There has been quite a bit of speculation about Asus’ upcoming Android tablets. The MeMo series of tablets has actually been in the works before the Nexus 7 was even released. In fact, two different MeMo tablets were already available in Asia last year. Asus unveiled the new tablets behind closed doors in Vegas during CES.
According to this article on Liliputing.com, the 7 inch model (ME172V) has a 1024 x 600 pixel display and a Cortex-A9 processor. It will be available in 2 varieties, an 8 GB version, and a 16 GB version. It has a TN display, which means picture won’t be quite as impressive as AMOLED or IPS alternatives. Because of it’s unimpressive technical specs, it is expected to be released at a lower price point than the Nexus 7, even though it is a newer product and will have the same size display. The 7 inch model is rumored to be $150 when released.
The 10-inch MeMo tablet (ME301T) will be available with 16 GB of storage capacity. The device is strikingly similar to the Nexus 7 in terms of specs. The 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display exists on both devices, as does the Tegra 3 quad core processor, and 1 GB of RAM. If the price is right, this tablet might be a good choice for consumers who want a 10 inch screen, but can’t afford to spring for the Nexus 10. This 10 inch version will be available in grey, blue, pink, and white. Many have speculated that this device will be around $300 when it becomes available, however, we won’t be certain until an official announcement has been made.
Pictures of both devices can be found here.