If you are in the market for a good quality budget tablet, Asus has just released a new 7-inch model called the ASUS MeMO Pad ME172V.
The Asus MeMO Pad 7 is basically a watered-down version of the Google Nexus 7, which Asus also makes. The MeMo Pad sells for $149, which is $50 less than the equivalent Nexus 7.
One thing the Asus MeMO Pad brings to the table that the Nexus 7 lacks is a microSD card slot. Otherwise the Nexus 7 is the better all-around tablet; it has a faster processor, a higher resolution screen, Bluetooth, GPS, and newer software.
Regardless, if you want to save $50 and/or need the use of a memory card slot the Asus MeMO Pad 7 has a decent spec sheet. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1 GHz VIA WM8950 processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
It has a 1MP front-facing camera, a microSD card slot, a single speaker, audio jack, microphone, micro USB port, and a 7″ 1024 x 600 resolution screen. Battery life is rated at 7 hours.
The tablet weighs in at 12.6 ounces and measures 7.8″ x 4.7″ x 0.44″. It comes in three color varieties, gray, white, and pink.