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Asus Memo Pad 7 announced featuring premium body and quad-core Atom processor

ByinTablets | September 7, 2014

Asus Memo Pad 7During the IFA 2014, the ASUS team unveiled new fashionable model 7-inch Memo Pad 7 Android tablet. The design of the new tablet focuses on color, style, thickness and weight. The Asus Memo Pad 7 puts as much of an effort into its external appearance as it does into its internal prowess so the Memo Pad 7 has been designed to resemble classy pocketbooks. The new tablet will be available in Rose Champagne, Gentle Black and Burgundy Red as this little beauty is all about fashion.

Asus Memo Pad 7 Android Tablet

Asus Memo Pad 7The new Asus Memo Pad is a simple, plastic tablet with a nice and curvy soft touch rear. The soft-touch feel is a good deal nicer on the fingers than the glossy plastic used in many other budget tablets. The Asus Memo Pad 7 is fairly light with weight of 0.5 pounds (269g) and the body is 8.3mm thick which is one of the slimmest slates. It boasts a premium construction and its body is 50% duralumin and 34% fiberglass.

As the name suggests, the tablet has a 7-inch IPS screen with 1,920 x 1,200 pixel and is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 running at 1.83 GHz. The GPU is the IMG PowerVR Series 6 – G6430.

The Mem0 Pad 7 runs Android 4.4 KitKat but Asus specifically mentioned that the Intel CPU is a 64-bit processor, which means that there could be a hope of an upgrade to a 64-bit version of Android L in the future, but there is no official word when. On top of Android operating system, Asus also added its own customizations via its ZenUI interface.

Asus will offer two versions of the Memo Pad 7 that can connect to the Internet via LTE and Wi-Fi, or just Wi-Fi, though it’s unclear which carriers will be compatible with, or whether Wi-Fi will sport 802.11ac or 802.11n connectivity. The “CL” model has built-in 4G-LTE covering a large number of frequency ranges (800/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600MHz), and is also 10 grams heavier.

The battery is a 15Wh Li-polymer battery which should be giving at least 11 hours of usage. According to Asus the battery life was measured by looping 720p video, brightness at 100nits, external microphone on, WLAN/3G on and Gmail logged in for email and updates. This sounds like a pretty good test, so the battery life number should be close to real life usage.

There’s a generous 2GB of RAM and a choice of 16GB and 32GB of built-in storage plus room for a microSD card which can be expanded up to 64GB of memory. The Asus Memo Pad 7 continues to impress with stereo speakers with SonicMaster tech, so it can provide a better listening experience than most 7-inch tablets. The tablet comes with a 5MP main camera and a 2MP front-facing camera for video chatting and selfie lovers.

In the UK it is expected to retail for £179, which is around $290. Pricing for other regions hasn’t yet been released. The price announced at IFA was 199 euros ($260)  but it is not confirmed yet as well as the availability of the tablet. It is expected that the device will start shipping in the next few weeks or the early Q4 2014.

source: Asus

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