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Asus launches quad-core Android tablet for sub-$330
- — 29 January, 2014 10:36
Asus is looking to complete its MeMO Pad range with the release of an 8in tablet today. With a sub-$330 price, it will compete against rivals from Google and Apple.
The new tablet features an 8in 1280x800 resolution screen which has a 189 pixel-per-inch (ppi) density.
Inside is a quad-core 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, with the option of expanding memory via a microSD memory card. This hardware will run Android 4.2 software.
For capturing photos there is a 5MP rear camera capable of recording videos at 720p resolution. A front-facing 1.2MP camera can be used for video conferencing over applications such as Skype.
Asus claims the 3950 milliamp-hour battery will power the MeMO Pad 8 for up to nine hours before needing a charge. It is not a 3G capable tablet, but it does have Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/c/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.
Interestingly the MeMO Pad 8 will compete against the Nexus 7 tablet, which also developed by Asus in conjunction with Google.
The Asus MeMO Pad 8 will be available from retailer Harvey Norman today for $329.