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More ASUS related news has emerged from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, this time concerning the UK launch of their MeMo Pad tablets. Both the 7-inch and 10.1-inch tablets will be available to buy in the UK, with the first launching from March 7. 

The 10.1-inch ME301T -- more commonly referred to as the Smart 10 -- is a Tegra 3 packing, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet with an extremely competitive price point of £249. It houses a 1280x800 resolution IPS display, 16GB of on-board storage and will only be available in Midnight Blue at launch with other colors to follow. Several retailers have picked up the MeMo Pad Smart 10 including Currys PCWorld, Tesco and Amazon. Pre-orders should be available from each of these online now, with in-store purchases set to begin on March 7. 

The MeMo Pad ME172V -- or MeMo Pad 7 as we shall refer to it -- again runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but is a more budget oriented offering. It's powered by a 1GHz VIA WM8950 processor, and has a display resolution of 1024x600 with 16GB of on-board storage. The killer feature on the MeMo Pad 7 though is the price, set to arrive for just £129 some time around mid-April. 

The full press release can be found after the break. 

ASUS MeMO Pad™ 7-inch and 10.1-inch tablets launch in the UK

10.1” model features powerful NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core performance, a brilliant HD display, Android 4.1 and SRP £249 (inc VAT).  7” model is a compact and stylish Android 4.1 tablet with high-resolution multi-touch display, memory card slot and SRP £129 (inc VAT)

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, Spain (25th February, 2013) — ASUS today announced the UK availability of MeMO Pad™ 7-inch and 10-inch tablets.

MeMO Pad™ ME301T (10.1-inch)

The ME301T10.1-inch model is an Android 4.1 tablet with an NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor with an SRP of just £249 (inc VAT).  Designed for mobile entertainment, MeMO PadME301T is the first 10.1-inch tablet in the new ASUS MeMO Pad range.ASUS also announces the Folio Key, an optional wrap-around protective cover for the MeMO Pad that incorporates a Bluetooth keyboard for enhanced productivity.

Brilliant HD display and incredible sound quality
Pronounced “meemo”, MeMO stands for "My Mobile. My Moment" and reflects the position of ASUS MeMO Pad™ as a tablet for people on the go. MeMO Pad ME301Tfeatures a 10.1-inch display with crisp 1280 x 800 HD resolution and 10-point multi-touch for easy interaction with Android apps. IPS technology gives a brilliant image with 170-degree wide viewing angles and, thanks to its 350 nits brightness, the display is always bright and clear, even under direct sunlight.
MeMO Pad ME301Tmobile entertainment credentials are further cemented by ASUS SonicMaster technology. This combines high-quality audio hardware, including large resonance chambers and stereo speakers with 25x12mm metallic drivers, with sophisticated audio processing to give the best sound quality of any tablet this size. Just 9.9mm thick and weighing 580g, MeMO Pad ME301Tfeatures the powerful NVIDIA®Tegra® 3 quad-core processor for smooth and responsive performance with Android 4.1, and has up to 8.5 hours’ battery life measured under power saving mode, playing 720p video, with a brightness of 60nits and default volume with headphones.
16GB of onboard storage can be expanded via the SDHC card slot to give ample capacity for apps, movies and music, while the rear 5-megapixel and front 1.2-megapixel cameras mean MeMO Pad ME301Tis ideal for video chat with family and friends.

Android 4.1 with exclusive ASUSapps
ASUS MeMO Pad™ME301Tis powered by Android 4.1 and comes with a number of exclusive ASUS apps. With SuperNote Lite, users can read,type, andscribble anytime and anywhere; while WebStorage Office makes it easy to view, edit and create Microsoft Office-compatible documents. Apps can also be password-protected with App Locker and App Backup creates back-ups of installed ups on internal storage or an SD card.

Folio Key optionalaccessory for enhanced productivity
Folio Key, an optional accessory,is a wrap-around protective cover for MeMO Pad™ ME301Twith an integral Bluetooth keyboard for easy productivity, at home or on the move. Made from lightweight microfiber materials with instant magnetic attachment, Folio Key also incorporates a tabletop stand that holds the display at a comfortable angle for watching movies and typing. The keyboard is powered from its own internal battery and can be used for up to one month on a single charge.

Availability & Pricing
ASUSMeMOPad™ME301T is available in Midnight Blue at launch, with more colours to follow, and an SRP of £249 (inc VAT).Customers are able to pre-order online now from currys.co.uk, pcworld.co.uk, tesco.com and amazon.co.uk, and in-store from 7thMarch at Currys, PC World and Tesco stores.  Please check with individual retailers for further information.

MeMO Pad™ ME172V (7-inch)
The MeMO Pad™ ME172V is a stylish and capable 7-inch Android tablet with a SRP of £129 (inc VAT).  ASUS MeMO Pad™ ME172V features a 350-nit brightness display with 10-point multi-touch and 1024 x 600 resolution, along with SD card expansion up to 32GB. It has a diamond-patterned finish.  Together with ASUS Transformer Pad™ Series, ASUS MeMO Pad™ completes the ASUS Android tablet line-up.

Portability for people on-the-go
Pronounced “meemo”, MeMO stands for "My Mobile. My Moment" and reflects the position of ASUS MeMO Pad™ as a tablet for people on-the-go. Measuring 196.2 x 119.2 x 11.2mm, MeMO Pad™ ME172V can be easily held in one hand. Available in Titanium Grey, MeMO Pad™ ME172V sports an elegant, non-slip diamond-patterned finish. The MeMO Pad™ ME172V is a tablet-only product and does not come with a dock.

Created for both work and play
ASUS MeMO Pad™ ME172V runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1GHz VIA WM8950 CPU and a Mali-400 GPU for a smooth web browsing experience. It features a 10-point multi-touch LED-backlit display with 1024 x 600 (170 points-per-inch) resolution and 140-degree wide viewing angle, and its 350-nit brightness means images remain clear, even outdoors. MeMO Pad™ ME172V also features ASUS SonicMaster audio and MaxxAudio for high-quality sound.
ASUS MeMO Pad™ has 16GB internal storage, which can be supplemented by up to 32GB via the microSD card slot. A suite of ASUS applications are also pre-installed, including SuperNote Lite, BuddyBuzz, ASUS WebStorage, ASUS Studio and WebStorage Office for enhanced productivity.

Availability & Pricing
ASUSMeMOPad™ME172V is available in Titanium Grey with an SRP of £129 (inc VAT), and will be available online and in-store via a range of retailers from around the middle of April.  Further details will announced closer to launch.

 

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ASUS MeMo Pad tablets launching in the UK beginning early March

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I urge that no one buy a 7" tablet with a 1024x600 resolution. If you plan to ever read any text/books/web on it, you will regret your purchase almost immediately.