Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181C
SpecificationsNotebook: Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181C (Memo Pad Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z3745
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 200 euro
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181C
Source: IT Pro Portal
In terms of looks, the Asus MeMO Pad 8 is plain and unprepossessing. The rounded corners and Asus branding on the front are not a surprise. The long edge screen bezel is pleasantly narrow, so that the 8in screen fits into a reasonably small chassis at just 125mm wide and 212mm tall. It might just fit into some pockets.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Asus Memo Pad ME181C is right now the 8 inch tablet to get if you don't have more than $200 to spend. For that kind of money it offers a nicely built body, a good IPS screen, fast hardware and Android 4.4 KitKat and about 7 hours of daily use on a charge. Too bad the performance is still a bit glitchy, despite the fast Intel platform inside.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Asus MeMO Pad 8 ME181C tablet offers solid performance and a reasonably low price tag. While it doesn’t have a full HD display or a high quality camera, I don’t think either of those things are must-have features for an 8 inch tablet that sells for under $200.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2014
Source: Laptop Mag
The ASUS MeMO Pad 8 ME181C provides superb performance for an 8-inch budget tablet, but commands $20 more than its lesser-performing competitors. We believe it's worth it for the extra oomph and battery life. The MeMO Pad 8 also costs $50 dollars more than its 7-inch sibling, but offers the same 1.33-GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM and 16 GB of flash memory.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The ME181C is a great affordable option in the in-between 8-inch realm, but if you can deal with less screen real estate, the Google Nexus 7 is a superior option, thanks to the latter's full HD display and pure Android software.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Tablet PC - Heft 2/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 97%
Source: Areamobile DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 55% mobility: 78% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 93%
Source: Hispazone ES→EN
Positive: Good design; premium hardware; good operating system; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/21/2015
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: High-quality; stylish design; decent performance; good IPS display. Negative: Small amount of RAM and flash memory.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2015
The Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181C claims to pack high end specifications in an affordable package and it does so beautifully. Design is kept simple with subtle curves at the edges and narrow bezel. The device comes in four colors; white, black, purple and gold. Due to the narrow bezel, the volume rockers and power button are placed slightly to the rear. The the back panel has a textured finish.
The Android 4.4 tablet has an 8 inch LED Backlight WXGA IPS Screen with 10 finger multi-touch capability. Colors are rendered beautifully and images are sharp and crisp which is important for a multimedia-centered tablet. At the heart of the Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181C is an Intel Atom Z3745 quad core processor clocked at 1.33 GHz and 1 GB RAM. Combined with Asus ZenUI, user experience is pleasant and smooth. Internal storage is a meager 16 GB but users have the option to add up to 64 GB with MicroSD support.
The rear camera is has a 5 MP sensor with auto focus and there is a 2 MP front facing camera. Audio quality is decent with stereo speakers running on SonicMaster technology. Other features on the Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181C are Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and a 2-in-1 audio jack with mic-in support. Battery life is good with a Li-polymer cell powering the device for up to 9 hours.
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.
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.
78.5%: 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.