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Asus has finally gone official with a 10-inch tablet that carries a sweet price Rs.16, 025. But hey, the company is still to launch MeMo Pad Smart 10, here in India. The sweet price of US$299(Rs.16, 025) is applicable only in the American market. As of now, Asus announced the pricing of MeMo Pad Smart 10, in US and Thai markets. The 10-inch tablet from Asus has been swirling on the internet for a very long time.
Few days back Asus launched a 7-inch tablet dubbed as MeMo Pad. Both devices are yet to be launched in the Indian market. The device was expected to be announced at Mobile World Congress, slated to be happen at Barcelona, Spain. In the ongoing Thailand Mobile Expo 2013, Asus officially launched Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core tablet. The original unveiling of Asus MeMo Pad Smart 10 has been covered by Droid Sans, a Thailand -based Android developer community.
Asus MeMo Pad Smart 10 - Specs, Features and Price
Asus, the Taiwanese-giant has finally announced a killer Quad-core device. The tablet features a 10-inch WXVGA LED display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The device is super thin at 9.9mm thick and weighs 580 grams. It has 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded via micro SD card (up to 32GB). In the camera department Asus, is offering a 5-mega pixel rear camera and 1.2 - mega pixels front facing camera.
Stuffed with 1GB of RAM and the on the top of it coming of 1.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core processor makes this tablet a beast. It even has a mini HDMI port for viewing full HD 1080p videos on HD T.Vs. The company will be selling the tablet for 10,900 Thailand Bhat (Rs.19, 604). There are three color options (Chrystal White, Fuchsia Pink and Midnight Blue) to choose from. Asus is also offering a cloud based storage with MeMo Pad Smart 10.
The device will be powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Whether the tablet supports Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or not, is still a question. The maker also offers; an option protective cover which can be used as a keyboard (supports Bluetooth technology).
Competition Check - Price Vs Performance
It's time to check the competitors of Asus MeMo Pad Smart 10. With sweet price of US$299(Rs.16, 025), the tablet is competing with both 7-inch as well as 10-inch tablets. Google's Nexus 7, a 7-inch tablet with Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor has been on a market for a long time. The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean powered tablet sells for $249 with 32GB of internal storage and 3G connectivity in theUS market.
Samsung manufactured Nexus 10, has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and currently sells for $399(Rs. 21,438) in US market. Unlike Asus MeMo Pad Smart 10 - the Nexus 10 has 1.7 GHz dual core processors, 10.2-inch display, 2GB of RAM, pure Android 4.2 Jelly Bean experience, 16GB/32GB of internal memory and available in W-Fi capacity.
The Asus made MeMo Pad Smart 10 has many competitors in the price range of $249-399(Rs. 13,345-21,438). On one hand, it has to face a tough hill battle from 7-inch tablets and on the other hand many 10-inchers are ready to hit Asus. It would be great to see - how Asus MeMo Pad Smart 10 tablet fares in the market. Gizbot expects that Asus will price MeMo Pad Smart 10 at around Rs. 22,999 in the Indian market.