MeMO Pad 7by Asus

  • MeMO Pad 7
  • MeMO Pad 7
  • MeMO Pad 7
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
78%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • This tablet offers strong performance at an excellent price.
  • It has a solid build that resists flexing.
  • The Asus custom user interface, ZenUI, is slick and works well with Android.

CONS

  • The display is weak in bright light, which makes the tablet hard to see outdoors.
  • The lock key and volume rocker are located on the backside curve, making them difficult to reach.
  • The 2-megapixel camera takes mediocre pictures.
The MeMO Pad 7 (ME176CX), weighing in at 10.4 ounces, is a tablet that punches above its weight. Asus has included many features in this budget device, originally priced at $150 and now available for around $100. It runs on a quad-core Intel Atom processor, features a 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display, and includes a microSD slot to expand the built-in 16GB of memory to 64GB. The MeMO pad offers the Asus mobile user interface, ZenUI, which is designed to improve usability, security and privacy with the Android OS.
NameMeMO Pad 7Kindle Fire HD 6Kindle Fire HD 7Fire TabletGalaxy Tab 4 Nook 7.0
ManufacturerAsusAmazonAmazonAmazonSamsung
Techwalla Score
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85%

It’s rare that I can give a relatively unqualified recommendation for something, but this is one of those times. Simply put, the Asus MeMO P…

It’s rare that I can give a relatively unqualified recommendation for something, but this is one of those times. Simply put, the Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 is the best budget tablet I’ve tested.

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80%

Colors were bright and viewing angles were superb with the screen maintaining good image quality almost all the way to 180 degrees.

Colors were bright and viewing angles were superb with the screen maintaining good image quality almost all the way to 180 degrees.

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80%

Although Android isn't 64-bit just yet, we found the Memo Pad 7 to be responsive and smooth, and it performed most tasks we put it through w…

Although Android isn't 64-bit just yet, we found the Memo Pad 7 to be responsive and smooth, and it performed most tasks we put it through with ease.

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80%

The choice of materials is smart too: the front is entirely encased in glass with a single silver-colour rim connecting up to a plastic rear…

The choice of materials is smart too: the front is entirely encased in glass with a single silver-colour rim connecting up to a plastic rear shell (our review unit is white, there are black, aqua blue, red and yellow options also available).

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70%

MeMO Pad 7 is a solid deal and totally capable of performing most of the tasks people demand of a small-screen tablet.

MeMO Pad 7 is a solid deal and totally capable of performing most of the tasks people demand of a small-screen tablet.

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70%

Colour reproduction is pretty good, and aside from some loss of brightness you get good viewing angles for an ultra-budget tablet.

Colour reproduction is pretty good, and aside from some loss of brightness you get good viewing angles for an ultra-budget tablet.

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Android 4.4 is augmented by the Asus skin, called ZenUI. This gives Android's icons a flatter look, and overall Asus claims ZenUI provides m…

Android 4.4 is augmented by the Asus skin, called ZenUI. This gives Android's icons a flatter look, and overall Asus claims ZenUI provides more than 200 'upgrades and enhancements' to the standard Android operating system.

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In terms of power, I'll give the Memo Pad a thumbs-up for getting a good run from its quad-core Atom Z3745 chipset, and 1GB of RAM. Animatio…

In terms of power, I'll give the Memo Pad a thumbs-up for getting a good run from its quad-core Atom Z3745 chipset, and 1GB of RAM. Animations feel slick, pages turn fast and videos run smoothly. It's a good indicator of how well Intel and Android can get along these days.

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