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Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review

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Interface and Functionality:

Peering at the software running on the Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10, it’s nothing more than the usual fanfare we’ve been seeing with other recent Android slates from Asus. Running a mostly stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean experience, the typical stock experience is broken up by Asus’ set of specific widgets. Beyond that, there isn’t anything entirely new with this fella, but it at least adheres to the foundational properties we’re familiar with Android as a whole – so there’s plenty of personalization with it.

The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is running a mostly stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean experience - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is running a mostly stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean experience - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is running a mostly stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean experience - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is running a mostly stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean experience - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is running a mostly stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean experience - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is running a mostly stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean experience - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is running a mostly stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean experience - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is running a mostly stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean experience - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review

The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is running a mostly stock Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean experience


Checking out the tablet’s organizer apps, they stick firmly to provide us with the stock experience – so there’s no change with their layouts and functions. Out of the box, there isn’t a whole lot of bloatware found with it, but the few third party apps worth noting that are preloaded include Amazon Kindle, PinPal, MyBitCast, Press Reader, and Zinio.

Organizer apps - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
Organizer apps - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
Organizer apps - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review

Organizer apps


When it comes to email, we’re quite productive in using the standard Email and Gmail apps that are staples within the platform. Unfortunately though, the messaging experience proves to be a challenging one – even with this spacious 10.1-inch tablet. Specifically, it’s the cramped nature of the on-screen keyboard that makes it tough. Sure, we appreciate that a row is dedicated to numbers, but the compromise is made in having a more cramped layout.

Email apps - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
Email apps - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review

Email apps



Processor and Memory:


By no means is it a slouch, but quad-cores are increasingly cropping up in the entry-level segment nowadays. Armed with a quad-core 1.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, the hardware tandem is effective enough to offer us a likeable performance, but it’s still not without its faults. In fact, it doesn’t surprise us to find occasions when sluggishness creeps in with more processor intensive tasks, but as a whole, it’s never to the point downright unusable.


Quadrant Standard AnTuTu NenaMark 2
Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 3281 12457 56,8
Asus Transformer Pad 300 3872 9551 47,1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) 2711 4995 18,7
Sony Xperia Tablet S 4231 11543 57,3

Out of the box, the 16GB of internal storage actually translates into 11.7GB of free memory, which should be a sufficient tally. Always putting a smile on our face, it’s nice to see that there’s a useful microSD card slot to supplement its capacity.


Internet and Connectivity:

Knowing what’s running under the hood, it doesn’t shock us to find the Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is quite effective in the web browsing department. In general, its smooth performance is consistent with page loads, rendering, and navigational controls. Moreover, it doesn’t strain under the pressure with sites that are more demanding with multimedia content.

The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is quite effective in the web browsing department - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is quite effective in the web browsing department - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is quite effective in the web browsing department - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is quite effective in the web browsing department - Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review

The Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 is quite effective in the web browsing department



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posted on 27 Feb 2013, 07:26

1. boosook (Posts: 896; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


It' like a Nexus 7, but with 10 inch screen and rear camera. Good entry level 10'' tablet IMHO!

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 07:33

2. jade272727 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Why not 8?

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 09:41

3. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


but clearly nexus 10 beats it for some more price

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 10:49

4. boosook (Posts: 896; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


of course, but the nexus 10 is not sold everywhere...

posted on 07 May 2013, 22:05

13. cthunder (Posts: 104; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


While the Nexus 10 definitely beats the Memo Pad 10. I rather have the additional storage space with the microSD slot. Besides I don't need a top of the line tablet like the Nexus. The Memo 10 will do me just fine.

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 12:52 1

5. PointMaza (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


i first time seen a keyboard con.. lol

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 18:11 1

12. chaplainpilot (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


If you want a sleek, useable tablet that is simple to use with some extras you won't find on other tablets above this price range, this is it! No, it doesn't have the highest resolution screen, but it is more than adequate, especially for a first time tablet purchase. You can't go wrong.

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Display10.1 inches, 1280 x 800 pixels (149 ppi) IPS LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
NVIDIA Tegra 3, Quad core, 1200 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size10.35 x 7.12 x 0.39 inches
(263 x 180.8 x 9.9 mm)
20.46 oz  (580 g)

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