Nexus 7 2: Asus announces MeMO Pad HD 7 and FHD 10 at Computex
Asus has announced its Nexus 7.2, if you will, in the guise of the Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 and the MeMO Pad FHD 10 tablets.
The new Android devices, unveiled at Computex in Taiwan on Monday, will be cheap but powerful, and likely to be the next must-have device for some.
Just 10.8mm thick and weigh 302g, the Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 will sport a 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display, use a Qualcomm quad-core processor, come with 1GB RAM, and feature a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front and a further 5-megapixel camera on the back. The battery promises to last 10 hours on a single charge.
MeMO Pad HD 7 has 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot, plus 16GB Asus WebStorage that's free for one year. Together with the Asus WebStorage Office, users can view, create, edit and share Microsoft Office documents online.
The MeMO Pad FHD 10 is a 10-inch tablet that is 9.5mm thick and 580g light. It will pack the new Intel Atom Z2560 1.6GHz processor, 1920 x 1200 Full HD IPS display and ASUS SonicMaster audio technology. It offers 1080p video playback and recording via the tablet's 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear-facing cameras.
Tech specs also include 802.11a/b/g/n, GPS and GLONASS navigation, as well as Miracast, allowing users to connect the tablet to a Wi-Fi-enabled TV or projector to share movies.
The MeMO Pad FHD 10 is available with 16GB or 32GB storage and both capacities also feature a microSD card slot. Also included is 5GB of free lifetime Asus WebStorage.
The MeMO Pad HD 7 will start at $129 (£85) for 8GB capacity and $149 for 16GB when it goes on sale in July. UK prices are yet to be revealed. The FHD 10 will go on sale in September and be available with a "micro-weave finish" in Royal Blue, Silk White and Vivid Pink colours.