Asus Memo Pad 8 ME180A-1A016A
SpecificationsNotebook: Asus Memo Pad 8 ME180A-1A016A (Memo Pad Series)
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Memo Pad 8 ME180A-1A016A
Source: PC Pro
The Asus Memo Pad 8 isn’t a bad tablet at all. Performance may be a little lacklustre, but screen quality and battery life are good, it’s handsomely designed and storage is expandable, thanks to the microSD slot. Its key problem is that – while it does everything perfectly well – the Nexus 7 is superior in most departments. Unless memory expansion is absolutely critical, we’d spend the extra £20 and opt for the A-List title holder.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 67% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
Source: Expert Reviews
The Asus MemoPad 8 is a little cheaper than the Asus-built Google Nexus 7, but each tablet has its benefits. The Nexus 7 has a higher screen resolution, more powerful components and the latest version of Android, while the MemoPad 8 has a physically bigger screen, microSD card expansion and much better battery life. If you're looking to play games and don't mind occasionally managing your apps to free up space, the Nexus 7 is still a fantastic buy, but if you simply want a tablet for watching videos and general use, the MemoPad 8 is a great alternative.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Good Gear Guide
The Asus MeMO Pad 8 isn’t just another me-too Android tablet. Unique software additives and Asus’ sense of evolving style give it a well defined personality. For its size it packs a hearty hardware punch, and on value it is only surpassed by one other tablet: the Asus-made Nexus 7.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
Source: Hispazone ES→EN
Positive: Good price; good battery life; decent performance; good screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/04/2014
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; good design; bright and colorful display; good webcam. Negative: Hot under load; relatively short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/03/2014
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Elegant appearance; Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean; IPS screen; slim body; quality 5 megapixel camera Negative: Relatively low-resolution of the screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2013
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Elegant appearance; IPS screen; slim body; quality 5 megapixel camera. Negative: Relatively low-resolution screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2013
The Asus Memo Pad 8 ME180A-1A016A comes with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz. The processor, although not best of the bunch, is capable of providing smooth usage for casual applications and games. The ARM Mali-400 MP graphic card is again, not a great one, but sufficient for casual daily usage. The device has a native memory of 16 GB and allows expandable storage with an external micro SD card.
The 8 inch display is rather good as well for its price. It features a 1280 by 800 pixel resolution, which is average at best, but has good viewing angles, sharp colors and good brightness. The touch screen is also responsive. The tablet’s size and weight is suitable to be held in your hand and still provide a big enough screen for reading comfortably.
The design of the Asus Memo Pad 8 ME180A-1A016A is pretty standard. It doesn't feature a full metal build, but the plastic casing is well made to make the tablet feel less fragile. In short, the Asus Memo Pad 8 ME180A-1A016A is a tablet designed more for casual users who read and watch videos rather than play high end games. Another thing to note is that the device does not come with 4G or HDMI.
ARM Mali-400 MP: OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics card for ARM SoCs that is scaleable from one to four fragment processors and has got one vertex processor. Mainly used in conjunction with ARM A9 cores in tablets and smartphones.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor manufactured in 28nm and clocked at 1.8 GHz. Integrates a Mali-400 MP4 GPU and a (LP-)DDR2/DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
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.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
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.
77.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.