The Asus Memo Pad 7 (model number ME172V) was rather quietly unveiled after CES ended. This tablet was first spotted in December, and it’s going to be even cheaper than the Google Nexus 7 made by Asus too. That’s quite the achievement of course, but it comes, as you’d expect, at the expense of some components being used.
The Memo Pad 7 has a 7-inch 1,024×600 touchscreen, a 1 GHz single-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of built-in storage, microSD card support, a 1 MP front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, and a 4,270 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
So that’s quite a step down from the Nexus 7 in terms of specs. Does the suggested retail price of just $149 make the Memo Pad 7 worth it? You’ll have to decide for yourself.
The tablet has been thoroughly reviewed by Tablet.bg – and this comes before it went on sale anywhere. The review gives one a great idea about what to expect from this tablet. And, honestly that’s ‘not much’. It’s exactly what you thought it would be when you read its specs: a cheap, uninspiring, and not at all high-performing Android tablet.
That’s all. The battery life was rated at at 5 hours and 34 minutes when continuously browsing the Web over Wi-Fi at 120 cd/m2 brightness (around 18% on this particular device). Its battery is much bigger than the 2,170 mAh unit in the Acer Iconia B1, which will probably be its main competitor.
If you’re interested in the Asus Memo Pad 7, make sure you go and read the full review. It is in Bulgarian, but Google Translate is your friend – and all the main ideas transpire without trouble.
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