from retailers including Amazon for $149. This isn't a huge drop from the $199 the Nexus 7 costs but those wanting a cheap tablet may want to check out the Memo.

The specs on the Memo won't light the world on fire, but they should offer performance good enough for most tasks. What Asus' Memo has that even the Nexus 7 lacks is an SD-card slot for augmenting the 16GB of internal storage.

Hardware specs of the Memo 7:

  • OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Processor: VIA 1 GHz
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Storage: 16GB (5GB of Asus web storage at no cost on top of this)
  • Display: 7-inch, 1024 x 600, 10 point multitiouch
  • Camera: Front- 1 MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-fi (b/g/n)
  • I/O: microUSB, audio jack, SD slot
  • Battery: 4720 mAH (estimated 7 hours)
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 4.7 x .44 inches
  • Weight: 12.6 ounces

The Asus Memo Pad 7 is available in gray, pink, and white for the same $149 price. It appears to be in stock at Amazon, so you could get one in a day or two.

Topics: Mobility, Tablets


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