IFA 2014: Asus ZenWatch and MeMO Pad 7 hands-on

ASUS at IFA 2014

GSMArena team, 3 September 2014.

Introduction

Asus had its IFA 2014 press conference today and unveiled the anticipated ZenWatch, the MeMO Pad 7 tablet, and the EeeBook X205 Intel Atom-powered netbook. We didn't get to see a new ZenFone from the company.

Probably the most interesting item of the three is the ZenWatch, the company's first attempt at a smartwatch and one made in collaboration with Google, using its Android Wear platform developed exclusively for the form factor.

The watch packs a 1.63" 320 x 320px AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 400 chipset and a built in microphone. It opts for an interesting design that's neither round nor square but has a 2.5D curved front that should make it feel more comfortable to wear and use.


Asus ZenWatch

The Asus MeMo Pad 7 is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom chipset with a quad-core 1.83GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. The display is a 7" IPS unit of 1920 x 1200px. The tablet features a slick, metal design and weighs just 269g.

The tablet has a 5MP camera on the back and a 2MP front facer.

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The Asus MeMO Pad 7 has a premium build

Reader comments

  • ZanM

I swear I won't buy anything from Asus due to bad experience with Padfone 2. Asus is totally irresponsible company.

  • Nathillien

This is the most stylishly looking watch to date.

  • Qrc

Bezels are there so you can hold it with one hand without touching the screen.Slim bezels on the tablet are just marketing trick, without practical value.