Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10 Review
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. boosook (Posts: 728; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
It' like a Nexus 7, but with 10 inch screen and rear camera. Good entry level 10'' tablet IMHO!
3. Sangeet (Posts: 225; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
but clearly nexus 10 beats it for some more price
4. boosook (Posts: 728; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
of course, but the nexus 10 is not sold everywhere...
13. cthunder (Posts: 102; 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.
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.