ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10 available in Malaysia, priced RM1,099
By Joe Devanesan GooglePlus
Asus has announced the availability of their 10-inch tablet variant the MeMO Pad Smart 10 in Malaysia yesterday, with the affordable price tag of RM1,099. The arrival of the MeMO Pad 10 has long been hinted at, with expected showings at both CES and MWC, before Asus Malaysia finally confirmed its local arrival.
Larger than the earlier entrants in the MeMO Pad series, the MeMO Pad Smart 10 is also sizably more powerful, powered by a quad-core 1.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor instead of the Wondermedia chipset of the 7-inch MeMO Pads. On the outside the MeMO Pad 10 will include a 5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front-facing camera; microSD card, HDMI, and headphone slots, as well as stereo speakers.
Given Asus’ sturdy reputation for producing quality hardware in their tablets, the MeMO Pad 10 is decidedly smarter-looking than its 7-inch sibling but will have a similar range of vibrant colour schemes available locally, including Crystal White, Midnight Blue, and the soon-to-be-released Fuchsia Pink.
Internally, the MeMO Pad 10 will have the nominal Bluetooth and WiFi support running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and will come with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard Flash storage. The internal storage of the MeMO Pad Smart 10 will be complemented by an additional 5GB ASUS Webstorage space, which is presumably Asus cloud storage capabilities.
While nothing extravagant sets the ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10 apart from other Android tablets (or even Asus’ own tablets like the Nexus 7 and Asus Transformer Pad), the Smart 10 has a good wide-angle 10.1-inch IPS LCD display with 1280x800 HD screen resolution along with its powerful chipset and good internal storage space- making it a worthwhile buy at its price point, especially since Asus is offering a 1-year global warranty if the MeMO Pad 10 is purchased through one of their authorised retailers.
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