It just keeps coming. ASUS also announced a $149 16GB MemoPad HD 7 featuring a quad-core Cortex A7 SoC and a 1280 x 800 IPS display. The HD 7 will come to the US, while an 8GB $129 version will ship in emerging markets.

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  • aryonoco - Monday, June 3, 2013 - link

    Quadcore A7 screams MTK 6589 to me.

    Why do you think Asus can't pick one of these processors? Sony just announced their low-end C3 smartphone running the same MTK chipset.

    At these price points, every dollar matters. Besides these are nearly reference ARM implementations, nothing wrong with them...
  • ET - Monday, June 3, 2013 - link

    It's good to see a high profile company producing a tablet at this price point with this kind of spec. Now I'm somewhat sorry I bought an Onda V712.
  • FlyBri - Monday, June 3, 2013 - link

    How is it that this low end $149 model has Bluetooth 4.0 but their new top of the line Transformer Pad Infinity they also just announced only has Bluetooth 3.0? Makes absolutely no sense to me. Would love an explanation if there is one, because I'm completely dumbfounded.
  • SymphonyX7 - Monday, June 3, 2013 - link

    They current top-of-the-line MediaTek SOCs have embedded Bluetooth 4.0 in them. I have a MediaTek MTK6589-equipped phone. The quad-core Cortex A7 and low-clocked SGX 544MP graphics is plenty fast paired with a 720p screen and it gets around 13K on AnTuTu v3.3 (3D graphics score in AnTuTu around 3.5K).
  • sarbartha - Monday, June 3, 2013 - link

    Which company's A7 quad core is this tab using?
  • SydneyBlue120d - Monday, June 3, 2013 - link

    What is the GPU inside?
  • guidryp - Monday, June 3, 2013 - link

    We need a report button for trolls.
  • ssiu - Monday, June 3, 2013 - link

    How does Cortex A7 compare to Cortex A9 in general (performance and battery life)?

    And any guesses on how this compare to Tegra 3 in Nexus 7 in particular? (Guess it is hard to tell without knowing this A7's frequency and what is the GPU ...)
  • chrnochime - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - link

    You need to STFU.
  • chrnochime - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - link

    that was for Pirks. Damn commenting system.

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