Asus introduces MeMO Pad 10 FHD tablet with Intel CPU, full HD screen

Earlier this year Asus released a 10 inch Android tablet called the MeMO Pad Smart ME301T which offered more bang for the buck than almost any other 10 inch tablet on the market. You could thank the speedy NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU and low starting price of $299 for that.

Now Asus is getting ready to refresh its MeMO Pad lineup, and the company’s new 10 inch model has a higher resolution display and an entirely new processor.

While Asus hasn’t said how much the new Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10 will cost, I suspect it’ll sell for around the same price as its predecessor, much like the company’s new 7 inch MeMO Pad tablet.

Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10

The MeMO Pad FHD 10 features a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560 Clover Trail+ dual core processor, a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel IPS display, stereo speakers, and up to 10 hours of battery life. The tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

It has a 5MP rear camera with autofucus, and a 1.2MP front-facing camera for video chat.

The tablet supports 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, GPS and GLonass, and will be available with 16GB to 32GB of built-in storage. There’s also a microSD card slot for removable storage.

The Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10 measures 10.4″ x 7.2″ x 0.38″ and weighs 1.3 pounds, making it bigger and heavier than its 7 inch sibling, but a little bit thinner.

 

 

  • bravomail

    why intel? why should we resort to ARM emulation on some of apps?

    • Br4inl3ss

      because it’s fast

    • Arrdee

      As more x86 Android gets out into the wild developers using the NDK will start adding both ARM and x86 versions within their APKs. Even MIPS is still a possible NDK target. Fairly easy to do and it only adds a little bit of size to a typical application’s APK.

      Over time this will make ARM emulation less of an issue for high quality apps.

    • CyberGusa

      Most Android apps are hardware agnostic and will run on anything… Only the native apps, mainly games, that are optimized for ARM hardware would have issue…

      Intel uses Binary Translation Layer to help support native apps but it’s not 100%… leaving less than 10% of Android apps that either won’t run or are buggy but like Arrdee pointed out the developers can cover x86 now and the more wide spread these Intel systems running Android become then the more we’ll see direct support for them and not just ARM.

      The Z2580 and even the Z2560 are pretty high performers anyway… performance wise they compare very well with for example AnTuTu scores of ranging from over 24,000 to near 29,000 between the two SoCs models I mentioned…

      These SoCs also support Intel’s Hardware Virtualization technology… So emulation won’t get as much of a performance hit, if they decide to make use of that to improve compatibility until developer support improves…

    • dawn reese

      One other new tablet to launch this week priced less and with a Retina display that compares to the iPad and Nexus 10 and other $400+ full size Android tablets is the Pipo M6 model by Pipo Electronics available on line at T ab l e t S p r i n t for $279 — the M6 is a 9.7″ inch Android tablet with impressive features and offers the latest Rockchip Quad Core processor and a retina-quality 2048X1536 IPS screen; along with Bluetooth 4.0, WIFI, HDMI, Dual Cameras, a 7000 mAh battery, Superior Dual Front Speakers for superb sound, Android 4.2.2 and Google Play… it features a thin 9.6mm profile and weighs in at 1.10 lbs… and also offers Miracast HD Wireless.

  • Br4inl3ss

    let’s wait for the price now. I can’t imagine a low price for such a high-end device especially from asus (just look at the new asus transformer pad infinity for 800$)

  • Arrdee

    I’d guess ASUS has created this version of Android on their own starting from the AOSP or from their existing ARM Android codebase. Intel’s Android-IA doesn’t support this SoC and Android-x86 isn’t really near “prime time” yet with numerous sensor and device support issues open yet and performance problems.

    • Arrdee

      While I’m blathering on about ASUS, when we will we hear a little about ASUS’ Transformer Book Trio here?

      http://www.anandtech.com/show/7017/the-asus-transformer-book-trio-atom-haswell-android-windows-8

      “In a move that’s sure to keep Microsoft grumpy, the TF Book Trio runs both Windows 8 and Android. It looks like the 1080p IPS display portion of the detachable notebook is an Android tablet, while the base runs Windows 8.”

    • CyberGusa

      Nope, the Android/tablet part is run by the Clover Trail+… that’s the Z2580 mobile SoC used in Smart Phones running Android and not the one Z2760 used in Windows 8 tablets!

      Besides, Google officially supports Intel processors! It’s why Intel based Smart Phones are being released with the latest version of Android!

  • paul

    Article says Android 4.2… ASUS say Android 4.1: http://uk.asus.com/Tablet/MeMO_Pad/ASUS_MeMO_Pad_Smart_10/#specifications

    Makes me wonder if this is going to be upgradeable or one of those awful devices which is lumbered with outdated and non-upgradeable software.

  • anon

    could you run ubuntu on it easily?