Asus Announces Budget Android 4.1 Tablet MeMO Pad ME172V For $149

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To give stiff competition to sub $200 tablets, which keep on appearing in the market every other day, Taiwan based Asus has announced its much-rumored budjet tablet –  MeMO Pad ME172V.

This tablet runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and offers full support for Google Play. Asus MeMO Pad ME172V features 7-inch display that has a resolution of  1024X600 pixels, 140-degree wide viewing angles. It is powered by a 1GHz VIA WM8950 CPU and a Mali-400 GPU.

ASUS MeMO Pad offers up to 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 32GB via the microSD card slot.  Asus is also throwing in 5GB of cloud storage through ASUS WebStorage. This tablet comes with a 1-megapixel front camera but no back camera. Asus MeMO Pad ME172V offers Wi-Fi connectivity and has a 4270mAh battery.  It will also have apps such as SuperNote Lite, ASUS WebStorage, ASUS WebStorage Online Office, ASUS Studio, BuddyBuzz, MyPainter and MyBitCast pre-installed on it.

This tablet will come in three colours – Sugar White, Titanium Gray, and Cherry Pink. Asus MeMO Pad will be available starting this January in selected markets from authorised Asus resellers.

Salient Features of Asus MeMO Pad ME172V

  • 7-inch (1024 x 600, 170PPI) LED-backlit
  • CPU / GPU – VIA WM8950 (1GHz) / Mali-400
  • 1GB RAM
  •  8GB or 16GB storage with microSD card slot (up to 32GB), 5GB free ASUS WebStorage
  • 1-megapixel front camera
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Battery – 7 hours (16Wh Li-polymer, 4270mAh)
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 196.2 x 119.2 x 11.2 mm
  • 370 grams
  • Available colours – Sugar White/Titanium Gray/Cherry Pink

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