Published: February 6, 2013 10:54 AM
By Romain Thuret
Translated by: Catherine Barraclough
Asus is gearing up to take on the entry-level tablet market with a 10.1" Android model called the MeMo Pad 10. Value for money is the name of the game.


With this year's Mobile World Congress trade fair rapidly approaching, some of the devices due to be presented are starting to leak out onto the web. Pictures and specs have recently cropped up for a new 10.1" tablet from Asus. The MeMo Pad 10 effectively looks like a scaled-down version of Asus' Transformer Pad TF300 but there's no sign of a keyboard/dock. 

Leaked specs show an IPS display with 1280 x 800 pixels, a 1.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 5-Megapixel rear-facing camera (and a 1.2-Megapixel webcam on the front). There's 16 GB of onboard memory and a microSD card slot. All in all, the MeMo Pad 10 spec sheet looks a lot like that of the TF300! The OS is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the MeMo Pad 10 will come with all the usual host of Asus apps, such as SuperNote. 

This budget tablet is reportedly due to sell for €300 (approx.£260), with a 32 GB version also planned at €350 (£300). All in all, Asus hasn't been particularly innovative with this entry-level tablet, which is in many ways a 2013 version of a product that launched last year. And how will it fare without the keyboard/dock?

Asus is expected to officially present the MeMo Pad 10 at the MWC in Barcelona at the end of February.

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