Asus Eee Pad MeMO 3D tablet has been the talk of the town thanks to the announcement of its future launch way back in January 2011, then later revealing to everyone’s pleasant surprise that it would actually be a glasses-free 3D model and then some negative reports in August suggesting that the launch could be delayed till 2012 or never happen at all! So while all the talk goes on, and discussions rage as to why Asus is not able to stay true to its launch date (issues with the Android Honeycomb OS on smaller displays being the probable culprit, which could now be rectified thanks to the release of Android 3.2), let’s examine how cool this tablet, if launched, could be.
Eee Pad MeMO 3D is a 7-inch tablet which is quite a landmark product since its 3D viewing experience doesn’t require the user to wear those cumbersome 3D glasses. This is made possible thanks to the parallax-barrier overlay that creates the 3D effect, but only in landscape mode and not in the vertical portrait mode. It also has a LCD 1280 x 800 IPS panels that provides wider angles for viewing.
The 3D effect is probably the only major difference between Eee Pad MeMO 3D and the non-3D version of the tablet. It runs on the aforementioned Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS and has a dual core Qualcomm 1.2 GHz MSM8260 Snapdragon processor. It has a RAM of 1GB and onboard storage of 32GB. The tablet provides connectivity options of 3.5mm audio out, SIM card slot, MicroSD card slot and microUSB slot which helps for charging it. For 1080p full HD video, MeMO 3D is equipped with a mini-HDMI port. There are the usual two cameras in the tablet – the LED flash-equipped 5-megapixel camera at the rear and the 1.2-megapixel camera at the front.
The major feature of Asus Eee Pad MeMO 3D tablet is the capacitive stylus. It comes out from a silo which is just below the display. It helps in taking notes and sketching. But that’s not all the 3D tablet comes with. There is also a Bluetooth MeMic handset with an LCD transparent display which functions as a remote for the handset and enables taking and making calls using the tablet and also music listening.
Now with the launch itself in doubt, price of Asus Eee Pad MeMO 3D tablet doesn’t seem to be relevant. The specs make the 3D Asus tablet quite attractive, and there is still a sense of eagerness along with doubt about its 2012 launch.