Asus MeMO Pad HD 10 to be released in UK on 6 September

Asus has confirmed their new MeMO Pad HD 10 will be released in the UK on 6 September and be priced at £299.

The 10.1in Wifi enabled tablet will be available with a 16GB or 32GB capacity with the latter costing £299. There is no word yet on the price or availability of the smaller capacity tablet.

The MeMO Pad FHD 10 has a full HD [1920x1200] display powered by an Intel Atom processor and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The tablet is 9.5mm thick, weighs in at 580g and has two high-quality stereo speakers with Asus SonicMaster audio technology enhancing their sound. The tablet also comes with Miracast, which allows videos and other content to be streamed wirelessly to compatible HDTVs.

There is a 5-megapixel camera on the rear of the device with a 1.2-megapixel one on the front and a battery that claims to last for up to 10 hours whilst playing videos. The device comes in Royal Blue, Silk White or Vivid Pink and the aforementioned capacities can be expanded by up to 32GB using the microSD card slot on the tablet.

Asus’s latest own-brand tablet comes hot on the heels of the second incarnation of the firm’s smaller MeMO Pad HD 7tablet, which was released recently with a low price point of $149 [£96].

Earlier in the day Asus also confirmed the new Google Nexus 7 that they manufacture will be going on sale in the UK for £199 on 28 August. There are also strong reports that the company will take over from Samsung to manufacture the next Google Nexus 10 tablet and it shows the continuing strength of the bond between Asus and Google.