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  • 29 January 2014 10:22

ASUS Expands Android Tablet Offering with MeMO Pad 8

New addition to ASUS’ MeMO Pad Series features vibrant IPS display with 1280 x 800 resolution, powerful quad-core processor and microSD card slots for expandable storage

Sydney, Australia (29 January, 2014) — ASUS today announced the Australian release of the ASUS MeMO Pad 8, the first ASUS Android tablet with an 8-inch screen. The tablet features a 1280 x 800 resolution, a quad-core processor and microSD card storage.

Designed for comfortable use on the go, ASUS MeMO Pad 8 measures just 127mm from side to side and weighs only 350g.

The new tablet is the third device in the MeMO Pad series to be launched in Australia. The MeMO Pad FHD 10 and MeMO Pad HD 7, offering great value and features in the 10 and 7 inch tablet categories, were launched in 2013.

Vibrant IPS displays and ASUS SonicMaster-enhanced sound

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME180A) features an LED-backlit display with a 1280 x 800 resolution and IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology for a bright and vibrant image, with wide viewing angles and great daylight visibility. High-quality dual speakers with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology offer great sound quality for an immersive entertainment experience.

MeMO Pad 8 also features a rear 5-megapixel camera that captures great quality photos, with the ability to capture 720p HD video, as well as a 1.2-megapixel front camera for video chat.

Powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor for a perfect balance of multi-tasking performance and energy efficiency, MeMO Pad 8 has up to nine hours battery life with HD video playback. MeMO Pad 8 has 16GB of onboard storage, with a microSDXC card slot for expandable storage.

Stylish and practical TriCover protection

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 also has an optional protective TriCover case made from durable synthetic materials that protects both the tablet back and screen. Available in three colors, TriCover has a folding cover that props up the screen at a comfortable angle for on-screen typing and watching videos.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

The MeMO Pad 8 is available from Harvey Norman, priced at $329.

Also available in the MeMO Pad series is the MeMO Pad FHD 10 (RRP $399) and the MeMO Pad HD 7 (RRP $199). Both tablets are available nationally through authorised ASUS retailers and resellers.

SPECIFICATIONS (1)

Processor: Quad-core (1.6GHz)

Operating system: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Display: 8-inch 1280 x 800 LED-backlit with IPS with 10-point capacitive multi-touch

Memory & storage: 1GB RAM 16GB onboard storage with microSDXC card slot Cameras: 5MP rear with 720p HD video recording 1.2MP front

Wireless: 802.11n Bluetooth 3.0

Connectivity: Micro-USB port 3.5mm headphone/mic jack

Sensors: Accelerometer, e-compass, proximity

Audio: Dual speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology, microphone

Battery: 3950mAh lithium polymer with up to 9 hours battery life (2)

Colours: White

Size & weight: 212.4 x 127.4 x 9.95mm, 350g

(1) Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

(2) Battery life measured with 720p HD video playback, 100 nits brightness and default volume with headphones

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ABOUT ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.

PRESS CONTACTS

Luke Sutton Spectrum Communications +61 2 9469 5700 asus@spectrumcomms.com.au

Sally Vernon ASUS PR Manager +61 2 9815 6622 sally_vernon@asus.com

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