Want an alternative to the $50 Fire? You have plenty of cheap choices

By Chris Meadows
September 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

On the Yahoo Kindle Korner mailing list, TeleRead commenter Barry Marks pointed to this $40 GameStop exclusive Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 tablet. Unfortunately, by the time I checked it out, it had already sold out online—not surprising, given that it’s normally $150 and has considerably better specs [...]

Asus VivoStick puts a desktop in your pocket

By Chris Meadows
September 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

Computers have been getting smaller, but phones and tablets aren’t the only beneficiaries. ASUS has come up with a nifty little computer in the form factor of a stick you can carry in your pocket. It has 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a Bay Trail Atom processor, and two USB ports, making it [...]

Groupon offers 16 GB 2013 Nexus 7 for $150

By Chris Meadows
December 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you were disappointed when Google stopped selling the Nexus 7, this deal on Groupon might make you feel a little better. Groupon is offering a new, not-refurbished 16 GB 2013 Nexus 7 for $149.99. That’s $50 less than Amazon’s price. That’s the generation 2 model, with a quad-core [...]

Will the Asus EeeBook X205 bring back the great days of netbooks?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Most readers not still in short pants will remember how Asus basically invented the netbook category in 2007 with the original $300 Eee PC, causing consternation in the process for other PC manufacturers, who saw their fat margins on notebooks threatened. Now Asus seems primed to revisit the [...]

A question for our readers: Is the Mac price premium still worth it?

By Joanna Cabot
July 14, 2013 // 14 Comments

Here’s a question the ‘Tablet Revolution’ has me asking: Is it still worth it to buy a Mac over a PC? It used to be a slam-dunk “yes” for me. Every PC laptop I have ever owned has died at exactly two years old, and every Mac has passed the four- or five-year mark [...]

Deal Alert: Asus MeMo Pad 7 Tablet Goes For Just $100 Via Adorama ($50 Off)

By Adrian Diaconescu
June 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Who said Android Jelly Bean tablets have to be pricey? Not us, not Asus, and certainly not Adorama, since the online retailer now sells the MeMo Pad 7 (aka ME172V) for just $99.95. That’s a whopping $50 off the slate’s list price, though in all honesty it’s just $10 or $20 less than what [...]

MyAudio Arena in Budapest shows Europe's generic device makers pushing up-market

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

With some e-reader and tablet manufacturers apparently feeling the strain, and other brands pushing hard to corner more of the increasingly commoditized market in smaller generic tablet devices, Budapest showcases one example of a regional device maker trying to build itself some brand equity and [...]

ASUS announces MeMO Pad HD7, a nicely priced 16GB Android tablet for $149

By Matthew Marchesano
June 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

The tablet gods seem happy with us today. Aside from the obvious news of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3-, 8-, and 10-inchers, Taiwanese company ASUS has also rolled out their latest mobile slate computer on Monday. This time, they’ve updated their MeMO PAD, consciously keeping its overall affordability [...]

Rumor: Google’s Next Generation Nexus 7 Tablet to Appear in July

By Matthew Marchesano
April 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

We love the Nexus 7 tab. Google’s valiant iPad competitor nicely packs inside everything we enjoy about the company’s Android OS, their services and the streamlined symbiosis among them. Oh, and it being a full ‘Benjamin’ cheaper than Apple’s must-have tab makes the 7-inch Nexus even [...]

Survey finds half of tablet consumers plan to buy an iPad

By Susan Lulgjuraj
March 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

When looking for a new tablet, it seems consumers have Apple on the brain. The Yankee Group recently disclosed the results of a December survey in which it asked, “What brand of tablet do you intend to buy [next]?” For Apple, it was good news as nearly half of the 506 questioned [...]

Why the Google Nexus 7 is my new favorite e-reader

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
January 26, 2013 // 25 Comments

No, this doesn’t mean I’ve given up on my Kindle Touch. It still has its uses, but I am really liking the Google Nexus 7 as a e-reader. For all my complaints in my earlier post about the Kindle app for Android, reading on it is a beautiful thing. The screen is gorgeous, and the text is [...]

Transformer Prime makes Asus prime target for Hasbro lawsuit

By Chris Meadows
December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Perhaps this isn’t directly about e-books, except insofar as a tablet can be used as an e-reader, but I was so amused to learn today that Hasbro is suing Asus over the name of its latest hybrid tablet/netbook device that I just had to share it. I’m not surprised. I can honestly say I had [...]

ASUS DR-900 9.7″ ereader shipping in the UK

By Paul Biba
October 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

ASUS announced the DR-900 back in January 2010, and it’s finally shipping now in the UK for £279.99 ($450). The DR-900 is a 9″ e-reader with a touch Sipix (AUO) display. It has 4GB of internal memory (and an SD card slot) and supports Wi-Fi and 3G (and optionally WiMax, too). The [...]

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