So many of you by now have read my previous posts compairing iPads and Android tablets but I’ve never really gone in depth on the topic of ASUS tablets, until now.

Asus announced 3 weeks ago that they will be offering cost effective tablets that do all the big boy stuff with a weaker processor. Check out this info below.

Fremont, CA (June 5, 2014) – ASUS today announced an innovative tablet lineup is available for pre-order at,, and GameStop retail stores. Users that pre-order will receive a free one-year Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) ¹. The new generation of Android tablets provide users with a wide range of computing needs which include the ASUS MeMO Pads and the ASUS Transformer Pad. All models feature the intuitive ASUS ZenUI, a 64-bit Intel® Atom™ quad-core CPU and Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.

The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 and 8 (ME176CX and ME181C) are affordable, industry-leading 7- and 8-inch, Android tablets featuring the 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 processor (up to 1.86GHz, quad-core) and HD 1280 x 800 IPS displays.
ASUS Transformer Pad (TF103C) provides on-the-go productivity and entertainment with its 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor (up to 1.86GHz). It features the classic mobile keyboard dock with a new hidden hinge design.

ASUS MeMO Pad Series (ME176CX/ ME181C)
The new ASUS MeMO Pad Series (ME176CX/ME181C) features the advanced 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor (up to 1.86GHz) that provides powerful, efficient performance for smooth web surfing and fast app loading.

Featuring 7- or 8-inch 1280 x 800 HD IPS displays, MeMO Pad ME176CX and ME181C provide highly detailed, crystal-clear images. They are also portable wireless entertainment hubs, with Miracast support allowing users to stream multimedia content to compatible external displays, plus CSR’s aptX® audio coding for wireless CD-quality audio streaming to optional Bluetooth headsets. Users can also capture excellent images with the tablets’ smart camera apps and front/rear cameras.

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176CX) is available in white, black, blue (GameStop exclusive), red and yellow; while ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME181C) is available in white, black, and purple. Both models will be available in stores for purchase on June 22nd.

ASUS Transformer Pad (TF103C) 
New ASUS Transformer Pad TF103C features a new mobile keyboard dock with a hidden hinge design, and is powered by the latest 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor (up to 1.86GHz). The tablet itself measures just 10.1 x 7 x .4”, and is slightly thicker at .8” when docked. The new keyboard dock has an ergonomic chiclet design including intuitive one-touch function keys for common tasks like Delete or Screen Grab. The ASUS Transformer Pad TF103C is available in black or white.

The Transformer Pad TF103C has an HD 1280 x 800 resolution with IPS technology for 170-degree wide viewing angles. This improves on color accuracy for more vibrant hues, with minimal color shift even when viewed from extreme angles.

Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi is also included; giving fast, reliable connections for a smoother online experience, while integrated GPS and GLONASS receivers provide fast, location services with pinpoint accuracy.

ASUS Transformer Pad (TF103C)
Availability & Pricing
The ASUS MeMO 7 and 8 (ME176CX and ME181C) and Transformer Pad TF103C are available for pre-order today at,, and GameStop retail stores with MSRP at US$149 for ME176CX, US$199 for ME181C and US$299 for TF103C. The pre-order purchase will receive one-year complimentary ADP¹ coverage. All three models will be available in stores for purchase on June 22nd.