Asus is going all out with Intel in this year’s Computex line-up here in Taiwan. The new Asus MemoPad 8 (ME581CL) is perhaps among the first 64-bit Intel Atom Moorefield quad-core tablet to be announced.
The tablet is also very thin at just 7.45mm on the side and weighs 299 grams. The Asus MemoPad ME581CL runs on a new Moorefield chip that supports its own XMM 7260 LTE modem.
Asus MemoPad 8 (ME581CL) specs:
8-inch IPS LCD display @ 1200×1920 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Intel Atom Z3580 @ 2.3GHz quad-core processor
16GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0, BLE
5MP rear camera
1.2MP front-facing camera
15.2Wh Li-Po battery (up to 9 hours)
Android 4.4 Kitkat
The device also comes with a free 5GB Asus WebStorage for life with additional 11GB on the first year. We’re looking forward to that Intel Atom Z3580 chip and see how it performs against the top chips from Qualcomm.
Expect the MemoPad 8 to be priced at a premium, perhaps between Php15k to Php20k and be released sometime in 3rd quarter of 2014.