Summary: Some, like Laptop Magazine, say that it can bog things down a bit, but PCMag.com says that the Asus Android skin is actually one of the better and more useful ones, and allows for some practical multitasking. Build quality doesn't draw a lot of compliments. Lots of reviewers complain about the placement of the volume and power buttons on the rear of the tablet, making them a pain to locate.
Pros: Great value, Good performance, Memory expansion slot
Cons: Other, pricier tablets perform better, Battery life could be better, Controls on back panel hard to use
Summary: To sum it up, the HD 7 is not aimed at heavy users and gamers but at casual users who just want a very capable tablet that can be used to browse social networks, take decent photos, read e-books on the go, watch movies, and play less graphic-intensive apps. With its price tag starting at Php6,995 for the 8GB and Php8,995 for the 16GB, the ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 is a great offering for those who are in a budget for a 7-inch slate.
Conclusion: The ASUS MEMO Pad HD 7 is a decent tablet, but beyond that, you’re not getting any real advancements. It’s a simple tablet on the outside, but when you start getting into the software, you notice ASUS did all they could to make a great user experience, but in doing that, they may have slowed it down more than anything. If you could shell out an extra $80 you could get a much better performing tablet — the Nexus 7 (2013).
Conclusion: Asus continues to prove again and again that it’s possible to make a tablet that is both affordable and worth having. The Nexus 7 line was proof enough, but the Memo Pad HD 7 takes it one step further. The great display, above-average cameras, thoughtful UI, well-curated apps, and decent performance are well beyond what we expect to see for just $150.
Pros: Inexpensive but not cheap, Light, comfortable design, Vivid, colorful display, Well-curated apps and utilities, Good battery life
Cons: Screen attracts fingerprints, Asus User Interface can be overwhelming, Can get sluggish during heavy use, For $80 more, you can get a cutting-edge Nexus 7
Conclusion: Battery In real world usage, the Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 churns out a respectable 1.5 days of battery life from its battery – a tally that’s more on the average side of things. Somewhat impressive on its own, but unlikely something consumers will find practical, it achieves a standby time of 13 days.
Pros: Extremely affordable pricing, Packs both front & rear cameras, Variety in its color scheme
ASUS MeMO Pad 7 HD (US Version) Review: Blurring The Lines Of What We Consider 'Budget'
5 August 2013
Summary: For $150, the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 HD is not only an affordable device, but also a good one. While it gets smoked by something like the new Nexus 7, it can easily hold its own within the market it competes in. The microSD card slot should fare well with those who seek additional storage, while its snappy performance makes it a great little unit for anyone looking to pick up a good sidekick device that won't break the bank.