Jan, 12 2012

The final tablet we got our hands on during ASUS’s CES showing was the MeMO 171. We’ve seen this little guy before as the Eee Pad MeMO 3D — but this time they’ve dropped the 3D and hope to upgrade Honeycomb to Ice Cream Sandwich in the near future. The included capacitive stylus and MeMIC Bluetooth companion phone/media play is all here. As for the rest of the specs, they are as follows:

  • 7” WXGA (1280 x 800) IPS panel with capacitive touch
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8260 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB eMMC internal storage and “ASUS Webstorage” options
  • WLAN 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, and Qualcomm GPS One
  • 5MP rear camera with autofocus and 1080P recording and 1.2MP front camera
  • G-sensor, e-compass, light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor
  • Micro-USB port, micro-HDMI (1.3a), and MicroSD card reader
  • 4400mAh lithium-polymer battery with 8.5hrs video playback
  • 7.8 x 4.6 x 0.50” and 14.2oz

You could pretty much file the MeMO 171 under one more ASUS device we’ll likely never see hit stateside. I can’t imagine something like this would do very well in the US and ASUS specifically mentioned they currently have no plans to bring the MeMO 171 anywhere outside of it’s homeland. What do you guys think? Heartbroken? Or is the MeMO 171 too gimmicky?

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