The Asus MeMo Pad was unveiled back in January , but until now we weren't sure whether it would ever become available in the UK. Thankfully, we've now learnt that both 7 inch and 10 inch versions of the MeMo Pad will be available to buy in the UK from March 7th.
Asus have a long history in the tablet market and have even produced the best selling Google Nexus 7. Interestingly, the new MeMo Pad's looks set to compete directly with both Google's Nexus 7 and the larger Nexus 10 , which is made by Samsung.
How does the Asus MeMo Pad compare to Google's Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 ?
Firstly, we should point out that both versions of Asus's MeMo Pad tablets are priced below the equivalent Nexus models. The 7 inch MeMo Pad will be priced at £129 while the 10 inch model will come in at £249, which compares to £159 and £319 for the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 respectively.
Therefore, as you'd expect the MeMo Pad tablets have a slightly lower specification than Google's tablets. Consequently those looking for high-end devices should choose Google's range over the MeMo Pad , but people looking to spent a bit less might want to checkout Asus's new tablets.
The 7 inch Asus MeMo Pad's display runs at a resolution of 1024*600 pixels which isn't cutting edge, but offers more than enough clarity for a display of this size. Whereas, the 10 inch version has an IPS display running at a 1280*800 pixel resolution.
Both tablets are powered by a quad-core Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor and come pre-loaded with Android Jelly Bean. You'll get access to 16GB of on-board memory which can be expanded using the SDHC memory cards.
Asus's tablet also has a couple of cameras with both a rear-facing 5 mega-pixel snapper and a front-facing 1.2 mega-pixel camera present. You'll also be able to buy an optional Bluetooth keyboard cover which is great for those prefer physical QWERTY keyboards.
3G hope to review both versions of Asus's MeMo Pad before they launch in the UK, so keep posted to find out exactly they compare to the compeition.
By Simon Thomas on 26th February, 2013