ASUS’ inexpensive 10-inch slate, the MeMo Pad Smart 10, has long been priced at $300, but we finally have a release date to look forward to. We should see it arriving in stores around March 5th. This isn’t meant to headline the Taiwanese company’s tablet lineup, but for $300 they are offering a very compelling option for anyone who needs a tablet in this range.
The 10-inch tablet will have a 1280×800 resolution and come with Tegra 3 circuitry. Its construction is largely plastic, there are no fancy keyboard docks to fit it inside, and you’re only getting 1GB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage. In other words, it’s good for the price but it won’t be winning any awards for best Android tablet anytime soon.
That said, it does seem to be a very nice option for anyone who needs a tablet but can’t justify the $400-500 that more premium options typically go for. We’ll let you know where, exactly, you can find one of these once they go live at retailers next week.