Asus Eee Pad MeMO ME171 - Asus MeMO 171 Review
Best Review - Cnet Asia just posted a review.
February 22, 2012 - Interesting news about the Asus MeMO 171. It's actually about to hit pre-order status! Bad news for us? It appears to be an Asia only release. No indications that it's coming to Europe or North America. We're just glad to hear that the MeMO 171 will live and exist on the marketplace somewhere. Price wise it looks to be at about $600 US or 450 Euros. Preorders are happening from February 24 to March 4.
Here is a breakdown of the specs of the Asus MeMO ME171:
January 10 - Let's clear up the confusion that out there on the web. This model, the Asus MeMO 171 will be released. This model does not have 3D as previous versions but does have the MeMIC bluetooth headset included. Because the MeMO 171 appears to be suited for 3G connectivity, expect a European release first. We can't confirm where it will be released but we are almost certain that the MeMO 370 model will see a much wider release than the 171 model.
Official Asus Press Release:
January 9 - There are 2 upcoming MeMO models! The ME171 is here and the ME370T appears to be a budget 7-inch model.
June 1, 2011 - Thanks to Computex 2011, we are learning some more about the Asus MeMO ME171.
May 30 - Yes, the Asus Memo 3D is a 3D glasses free tablet! Also remember the stylus input and the MeMIC companion headset for music and voice calls which makes this a pretty darn versatile tablet. Not a big fan of 3D? That could prove interesting. If you are Asus you can take a risk with the Memo because it appears the Asus Transformer TF101 is a runaway success. If 3D doesn't take off, I would expect to see a non 3D version of the MeMO.
We are learning a bit more. If 3D isn't your thing, then you will like this. The glasses free 3D is only activated in landscape mode. How to pronouce MeMO? Me - Mo. That's it!
May 29 - We are just about to hear about this update to the Asus Eee Pad Memo which does sound like it's going to be a 3D tablet. Here are a few new photo peeks:
May 26 - Things are really starting to heat about with the Computex 2011 show coming next week. Asus has been teasing some upcoming products but keeping them mysterious at the same time. Well they have just added a photo of what appears to be the Eee Pad Memo, along with some very interesting text. See this teaser photo:
Notice that phrase? A tablet that jumps out at you. Pretty much a slam dunk that Asus Memo is going to be a 3D device. A guess for now, but what else could they be talking about? Does Asus need all the tablet models to be the same or would they be wise to come out with something with a twist? I say it's a 3D tablet which will make it unique enough to break from the Transformer TF101 shadow.
May 3 - According to Digitimes who are pretty accurate when it comes to Asus information are suggesting a July release for the Memo EP71. This Asus tablet seems like the forgotten one based on how many headlines the Transformer has been taking. Can all these Asus tablet models exists at the same time? Can the Memo EP71 find it's own space in the tablet space? Let's see.
January 6 - If you consider Engadget.com to be highly regarded, then you might find it interesting that they found the Asus MeMO to be their favorite tablet thus far. Yes, they have held and played with the entire Eee Pad family and consider the Memo to be the most interesting! They were amazed at the thinness and it's perhaps is the thinnest they've seen at that 7.1" form factor.
January 4, 2011 - The Eee Pad Memo is a tablet that fits between the 10" Eee Pad and your typical smartphone. It's size is just 7.1 inches. This Memo looks very interesting in our opinion. The price? $499-$600 and the release date is slated for June 2011.
Asus Eee Memo EP71 Specs:
December 29, 2010 - Another of the juicy Eee Pad models is the Eee Pad EP71. This one looks the most interesting of the bunch. Again, just like the other leaks, we don't know specifics about what's inside the tablet.
Let's take a look at what we know so far about the Asus Eee Pad EP71. It's going to be 7 inches or possibly 7.1 inches in size if you take the "71" to mean 7" in some form or another. To us, based on the sketch shown above, we're saying it's the 7 inch Asus tablet. With the smaller size, we are predicting that the EP71 will be getting the best battery life but will sacrifice processing power as a result.
What we like, is that the stylus is front and center. We imagine it is going to have cutting edge stylus input capabilities. Asus have already shown that they have the expertise based on the Eee Note. From this perspective, the EP71 has a lot of potential. Stylus input and note taking abilities will set the MeMO apart from the competition. It would be likely that the iPad 2 will have stylus type input, but for now, it would see a lot of interest just for the note taking abilities.
The music indicates that this device will be more geared to media consumption rather than typing on keyboard attachments. Is it a media player like an enlarged iPod? There may be a new style tablet segment for the 7 inch size class and this is the Eee Pad to fit that.