Not that many new 10-inch Android tablets have com out recently. ASUS, one of the trend setters in this segment in the beginning, has been quiet for a while now. More than a year ago they released the Transformer Pad Infinity, a Full HD tablet. Since then ASUS has come out with Windows 8 devices such as the PadFone and the FonePad. Most recent tablets have primarily been 7-inch models such as the Nexus 7, Memo Pad and Memo Pad HD 7. After releasing an HD version of the 10-inch Memo Pad, ASUS now finally has come out with it second Full HD tablet, the Memo Pad FHD 10. We took a closer look.
It's looking more and more as if ASUS is focusing on the mid-range and entry-level segments of the tablet market. The price of the Memo Pad HD 7 has gone down a lot, and then there's the £199 Nexus 7. The Memo Pad FHD 10 fits in that picture, with the 32 GB model priced at £299.
The Memo Pad FHD 10 comes in white, pink and blue, and there's a 16 GB model, but it's unclear in which territories that one will be available. The different versions don't all have the same SoC either. The LTE 3G/4G version has the most commonly used chip of the last 12 months, the Qualcomm APQ8064. The WiFi-only model instead runs on the Intel Atom Z2560 (Clover Trail+). We tested both versions.