ASUS MemoPad 7: Cheap, Fast, Good [Test]

Review: Asus will with their smallest MemoPad 7 show how bang for their buck looks.
The Taiwanese electronics giant is becoming well versed in the electronic world, and is probably best known for its poplære Ultrabooks.
Likewise, they have also created tablets and phones and phones in tablets.
At the time, had the popular Asus transformer-line, who diligently was thrown words of praise after of Android enthusiasts. Even better, it was, as they helped to produce both the first and second generation of Google’s own Nexus 7. A great tablet for small money.
Now try again to shake the bag for Asus to regale a non-bank cleaning alternative, for those who want their digital world accompanied by a tablet in 7 “-the League.


When it comes to forging friendly tablets to be saved when saving use plastic – in this case as well. ASUS MemoPad 7 is shrouded in plastic from top to bottom and is solid, but not quality overbevisende.
The Tablet PC is reminiscent in many ways of his cousin Nexus 7, both on screen size, speaker cutout and the light awkward button placement, at the back of the right rounded side. You cannot wake the screen to live from a flat position on the table, and in interaction with the marshy click response, it is not straightforward.
Pleasing welcome is the small drawer to the MicroSD card on the side, which allows up to 64 GB to expand with.
With his goals at 189.3 x 113.7 x 9.6 mm and 7 “screen, it can be addressed with a single hand, and gives a physical impression of a smaller book. The front is there 1280 x 800 pixels sprinkled on IPS screen.
Pixel density does not say everything, but is a big part of it With the relatively low resolution of 7 “, are Asus MemoPad 7 in cross country for an authorized sharp screen, but is fortunately is color reproduction and viewing angles approved contributing assiduously while watching movies or played.
The brightness is nothing to brag about. We want the like turned all the way up all the time, not to settle for a half-dark image.
All in all a very good but not impressive screen.
During the backward-facing speaker carving, conceals two speakers with Asus ‘ own SonicMaster Technology. For a tablet of that caliber will be one Merry surprised. Played plenty loud and the tones are crisp with a bit of rungen.
On 2 days standby, it has 3950 mAh only very reluctantly prissy to 4% of your battery, and thanks to the mediating screen resolution, there are many hours of play and movie-watching in this small matter.

Exciting specs

ASUS MemoPad 7 dare to differentiate itself from other tablets on the market. Most often we see Snap dragons Qualcomm chipset in our today’s Smartphones and tablets, but here you will find the Intel.
Intel Inside delivers here a 64-bit Quad-core processor Atom, who twirls at 1.86 GHz, in interaction with the modest 1 GB RAM.
This means surprisingly smooth performance and quick navigation. By vigorously use between several apps you will experience no listless. In graphics-intensive games like Asphalt 8 is everything as greased in oil, but this is due most likely also the fewer pixels that must be pushed on the screen.
What’s in the future will be interesting is the official release of Android (L), where the 64-bit can be exploited, and in interaction with NATURE (Android Run-Time) over current Dalvik, which can provide a boost in performance. That Asus has future proof a budget-friendly tablet like this is a good move from electronics giant page.
ASUS MemoPad 7 is born with two browsers: their own and the obligatory popular Chrome browser. The two visually reminiscent of each other, and also performancemæssigt. Asus has, however, introduced a smart little scroller-bar on the right side, when Web pages searched thin for news and it works really well.All zooming and scrolling works smoothly and quickly.

ASUS Zen UI – much bloatware in balance

Today, it is seen badly on if Android manufacturers do not deliver with the latest software version.Fortunately Asus here Android 4.4.2 coated with their own Zen UI.
Asus has always leaning its software close up of Google’s own Visual presentation with minor adjustments – and in this case very welcome additions.
The lock screen has a minimalist, nonsmoking and modern look. You can quickly access the various applications, which of course can be tailored on request, and to be informed about the current weather situation. Calendar-widget that tells about the here and now, and the future agreements are huge functional and smart.
Home screens and application-tray looks like themselves – however, what you notice is the intense amount of Asus ‘ own applications. This means that small 5 GB of space is reserved for the operating system and the included MicroSD card, fortunately can save you when the film should be stored.
Producers ‘ own applications can often be a nightmare for consumers, but Asus manages to piece together a lot of useful, beautiful and fun applications for people. You will find an application named “mirror”, which does not let you do anything other than use front camera to view yourself – maybe useful to someone.
With the purchase of an Asus tablet do you get thrown on top of the hat cloud storage. We always get 5 GB as long as you use the service, and the first year, you will receive an additional 11 GB.
Applications are in themselves not innovative, but usable such as ek’s note-taking, Todo app, weather, and more on A minor detail that stands out is the colored topgardin, so you therefore do not have a black bar at the top of the screen, which is a delicious design-extra.
You can even adjust the display with Splendid app saturation, tint and temperature. With nice design and easy interface, you can create screen as desired.
In order to keep live in picture albums have Asus attached “Story” that lets you piece together albums from holidays or similar. With a little rustic design, it is a nice little feature, but the idea takes care enough better on more than 7 inches.
Respectively notifications and options can be accessed by dragging topgardinet down on the left or right side of the screen. Here we see true Asus ‘ adoptering of the surface popular design lines.
Also from here you can access specific apps as a loophole, and especially the “Quick memo” that let you take quick notes, is smart to be able to move quickly.

Low-cost, stripped-down camera

As we all probably can agree on, the camera is not in focus when building tablets, nor is a priority objective for the consumer. Nevertheless, it should be there in case of a moment to test, or a document that is important enough.
The humble camera front with its 2 MP impresses not, but for a budget-tablet, it is fine to have Skype – or to mirror it.
The camera resting on the back is on 5 MP and owns no Flash. Already here, we must not expect too much.
Even under reasonable conditions of light hits the camera next to the 50% of the time-sometimes well and sometimes overexposed.
Of course you can also shoot, which you can do in 1080 p. Without optical image stabilization and auto-focus, it is a smooth experience easier to deal with.
The colors and the contrast is, however, very good at optimal lighting, and the received sound is really fine, but has a hollow sound to it.

Not quite as cousin Nexus

ASUS MemoPad 7 brings many good values with it.
The agile performance, 64-bit is correctly taken into use in the next update, and the sublime battery, for a small and inexpensive player is really positive.
It is a pleasure to see how cheap Android can be wrapped and deliver the goods, while Asus has hit the stain with regard to useful applications. Likewise, it is nice to hear a decent speaker may well find itself in the budget class.
Build quality however, indicates where we are at price range, along with the slightly for pixels saved screen brightness, it is a tablet and disappointing that just “a little too cheap”.
The tablet can be acquired from 1100.0-crowns and upwards.
For the household must have a tablet for entertainment of the small and easy internet use is the optimum.