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Asus MeMO Pad Review

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Asus MeMO Pad Review
Who knows why, but this single-core packing, low-res display tablet is somehow terrible in the battery life department. In fact, its fully charged 4270 mAh battery doesn’t even permit us 10 hours of normal usage, which is maddening considering the pitiful specs in tow.


Conclusion:

Don’t let its $150 cost fool you, just because it fulfills that age old adage of “you get what you pay for.” Sure it’s cheap, but there’s good reason for that. Naturally, its outdated specs and low-res display make it extremely obviously, but its molasses slow performance makes the experience extremely unbearable at times – justifying that cheap is cheap. Still, if you’re the kind of person with a lot of patience, you might not mind its arduous performance, but if not, stay far away from this. Somehow, it might end up being thrown across the room due to frustration.

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Pros

  • Hard to beat price of $150
  • Similar build quality & design to the Nexus 7

Cons

  • Washed out and low quality display
  • Outdated hardware
  • Sluggish performance
  • Terrible battery life
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posted on 22 Apr 2013, 05:02

1. Planterz (Posts: 658; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Disappointing, but not surprising.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 05:12

2. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


"the display is downright abysmal. Specifically, it features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 LCD display that’s just painful to look at!"

My 14 inch laptop on windows 7 has only 1366 X768 and im damn sure the pixel density is a hell lot lower. But that being said, it does seem the colors and viewing angle is bad.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 05:36 3

3. Planterz (Posts: 658; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Your laptop has ~112 PPI density, and this tablet has ~170. But it's also much larger, which, although not the highest res (although more than 720P HD), makes things easier to read. The smaller screens get, the fuzzier text becomes, and the higher the definition required to read it becomes. A 14" screen has 3X or so the area of a 7" screen, making finer text easier to read. Of course, with the 7" tablet screen you can always zoom in, but that means you have to zoom in, where as with a higher def tablet, like the Nexus 7, you don't.

Have you looked at a newspaper recently? Ok, bad example, because neither have I, but if you did, you'd notice how crummy text and especially pictures look up close...yet everything is perfectly legible.

posted on 22 Apr 2013, 13:11

4. straywish (Posts: 13; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


well explained Plantez thumbs up

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 06:21

5. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


This tab sucks. Its not eve on par with the other 7inch tabs like the nexus 7 and galaxy tab 2 7.0.Im glad that i bought the Galaxy tab 2 7.0 and im completely happy.
DO NOT BUY THIS TABLET.
Buy a nexus 7 or a tab 2 instead.

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Asus MeMO Pad

Asus MeMO Pad

OS: Android 4.1
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Display7.0 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels (170 ppi) LCD
Hardware
Single core, 1000 MHz, VIA WM8950 processor
1024 MB RAM
Size7.72 x 4.69 x 0.43 inches
(196 x 119 x 11 mm)
13.05 oz  (370 g)

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