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January 14, 2013

Asus outs MeMO Pad ME172V for $149

Asus has recently announced what could be a much cheaper Android Jellybean tablet than the Nexus 7. Though not really as powerful as the Nexus 7, the MeMO Pad ME172V will be more affordable by 25%.

Current price of the Nexus 7 is Php13,995 locally so it is possible that Asus is really aiming for the sub-Php10k market with the Memo Pad. At $149, that’s roughly Php6,000+ already (might end up around Php7.5k to Php8k when it reaches the Philippines).

Of course, there’s a trade-off. The hardware configuration isn’t the same as the Nexus 7.

Asus MeMO Pad ME172V specs:
7.0 inch LCD @ 1024×600 pixels, 170ppi
1.0 GHz VIA WM8950 processor
Mali-400 Graphics
1GB RAM
8GB, 16GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Li-Ion 4270mAh battery
Android Jellybean 4.1

Asus is releasing the MeMO Pad in emerging markets so it’s very probable they will also bring this in the country later this year.

Update: Just got confirmation from Asus Philippines that they will announce local availability and pricing very soon.

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11 Responses to “Asus outs MeMO Pad ME172V for $149”

  1. what_is_pin_pride says:

    Stand up to high prices! Wages are low, so shouldn’t the cost of living be too? Why shouldn’t it be cheaper than in the States?

    Why are tabs and phones measured in inches? Most of the world uses the Metric System! Just sayin’.

    The nexus 7 should cost 8k. We do not reap the benifits of a strong Peso!

    • lolwtf says:

      haha complaining about tablet prices with the reason of wages in the philippines being low *facepalm*

      KUNG MALIIT SWELDO MO, WAG KA BUMILI NG TABLET NA DI MO NAMAN TALAGA KAILANGAN.

    • Freedom says:

      Mag Ainol or Pipo or Kingcom ka kung hindi mo afford ang mga branded tablets.

    • ronjiedotcom
      Twitter: ronjiedotcom
      says:

      1. parang hindi part ng “cost of living” ang tech gadgets (i.e. hindi mo kelangan para mabuhay itong mga ito, hindi tulad ng pagkain, atbp.).
      2. ang mura na nga ng nexus 7, atbp, kumpara halimbawa sa ipad (na malaki ang patong ng apple).
      3. ngayon, ang problema din ay mataas ang import taxes, plus shempre gustong kumita ng mga nagtitinda. hindi naman nila pwedeng halos ipamigay na lang ang mga produktong ito.

      ganito lang yan: kung walang bibili, bababaan nila ang presyo. tama si lolwtf (kung sino man siya), kung hindi mo kaya, wag ka bumili dahil malamang hindi mo naman kailangan talaga. mag-ipon ka na lang muna para sa bahay at maghanap ng mas magandang trabaho o magsimula ng sarili mong negosyo.

  2. ronjiedotcom
    Twitter: ronjiedotcom
    says:

    The Nexus 7 in colors!

  3. buster says:

    not dual core???

  4. buster says:

    not even a dual core???

  5. jc says:

    Awww, hndi nga dual core, d bale abangan na lang maglanding mga archos tablets! Aja!!

  6. jc says:

    d bale abangan na lang maglanding mga archos tablets! Aja!!

  7. Jason says:

    wala naman yan sa pagka-dual core or single core. remember na may mga single core na mag-maganda pa performance sa dual-core. Plus 1GB RAM yung tablet vs 512mb na competitors. Minsan nga battery eater lang yung ibang dual core processors

    RAM place an important role sa performance ng tablet. kaya consider 1st the benchmark results before judging too quickly. Saka its good that a reputable brand tries to battle out for an affordable tablet.

    I think this will be a good everyday use tablet, email / web browsing / ebooks / music or simple videos.

  8. Renard says:

    officially priced at 6995

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