There are some 7-inch Android tablets that can be had for less than US$100, some for just US$70. And virtually all the ones I’ve seen in stores are crappy, from no-name manufacturers. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
Now, ASUS has started selling an Android tablet of the same size for less than the price of the Nexus 7 and Slate 7. The MeMO Pad™ HD 7, which hit store and digital shelves yesterday, can be yours for just US$149.
Besides a 10-hour battery life, the MeMO Pad™ HD 7 also comes with these features:
- 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT8125 Quad-core processor
- 7-inch HD 1280 x 800 multi-touch IPS display
- 16GB Storage, 1 microUSB 2.0 port, 1 micro SDHC media reader
- Digital 5-megapixel rear and 1.2-megapixel front camera
- Stereo speakers with SonicMaster technology
- Bluetooth 4.0 and Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
- Miracast™ Certified Wireless Display Technology
That’s more connectivity than Google’s Nexus 7. The only thing that’s missing is a microHDMI port. Here are some screen shots of the MeMO Pad™ HD 7. It is available for purchase at major online stores.