ASUS Memo Pad HD7

Bumps in CPU, storage, display and camera with the same bargain bin pricing

As part of its Computex 2013 keynote presentation, ASUS rolled out a small but notable update to its recently announced MeMO Pad -- this time adding "HD7" to the name and making important improvements. While it retains much of the same design (and most of the same name), the MeMO Pad HD7 tweaks the design a bit to make it both thinner and lighter than it's predecessor -- down to 10.8mm thick and 302g in weight. On the display side ASUS bumps things to "HD" with a 1280x800 IPS display, up from the original 1024x600 panel.

On the inside, ASUS says the MeMO Pad HD7 is running an ARM Cortex A7 quad-core CPU, but didn't specify a clock speed or manufacturer. It did specify that the tablet will have both Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS, however, along with the addition of stereo speakers and a 5MP rear camera (keeping a 1.2MP shooter up front). Pinning this device at the low-end are some appealing prices too: 16GB for $149, 8GB for $129. The MeMO Pad HD7 will be released in a few different bright color options, with no specific sales dates given at this point.


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ASUS MeMO Pad HD7 announced: A slight upgrade to the low-end offering


Thanks for not going for a semi-misleading title like some other sites ie "Asus announces new Memo Pad, a Nexus 7 with rear camera" which makes it sound like they announced an actual N7.

Anyway, is AC at Computex, Taipei? I happen to be around too, just not for Computex lol.

That would be nice. But at the end of the day for a tablet the Nexus devices are the way to go I think. But I do like Sense 5.x

I have a Nexus 7 32GB, but I might get this one if it has a microSD slot which is should, and use standard microUSB port like the memoPad 10. I love my Nexus 7, but extra storage space and rear camera even if crappy is a nice addition for lower price than a Nexus 7.

Had an old Nexus 7. Amazing hardware specs, general OS & gaming performance and latest Android. It had two main problems: First, the washed-out screen (as if there is a very thin grey mist hovering over) with weak and bland colours/contrast/sharpness and weak blacks. Secondly, the single mono speakers at the back which even when doors closed and a quiet weekend it still doesn't measure up to the Galaxy tabs, iPad minis and the Kindle Fire HDs. Does the Memo pad HD7 improve on those issues? Or is it more same old-same old? Please advice.