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Asus eeePad MeMo Unveiled

January 9th, 2012 by · 3 Comments · conferences & trade shows, hardware news

The new Transformer Prime wasn’t the only shiny tablet that Asus revealed today. Asus is also going to be showing off a pair of MeMo tablets starting tomorrow, and Engadget got an early look.

The tablet at right is the same MeMo that showed up last year, and it came to CES with a finalized set of specs and a release date.

The eeePad MeMo171 sports a 7′ (1,280×800) capacitive IPS screen, a dual core 1.2GHz Qualcomm CPU, 16GB or 32GB of Flash storage and Wifi/BT. It also has a pair of cameras (1.2MP and 5MP), g-sensor, proximity sensor, and GPS. Runtime is expected to be around 8.5 hours and it will run the latest release of Android v4.0 when it ships next quarter. And yes, that is a stylus sticking out to one side.

Asus also showed off a demo unit for their  next MeMo. They didn’t release many details, but it’s going to be running on a quad core Tegra 3 CPU and it will have an 8MP camera on the back. Other than that, the rest of the details are pretty vague. If and when it ships it will be running Android v4.0, but Asus has had a fairly long lead time on these tablets. Seriously, I could see Android 5.0 coming out before this tablet.

Update: That second Memo tablet was outed by Nvidia as having a retail of $250. That’s very good, if true.

MeMo 171 Specs:

  • 7.0” WXGA,  1280 x 800 resolution,  IPS panel with capacitive touch
  • Qualcomm 8260 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB storage
  • Wifi 802.11b/g/n , Bluetooth, aGPS
  • Cameras – 1.2MP (front ), 5MP  (rear) (1080P recording)
  • G-sensor; e-compass; light sensor; gyroscope, proximity sensor
  • MicroSD card slot
  • micro HDMI (1.3a)
  • SIM Card slot
  • Li-polymer 4400mAh  battery (Battery Life:  8.5hrs video playback routine)
  • Android 4.01
  • Dimensions: -  7.8″ x 4.6 x 0.50
  • Weight: 14.2 oz

 

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Mike Cane

    Here’s a brand-new video confirming the earlier leak is of this new 370. It shows the silver rim at the end of video:
    http://youtu.be/qV3MCzPHMLs

    Asus still can’t make up its mind on this damn thing. Will there be one or two versions? I’ve seen contradictory reports.

    Ah, so no 4:3 screen after all. Dammit.

    • Nate Hoffelder

      Eh, this is probably like the Trasnformer, only Asus is showing off both the MeMo model they plan to sell this year alongside the one they plan to sell next year.

      • Mike Cane

        Well, now we know what accounted for the confusion. Asus made a big splash at the Nvidia thing, stating they want to do this Tegra 3 7″ for a target price of $249.

        Before everyone gets so excited, remember that Asus’ original netbook never came in at the targeted $199. We’ll see what happens with this.

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