Solid device for a small price though I still like my Nexus 7
2 weeks ago
Summary: I already have a Google Nexus 7 (2013) which is also made by ASUS but with different specs (more memory, different CPU) so my experience is colored by the comparison. First off, ASUS has customized the UI significantly (not forked, just customized). It actually looks nice and I've got to say the keyboard is a lot better if only because they've fit a lot more characters and options/punctuation on the first board without having to switch to alternates.
Loved my first Memo pad, and like this one even more.
Shala Kerrigan, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I bought the Asus HD 7 inch Memo Pad Tablet last year, and chose it because it is affordable, has Jellybean which works with Bluetooth, and has an micro SD slot for expanding memory. This one has the same 16 gbs of storage, with the same 1 gb of ram and the micro SD slot for expanding memory, but has a bigger screen with good resolution.
Summary: I'm really very, very pleased with this "budget" Android tablet. First, the form factor is very nice. It is thin with minimal side borders and a nicely "grippy" back. It is much like the iPad Mini, but narrower and slightly thinner. The screen is bright and the "modest" 1280x800 resolution is absolutely fine for this size device. In a pinch, I would use this as a reader in place of my Kindle Paperwhite.
Summary: Great tablet for the money. Super fast, decent pixel density, very nice looking ROM. 64bit bay trail should be excellent with the next version of android. A few bugs and bloat in the ROM, but hoping that most of the below will be addressed with updates. Will be interested to see if they've locked the boot loader. I really hope not, as this could be an awesome development device for android L. Main issue: I've seen is poor battery when an SD card is inserted.
Summary: Update 7/14/14: I reset the tablet and in the install process I turned OFF background updates (it's a checkbox in the install process). Then I went into settings>accounts>google and used the menu dropdown to re-enable sync. Why did this work? I don't know but instead of draining 100% overnight it now drains about 2-3% a day when in standby. I really like this tablet.
Summary: I was looking for a tablet that was bigger than my HTC One M7 but wasnt as too large. I was looking in the 7-9 inch range when I found this. At half the price of Apple's iPad and Samsung's Tab S, this device is perfect. Its biggest competitor is the Nexus 7 which is made by Asus as well. I only needed the device for watching movies and tv shows from Netflix or other sources. I wanted something without huge bezels and wasted space.
Summary: This tablet is surprisingly good for the price. I'd heard mixed reviews about earlier Clover Trail Intel tablets, but this new Bay Trail based Android tablet has great performance, a nice screen, and overall high build quality. I'm able to run 3D racing games with no stuttering, and Netflix streaming is much smoother than on my LG Optimus G Pro smartphone.
Summary: My enthusiasm for a device is hard won. This is not my first, or even second or third tablet. I have been carrying one for circa 10 years, starting with the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet PC . I spent much time and energy last year looking for a suitable replacement for my Archos 70b Internet 7-Inch Tablet (8GB) when the battery died (unfortunately it needs to be shipped to France for service, which is the only issue I have with Archos).
Summary: I am married to a dedicated Dell user, but do not share his enthusiasm for their products or customer service. Since I'd never used ASUS products, I was a bit concerned about ease of use. As it turns out, I had no reason to be concerned. I am not a techie and all the tech specifications mean nothing to me. I want products that work well, are easy and fun to use, and are reliable. So far, so very, very good.
Summary: I have used an early Kindle Fire 7" (rooted and upgraded to KitKat 4.4.2) for a while now. I wanted a more recent, faster device with a slightly bigger screen, that was lighter to hold. I waited for this tablet to be released, and I'm glad I did. +++ Performance +++ The speed of the device is excellent. I notice almost no lag on pretty much anything I care to run on it (although I'm not a tablet gamer).