The Asus Memo Pad 10: Quad-core, big-screen Android on a budget
BERLIN -- Which Memo Pad is the one for you? Luckily, there's one for every pocket -- by which I mean your pocket size as well as your liquidity. The Asus Memo Pad 10 is a 10-inch slate joins the Memo lineup, which comes in almost any size you could want.
Also known as the ME102A, the Memo Pad was unveiled at technology extravaganza IFA alongside the Memo Pad 8, which is an 8-inch tablet that joins the Memo Pad 7, which measures well, see if you can guess.
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Like the Memo Pad 8, the 10 boasts a 1,280x800-pixel screen, a quad-core processor, and microSD storage.
The 10-inch tablet comes encased in a gray, white, or hot pink frame that weighs 522g. Inside is a 1.6GHz quad-core processor backed with 1GB of RAM.
The hefty 5,070mAh promises 9.5 hours of battery, keeping the LED-backlit 1,280x800-pixel screen with in-plane switching ticking along. There are two speakers on the front when watching movies, playing games, or bugging the people around you.
Where the Memo Pad 8 has a 5-megapixel camera, the 10 only has a disappointing 2-megapixel rear camera to keep costs down. It does shoot 720p high-definition video, though, and has a 1.2-megapixel front camera for video chat.
You also get more choice of memory options than the Memo Pad 8, as it comes with 8GB or 16GB of storage. You can add a high-capacity SDXC memory card, too.
The software powering things along is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, close enough to being the latest version of Google's software for mobile phones and tablets. That means thousands of apps are at your fingerprints from the Google Play store.