quarta-feira, 4 de setembro de 2013

ASUS MeMO Pad 10 and MeMO Pad 8 Officially Announced at IFA 2013

Before I begin this article, I should point out that the MeMO Pad 10 is not to be confused with the higher-end MeMO Pad 10 FHD.

ASUS announced today two budget-oriented tablets, the MeMO Pad 10 and MeMO Pad 8. These two tablets are almost identical except for their screen sizes (10" and 8"), battery capacities and cameras. Both have IPS displays of 1280 x 800 resolution, and for the 10-inch MeMO Pad this means a rather mediocre 149ppi, and for the 8-incher a less sore 216ppi. For the first time in an ASUS tablet, both of them have their displays surrounded by a white bezel.

ASUS MeMo Pad 8 (left); MeMO Pad 10 (right)

Both have glossy plastic backs. The 10-incher gets a rather mediocre rear camera capable of 2 MP shots and 720p video, while the 8-inch MeMO Pad gets a better 5 MP rear camera, also 720p-capable, and both tablets have a 1.2 MP front camera. The MeMO Pad 10 is very light for a 10-inch tablet, weighing 522g, but the MeMO Pad 8 is rather hefty for its size, at 350g. Both have stereo speakers enhanced by SonicMaster technology.

Under the hood, both tablets are powered by the same SoC. ASUS hasn't told us any details, except that its a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, and based on that data alone it's hard to speculate which exact SoC is it. At any rate, ASUS claims 9.5 hours of usage for the MeMO Pad 10 and 9 hours for the MeMO Pad 8. 

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