Asus Memo Pad ME172V review: Cheap Jelly Bean tablet not worth its performance headaches
12 April 2013
Summary: The Asus Memo Pad ME172V won't set you back a ton, but with much better choices only $50 away, you should simply pay more now and regret less later.
Pros: The Asus Memo Pad ME172V carries a low $149 price and its storage can be expanded through a built-in microSD slot.
Cons: The screen's low resolution produces only fuzzy text, and its painfully narrow viewing angle hides detail. Overall system performance is slow, and the tablet crashes when attempting to run some of the latest games. It also burns through battery life quickly and isn't as comfortable to hold as the Nexus 7.
Summary: Affordable brand name - continued. Acer successfully got the ball for low-budget brand name tablets rolling. Now Asus takes up the chase with its 150 Euros (~$195) Memo Pad tablet. Can it catch up?
Pros: Good workmanship, Generous memory capacity, Fast internal storage, Pleasant weight, The build makes a good impression. The memory, both the RAM and internal storage, are generously sized.
Cons: Moderate choice of materials, No Bluetooth or GPS, Average battery life, Low-quality camera, Bluetooth and GPS should be included even in an entry-level device. Longer battery runtimes would also be nice.
Asus MemoPad ME172V review and comparison with Nexus 7 & Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 2.0
6 February 2013
Conclusion: And there are other alternatives for the MemoPad available on the market right now. I’ve compared it with the popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 2.0, and you can see the video comparison below. I wish I could have compared it with the Acer Iconia B1 as well, an even cheaper 7 inch tablet that comes with slightly faster hardware. I just couldn’t find one over here for a comparison. Maybe in the near future.
Conclusion: Overall the Asus MeMo Pad 7 is an accomplished and affordable 7-inch Wi-Fi only tablet, even if it fails to truly excite and get the blood pumping. But with the Tesco Hudl its main nemesis, it does a good job of standing up against the supermarket giant: the Asus is the better looking bit of kit. However, and despite a decent angle of view from the screen, we find its reflective coating somewhat annoying, while the resolution isn't the best in class.
Pros: Gives Tesco Hudl a run for its money, microSD expansion, multiple colour options
Cons: Reflective screen, resolution and brightness less impressive than competitors
Summary: Asus' MeMO Pad 7 is best tablet for its $229 price. Asus has found ripe middle-ground with its Android overlay, the design is the kind you’ll want to flaunt and there are a tonne of features. The Nexus 7 is the budget tablet we recommend, but many will rather pocket the $70 and pick this up instead.
Pros: Great design, Inexpensive, Nice 'ZenUI' Android overlay
Conclusion: Overall, ASUS MeMO Pad ME172V tablet is ultra-light and handy to carry, and comes in minimalistic, anti-slip design. It gives you the mobility to stay connected with your friends and family members (living far away) in today's socially connected environment. Also, the tablet fulfils your entertainment requirements effectively.
Conclusion: Asus, Memo Pad ailesini bir hayli genişletti. Artık ailede irili ufaklı pek çok model görebiliyoruz. Bu tabletlerden kompakt boyutlu olanlar arasında yer alan MeMO Pad HD 7 'i daha önce incelemiştik. Bu defa MeMO Pad 7 ile ofisimize konuk olan Asus, bizlere bir kez daha kompakt boyut getiriyor, ancak diğer yandan yüksek performans vadediyor. MeMO Pad 7, dış görünüşüyle MeMO Pad HD 7'den pek fark yaratmıyor.