Reviews and Problems with Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 (ME173X)
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Asus MemoPad HD 7
4 October 2014
Summary: There's not much to complain about with the Asus Memopad HD 7: it's affordable, app-packed and it gets the job done. But for now, it's not the best bargain out there: the going going gone Nook HD from Barnes & Noble can be had for just £99, with similar software and a superior screen, while Asus' own 2012 and 2013 editions of the Google Nexus 7 put the squeeze on it from the other side.
ASUS MeMO Pad 7 – Finally, a budget tablet with no Compromises! [Review]
31 July 2014
Summary: It’s hard to believe that a sub $150 tablet can be this good – but it’s true. This is a budget tablet that doesn’t feel like it’s cheap. Sure, it doesn’t feel quite like a premium tablet – it can’t compete with the likes of an iPad Mini, but it knocks the socks off of the budget Android tablets we’re used to seeing and instead feels more like a mid-range tablet.
Pros: No real compromises yet priced for a budget, top notch performance, Competitively priced, great build quality, fun color choices, packs in both a front facing and rear facing cameras which are pretty good, nice selection of accessories are available for it – including the MagSmart Cover, nice soft touch back finish, battery life is healthy at about 9 hours
Cons: Wish the display was a bit brighter – but hard to complain at this price point
Summary: Fresh components. The Memo Pad HD 7 ME176C is the successor of the Memo Pad HD 7. Asus equipped the new version of its 7-inch tablet for 200 Euros (~$269) with a more powerful quad-core SoC as well as the latest Android version. Our review shows if the fine-tuning was successful.
Pros: Low price, Good display, 11 GB free storage, Android 4.4.2, Convenient on-screen keyboard, High performance, Low temperatures, Long battery runtimes, The Asus Memo Pad HD 7 ME176C is inexpensive, fast and offers a lot of free storage in the 16 GB configuration.
Cons: Non-removable battery, Poor camera modules, No 2G/3G/LTE, Only 1 GB RAM, A better camera module and a flash, especially when you consider the convenient camera settings.
Summary: The sleek styling of the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176CX combined with its zippy 1.33-GHz Intel Atom Baytrail processor makes this slate a steal at $149. While the battery life does not live up to last year's model, it's a fine trade-off for the increased performance. Those looking for even more speed and stylus input should take a look at the EVGA Tegra Note 7 tablet, but it's a more expensive $189 and doesn't last as long on a charge.
Summary: If you’re investing in an Android tablet, it may be in your best interest, even for the most basic user, to spend the extra $70 and go with a Nexus 7. The tradeoffs in using the MeMo Pad are significant: poorer screen, slower processor, infrequent updates, lower app compatibility. But if you can live with these sacrifices, the MemoPad is a decent product, and at $159, a great deal.
Pros: This is a good tablet. That’s what you need to know, first and foremost. Before 2013, a $159 tablet would get you a screen with 16 colours and all the processing power of a digitized snail. But what would have cost over $100 more a year ago you can buy today for the price of a nice dinner (for two). The MeMo Pad HD is an offshoot of last year’s Nexus 7, which itself was derived from an early $249 Asus prototype. Though it contains a 1.2Ghz quad-core MediaTek proceesor...
Cons: The Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 feels rough around the edges. Literally. The volume and power buttons rattle, and the whole chassis creaks under the weight of its addled-together plastic. The tablet actually feels malleable between two moderately-strong hands, and we worry about the longevity of this purchase. As with the Nexus 7, and all Android tablets in general, there is a lack of great tablet apps, and the MeMo Pad’s clunky form factor doesn’t help matters. While basic br...
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.
ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 Review: Our Budget Android Tablet of Choice
13 October 2013
Excerpt: ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 Review We often get asked what budget-friendly Android tablet we recommend. There are actually a lot of brands from China that are below Php8,000 but most of them break down easily or they don’t have enough local customer service.
Summary: In general, we can be very satisfied with the small tablet ASUS house. The performance of the MeMO Pad HD 7 have nothing to envy to other higher-end tablets and the price makes it definitely a good buy, recommended to all those who are looking for a tablet pocket to take with him.
Pros: Display great, SonicMaster audio very pleasant, More affordable price.
Cons: Absence of the notification LED, Impossibility of sharing videos on TV via HDMI, Lack of functionality USB.
Excerpt: Don’t let its cheap plastic build fool you: While the $150 MeMo Pad HD 7 may look chintzy and toyish, this tablet offers big performance and a great feature set at an extremely attractive price point. For anyone interested in casual web browsing, movie watching, and reading, it may even be one of the best 7-inch tablets available. At 0.7 pounds, the MeMO Pad weights about the same as the new Nexus 7 (also made by Asus).
Pros: A lot of tablet for very little money. Battery lasts up to 10 hours. 16GB of internal storage expandable to 32GB via micro SD card. Comes with Android customizations that are actually useful.
Cons: Dull, uninspired design. Wi-Fi only. Plastic back feels cheap and attracts fingerprints. Disappointing camera, particularly in low-lighting.