Asus is strengthening its partnership with Intel by launching the latest MeMO Pad 7 and 8 tablets with 64-bit capable versions of the Bay Trail chipset. What’s more, both slates come with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box and the company’s own custom ZenUI.
The new Asus MeMO Pad ME176C and ME181C models (7-inch and 8-inch) sport 1280 x 800p HD IPS displays and they also come with various technologies including CSR aptX audio and Miracast. There are dual cameras onboard too, 2MP front and 5MP rear. Coming to the 8-inch ME581CL version, the company notes that it’s world’s lightest LTE tablet in its category. The slate tips the scales at just 299 grams. Additionally, it features a SOC that’s clocked at 2.3GHz.
The device is just 7.45mm thick and it features a higher resolution display, compared to the 7-inch and 8-inch ME176C and ME181C models. The panel employed here offers a 178-degree wide-view angle and 1920 x 1200p visuals. The IPS display is also accompanied by the company’s Splendid and TrueVivid color enhancement technologies and there’s a protective coating of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the top. Along with 4G LTE, the tablet supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac and NFC. Design-wise, the ME581CL has a metal form factor with a multi-layer coating based on NCVM technology.
The Asus MeMO Pad 7 will go on sale in white, black, blue, red and yellow options, while the 8-inch ME181C option will come in white, black, gold and purple hues. These slates will hit stores mid-June. There’s no release date for the 8-inch ME581CL LTE version, but it will go on sale drenched in shades of white, pink and blue.