ASUS MeMo Pad makes quiet postCES debut, offers Jelly Bean and 16GB of storage for $150

新製品の顔見せイベント CES 2013 がちょうど幕を下ろしたタイミングで、ASUS がAndroidタブレットの新製品 MeMO Pad を発表しました。MeMO Pad は7インチ1024 x 600 液晶ディスプレイにWM8950 プロセッサを採用した廉価版の製品。

画面サイズの7インチは同じASUS製の Nexus 7 と変わりませんが、ピクセル数は1280 x 800 に対して1024 x 600 (170ppi) 、プロセッサは Cortex-A9 シングルCPUコア 1GHz / Mali-400 GPU の WonderMedia PRIZM WM8950 と、まことにもって分かりやすい下位仕様です。

ほか前面1MP裏面照射センサカメラ、1GB RAM、8GB / 16GB ストレージ、802.11b/g/n WiFi など。重量は Nexus 7 の 340g より重い 370g。バッテリーは7時間駆動4270mAh。

MeMO Pad は今月1月から、一部の市場で販売予定。価格は米ドルで$150。

ハイエンド携帯がフルHDになる今日このごろ、特に漢字を表示したい市場向けにヨコ600はいくらなんでも厳しいとも思えますが、1024 x 600 はアマゾンが上位版 Kindle Fire HD の発売後もまだ併売している廉価版 Kindle Fire と同じ。また解像度(精細度)でいえば 約170ppi は iPad mini の 162ppi よりは高く、実売価格と市場によっては、 ASUS 製で Nexus 7 より下の領域を担当する製品として立派に役割をはたすのかもしれません。

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ASUS Launches the MeMO Pad™

The new MeMO Pad™ is designed to go wherever you go.

Fremont, CA (January 13, 2013) - ASUS is excited to introduce the MeMO Pad™, a stylish and capable 7-inch Android tablet designed for mobile consumers looking for a high-quality yet remarkably affordable tablet. With a starting MSRP of $149 (US), the ASUS MeMO Pad™ features Android™ 4.1 and offers full support for Google Play so you can choose from over 750,000 apps and games, browse the world's largest eBookstore, search millions of songs, watch thousands of the latest and greatest movies and TV shows, and even flip through your favorite magazines*. Available in three colors – Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink - MeMO Pad™ sports an elegant, non-slip diamond-patterned finish in a thin and lightweight design.

Created for both work and play

ASUS MeMO Pad™ runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1GHz VIA WM8950 CPU and a Mali-400 GPU for a smooth and fluid entertainment experience. It features a 10-point multi-touch LED-backlit display with 1024 x 600 resolution, 140-degree wide viewing angles, and its 350-nit brightness means images remain clear, even outdoors. MeMO Pad™ also features ASUS SonicMaster audio and MaxxAudio for high-quality sound.
ASUS MeMO Pad™ offers up to 16GB of 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 with 5GB of online storage space, ASUS Studio and WebStorage Office for enhanced productivity.

ASUS MeMO Pad will be available starting this January in selected markets from authorized ASUS resellers. Please contact your local ASUS representative for more information. The ASUS MeMO Pad™ is a tablet-only product and does not come with a dock like the award winning ASUS Transformer Pad™ series.


VIA WM8950 (1GHz) / Mali-400

Operating system
Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean

7-inch (1024 x 600, 170PPI) LED-backlit
10-point multi-touch
140-degree wide viewing angle
350-nits brightness

Front Camera
1MP back-illuminated sensor, f/2.0, with 720p HD video capture at 30fps

8GB or 16GB storage with microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
5GB free ASUS WebStorage

802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi

3.5mm headphone/mic
Micro-USB port


Pre-installed ASUS applications
SuperNote Lite
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS WebStorage Online Office
ASUS Studio

7 hours (16Wh Li-polymer, 4270mAh)*

Available colors
Sugar White/Titanium Gray/Cherry Pink

196.2 x 119.2 x 11.2 mm - 7.72 x 4.69 x 0.44"

370g - 13.1oz

*Specifications may vary without prior notice. Options, pricing and availability dependent upon region. Google Play services vary from country to country. Please confirm exact services for each specific region. Check for further details.