ASUS Eee Pad MeMo ME171 Available For Purchase – Gets Video Walkthrough And Benchmarked


Back during CES earlier this year, we were able to give you guys an early look at ASUS’s Eee Pad MeMo ME171. Kind of an odd tablet, we weren’t quite sure where the 7-inch tablet would fit into the market especially when a more powerful, cheaper, and equal sized ME370T was just around the corner. More recently we’ve learned that plans for the Tegra 3 packing ME370 may have been scrapped in favor of the Nexus tablet giving the ME171 another shot for ASUS to introduce an affordable 7-inch tab.

Well, it looks like ASUS has finally brought the MeMo ME171 to consumers in Taiwan and the fine folks over at NetbookNews were able to pick one up for the low price of $592 (really?) and gave the tablet a complete walkthrough. If you were curious to see some benchmarks and how the tab performed with the outdated, 1.2GHz dual-core S3 processor, you can check out their in depth preview below.

For a device that should have launched a year ago, it’s not too surprising the that the Memo didn’t exactly perform up to snuff. We’re not quite sure if ASUS will follow through with their plans to make the device available here in the states, but let’s hope if they do, they can switch out the aged S3 processor for one of Qualcomm’s fancy new S4’s. If not, I can’t see any reason why someone would pick this device over similar offerings from rival manufacturers.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Low price of $592? Really? I hope that’s not US dollars.

  2. How is $592 low when the quad core ME370 model was supposed to be priced around $250?  Hope this isn’t true, I’ve been waiting to replace my OG Tab with the upcoming(?) quad core Asus tablet.

    1. I assumed he was being sarcastic in regards to the price….

      1. @Aeires:disqus Yeah… sarcasm never translates well on text. Lol

  3. Favourite line “the man at the store said it had ICS, screw him”

  4.  I would assume that they converted what ever Taiwan uses to USD which would explain the high price of $592 USD. Got to add in any taxes they have and the conversion as well.

  5. Why does this tablet have a USB to Micro USB charging cable and a Micro USB charging port ?  I thought ASUS were forcing everyone to use their proprietary charging/syncing dock.

  6. I would be VERY interested if this made it stateside for less then $350 with all of it’s features intact, but since everyone here just wants ipad clones, even if it did make it, it would likely loose what makes it interesting(bluetooth controller and pen input)

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