Announced last month during CES 2013, the Asus Memo Pad is the more afordable sibling of the Nexus 7. Taking the same size and form factor, this 7-inch tablet has reached local stores with a suggested retail price of Php6,995.
However, unlike the Nexus 7 that is powered by an NVidia Tegra 3 processor, the Asus Memo Pad is powered by a 1.0GHz VIA processor (VIA used to be a minor player in the CPU market, usually as a cheaper alternative to Intel and AMD).
Asus MeMO Pad ME172V specs:
7.0 inch LCD @ 1024×600 pixels, 170ppi
1.0 GHz VIA WM8950 processor
8GB, 16GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Li-Ion 4270mAh battery
Android Jellybean 4.1
The Asus Memo Pad also comes in a variety of colors. Local stores like Villman and shops in Gilmore are now carrying the tablet with a retail price of Php6,995.