Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX Tablet (Pro 7 Entertainment Pad) Review
17 November 2014
Summary: We love? The Memo Pad 8 from Asus is also available as “Pro Sieben Entertainment Pad”. In cooperation with the media group, the buyer supposedly gets a "100 Euros (~$125) Entertainment Voucher". Read our review to find out what this means and if the device is any good.
Pros: Thin case, Grippy back cover, Free months for many Pro Sieben apps, Good software with many options, Reliable touchscreen, Decent display with color settings, High system performance, The tablet is pretty thin and feels good in the hands. Asus also put a lot of work into its software.
Cons: You can easily twist the case, Many advertisement apps from Pro Sieben, Websites sometimes with long loading times, Slow and inaccurate GPS, Bad picture quality of the camera, Meager speaker sound, Only average battery runtimes despite the good consumption values, You have to live with the stripe of advertisement apps from Pro Sieben. Better speakers and a better energy management would have improved the rating.
Summary: The Asus MeMO Pad 8 ME181C tablet offers solid performance and a reasonably low price tag. While it doesn’t have a full HD display or a high quality camera, I don’t think either of those things are
-have features for an 8 inch tablet that sells for under $200.
On the other hand, it’s a bit disappointing that the tablet lacks an ambient light sensor and while the Asus ZenUI software has a few nice features I generally prefer Android without any custom skins.
Excerpt: Asus has a great track record when it comes to making tablets. The company was, after all, entrusted with two of Google’s Nexus 7 tablets. We were therefore not surprised it had another hit on its hands with the Asus MeMO Pad 7 , which provided excellent performance for a low price. The Asus MeMO Pad 8 is the slightly larger model. At 8.3mm thick and weighing 320g, it is both svelte and lightweight.
Excerpt: The latest Memo Pad 8 isn't as unique as some of Asus' other newly announced devices. It's a rather standard tablet, and is an update to the Memo Pad 8 that Asus launched late last year and now boasts a thinner design and full HD resolution, powered by an Intel Atom chip.
Excerpt: There’s no shortage of choice when it comes to compact Asus tablets. Having enjoyed success with the entry-level MemoPad HD 7, and having manufactured the Nexus 7 for Google, Asus has released the MemoPad 8, a budget Android tablet with an 8in display. Built from a mixture of glass and smooth matt plastic, the MemoPad 8 looks like a budget tablet, but it’s much better than many entry-level and mid-range tablets.
Excerpt: The Asus Memo Pad 8 is an Android-powered tablet featuring an 8 inch, LCD touchscreen, a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory - expandable to 64 via microSD, 5MP primary camera, and a non-removable battery rated at up to 9 hours of multimedia use. Its' display offers 1280x800 resolution, which translates to about 188 pixels per inch. Reviewers agreed that the display performed well within its resolution limits.
Pros: Good display, Good battery life, Responsive multi-tasking
Cons: Can be slow upon waking, Video performance stutters, Limited color palette
Asus packs the hardware of a powerful tablet into an 8in, sub-$350 bargain
Good Gear Guide.au
16 December 2013
Summary: The Asus MeMO Pad 8 isn’t just another me-too Android tablet. Unique software additives and Asus’ sense of evolving style give it a well defined personality. For its size it packs a hearty hardware punch, and on value it is only surpassed by one other tablet: the Asus-made Nexus 7.
Pros: Great build quality, Long-lasting battery life, Miracast