While I love ASUS, I’m not too certain that its newest tablet, aimed at the low-cost consumer, is going to cut it.

ASUS MeMO Styles

Dubbed the MeMO, the Android tablet will run Android 4.1 and be priced to move at $149. However, it lacks the specs of other similarly-priced tablets, including the ASUS-made, Nexus 7.


I’m wondering how many people will consider this tablet when compared with the Nexus 7’s specs:

Nexus 7 Tech Specs

Priced $50 more, the Nexus 7 seems like the better deal to me. What I can see though is that ASUS is going to try to push the sub-$150 market and encourage manufacturers to do more with less.

So, ultimately, would you buy this tablet?

Jeff Taylor

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REvers · January 15, 2013 at 5:03 pm

I think I read somewhere this tab is meant for “emerging markets” or some such. Translated, I think that means “not here.”

    Jeffrey Taylor · January 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Yes. I suspect that they’ll find an in-road for cheap tablets.

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