Have you been shopping around for a convenient little tablet? Costco Canada currently has the Asus 8″ Memo Pad 16GB tablet for just $198.99.
Available in either white, grey or pink, this 8″ tablet actually packs quite the punch with a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 1GB ram and a 16GB hard drive that can be upgraded to 64GB.
As for a quick price comparison, Costco’s offer is definitely the cheapest, with Amazon.ca selling this same Asus tablet for $239.96 and Staples listing it at $239.99. Out of all the stores that I searched for this tablet, Best Buy seems to be offering it at the highest price: $241.64. One reviewer did, however, note the following:
If you are looking for a great android tablet and don’t want to shell out for the higher priced screen this is it. It has 95% of the functionality and performance of a higher priced alternative. We downloaded some HD games and didn’t really see any real performance/screen differences that would have justified a $200-$300 additional price hit. And Asus once again ( I also own a Asus Transformer Pad 300T) has done well with having some additional apps installed but not overdoing it. Battery life is excellent. It’s light and the 8″ screen is a great go between size. Highly recommended.
On top of offering a better deal than its competitors, another advantage of getting it with Costco is that it will also ship for free.