7-inch Asus MeMO Pad now available in the US for $149
The 7-inch Asus MeMO Pad tablet can now be purchased in the US. It is one of the cheapest brand-name Android tablets ever made, as it can be yours for just $149. As you’d expect though, for that price there are a few pretty big caveats.
The biggest of those is probably the fact that this MeMO Pad has a VIA single-core 1 GHz processor. For just $50 more you can get an Asus Nexus 7 which comes with a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. Sure, $50 may seem like a lot in terms of percentage points (after all, it is a third more than the $149 that the MeMO Pad goes for), but it’s definitely worth it.
The Nexus 7 also has a higher-resolution touchscreen than the 7″ MeMO Pad, and better software support as it comes directly from Google. It doesn’t, however, come with a microSD card slot like the MeMO Pad, so if for some reason that really is a must for you, then the Nexus 7 isn’t a good choice.