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Asus has today announced that they have launched a new tablet in Australia which joins the existing MeMO Pad range – the MeMO Pad FHD 10 and the MeMO Pad HD 7 – although the new 8¨ tablet will not carry the HD monniker.

Designed as a comfortable to use tablet, the MeMO Pad 8 is quite slim at just under 1cm thick and weighing only 350grams. The 8¨ screen has a 1280×800 resolution and is backed up by a 1.6GHz Quad-Core CPU although which one is not clear beyond that it’s a Cortex A9.

With the slim, light design, the tablet is really looking like a pleasant multi-media device, which should be great when paired with the 16GB of on-board storage that’s enhanced with a microSDXC card slot and the ASUS SonicMaster Dual Speaker system.

While it won’t win awards for the cameras – and lets face it, if you’re using a tablet to take video or pictures, then something is terribly wrong – it will certainly take pictures, as well as 720P HD video when required.

MeMO Pad 8(ME180A-1A001A) Specifications

  • 8 1280 x 800 LED-backlit IPS capacitive multi-touch display
  • 1.6GHz Quad-core Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard storage with microSDXC card slot
  • 5MP Rear Camera with 720p HD video recording and 1.2MP Front-Facing Camera
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Dual speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology, microphone
  • Micro-USB port and 3.5mm headphone/mic jack
  • Accelerometer, e-compass, proximity
  • 3950mAh lithium polymer Battery with up to 9 hours battery life
  • 212.4×127.4×9.95mm @ 350g

If you think you need a cover for your new MeMO Pad, then Asus has your back, offering a TriCover case which can be used as a folding cover that props up the tablet for either typing or watching videos. It’s available in Pink, White and Black on the Asus Accessory store for $49+ Shipping.

Asus has advised that the MeMO Pad 8 is available from Harvey Norman in White for $329. The tablet is now on the Harvey Norman Website for order or pickup in-store.

  • mrjayviper

    cortex a9 would probably mean tegra3? I doubt it’s exynos A9 as Asus has never used Samsung SoCs. And quadcore mediateks are all A7 I think.

  • vijay alapati

    which is better memo pad 8 or LG g pad as its the same price in kogan 0_o

    • mrjayviper

      the LG if you can stand the UI. better specced in my book.