Saturday 23 February 2013

Asus to launch MemoPad tablet in India on Feb 27

The 7 inch Android Jelly Bean tablet is expected to be priced below Rs 9,000.

Asus is going to launch its new 7-inch tablet, called MeMo Pad ME172V, with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system in India on 27th February.

The tablet which is priced at Rs 8,195 ($149) internationally is expected to come with only a slightly higher price (probably Rs 9,000) given the intense competition in this segment offered by Acer and Lenovo and Google itself and also by Indian brands.

The new MeMo Pad ME172V carries design similar to the Nexus 7 tablet and is targeted at consumers seeking an affordable table to read eBooks, browse mobile web, casual gaming, and social networking.

The new Asus MeMo Pad ME172V features a 7-inch touchscreen display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. This screen offers 10-point multi-touch, 350-nit brightness and 140 degree viewing angles. Inside the chassis, Asus has packed a 1 GHz VIA WM8950 mobile processor with Mali-400 graphics chip and 1 GB RAM. This hardware is good enough to power the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update running on it.

Asus will also offer 5 GB of web storage on its clouds servers to the users of this tablet and by default the tablet will be offered in 8 GB and 16 GB on-board storage options. Of course, there is a micro SD card slot to expand the storage. Weighing 370 grams, the tablet is mere 11.2 mm thick and packs a 4270 mAh battery.

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