ASUS MeMo Pad ME172V 16GB Review
The ASUS MeMo Pad ME172V is a perfect choice for the tablet user who is less demanding and looking to save a few bucks and still get a reasonable performance.
Users looking for performance figures that can enable them to play all the latest top of the range games should look for another model because this one will only leave them disappointed. Nonetheless, the ASUS MeMo Pad ME172V is a decent tablet that will give you a decent android experience and a good value for your money. Let’s see what the ASUS MeMo Pad ME172V brings. First of all, when it comes to the design, this tablet looks very identical to the Nexus 7. Right from the dimensions all the way to the texture, there is a lot of similarity. This does not come as a surprise considering that the Nexus 7 has been made by ASUS.
However, unlike the Nexus, the MeMo Pad does not come with a soft-touch rubberized coating. The volume rocker and power buttons are found on the left edge, with the headphone jack on the upper one and the microUSB port and the microSD card slot on the bottom edge. One of the major selling points of this tablet is the inclusion of the microSD card slot, which is absent in the Nexus. This slot makes it possible to easily expand storage without having to consider replacement of the device. The back has a speaker port. When it comes to the display, the ASUS MeMo Pad ME172V comes with a 7 inch 1024 by 600 pixel display.
When compared to the Nexus 7 or the Kindle Fire HD, the MeMo Pad lags behind because both of these other devices come with 1280 by 800 pixel IPS screens. In addition to the lower resolution, the MeMo Pad also has a slightly lower color quality and the brightness is also not as high when viewed at an angle. In portrait orientation, the viewing angle is acceptably wide enough though it gets worse when viewed from above or below. When it comes to connectivity, this one is a Wi-Fi only tablet with the power to connect to the internet through 802.11 b/g/n Wireless networks. It doesn’t come with Bluetooth hence it’s limited in a way when it comes to data transfer.
When it comes to storage, you’ll be able to get 16 GB of internal storage that’s adequate for most people. However, if you feel that for any reason this storage is not enough for you, you can extend the memory by adding an extra 32 or even 64 GB microSD card. Performance wise, the ASUS MeMo Pad ME172V comes with a dual-core VIA WM8950 processor that gives a processing speed of 1 GHz. It also comes with a Mali GPU and 1 GB RAM for efficient multitasking.
These numbers are good when you are doing the less demanding tasks like browsing, checking email and playing the less demanding games. However, don’t expect impressive performance in high end games. Generally, this tablet is a good deal if you are not looking for a cheap alternative to the Nexus 7. It’s definitely worth the money and unless you are a serious gamer, you will be able to achieve almost everything that you need from a tablet.
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