Asus seems to take a liking into cheaper devices and this morning during Computex 2013, the Taipei-based manufacturer uncovered the Memo Pad HD 7, a cheap tablet with impressive specifications that is bound to be successful in both emerging and established markets.

Measuring just 7-inches in diagonal, the Memo Pad HD 7 comes with an upgraded IPS display capable of rendering content in 1280 x 800 resolutions and a quad-core A7 CPU clocked at unspecified frequencies. For those who might have already noticed, the technical insides of the slate are pretty much the same with the good-old Nexus 7.

Just like Google’s Nexus 7, the Memo Pad HD 7 comes with a front-facing camera of 1.2-megapixels and two storage options: 8 GB and 16 GB. But what counts the most in this equation is the fact that this release comes with a microSD slot able to accommodate even more storage and, a 5-megapixel rear camera. While we like letting our Nokia smartphones handle pictures and movies, this baby can shoot videos at 720p qualities.

The design of the memo Pad HD 7 is rather simple, but I dare to say successful. As usual, the front-plane is patronized by a thick, black bezel with four capacitive buttons on the front. The back side contains the traditional white Asus logo on an even whiter surface. The only elements disturbing the calm of the back-plate are the 5 MP camera and, a stylish black line situated in the bottom part. As hinted, the slate will come in various color schemes, including magenta and lime.

As for size details, Asus mentioned the tablet to weight only 302 grams and being just 10.8mm thin.

During the same event Asus launched several other products, including a 6-inch Full HD phablet named FonePad Note that packs a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor and 2 GB of RAM. Unfortunately, there are no pricing details for that one.

Asus is gearing up for a full-state release starting with July, when the newest Memo Pad will retail for just $129, while the variant with more storage amount will sell for $149.

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Alex holds an engineering degree in Telecommunications and has been covering technology as a writer since 2009. Customization is his middle name and he doesn’t like to own stock model gadgets. When he’s away from the keyboard, simpler things like hiking, mountain climbing and having a cold drink make his day.


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