In addition to its fancy transformers and the Nexus 7, Asus also produces a range of affordable MeMO series tablets. The new Asus MeMO Pad ME176C is just more of the same, an affordable 7-inch tablet with a 1280x800 IPS display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB or 16GB of storage. However, unlike previous MeMO Pads it is powered by an Intel SoC.
The MeMO Pad ME176C packs a 1.33GHz Atom Z3745 (Bay Trail-T) processor, which makes it rather powerful for its size and price. Speaking of the price, the ME176C is rumoured to cost just $149. That sounds like a bargain for a device that can wipe the floor with the Galaxy S4 and HTC One in practically any benchmark.
It doesn't just have a snappy processor. The tablet has a fairly decent spec and Asus obviously didn't cut too many corners. There’s a 5-megapixel camera at the back, a 2-megapixel front facing camera, 3910mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless and it also has a microSDXC slot. It runs Android 4.4 KitKat.
That’s pretty impressive for a $149 device, provided that turns out to be the actual price. You can check out a few more pics over at Mobile Geeks.