The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C or ME176CX) is the latest edition of the popular and successful MeMo Pad series from Asus. We had heard rumors that new version of the entry-level 7- inch tablet from ASUS would be running on Intel rather than MediaTek as we saw with previous generations. Today we can now confirm the Memo 7 is powered by an Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core x86 SoC. Check out the complete specifications and a few first official pictures of the device.
The Asus MeMo Pad 7 is confirmed as running an Intel Atom Z3745 ” Bay Trail T ” SoC , with four x86 cores configured at a standard clock speed of 1.33 GHz, bursting to single core peak of 1.86GHz. The 7 inch display is an IPS panel with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. In addition, the Memo Pad 7 sports 1GB of DDR3 RAM and either 8GB or 16GB of internal flash memory paired with a standard microSD card slot. In terms of cameras, you are getting a 2 megapixel camera on the front, and a 5.0 megapixel cam on the back; neither camera is equipped with a flash however. Connectivity-wise you will have make do without any 3G or 4G telephony support, but as you would expect, n grade Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS are present.
The MeMO Pad 7 ME176C weighs in at 295 grams and has 9.6 mm thick housing, making it a touch lighter and thinner than the previous generation Asus Memo Pad HD7. The integrated and non-removable battery has a reported capacity of 3910mAh. The device is available in black and white, as well as several other bright colors – in keeping with generally youthful and vibrant Asus Memo branding.
The operating system is Android 4.4.2 KitKat but interestingly the Memo 7 will come with the new ZenUI from Asus, first introduced in the ZenFone smartphones a few months ago. We should see the official launch of the ASUS MeMO Pad ME176C and ME176CX around Computex 2014. The selling price of the new model should be in the region of 149 Euros.