Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176C
Average of 15 scores (from 23 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176C
Source: GSM Arena
When we heard that Asus was incorporating Intel's robust Atom Z3745 processor into its entry-level Memo Pad 7 droid, it was hard not to get excited. After all, it's the same processor that can power full-fledged Windows tablets, and at a competitive price it has the potential to provide unparalleled power for this market segment.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2014
For most use cases, the Asus MeMO Pad 7 is a good tablet: nothing amazing, nothing spectacular, just a stock standard tablet that’s good enough for its $150 price point. I was most impressed by the tablet’s display, which may only have a resolution of 1280 x 800, but packs decent color quality that can be adjusted to your liking through Asus’ Splendid application. We’re not quite at the stage where 1080p displays have transitioned to sub-$200 devices, so at this price there’s really nothing to complain about.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Reg Hardware
At £120, what’s not to like about the new MeMO Pad 7? It’s powerful, well made, frugal with power and has a pretty good camera for a tablet. The only criticism you can really make is that the screen resolution could be higher but in everyday use, that wasn't a failing I noticed. Oh, and it runs a wee bit hot sometimes. So, is the MeMO Pad 7 really the best affordable tablet you can buy? Yes: it’s much cheaper than the LG G Pad 8.3 or Google’s Nexus 7 and feels more grown up than the Tesco Hudl.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2014
Source: Expert Reviews
The Asus MeMO Pad 7 is a pleasant surprise. It's a great tablet for the price, with good performance and battery life. Just as the Google Nexus 7 reinvented what we expected for tablets under £200, the Asus MeMO Pad 7 changes what we'd expect from a £120 tablet. We'd be tempted to find another £50 for the superior Nexus 7, but if you’re looking to pick up a competent tablet for little money, it's a fantastic choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
If you only have $150 for your next tablet, the Asus Memo Pad ME176CX is the best A-brand device you can get right now for that kind of money. It's a nice looking slate with a good screen, decent battery life and fast hardware, but it's not without flaws, as you'll find out from this review.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Hot Hardware
For one thing, the tablet is remarkably sturdy, despite weighing only a little more than half a pound and being a mere 0.38 inches thick. It doesn’t look particularly flashy, but ASUS gives the device a little flair by offering it in multiple colors. And the screen, though not the best we’ve seen, is bright enough and responsive enough for most users.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2014
Source: Trusted Reviews
Last year, Asus seriously impressed us with its Asus Memo Pad HD 7. However, it doesn’t really feel like Asus has moved on much since. The new Asus Memo Pad 7 is clearly a product of the strong relationship between Intel and Asus, because its main improvement is in using the powerful 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 processor. However, what the tablet really needed to stay ahead of the game was not more power, but more pixels.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60%
Source: Legit Reviews
At the end of the day the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176C is a pretty decent tablet for $149.00 shipped. The 7-inch IPS LCD Display was found to be crisp with excellent viewing angles. The ASUS ZenUI over Android 4.4 KitKat was slick and best of all the performance was solid. The Intel Atom Z3745 Bay Trail processor is very powerful and could easily handle all the tasks that we threw at this Android tablet. We knew that the MemoPad 7 ME176C would give the Nexus 7 (2013) a run for the money and it easily outperformed the tablet in all the benchmark apps with the exception of one graphics test. It looks like Intel really does have a viable processor now that can take on Qualcomm, ARM and others in the mobile space.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2014
Source: PC Advisor
The Memo Pad 7 comes in yellow, red, black, white or this rather delightful blue model. Overall, we found the design and build of the tablet to be surprisingly solid and attractive for a budget tablet. The bezels are small, and despite being plastic, the back has a smooth, premium-feel finish.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/03/2014
Source: Laptop Mag
The sleek styling of the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176CX combined with its zippy 1.33-GHz Intel Atom Baytrail processor makes this slate a steal at $149. While the battery life does not live up to last year's model, it's a fine trade-off for the increased performance. Those looking for even more speed and stylus input should take a look at the EVGA Tegra Note 7 tablet, but it's a more expensive $189 and doesn't last as long on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The older MeMO Pad HD 7 was one among the first crop of relatively good quality, sub-$200 Android tablets. The new MeMO Pad 7, which is in fact as high-definition as its predecessor, doesn't change much from the original formula. It comes in a more compact package and with a promising Intel processor, but the display can't hold a candle to full-HD panels like the one found on the Nexus 7. Still, at $150, the MeMO Pad 7 is a solid deal and totally capable of performing most of the tasks people demand of a small-screen tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Pro
Despite a couple of bumps along the way, though, Asus Memo Pad 7 turns in a highly impressive performance. It's much faster than its big rival, the Tesco Hudl, and its design is more attractive as well. For only £120, this is one seriously impressive tablet, and very good value for money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
Source: Gadget Show
Asus has crafted a simple, straight to the point tablet with top-notch build quality and a slim and light chassis. Its specs won't set the world on fire, but it handles everyday tasks well enough. And it's hard to argue with that £119 price tag. If you're after something to surf the web, check your emails and play a few simple games on, Asus' tablet gives you a lot of bang for your buck.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Perspective
I definitely came away with a positive impression with the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 after my weekend with it. We are planning a more exhaustive story on it in the future; something along the lines of an "extended review" if you will. Gone is the Google Nexus 7 from the backpack and in drops the ASUS MeMO Pad 7. Where will it excel and where will it falter? We'll soon know for sure.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2014
Source: Areamobile DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 61% mobility: 78% workmanship: 88%
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 5/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Mobicroco DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% features: 93% workmanship: 98% ergonomy: 95%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 96% features: 70% display: 79% mobility: 100%
Source: SFT - Heft 08/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 93%
Source: Tabletowo PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 80% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good performance, autonomy, display, and price. Negative: Mediocre appearance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/11/2014
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 95% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 40%
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Very good performance; excellent user interfaces; nice design. Negative: Impractical position of buttons and speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2014
Tablets are a trend among those wanting to increase productivity or seeking entertainment. Asus' Memo Pad 7 ME176C comes with a brand new Intel Atom Z3745 processor and seems to provide speedy and virtually lag free experience, despite being hampered by the small 1 GB RAM. Its 7 inch display has bright and crisp colors, avresolution of 1280 x 800 pixels (216 ppi) and users IPS technology. It is more than sufficient for everyday usage.
The internal storage is 8 GB or 16 GB. But the storage capacity can be expanded with a microSD. Although the rear camera only has a resolution of 5.0 MP, and the front camera is only 1.2 MP, they are sufficient for taking pictures.
The Asus Memo Pad 7 ME176C’s slick design comes in 5 different colors, namely metallic blue, yellow, red, white or black. With a height of 0.43 inch (1.09 cm), it is slim, yet firm. 7.7 inch (19.56 cm) tall and 4.7 inch (11.94 cm) make it comfortable to hold, easy to store and pleasant to use. Given its price, it offers the best options compared to its competitors, especially since Asus promised that they will provide an upgrade to Android 4.30 in the near future.
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):
Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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).
Z3745: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at up to 1.86 GHz (Turbo), an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1067 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for smartphones.
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.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
81.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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