Asus MeMO Pad HD 7

AKA: Asus ME173X
8/10 AVG.
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The tradeoffs in using the MeMo Pad are significant: poorer screen, slower processor, infrequent updates, lower app compatibility. - Daniel Bader, Mobile Syrup  
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Aesthetically, it’s a cheap looking and feeling tablet, but that doesn't dissuade us from the obvious – it simply all comes together in the end and just works! - John V., PhoneArena  
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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 15 reviews

Despite sharing the same name as its predecessor, the Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 offers a different tablet experience and better hardware than the MeMo Pad. Like its name suggests, the display is a 7” IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. While the resolution is slightly lower than higher end tablets most reviewers agree that screen offers crisp details although Expert Reviews notes that “the glossy finish can make light reflections a problem, so movies are best enjoyed away from any windows or overhead lights.”

Behind the screen, the MeMo Pad HD 7 offers fairly decent hardware specs: 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, up to 16GB of onboard storage and an expandable SD card. Thanks to the quad-core processor, this tablet runs relatively smoothly for basic tasks like surfing the web and checking emails. However, when playing more intensive games T3 noticed a severe drop in performance with serious lag issues. Android Central also mentions that the tablet can take longer to load up apps and has sluggish scrolling. In terms of battery life, the HD 7 is excellent for its price range offering 10-11 hours of charge with constant use.

One thing that many reviewers noticed is the relatively decent build quality of this budget tablet. While it utilizes a plastic body, which tends to attract fingerprints, ITProPortal explains that the tablet doesn’t flex or creak at the slightest pressure. Under moderate pressure, however, Engadget notes that the tablet will creak slightly.

Most reviewers find the MeMo Pad HD 7 an excellent bargain tablet for budget-minded consumers. Android Police states that “if you're just looking for a general-use tablet that can easily fit in your pocket or purse, the 7 HD should readily fit the bill.”

The Good: Good display resolution, long battery life, decent onboard storage options.

The Bad: Glossy display leads to poor high light visibility, mediocre build quality.

Specs summary

Screen
7"

The Asus MeMO Pad HD 7's screen is 7 inches with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a Cortex-A7 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
8/16 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB or 16 GB Flash. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
15WHr

The tablet is powered by a 15 WHr Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. Asus's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 15 reviews

Despite sharing the same name as its predecessor, the Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 offers a different tablet experience and better hardware than the MeMo Pad. Like its name suggests, the display is a 7” IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. While the resolution is slightly lower than higher end tablets most reviewers agree that screen offers crisp details although Expert Reviews notes that “the glossy finish can make light reflections a problem, so movies are best enjoyed away from any windows or overhead lights.”

Behind the screen, the MeMo Pad HD 7 offers fairly decent hardware specs: 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, up to 16GB of onboard storage and an expandable SD card. Thanks to the quad-core processor, this tablet runs relatively smoothly for basic tasks like surfing the web and checking emails. However, when playing more intensive games T3 noticed a severe drop in performance with serious lag issues. Android Central also mentions that the tablet can take longer to load up apps and has sluggish scrolling. In terms of battery life, the HD 7 is excellent for its price range offering 10-11 hours of charge with constant use.

One thing that many reviewers noticed is the relatively decent build quality of this budget tablet. While it utilizes a plastic body, which tends to attract fingerprints, ITProPortal explains that the tablet doesn’t flex or creak at the slightest pressure. Under moderate pressure, however, Engadget notes that the tablet will creak slightly.

Most reviewers find the MeMo Pad HD 7 an excellent bargain tablet for budget-minded consumers. Android Police states that “if you're just looking for a general-use tablet that can easily fit in your pocket or purse, the 7 HD should readily fit the bill.”

The Good: Good display resolution, long battery life, decent onboard storage options.

The Bad: Glossy display leads to poor high light visibility, mediocre build quality.

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Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

It's fast enough, has all the features you'd expect and a particularly vibrant screen

from TechRadar (3 months ago)

As a budget tablet, the Memo Pad HD 7 perfectly fits the bill. It's fast enough, has all the features you'd expect and a particularly vibrant screen. It's keenly priced and generally offers an excellent user experience. It's also light enough to use comfortably for extended periods. There's no 3G or... More

  7/10

Packed with some impressive specs and features

from Wired (7 months ago)

The MeMO Pad may not be the most powerful tablet you can buy. And it definitely doesn’t stand out in the design arena. But once you get past its cheap appearance, you’ll find this 7-inch tablet offers up solid specs and an abundance of thoughtful features.

  8/10

Feels rough around the edges

from Mobile Syrup (8 months ago)

There’s also the question of whether, if you’re investing in an Android tablet at all, whether it’s in your best interest, even for the most basic user, to spend the extra $70 and go with a Nexus 7. The tradeoffs in using the MeMo Pad are significant: poorer screen, slower processor,... More

  7/10

For a cheap tablet, you shouldn’t expect much out

from Android Authority (8 months ago)

The ASUS MEMO Pad HD 7 is a decent tablet, but beyond that, you’re not getting any real advancements. It’s a simple tablet on the outside, but when you start getting into the software, you notice ASUS did all they could to make a great user experience, but in doing that, they may have slowed... More

Inexpensive but not cheap

from Digital Trends (8 months ago)

Asus continues to prove again and again that it’s possible to make a tablet that is both affordable and worth having. The Nexus 7 line was proof enough, but the Memo Pad HD 7 takes it one step further. The great display, above-average cameras, thoughtful UI, well-curated apps, and decent performance... More

  8/10

It's an impressive offering on its own

from PhoneArena (8 months ago)

There’s no arguing about the notoriety and prestige surrounding the newest version of the Google Nexus 7, as it reigns supreme in the 7-inch category, but the Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 is an equally impressive offering on its own. For beginners, it has the advantage in price with its ridiculously low... More

  8/10

The one to buy if your budget is tight or you’re looking for a second tablet for the family to use

from ITProPortal (8 months ago)

So far we’ve struggled to find a tablet for under £150 that we could wholeheartedly recommend, but the Asus MeMO Pad HD7 is the real deal. It’s solidly built, has a great screen and feels slick, fast and responsive. Battery life puts many pricier rivals to shame, and it even has features... More

  9/10

An incredible Android 4.2 tablet and a true bargain

from Expert Reviews (8 months ago)

The new Google Nexus 7 is set to be more expensive than the Memopad HD 7 when it comes out, costing £199, making the Memopad a bargain. It isn't perfect, as it could be faster at some tasks, but the screen quality, sturdy construction and slim build make it the best entry-level Android tablet out... More

  10/10

Excellent audio, surprising camera, pretty good CPU

from Tablet News (9 months ago)

ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 gets a 8.5 out of 10 for design, a 9.5 out of 10 for hardware and a 9.5 out of 10 for OS and UI. The final grade is 9.16 out of 10 and this is an excellent tablet and a best buy of the summer.

  9/10

As a package it’s a great deal

from TrustedReviews (9 months ago)

The Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 is a top budget tablet. If you don’t like the restrictiveness of something like the Kindle Fire HD, and don’t want to splash out on a £200 New Nexus 7, this is a top choice.

  8/10

Great tablet at a very affordable price.

(7 months ago)

I have a Galaxy Tab 2.7, an iPad mini and a nexus 7 (all to be given later as presents to friends). I bought the memopad HD 7 because the reviews fascinated me and I wanted to see how good it is. Well, its now my go to tablet for day to day so I obviously really like it. I don't understand what... More

  10/10

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