Trying to keep up with all new product announcements from Asus is no easy feat and placing all these fresh devices into the Android food chain is even harder. Yet MeMo Pad 8 and MeMo Pad 10’s standings under the tablet sun seem clear as day.
The two are no iPad, Nexus 7 or Galaxy Note 8/10 killers, although they’re no pushovers either; and instead are trying to grab some headlines and media attention with exquisite quality/price ratios. The problem in that equation is Asus is yet to detail the duo’s pricing structure (as well as its availability,) so for the time being we’ll have to call the slates promising and nothing more.
Starting with the more compact gizmo, let us mention the MeMo Pad 8 comes with an 8-inch display in tow (Captain Obvious reporting for duty,) 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution, an unknown quad-core 1.6 GHz CPU (my money’s on a MediaTek creation,) 1 GB RAM, 16 GB of storage with microSD expansion, 5 MP rear cam, 3,950 mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Sounds like perfect mid-range material to me, but let’s wait and see if Asus can price it accordingly. Meanwhile, the MeMo Pad 10 (not to be mistaken for the MeMo Pad 10 Smart) comes with a larger yet not crisper screen, the same processor beneath the hood, same RAM and storage capabilities, inferior 2 MP main snapper and much more spacious 5,070 mAh battery. Oh, yeah, and it runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out the box.
That’s another mid-end contender for you, hopefully one with a price tag of $300 tops. $250 would sound even better, though we probably shouldn’t get greedy.