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Asus $150 MeMO Pad Tablet is No Nexus 7 Competitor

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Asus recently revealed its new MemoPad tablet that’s going to be released in “emerging markets” this month, and the United States in April. This 7-inch tablet will be priced at $150, and it specifications go right along with its budget price. The MeMO Pad isn’t meant to lure anyone away from the Nexus 7 (which Asus also manufacturers) but those looking to save a little money may find this device enticing.

The MeMO Pad has a 7-inch 1024×600 display, 1GB of RAM, a 1GHz processor, 8GB-16GB of expandable storage and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.  This tablet also differs from the Nexus 7 in terms of pre-installed applications. While Asus doesn’t appear to have made any major customizations to Android in general, it has pre-installed apps such as SuperNote Lite, MyPainter, MyBitCast, Asus Studio and others. You’ll also get 5GB of online storage if you use Asus WebStorage.

As the image suggests, there will be a few different colors to choose from including titanium gray, cherry pink and sugar white.

As far as budget tablets go, you can do much worse than the MeMO. The problem is that for $50 more, you can get the best 7-inch Android tablet ever created without all the bloatware.

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  • http://techtell bill Farnsworth

    One other Android tablet maker worth a look at in 2013 is Ainol Electronics – which recently introduced a number of impressive, well-priced Android tablets and is also noted for winning Runner-Up for “Best Tablet of the Year” at CES 2012…

    One of the first resellers to carry the new Ainol – Novo brand tablets is a site called TabletSprint – and this week the Novo 7 VENUS launched – a 7 inch tablet with a QUAD CORE processor for $149 that takes on the Google Nexus 7 and other competitors for a lot less and offers a lot more– with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, a high resolution 1280800 IPS screen, 16GB memory, a 4000 mAH battery, both front and rear cameras, a MicroSD memory card slot for unlimited storage, Google Play with access to 400K+ Apps, a MicroUSB port for connection to printers and other electronic devices, HDMI – to view personal videos and to download movies and watch in full 1080p (HD) on to a large screen TV, WiFi, Ethernet, and an option for 3G/4G connection. It’s also a great gaming device with its high resolution screen and motion gaming sensor. The site TabletSprint also offers a 7″ Compact Case with built-in Keyboard ($22) which easily transforms a tablet into a mini-laptop–

    TabletSprint offers a few other brand new models with most launching in January, including the Novo 10 Hero – a full-size 10 inch tablet packed with impressive features for only $219.

    TabletSprint also includes $25 in quality Bonus Apps with all tablets available through their site – both these new models and a few others featured are certainly worth checking out and comparing to other major brands.