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ASUS Announces the MeMO Pad 8, Claims Title as World's Lightest 8-Inch LTE Tablet

By Sidney Wong & Kenny Yeo - on 2 Jun 2014, 3:04pm

ASUS Announces the MeMO Pad 8, Claims Title as World's Lightest 8-Inch LTE Tablet

ASUS is on a roll today; it announces a total of 7 new tablet devices at Computex 2014, one of which is claimed to be the world's lightest 8-inch LTE tablet.


ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL)

Weighing at just 299g, the MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) is at least 20g lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (8.0) LTE. The cellular model of the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display and Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 tip the scales at 341g and 335g respectively.

The MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) sports an 8-inch Full-HD (1,920 x 1,200 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass, ASUS's Splendid and TrueVivid color enhancement technologies for an optimal viewing experience. Like the other 6 new devices, the MeMO Pad 8 runs on a 64-bit Intel Atom quad-core processor (in this case, it's the Z3580 2.3GHz chipset).

The ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) is available in white, pink and blue. <br> Image source: ASUS

ASUS states that the 8-inch tablet has a premium multi-layer coating with a 7.45mm design construction made up of Non-Conductive Vacuum Metallization (NCVM) technology. This metallization technology is used by manufacturers to coat metallic-like textures on plastics used in electronics devices while maintaining radio frequency functionality of the internal antennas. 

Its other specs include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, stereo speakers with SonicMaster technology and a battery that is claimed to last up to 9 hours.


ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME181C)

The ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME181C) is available in white, black, gold and purple. <br> Image source: ASUS

The MeMO Pad 8 (ME181C) is the non-LTE variant of the ME581CL model. It has a lower resolution display at 1,280 x 800 pixels, and is powered by a different 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor with clock speeds of up to 1.86GHz. Even though it promises the same battery mileage, the ME181C weighs heavier at 320g.


ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C)

The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C) is available in white, black, blue, red and yellow. <br> Image source: ASUS

Like the MeMO Pad 8 (ME181C), the MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C) does not support 4G LTE connectivity. It is also powered by the same 64-bit processor (Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core processor up to 1.86GHz) and weighs 295g. Battery life is stated to be up to 9 hours too.

Both the MeMO Pad 8 (ME181C) and MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C) are slated to be available from mid June. At time of publication, there is no information on when the MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) will be available. There is also no pricing available for all three models.

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