Android Central at Mobile World Congress

ASUS has long been making Android tablets now, and they're often something worth taking note of. Their latest -- previously rumored -- slate, likely heading towards Mobile World Congress, has been unveiled by way of a YouTube trailer. Say hello to the ASUS MeMo Pad Smart 10. Catchy, isn't it? 

Unlike some past offerings from ASUS, the MeMo Pad Smart 10 doesn't break any new boundaries, or push the specs to the limits. But, what it looks like is a pretty solid 10-inch tablet. Oh, and it'll also be available in pink, if you're into that sort of thing. 

We don't get a whole lot of information from the clip, but we do find out that the tablet houses a Tegra 3 processor, a 5MP rear camera, and a 10-inch IPS display that promises some impressive viewing angles. We're also treated to SonicMaster sound technology, and a glimpse at some of the bundled software, although anyone familiar with ASUS tablets won't be too surprised by what we see. All this fits in with earlier, leaked information on the tablet, and at the same time isn't too surprising. Neither is the software, it's pretty much a given that we'll be looking at Jelly Bean, but as yet there's no confirmation on which version.

So, we're not looking at a bleeding edge tablet here, but what we are seeing is potentially a great value 10-inch tablet if it lands at the right price. We'll be on the look out next week in Barcelona, so keep it locked to Android Central in the days ahead for all the best from MWC 2013. 

Source:  ASUS (YouTube)


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Trailer for ASUS MeMo Pad Smart 10 emerges, Tegra 3 and available in pink


Surprised Tablet maker aren't working with schools and publishers of text books to get these $150-300 tablets to big contracts. Schools could save millions in text books when the average text book is $80-100, and book publishers could save on resources of making books and just put out updates to books over wifi. Everybody can win with affordable technology and kids don't have to break their back carrying heavy text books back and forth everyday.

I'm normally a fan of Asus (a ton of my equipment is Asus), but unless they fix the I/O performance issues plaguing their other Android tablets (even the N7 suffers from this to an extent), I don't see how this could be interesting.

I know part of it is because of the memory bottleneck found in the Tegra3, but the internal storage in their entire Transformer line is slower than fast MicroSD cards.

Especially when they updated their tabs from ICS to JB. Things are nothing but major stutters any more.