ASUS MeMO Pad 7 Gets Stylish, Sharper Refresh
BERLIN — ASUS' most recent MeMO Pad 7 impressed with its thin build, vivid display and strong performance, and it's about to get even sexier. Arriving later this year for $199, the refreshed MeMO Pad 7 tablet boasts a more stylish build, sharper screen and a better camera for sophisticated selfies.
At an ASUS press event, I was immediately struck by the lightness of the new MeMO Pad 7, which boasts an airy 9.84 ounce body that shaves a bit of weight off of the previous version's 10.35-ounce build. The model I tested sported a sleek, black back panel (also available in gold or burgundy) with subtle shades of red, making it look less like a nerdy gadget and more like something that would end up inside of a designer handbag.
The tablet's full HD, 1920 x 1200 display looked satisfyingly crisp and marks a nice bump from the last version's 1280 x 800 screen. The MeMO Pad 7 has also gained a stronger pair of cameras, with a 5-MP shooter in the rear and a 2-MP one in the front. A slightly stronger 64-bit Intel Atom Z3560 quad-core processor sits under the hood, alongside 2GB of RAM and up to 32GB of storage.
It was only a few months ago that we reviewed the previous MeMO Pad 7, but its sequel should be out by the end of the year for €199 in Europe, with comparable pricing likely for the states. If you've been eyeing Acer's Android tablets and style is a priority, you might want to hold out until then.
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