ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176C: Bay Trail Chip, 7″ Screen, Android 4.4

Intel's ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176C: Bay Trail Chip, 7" Screen, Android 4.4 e-Reading Hardware quad-core Atom CPUs are rapidly driving ARM-based chips out of mid-range and budget tablets, and the next tablet to go over to the dark side is the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176C.

This 7" tablet leaked today on a German tech blog. While we still don't have firm details on the price or release date, the latest speculation says that it will cost $149 when it ships in the next few months.

The MeMO Pad 7 ME176C runs Android 4.4 KitKat on a 1.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3745 CPU with 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot.

This tablet sports a 7", 1280 x 800 resolution IPS display. According to the leaked specs it will have a 5MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, Wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It has a 3.9Ah battery which should get up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.

According to the leaked benchmarks, this tablet is going to be a solid performer. Its Antutu score was around 32,000. That is a considerably higher score than the Kindle Fire HDX or the Nexus 7 (2013). In fact the MeMO Pad 7 ME176C  scored about twice as high as the Fire HDX, which retails for $229.

If this thing really hits the market at $149, and the general quality matches the benchmark, then this is going to be one hot little tablet.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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