Asus has announced a $149, Android-powered 7-inch tablet in the form of the previously rumored MeMO Pad.
Weighing 370 grams and offering seven hours of battery life through a 4270mAh battery, it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is powered by a single core Via WM8950 CPU, which is based on the ARM Cortex-A9 processor design. 1 GB of RAM is also included.
Its 7-inch screen sports a 1024 by 600 pixel resolution; comparatively, the Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD both offer a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels. The MeMO Pad also includes the older Mali 400 graphics core from ARM, which is capable of handling 1080p HD graphics.
Among the other features include 16 GB of storage and a MicroSD slot for 16 GB of additional storage, a front-facing 1-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi and a micro-USB port.
The MeMo Pad is scheduled for a release during the latter stages of January "in select markets." Asus didn't provide an exact date nor which markets will receive the device, but the pricing indicates that the U.S. is included.
During CES 2013, Asus announced the Windows 8-powered VivoTab Smart tablet, the Transformer AiO tablet, which can run both Android and Windows 8, one of the world's first convertible ultrabooks in the form of the Transformer Book TX300CA, as well the PA249Q Pro Art monitor.