September 4, 2013 12:49pm
Asus has unveiled two mid-range Android tablets at IFA 2013, the MeMo Pad 8 and MeMo Pad 10. Very little differentiates the white-and-plastic devices from one another aside from screen size, so let’s get right into it.
The 8-inch device sports a 1280×800 pixel backlit IPS display with 10-point multitouch, a 1.6Ghz quad-core processor, presumably made by MediaTek, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD slot, a 5MP rear camera capable of shooting 720p video, a 1.2MP front camera, a 3950mAh battery and the requisite sensors, WiFi and Bluetooth.
Coming in at 350g, this is only slightly heavier than the Asus-built Nexus 7, and at 9.95mm thick is slightly thinner, too.
The MeMo Pad 10 shares the same 1280×800 pixel IPS display, though it is obviously nominally less dense, and will come in 8GB and 16GB variants.
It has a larger 5070mAh battery and weights a more cumbersome 522 grams, but is only 0.55mm thicker at 10.55mm.
Both devices run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and will be adorned with many of the “value-added” optimizations that we considered in the MeMo Pad HD 7 review.
No word on pricing or availability, but expect both of these to fall into the same range or less than Samsung’s $299 Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and $399 Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.