We’ve just received the ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 tablet for testing purposes, as shown in the screenshots below and although the slate has just arrived, it has already received a firmware update. The new firmware version is WW_user_4.2.2.51129_20130619 (Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean).

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It’s too early to tell what this software brings to the table, since only hours ago the device reached us. For those of you who don’t know, we’re dealing here with a 7 inch HD tablet with a wide view angle IPS display, a rear 5 megapixel camera and front 1.2 MP shooter. There’s also a set of dual stereo speakers on board with SonicMaster Technology and great sound effects.

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The product is very light, weighs only 302 grams and offers up to 10 hours of battery life. The product is supposed to be priced at $149, or even $129 in the 8 GB version, so it’s highly affordable. This is a welcome updated compared to the ASUS MeMo Pad, since the previous low end model didn’t quite impress us. The first impression is a good one, since there’s no lag here and we like the launcher more than anything, since it relies on a concept of multiple homescreens and a Scenes system that feels a bit like HTC Sense.

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We’ll be back with a full review soon, but for now enjoy the screenshots below and photos.

  • tubers

    Wonder why this device isn’t so popular. It’s almost like a Nexus 7 but much cheaper.

  • Steve

    I’d like to know when I can buy it in the US.