The Asus MeMO Pad 8 is a tablet with an 8 inch display, Android 4.4 software, and an Intel Atom Z3580 processor, making it one of the first tablets to launch with an Intel “Moorefield” processor.
Moorefield processors are based on the same architecture as Intel’s Merrifield chips, but they offer higher clock speeds, better graphics performance, and Moorefield chips are quad-core, while Merrifield processors are dual-core.
Japanese wireless carrier KDDI unveiled the MeMO Pad 8, and plans to start selling the tablet in August, 2014.
The Asus MeMO Pad 8 features an 8 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
It has a 2.33 GHz quad-core Moorefield processor, 533 MHz PowerVR G6430 graphics, and features a 5MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and a 4350mAh battery.
The tablet has a microSDXC card slotthat supports up to 64GB of removable storage, and it will be available in white, blue, or pink colors.
KDDI says the MeMO Pad 8 supports LTE and WiMAX networks. It’s not clear whether Asus also plans to offer a WiFi-only version of the tablet.