Despite a strong launch of ICS slates at last year’s CES, ASUS brought us a few low-end tablets this year, too. Though, the Taiwanese company is not done, today wrapping off its yet another 7-inch slate in the form of ASUS MeMo Pad ‘ME172V’ — for those looking for a low-priced, reliable Jelly Bean device.
Set to go rival with Acer’s Iconia tab and Google’s Nexus 7, the ASUS MeMo Pad rocks a 1GHz of (via WM8950) processing power and Mali-400 GPU, 1GB RAM, 8/16GB of storage (support for MicroSD card) alongside Android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS — all tagged at $150. To bring the price down, however, ASUS has included display resolution down to 1024×600 pixels and of course by passing on rear shooter, as keeping only 1MP front-facer. Though the screen is LED backlit with 10-point multi-touch and has 350-nit brightness promising to make the tablet easier-to-use outdoors in direct sunlight. MeMo’s battery can last 7 hours of use per charge. The wallet-pleasing 0.44 inches thick tablet will be shipping in three colors: Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink, all with an attractive texture on the back. Meanwhile, the it will snag 5GB of free cloud storage from ASUS WebStorage. Look for it on sale in the US come April. Who’s interested?