ASUS MeMO Pad 7 Android Tablet Powered By Intel Bay Trail Platform Leaks To Web - HotHardware
ASUS MeMO Pad 7 Android Tablet Powered By Intel Bay Trail Platform Leaks To Web

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 Android Tablet Powered By Intel Bay Trail Platform Leaks To Web

A sleeping giant has awoken in the mobile space, that giant being Intel, which slept through the initial transition in the mainstream market place. Not anymore. We're seeing Intel's Atom parts find their way into more and more mobile devices, and if leaked information turns out to be true, the forthcoming ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176C will also cross Bay Trail T.

Press photos of the unreleased tablet appeared on a German blog site, and according to the information provided over there, the MeMO Pad 7 ME176 will feature an Intel Atom Z3745 System-on-Chip (SoC) rocking four cores clocked at 1.33GHz.

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176 Front

It will also have a 7-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) touchscreen display with a 1280x800 resolution, 1GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of internal storage expandable via a microSD card slot, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera (no flash), 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and a 3910mAh battery good for up to 10 hours of run time.

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176C Back

The MeMO Pad 7 ME176C will come with Android 4.4 KitKat installed out of the box. It will weigh just 295 grams and measure a scant 9.6 millimeters. Not bad.

Look for ASUS to price the MeMO Pad 7 ME176 at about 149 euros (around $200 in U.S. currency).
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There's nothing too impressive about this at all. It's just "slightly better than Nexus 7 2012" specs with a passable price.

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Slightly? The Nexus 7 2012 model was Tegra 3, but Bay Trail performance rivals even the Tegra 4... It's also a 64bit SoC, which means this could be running the first 64bit Android...

Intel did already provide the basic image for developers to work from for a 64bit version of Kitkat... So, they can start pushing that out at any time with tablets like these that are already ready to run them...

The Z3745 is also part of the newer updated Bay Trail SoCs that put a little more emphasis on GPU performance with up to 16% faster GPU max Clock and they raised the thermal limits, which can allow for better prolonged performance...

The stated 1.33GHz is only the CPU cores base clock but it goes up to 1.86GHz...

It's just too bad this is a budget model and they only gave it 1GB of RAM... Since, eventually users could have gotten around the firmware and run anything they could want on it...

Mind, full Intel SoC means Open Source drivers that in turn means users could have gotten pretty much any GNU/Linux distro to run on it or even Windows 8...

But this won't be the only model Asus will be releasing and there will be likely a better spec version released later...

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