ASUS MeMO Pad 7 Review: Intel Bay Trail Inside


The ASUS MeMO Pad 7 is a no-frills value tablet so it’s bound to fall short of tablets with bigger price tags and beefier specs. Even so, the MeMO Pad 7 is a surprisingly good deal.

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.

There is no question that Intel has made strides with the Atom platform. The Bay Trail Z3745 is a good fit here: the ASUS MeMO Pad 7 provided solid benchmark scores and proved to be reasonably capable at gaming, which is where value tablets traditionally tank. Still, it’s disappointing to see only 1GB of memory, and the internal storage could really use a boost, especially considering that the OS and preloaded apps use some of that already light space.

What makes the MeMO Pad 7 worthwhile is that it has few weak spots. It’s solid on performance, battery life, and user experience. It won’t take top honors in any category, but at $149.99 it’s a good value tablet offering indeed.

  •  Solid Performance
  •  Some specs lag behind those of other tablets
  •  Price
  •  Battery Power

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