The Asus Eee Pad MeMO was announced at Computex 2011, just a little over one year ago. From then until now, we've had few stories about the 7-inch Android tablet. One of them was even a rumor that the name would be scrapped and the hardware used for the fabled Nexus tablet.
Today we are able to confirm that rumor will not be coming true, as the final product was unboxed and benchmarked today on camera, thanks to Netbooknews. Unfortunately for fans of the MeMO, the year-long delay has given the tablet an outdated feel. According to Sasha, the previewer in the video, the tablet feels like old hardware and is way too expensive, coming in at NT$17,500. That would translate to roughly $592 (without importing costs) if you wanted to import it.
Obviously, I suggest steering well away from this tablet, especially since the Nexus tablet's release is nigh. By the way, most rumors we're hearing about the Nexus are about how Asus will be the manufacturer, so there's a possibility that some of the MeMO's main features will make their way to the newer tablet.[Netbooknews]