Asus Memo Pad HD7 is the Nexus 7's Twin
Asus is kicking off Computex week with a couple of new tablets.
Computex is kicking off in Taipei this week, which means plenty of new devices are being announced. Asus today unveiled the Memo Pad HD7, a 7-inch tablet that features specs very similar to the Google-branded Nexus 7.
The Memo Pad HD7 was announced alongside the 10-inch Memo Pad FHD10 and boasts a quad-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, a 7-inch 1280x800 IPS display, stereo speakers, a 1.2-megapixel camera (720p video) up front, a 5-megapixel camera around the back, 16 GB of storage plus expansion via MicroSD, as well as 16 GB of free cloud storage (via Asus WebStorage) for one year. Comparatively, the Nexus 7 skips out on a rear-facing camera but features a quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage (there's also a 32 GB version available), a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 7-inch 1280x800 IPS display. Of course, it also won't have the same stock Android experience that the Nexus 7 offers, though Asus didn't mention anything about the custom UI it has on top.
The 10-inch version is based on an Intel Atom Z2560 CPU, a 10-inch 1920x1200 IPS display, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus (capable of 1080p video recording).
The HD7 is priced at $149 (or $129 for an 8 GB model) and will be available in July. The company didn't talk about pricing and availability for the FHD10.
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