Asus Memo Pad HD 10 hits UK on 6 September, for £300

Asus' 10.1-inch tablet packs a 1,920x1,200 pixel display and will be on sale in a few weeks.

Asus' new 10.1-inch tablet will be out in the UK on 6 September, the Taiwanese tech-maker has confirmed.

The company's latest full-size slate is the snappily named Memo Pad HD 10, and will come with a recommended retail price of a quid shy of £300.

That's the cost of the 32GB model. Asus' website says there's a 16GB model too, but there's no word on that lower-capacity option being made available in the neat future.

The HD 10 is powered by an Intel Atom processor, and will arrive running Android 4.2 . It has a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a hearty 1,920x1,200-pixel resolution too, so everything on screen should look lovely and crisp.

Nexus 7 instead?

While this looks like a beefy enough tablet, unless you're particularly keen on a 10.1-inch display, I'd recommend investigating Google's new Nexus 7 instead.

Also built by Asus, this tablet has the same screen resolution, albeit in a 7-inch size. It also offers a quad-core processor, a 5-megapixel camera and -- because it's a Nexus device -- will be first in line for new versions of Android.

Crucially the new Nexus 7 costs much less at £199, so is the better choice for tablet fans shopping on a budget. It's out a bit sooner too, hitting the UK on 28 August . If you want something even cheaper and equally impressive, point your peepers at the £130 Memo Pad HD 7, which we recently awarded four and a half stars and an Editors' Choice award in our review .

We hope to have a full review of the Memo Pad HD 10 soon, so stay tuned. Are you intrigued, or does the Nexus 7 look like a better bet? Leave me a memo in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.

 

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