Asus Memo Pad HD 7

Specifications

Asus Memo Pad HD 7Notebook: Asus Memo Pad HD 7 (Memo Pad Series)
Processor: Mediatek MT8125
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.302kg
Price: 149 euro
Average Score: 82.29% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 88%, performance: 67%, features: 72%, display: 80% mobility: 98%, workmanship: 76%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Asus Memo Pad HD 7

86% Review Asus Memo Pad HD 7 Tablet | Notebookcheck
The better Nexus. For a year it was very hard to get a high-quality tablet for less than 200 Euros (~$265) without the Nexus 7 branding. Right at the launch of the second generation Nexus 7, Asus now offers its own tablet for 149 Euros (~$197).
70% Asus follows its Nexus successes with another small form factor tablet for the budget market
Source: Techradar English
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 4G version of the HD 7 available, so if accessing the internet on the move is a priority, the Asus FonePad is probably the most viable option, despite its lack of camera and slightly inferior performance and audio/visual quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
83% Review: Asus Memo Pad HD 7
Source: PC Authority English
Aside from that, however, the Asus Memo Pad HD 7 is a fine budget tablet. It has a superb screen, considering the price, performance is acceptable, and battery life is excellent. While it doesn’t impress like the more expensive Nexus 7 (2013) does, it is a fine tablet for a reasonable pricetag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
80% Asus MeMO Pad HD 7
Source: PC Mag English
Even if the Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 was simply a rebranded, repackaged first-gen Google Nexus 7 offered at a reduced price, it would be a pretty solid deal. But while these two tablets have an unmistakable shared lineage, they cater to different audiences and the HD7 is a solid tablet in its own right. Get the new Nexus 7 if you want the latest feature and the best balance of performance to price. If price is your greatest concern, the MeMO Pad HD 7 is an excellent choice. It's also worth noting that the Kindle Fire HD represents a solid alternative here, especially for the Android-averse, and Amazon has been running a number of sales that drop it into HD 7 territory; likely ahead of a new model release before the holiday season.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Asus Memo Pad HD 7 review
Source: PC Pro English
Aside from that, however, the Asus Memo Pad HD 7 is a fine budget tablet. It has a superb screen, considering the price, performance is acceptable, and battery life is excellent. While it's still available at such a low price, the Nook HD remains our budget choice, but this comes a very close second. It will hit the shelves on 1 September.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 83% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
80% Asus Memo Pad HD 7 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
In conclusion, considering its price the Memo Pad HD 7 is a pretty good tablet, featuring a quad-core processor, decent enough screen, great battery life and usable rear camera. Sadly though, Asus' timing is terrible. Because the Memo Pad is launching alongside the Nexus 7 its overall appeal is severely diminished. The Nexus 7, despite costing £200, features significantly better internal components, a more up-to-date Android version and is guaranteed to be one of the first devices to recieve any Android software update, thanks to its Google branding. For this reason, unless you're a die-hard fan of Asus custom applications, which we don't imagine many people are, or a really strapped for cash there's not a lot of point buying the Memo Pad over the Nexus 7.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 16GB Wi-Fi Tablet
Source: Comp Reviews English
With a surprisingly low $149 price tag, the ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 is a budget tablet that actually doesn't skimp. In effect, it offers an experience close to that of the original Nexus 7 at a lower price. It features a very nice 7-inch display, good battery life and even a high resolution back camera.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
a budget tablet that punches above its weight
Source: Engadget English
Make no mistake: ASUS isn't working miracles. The MeMo Pad HD 7's mixed performance, mediocre cameras and minor design issues remind us that the tablet is built to reach a certain price point. If you're looking for the best that ASUS has to offer this year, you'll still want to consider the Nexus 7 or wait for the Transformer Pad Infinity.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2013
90% ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7
Source: Laptop Mag English
With a gorgeous screen, strong battery life, performance that's good enough for real gaming and a ton of helpful software, the ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 looks and feels like it should cost a lot more than its budget $149 price. While you can get the HiSense Sero 7 Pro, which has a faster processor and mini HDMI out, for the same price, ASUS's tablet has much longer battery life, weighs less and offers a slew of helpful custom software.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

62% Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 (16 GB)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 4/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 62%
87% Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 (16 GB)
Source: SFT - Heft 3/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
80% Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 (16 GB)
Source: Chip (Print) - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 71% display: 76% mobility: 99% emissions: 76%
95% Asus MeMO Pad HD 7
Source: Computerbild - Heft 24/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 95%
96% Asus MeMO Pad 7 (16 GB)
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 96%
80% Asus MeMo Pad 7 im Test: HD-Display und Quad-Core für 149 Euro
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 85%
Das Tablet für alle Lebenslagen
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Positive: everyday tablet; inconspicuous design; good price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2013
Günstiges Einsteiger-Tablet
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Positive: low priced device; fast processing unit; good display quality Negative: annoying light reflections
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2013
Die günstige Nexus 7-Alternative
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: killer feature - low price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2013
Die günstige Nexus 7-Alternative
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: low price; similarities to Google Nexus 7
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2013
Review: ASUS MeMo Pad FHD 10 y MeMo Pad HD 7.
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/28/2013
Asus variációk 7 hüvelykes tabletre
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Slim and light; full-HD display. Negative: Weak speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/26/2013
Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 – таблет, който не случайно е бестселър
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Natural colors and wide viewing angle of the IPS display; very good performance; extremely attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2014
Ревю на ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 – най-изгодният таблет на пазара
Source: Tablet.bg BU→EN
Positive: Light and comfortable; long battery life (~11 hours); IPS screen with wide viewing angles and accurate colors; Quad-core processor; MicroSD slot; camera; low cost. Negative: Difficult to capture HDR images.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2013

Comment

Model:

At the first glance, the Asus Memo Pad HD 7 is a lackluster device. The price is low and the design looks cheap enough to match. While fun options of color are available for the casing, the allure of its bulky looking design ends there. While the dimensions do not exceed those of other similar sized devices, somehow the angles and curves of the Asus Memo Pad HD 7 will tire out the hand much quicker. Asus have integrated a floating app function, which is similar to multi window capabilities found in some of the market leading tablets - but here it's a simplified iteration that will not allow as much functionality as one might expect. For those who really wish to multitask on a budget though, this would be the place to look.

Audio quality is far from impressive, but when external speakers are connected, the Audio Wizard feature will enable users to enhance their multimedia viewing/listening experience with great settings. Under the hood is a 1.2GHz quad-core Mediatek MT8125 CPU, a single-core PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU and 1GB of RAM. Simple tasks will run smoothly, but attempting too much multitasking will slow things down to a tar like consistency. Only the most casual games can be played with enjoyment. The display has a 1280x800 pixel resolution, this is where the Asus Memo Pad HD 7 really shines. Sharp, bright and rich, this screen blows even a few more expensive devices out of the water. All things considered, this is a decent enough machine for the budget conscious.

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.


MT8125:

Quad-core ARM SoC with an integrated PowerVR SGX 544 GPU for tablets.

» 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.


0.302 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.

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82.29%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-11 (Update: 2013-06-11)