Asus seems to have learned a precious lesson after the Nexus 7 tablet hit – you don’t need the best hardware to succeed, you just want the best quality-price ratio. But now the “grasshopper” has to apply the lesson without the master’s (aka Google’s) aid.
The first step in that direction has been a pretty hesitant one (the 7-inch MemoPad), but the second one looks a tad better. Meet the MemoPad Smart, the 10-inch brother of the now one month old MemoPad 7.
The larger tablet has been making the rumor rounds for a while, but it has become official only today. Set to see daylight in Thailand over the coming weeks, the MemoPad Smart will pack a 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution panel, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 CPU, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, microSD support, 5 MP/1.2 MP dual cameras, HDMI and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
That’s not exactly a run-of-the-mill spec sheet and the best part of it all is the pricing – $365 in Thailand, so probably around 400 bucks in Europe and as less as 300 in the US. Then again, for a couple clams extra you can get the 32 GB Transformer Pad TF300T, which looks almost identical to the new fellow. So, is this MemoPad smart after all? What do you think?
Via [GSM Arena]