Guest Contribution from a2z staffer Alex Reddick
Asus recently announced at CES 2012 that they would be launching a game changing new tablet in the second quarter of this year. This tablet, named the MeMo 370T, brings performance, portability, and value to a market with a growing demand. Taking a look at some of the technical specs:
- MeMo is powered by Nvidia’s new Tegra 3 Quad-core processor
- 16 GB of storage will be available
- 1 GB of RAM allows it to easily handle running multiple apps
- Android 4.0 — also known as Ice Cream Sandwich
All of these features will come packaged in the popular new 7 inch size, which is quickly becoming the industry standard. The Tegra 3 processor is also something unseen in tablets up to this point, especially in the smaller size.
The thing that really makes MeMo a threat to industry players is its low price point of $250. This puts it at half the cost of a comparable iPad2 16GB, and makes it more powerful with the Tegra 3. Amazon’s Kindle Fire is also a strong entity in the market, which while $50 cheaper than the MeMo, offers half of the performance, a lower resolution screen, and locks the user into Amazon’s proprietary software.
The MeMo has the capability of really being a bargain buy, that is powerful and portable. Apple and Amazon should be watching its development closely.