Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL

Specifications

Asus FonePad 7 ME372CLNotebook: Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL (Fonepad Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z2560
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 0.333kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 74.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 55%, features: 76%, display: 90% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL

Asus Fonepad 7 LTE video review
Source: PC Advisor English
Starting at £199, it does seem a little overpriced, particularly compared with Asus's own impressive £120 Asus MemoPad 7. However, that model does lack the SIM-card slot so there's no 3G/4G connectivity or ability to make phone calls and send texts.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/21/2014
60% Asus Fonepad 7 LTE review: Reasonable 7in Android tablet that doubles as a giant smartphone
Source: PC Advisor English
It's tricky to give the Asus Fonepad 7 LTE a solid verdict, because it's a device we think will appeal to only a few. For anyone looking for a 7in tablet that can make phone calls, the Asus Fonepad 7 LTE is certainly worth a look, though we're not completely sure why you'd want to make phone calls on a 7in tablet. If you're just looking for a 7in tablet, you'll find better elsewhere. We really liked Asus's £120 Memo Pad 7, and we also love the Nexus 7. Pair the Memo Pad 7 with the £135 Motorola Moto G (which we gave a Recommended award and named 'the best budget smartphone ever) and you're looking at £255 for a brilliant 7in tablet and a brilliant smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 50% features: 60% workmanship: 60%

Foreign Reviews

84% Mobiles LTE-Tab mit Smartphone-Funktion
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 96% features: 91% display: 90% mobility: 96%
79% Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 60% mobility: 81% workmanship: 91%

Comment

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z2560: SoC with an integrated dual-core Atom based CPU clocked at 0.9 - 1.6 (short bursts), a 400 MHz PowerVR SGX 544MP2 graphics card, and a dual channel LPDDR2 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


7.0": This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.333 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


74.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Lenovo S5000-F
Mediatek MT8125
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000-H
Mediatek MT8389
» Asus Memo Pad HD 7
Mediatek MT8125

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo Yoga 8
Mediatek MT8389, 8.0", 0.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 A5500
Mediatek MT8121, 8.0", 0.36 kg
» MSI Primo 93
unknown, 9.7", 0.62 kg
» Acer Liquid E3 / E380
Mediatek MT6589, 4.7", 0.135 kg
» Lenovo A10-59407931
unknown, 10.1", 0.54 kg
» Acer Iconia A3-A11 3G
Mediatek MT8389, 10.1", 0.57 kg
» Huawei Ascend G610
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.17 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ002H
Atom Z2560, 11.6", 0.7 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F
MP5232, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPhone P780
Mediatek MT6589, 5.0", 0.18 kg
» Prestigio Multipad 7.9 inch
Mediatek MT8389, 7.9", 0.45 kg
» Archos 79 Xenon
unknown, 7.9", 0.32 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad A10
Mediatek MT8121, 10.1", 0.5445 kg
» Lenovo K900
Atom Z2580, 5.5", 0.17 kg
» Asus Zenfone 4
unknown, 4.0", 0.2 kg
» Asus Zenfone 5
Atom Z2580, 5.0", 0.2 kg
» Gigaset QV830
Mediatek MT8125, 8.0", 0.34 kg
» Alcatel One Touch Idol X
Mediatek MT6589, 5", 0.13 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab S6000-F
Mediatek MT8125, 10.1", 0.6 kg
» Dell Venue 8
Atom Z2580, 8.0", 0.4 kg
» Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8
Mediatek MT8389, 8.0", 0.401 kg
» MSI Primo 81
unknown, 7.9", 0.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaTab Yoga Tablet 10-59387956
Mediatek MT8125, 10.1", 0.61 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-07-17 (Update: 2014-07-17)