If you’ve been longing for a 10-inch tablet, but afraid that it might be too expensive, here’s some news that will definitely make you smile. Asus has unveiled the new MeMo Pad Smart, a pocket friendly 10-inch tablet with a price tag of $299. But how will this new reasonably priced tablet affect the Microsoft Surface Pro and other Windows-based tablet hybrids?
Microsoft Surface Pro: First up, we’re not quite sure if we want to call the Surface Pro just a tablet – it’s more of a hybrid, really. With its fabulous 10.6-inch display and a resolution of 1920X1280 pixels, this little wonder is as powerful as a laptop and even runs Windows 8 Pro. Within the Surface Pro is an Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM, an Intel HD Graphics 4000 chipset, and 64/128 GB of internal storage. The best thing about the Surface Pro is that it can run Office and any other Windows application. But with a price tag of $899, it isn’t for everyone.
Asus MeMo Pad Smart: This tablet is a more affordable alternative to Asus’s Transformer Pad range of tablets. The MeMo Pad Smart has a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1280X800 pixels and is powered by a 1.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. The tablet runs on Android Jelly Bean and comes with 16 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card. It comes with an optional wrap-around protective cover, Folio Key, with a Bluetooth keyboard that you can use conveniently with the tablet. This keyboard has an internal battery of its own that can last for up to 1 month on a single charge.
Lenovo Yoga 11S: This is the smaller of the two models unveiled by Lenovo and features a 11.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1600X900 pixels. It can be powered by up to an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor and runs on Windows 8 Pro. It can take up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB SSD. The Yoga 11S has a keyboard that can be flexed for up to 270-degrees, and starts at $799 for the base model.