The Asus Memo Pad HD is believed to be a new tablet that the Taiwan-based company is preparing for Computex Taipei 2013. Such tablet would be a follow-up to the Asus Memo Pad, a 7-inch slate that is aimed at the low-end market segment. The Asus Memo Pad, it would be recalled, was launched just earlier this year.
To date, Asus has not yet made an official announcement regarding the new tablet, but the supposed list of specifications of the Memo Pad HD has already made it online.
Yugatech reports that the Memo Pad HD may feature a 7-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, thus the “HD” in the tablet’s name. This is an improvement over the 1024 x 600 pixel display resolution of the Memo Pad.
Under the hood, the upcoming tablet will also be powered by a 1.6Ghz quad-core processor. It is speculated that in order to keep costs low, this processor could be from Mediatek. Also onboard the device are a full gigabyte of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Connectivity options on the HD tablet are WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will likely be its operating system.
The Asus the Memo Pad HD is also rumored to be priced slightly higher than its predecessor. The Memo Pad HD will purportedly have a price tag of $169 in the United States. By comparison, the original Memo Pad retailed for $149 when it was launched.
It is expected that like its predecessor, the Memo Pad HD will come in various colors, including white, black, pink, blue and yellow.
Apart from these, no other information is available about the rumoured device. We won’t have to wait too long, however, for an official announcement, as Computex 2013 Taipei is happening next week, from June 4 to 8.