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Asus MeMO 171 hands-on

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Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus had a couple of new devices to show off at their booth inside of the Trump Hotel, so we decided to head on over there and check them out, one of which is a tablet they are calling the MeMO 171.

The Asus MeMO 171 is a 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablet that should get updated to ICS in the future. As it stands now, the MeMO 171 is destined for Europe and there is no word on a potential US release. It is pretty thin and not too heavy. Asus seems to have done a good job with the overall build quality.

We must say that we like what we see with the MeMO 171. The display is gorgeous. It features an IPS+ panel that helped deliver rich, vibrant colors. Text was sharp and easy to ready and the 178 degree viewing angle that Asus is touting was impressive. The display is simply top-notch from every aspect.

Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on

Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on

Powering the tablet is a Qualcomm dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of low-power DDR2 RAM. We found the MeMO 171’s performance to be great and very responsive. Scrolling between screens and menus as well as opening and closing apps was handled admirably. There wasn’t an instance where the tablet had to stop and think what it was doing and frankly that is how it should be this day and age. Surely a quad-core would make the experience even better, but we can’t complain.

Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on

Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on

The MeMO 171 has two cameras; a rear-facing 5 megapixel shooter, auto-focus shooter and a front-facing 1.2 megapixel shooter. Also included in the package is 16GB of internal memory and Asus is even including a free 8GB of web-based storage. Not a bad deal, right?

Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on

Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on
Asus MeMO 171 hands-on

Overall our first impression of the MeMO 171 is a good one. We really enjoyed our time with it and are a bit saddened to know it may never find its way to the states. Nevertheless, there is another tablet up Asus’ sleeve that will be arriving on US shores, but that is another hands-on entirely. Check out the pics, vids and tell us what you think of the Asus MeMO 171.

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posted on 12 Jan 2012, 22:54 1

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5480; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


I stopped reading after 1.2GHz Crapdragon S3.

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 23:43 1

2. ngo2dd (Posts: 773; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


ya no one care. you are what is wrong with android all about spec but with zero information of the tec. behind it please tell me what is the different between all the chipset.

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 07:28 1

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5480; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


You apparentlybdon't know who i am. xD
i'm merely a segmentbof the Android user's pie that's incredibly picky about my mobile SoCs. okay, i haven't had to explain this in a while because most of the norms already get this. the Snapdragon S3s use out of date ARM-Cortex A7 archetecture and uses inferior Adreno 220 graphics. i kid you not when i tell you a 1GHz OMAP4 which is based off of ARM-Cortex A9 archetecture and has things like NEON support and excellent PowerVR SGX540 graphics is better than even a 1.5GHz S3 and what's more the higher clock frequency translates to higher voltage so battery life is worse just because it's a totally bad processor. i could've keot going but i'm typing this on my mom's Charge and i wanna wrap this up.

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 15:36

6. ngo2dd (Posts: 773; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


You sir are wrong about the GPU. People show me data that prove otherwise. I would post a link but PA say I have banned words in it.

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 15:39

7. ngo2dd (Posts: 773; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


http://www.anandtech.com/show/4243/dual-core-snapdragon-gpu-performance-1-5-ghz-msm8660-adreno-220-benchmarks/2

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 16:12 1

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5480; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


actually i'm not. there's more benchmarks that contradict your link there than ones that support them. Quadrant, Antutu & Smartbench 2011 are all examples and it's pretty well known that PowerVR graphics are the best you can get in Mobile SoCs Apple's iPhones have been using them for years and besides that in real world performance phones powered by Qualcomm S3s are noticeably behind those powered by OMAPs, Exynos & even Tegra IIs most of the time.

http://smartphonebenchmarks.com/index.php?sort=score&sort_order=DESC&filter_model=all&filter_benchmarkapp=Smartbench2011:Games&filter_cpu=all&filter_gpu=all&limit_from=125&limit_from=0

if you want to just kill some time tell me how many pages it takes you to see anything Qualcomm.

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 13:13 2

4. mgonzalez (Posts: 21; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Once Qualcomm puts the s4 chips into production then their chips will be very competitive in performance. That will be based on a 28 nm process instead of the s3's current 45 nm process.

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 13:38 1

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5480; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, just the battery efficiency alone will be enough to catapult Qualcomm into my good graces.

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