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Europeans Go Hands-on With $150 ASUS MeMo Pad, Still Not Very Impressive


Remember the story we posted about ASUS launching a $150 tablet called the MeMo Pad? Well, some guy over in Europe now has one and is giving everyone a quick look at the new tablet. Unsurprisingly, it looks very much like a Nexus 7, but sports a white back like the Google I/O editions that attendees received. That’s a plus. 

The specs are still nothing to go crazy over. It is powered by a 1GHz VIA WM8950 processor, low-res 1024 x 600 7″ display, Android 4.1.1, and 1GB of RAM. Priced at $150, it would be hard not to just tell people to spend the extra $50 and go for the Nexus device instead.

There is a little gallery and full hands-on video below. Enjoy.

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  • owan

    Its like buying a cheapo knock-off tablet, but without the completely unknown brand name. I said this about the Ainol 7″ tablet: just pony up for the nexus 7, cheaping out on this thing just doesn’t make sense

  • Galaxy s3 is so far the best Tablet + smart phone

    • storm34x

      Nope The Galaxy note 2 has the S3 beat hands down!

  • C-Law

    That huge logo on the front is a turnoff, along with that extra button with the ambiguous icon that no one can figure out what it does. That’s just sad they could make an icon that bad

  • feztheforeigner

    What’s the last button on the right do? Is it a menu button??

  • Simon Belmont

    Why is it using the tablet version of the Settings screen? It’s using the phablet UI otherwise.

    Meh. No reason not to fork over the small amount of extra money for a Nexus 7.

  • mustbepbs

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    • Futbolrunner

      sausage hands

  • Matthew Merrick

    so…what’s that fourth softkey supposed to do?

  • teevirus

    Google should sue them for patent infringement or trade mark infringement or … something

    • nibo

      you are aware google made the nexus 7 with Asus correct?

      • Dr_Buttballs

        You’re not very good at noticing sarcasm are you?

        • teevirus

          ^ This

    • TheCheapGamer

      So basically Google should so China? :p

  • Don’t like the glossy screen/bezel. Besides that it looks nice. I need to grab my wife and I a decent tablet each.

    • Buckoman

      Just get the Nexus 7. $20 more and you get quad-core Nvidia goodness with a stunning display.

      • angermeans

        I wouldn’t call the display on my Nexus 7 “stunning” it is a horrible display. However, looking at the cost of the device it works well. You cant expect much on a $200-$300 tablet.

  • Dray

    Why dont more people put speakers in the front? Samsung only had to be sued by apple to do it, but it makes total sense…. but what ever..$150 is a good price…..

  • Aaron

    wow, no comments. Officially no one cares about this tablet.

    • Jonathan Isenberg

      Maybe that’s because the article directly promotes the Nexus 7; which I already own and love.

      For $50 more, you can have a tablet that is superior in every way to the aforementioned tablet!!!

      • michael arazan

        I was shocked to find the the N 10 has a faster processor (dual core) over the N 7 quad core recently, after reading tablet comparisons.

        • angermeans

          Thats because the Tegra 2 is not a good chip. It is way behind the competition. Especially the one in the Nexus 7. It is very capable, but not fast. The one in the Nexus 10 I believe is built on the A15 ARM architecture. It will definately be a lot more faster and power efficient.

          • Wrong chip on the Nexus 7. Tegra 3, not Tegra 2.