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Quad-Core + HD: ASUS Pad 8 inch $329

Quad-Core + HD:  ASUS Pad 8 inch $329

The new Asus 8 inch In-Plane Switching IPS LED-backlit display with HD (1280 x 800) resolution, powerful 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 5MP rear with 720p HD video recording 1.2MP front.

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Pad 8 has up to nine hours battery life with HD video playback. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.

The Android tab has 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage and microSD card slots for expandable storage.

The first ASUS Android tablet with an 8-inch screen, the IPS (In-Plane Switching) screen means wide viewing angles and great daylight visibility. It also has dual speakers with ASUS SonicMaster audio.

Pad 8 is skinny at 127mm from side to side and weighs 350g.

MeMO Pad 8 also has an optional protective TriCover case that protects both the tablet back and screen.

TriCover has a folding cover that props up the screen at a comfortable angle.

The MeMO Pad 8 is available from Harvey Norman, priced at $329 , authorised ASUS retailers and resellers.

Also available in the MeMO Pad series is the MeMO Pad FHD 10 (RRP $399) and the MeMO Pad HD 7 (RRP $199).