ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 Android tablet (preview)

The MeMo Pad HD 7 is a very similar device to the Nexus 7 but with the addition of a 5-megapixel camera

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Pros

  • Very low price
  • Rear facing camera
  • Light weight

Cons

  • Wi-Fi only
  • No real wow factor

Bottom Line

The ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 is a very similar device to the Nexus 7 but with the addition of a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. It will become one of the cheapest tablets on the market.

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Small and cheap tablets seem to be flying onto the shelves, most of them clearly trying to replicate the success of the Google Nexus 7. ASUS' latest attempt is the MeMo Pad HD 7, a very similar device to the Nexus 7 but with the addition of a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera.

ASUS describes the MeMo Pad HD 7 as "a 7-inch tablet that offers incredible value". Starting at US$129 for the 8GB model and US$149 for the 16GB model, it's hard to argue with that statement. Even the $199 pricing in Australia makes it one of the cheapest Android tablets on the market.

The MeMo Pad HD 7 looks very similar to the Nexus 7, which is hardly surprising since ASUS manufacturers that device, too. The addition of four color variants — black, white, pink and green — will help it stand out from the crowd but the biggest plus is weight. At 302g, the MeMo Pad HD 7 is 38g lighter than the Nexus 7, even though it's ever so slightly thicker.

The MeMo Pad HD 7 is 38g lighter than the Google Nexus 7.
The MeMo Pad HD 7 is 38g lighter than the Google Nexus 7.

Despite being an entry level device, you'll get plenty of bang for your buck. The MeMo Pad HD 7 has a quad-core Cortex A7 processor, 1GB of RAM and the previously mentioned 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, depending on the model you choose. There's also a microSD card slot to expand the memory.

The MeMo Pad HD 7 also has a 7in IPS screen with a resolution of 1280x800, a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera for video calls and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera that also doubles as a 720p HD video recorder. ASUS says the rear-facing camera is "optional" on some models, but there's been no official word on the specifics of this.

The MeMo Pad HD 7 also has a 7in IPS screen with a resolution of 1280x800.
The MeMo Pad HD 7 also has a 7in IPS screen with a resolution of 1280x800.

The ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 has a non-removable lithium polymer battery that the company says will last for up to 10 hours of video playback. The device runs the latest 4.2 'Jelly Bean' version of Google's Android operating system, though ASUS does pre-load a few apps including WebStorage Office for accessing Microsoft Office documents online.

The ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 is available now through authorised ASUS retailers and channel resellers in grey, blue, white, pink and green colour variants for $199.

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naymyo

1

I like Asus MeMo

Mystyk

2

For me the "WIN" feature of the HD7 is NOT the rear facing camera but rather the uSD storage slot. Google continues to try to push people onto their cloud storage solution by limiting local storage but this is an Achilles heel for a "wifi only" device. Sometimes you're just not connected to ubiquitous wifi coverage. People who don't necessarily live in place like New York city actually know this.

Bernadette Hoson

3

wanting to buy one now as I gave my other one to my mother in law have been wanting one with a rear camera, where can I get one???

giovanni

4

MEMO PAD HD7?? NOOOO read this before. I bought a memo pad hd 7 in Italy at 07/17/2013 and used it just for one month, then it stop working. Now I am living in usa so I send it to the repair service. Have passed 15 days and the response is this: "Form :
xxxxxx (techsupport@asus.com)Sent :
2013-08-30 02:32:14Dear Customer,
I apologize for all the problems that you have had with our service. I want to help you to get your device repaired, then send back to you ASAP.
We do receive this package. But the unit is a new model and still under NPI process, so we need some time to fix the system issue and process issue.
Once it has been fixed, we will process it.
Once again I apologize for the poor service you have received. We strive to make everyone’s experience as pleasant and painless as possible.
Best Regards,

I can not believe it !!!! I have to wait because "the unit is a new model and still under NPI process,"!!!!! IF ASUS CAN NOT REPAIR IT JUST GIVE ME A NEW OR GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK!!!!!!! My unit was almost new (just 1 month) my paid with good money ( Euro 149.00), and I have an international warranty too( Euro 69.00). SO ?????????just now I have not money and not memo Pad!!! Giovanni rma USG7387386.
Past Friday 08/30/2013 ASUS contact me for private message and the new response was " DONT WORRY YOUR TABLET IS IN RMA CENTER FOR REPAIR".
So.....no news!!!!!!!!!!THIS TABLET IS A LEMON and the AFTER SALE Service too!!!!!!!

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