updated 06:55 am EDT, Mon May 30, 2011
ASUS Eee Pad MeMO, glasses-free 3D, IPS
ASUS has used Computex 2011 to show the production version of the Eee Pad MeMO, first unveiled at CES in January. Since it was first shown, ASUS has revised the device and has now included as its center piece, a glasses-free 3D display. What’s more, the display is also a high-quality IPS-type, while the tablet will also ship with a bundled Bluetooth MeMIC handheld headset/remote for making mobile calls and listening to music. The MeMIC also features a transparent LCD display as well as its own additional 3.5mm headphone port.
The 7.1-inch 1024x600 tablet uses a Qualcomm 1.2GHz dual-core processor matched with 1GB of RAM to run the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet OS. Ports include micro USB, micro HDMI and microSD for expansion. It also includes a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash for shooting video and taking photos.
The device also incorporates a capacitive stylus that stows away in the silver tube that graces the front of the device. Unlike some other tablet devices, which do not have a preferred orientation, the MeMO is designed to be used in portrait mode, particularly for note taking, memo style.
Pricing has not been revealed, although ASUS promises to ship the device in Q4 this year.