Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181C
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181C
Source: IT Pro Portal Archive.org version
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%
Source: TLBHD Archive.org version
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%
Source: Liliputing Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 format is in the mid-range for smartphones. It offers a compromise between good visibility, details and resolution on the screen, and you can still fit it into trouser pockets.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
78.5%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.