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ASUS Announces MeMO Pad 8 and MeMO Pad 10 Budget Tablets

ASUS is no stranger to the Android budget tablet space, and today the manufacturer has introduced new 8-inch and 10-inch  slates aimed at the cash conscious.

Announced at IFA, the MeMO Pad 8 is similar to the MeMO Pad HD 7 tablet announced at Computex earlier this year. It comes with the same 720p display, 5-MP rear-facing camera and 1.2-MP front shooter, and also runs on Android 4.2 out of the box.

Both slates come with a quad-core processor, but the MeMO Pad 8’s is clocked slightly faster at 1.6-GHz while the HD 7’s rings in at 1.2-GHz. The MeMO Pad 8 also comes with  dual speakers with Asus’ SonicMaster technology. Measuring 8.3 x  5 x 0.3 inches and weighing 12.3 ounces, the ASUS MeMo Pad 8 is just barely larger and heavier than the 7.7 x 4.7 x 0.4-inch 11-ounce HD 7.

Meanwhile, ASUS has also announced a refreshed budget-friendly version of its MeMO Pad FHD 10 LTE, which was unveiled last month. The new tablet, simply dubbed the MeMO Pad 10, comes with a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 display, a 1.6-GHz quad-core processor, and a 2-megapixel rear camera with a 1.2-megapixel front camera. The previously announced FHD 10 LTE, however, features  an upgraded 1920 x 1200 display and also comes with a quad-core processor.

Pricing and availability for both tablets has yet to be announced, but they will both come in white, grey and pink color options when they do launch.

Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.