The SoC is an Rockchip RK3188.
Edit : Look at post #8 in this thread for a link to KingoApp Root Tool which works on Asus Memo Pad 8. Thank to chairsz for finding and trying the root for us.
guys head on over to http://vondroid.com/threads/how-to-r.../#.Upzc0-Ly2Gw their root tool should work with most rk3188 cpus (so it says) but for some reason i cant get it to work for me for some reason,
ok ive found a way to root our device (just did it a few mins b4 this post, 100% safe and takes maybe 60 seconds
heres the link
the tool is windows based universal root tool and is called kingo app root
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