10-Inch Asus MemoPad Smart Tablet Official, Coming Soon for Less Than $400

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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]

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  • coopanderson1000

    One Android tablet maker making strides to offer quality Android tablets at budget prices is Ainol Electronics – which won runner-up for “Best Tablet of the Year” at CES 2012 and this month introduced the Novo 9 Spark – a 9.7″ Quad Core Android tablet with a Retina display — with one of the first resellers, a site called TabletSprint offering this new model for $269 USD —

    The Novo 9 Spark compares to the Nexus 10 and iPad tablet at a much more competitive price – and features a Quad Core processor/ 1.5Ghz-2GB DDR3, a 2048×1536 Liquid Crystal screen, 32GB memory, Android 4.1 with an upcoming 4.2 upgrade, Google Play Store preinstalled, a powerful 10,000 mAh battery, 4K Digital HDMI, and a 2 Megapixel Front Camera and 5 Megapixel Rear Camera with AF and Flash.

    It should be interesting to see how the new Novo 9 Spark and rest of the Ainol’s new Quad Core Series fares in 2013 as this company gains more presence in the tablet market. The site TabletSprint also offers $25 in quality Bonus Apps, including an Office Suite App with all models they carry.