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  • hot3288 - Thursday, August 01, 2013 - link

    It's also available for preorder at Amazon and Gamestop. Amazon has the transcovers/persona covers preorders as well. Reply
  • metamoxie - Thursday, August 01, 2013 - link

    B&H has some of the covers with free shipping. Reply
  • user777 - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    Memo Pad 10 FHD is also available on Amazon.de - the specifications are on the Asus(.)com site (1920 x 1200 display, 10 hours of battery life, 2GB RAM, 32 GB flash drive, Intel® Atom™ Z2560 Dual-Core, 1.6 GHz, 264.6 x 182.4 x 9.5 mm, 580g, MicroSD Card Reader, Micro HDMI, 5 MP Rear Camera, 1.2 MP Front Camera, GPS, Miracast, ).
    The price is better than Samsung Nexus 10.
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  • Wolfpup - Thursday, August 01, 2013 - link

    Yeah, actually not bad hardware for the price...I assume A7's aren't too horrible. But yep, for just a tiny bit more you go from A7, skip A9, to the A9+ Krait, right?

    Still, people could do a lot worse, particularly if this ends up running stock Android and not a gooped up version.
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  • JeffFlanagan - Thursday, August 01, 2013 - link

    Even when not on a strict budget, low-cost tablets like this one have uses as limited-purpose devices that we don't want to spend as much on. Some examples are a Pandora player in the bathroom, or a Music Player / OBDII instrument panel in the car. Reply
  • Bob Todd - Thursday, August 01, 2013 - link

    Or cheap movie player to keep the toddler(s) entertained in the car. That's my one use case where I really want expandable storage, slow SDHC/SDXC is fine since I don't change the content often. Reply
  • Aenean144 - Thursday, August 01, 2013 - link

    Well, the performance of tablet hardware and software is rapidly approaching the point where it meets the needs of the vast mass of consumers in the market.

    A 1+ GHz quad-core Cortex-A7, a SGX544MP1, and 1 GB RAM is pretty darn close to this point. Not great for gamers, but most people? Pretty close. If Android was better optimized or better architected, it's basically there.

    A 7" display basically limits it as professional tool except for limited cases though.
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  • hughlle - Thursday, August 01, 2013 - link

    I completely agree, although in my case, i will be getting the new nexus 7. I love my nexus 10 when camping, great music and film device, but i loath having to cart it around for my GPS (i refuse to update my smartphone, i useit for texts, that's all i want it for) and as such, a cheap tablet like this would be great, but figure instead of buying this, and the external battery pack i was looking at, i an just spend the extra on the nexus 7, and have a good backup film and music box, as well as a good car and city gps. If i already had the external battery, i would certianly be looking at this. although it is a toss up, the old nexus 7 can be had for about £100 second hand these days, and not much more for a new one. John Lewis recently offered my dad one for £130 (3g version) Reply
  • yuanshec - Thursday, August 01, 2013 - link

    With current Nexus 7's price, I actually see no reason to opt to lower price models.
    Screen or SOC itself are worth the upgrade.
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  • GeekyPete - Friday, August 16, 2013 - link

    I've heard the battery drain on the new nexus 7 is shocking... Reply
  • cripesy - Monday, August 05, 2013 - link

    These look like a good bet at this price point. It might be a slightly more sluggish than last years' Nexus 7, but the addition of an SD card compensates for that. The other attractive alternative is the HiSense Sero Pro, but the memo pad appears to have better battery life. Also, check out the battery life comparison of MemoPad HD 7 vs Original Nexus 7 under load: 5 vs 2 hours !! (My own experience with the Nexus 7 bears this out -- as soon as you put the thing under strain, it wilts) Reply
  • cripesy - Monday, August 05, 2013 - link

    Whoops -- forgot to add the link to NotebookCheck for the battery life comp:
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Asus-Memo-Pad-...
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Google-Nexus-7...
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  • NXTreme - Monday, August 05, 2013 - link

    Any word on Canadian release outlets? Reply
  • Regulus - Thursday, August 08, 2013 - link

    The western Canada chain Visions.ca is taking Pre-Orders online for the 16GB model at $159.99 with free shipping. Reply
  • gino76ph - Sunday, August 11, 2013 - link

    Had an old Nexus 7. Amazing hardware specs, general OS & gaming performance and latest Android. It had two main problems: First, the washed-out screen (as if there is a very thin grey mist hovering over) with weak and bland colours/contrast/sharpness and weak blacks. Secondly, the single mono speakers at the back which even when doors closed and a quiet weekend it still doesn't measure up to the Galaxy tabs, iPad minis and the Kindle Fire HDs. Does the Memo pad HD7 improve on those issues? Or is it more same old-same old? Please advice. Reply
  • deepakv - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    Just received this tablet yesterday. Purchased it for kids from Very.co.uk, (£133 with shipping). Excellent features for the price paid. Screen resolution is fine when watching movies but not excellent, Overall performace is very good. Very responsive tablet. Camera looks ok. Not tried outdoors. With this price range and near to nexus features, its acceptable.
    Only problem with the position and size of volume rocker and on off button, Difficult to adjust volume when watching movies without turning the tablet, accidently switched off the tablet when tried to increase the volume. Same problem could be with Nexus also.
    My friend purchased lenovo 7 inch tablet last week for £120. Asus is way ahead of it with just £10 more. If you want really better screen go for new nexus,
    For me with around 50% price with near nexus features and additional memory increase capability, its a DEAL.
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  • GeekyPete - Friday, August 16, 2013 - link

    Great review. Please can you tell me if it runs real racing 3 without a problem? Also how can you get HDMI out to a TV ? I was gonna get the New Nexus 7 but for £80 - £120 less I cant see why I wouldnt buy this 'slightly' inferior tablet? Reply
  • GeekyPete - Friday, August 16, 2013 - link

    Would you say this cnet review is fair? http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/asus-memo-pad-hd/4...

    Seems very harsh from what i've read on here!!
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