Asus MeMO Pad ME172V running on Android Jelly Bean priced at Rs 9,999

Feb 27 2013, 18:44 IST
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SummaryAsus MeMO Pad is the company's first product in the budget tablet segment.

Asus MeMO Pad is the company's first product in the budget tablet segment - it is Asus' follow up to Google's Nexus 7 tablet. MeMo Pad ME 172V supports WiFi and comes with a 1 GHz processor, 7-inch display, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory (expandable). It lacks a rear camera but has a 1-megapixel front camera with (f/2.0 aperture) capable of recording 720p HD video. It runs on Android Jelly Bean and is priced at Rs 9,999.

The MeMO Pad is quite sturdy and weighs 358 grams. Since it is light, it can be used for long without discomfort. Its checkered rear panel provides comfortable grip. The tablet does not feel bulky to hold and is 11.2 mm thick.

The 7-inch capacitive display supports 10-point multi-touch (most tablets support five-point multi-touch), which makes gaming a good experience. However, the TN (twisted neumatic) panel on the TFT screen disappoints due to bad viewing angles. Also, images appear dull as the contrast ratio isn't up to the mark.

MeMO Pad runs Android's Jelly Bean OS. Asus has not applied a custom theme, which ensures good performance.

In terms of performance, the tablet is very quick and responsive. Browsing application menus, photo gallery, and opening various apps was swift. Popular game Temple Run 2 didn't freeze at all while playing. The tablet impresses the most while switching between apps, the action is almost instant, without any lags.

On the audio front, MeMO Pad features Sonic Master technology. The audio quality is fairly loud when in a noisy environment.

MeMO Pad comes with a host of good apps like the Floating app meant for multi-tasking even though it is limited to the browser, video, sticky notes and stopwatch. BuddyBuzz integrates popular social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Asus provides 5 GB cloud storage free and ASUS WebStorage Online Office lets you create, edit and share documents online.

Asus claims MeMO Pad ME 172V's battery lasts seven hours on a single charge, when tested under power saving mode using headphones on default volume.

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Asus launches 7-inch WiFI-enabled tablet MeMO Pad ME172V at Rs 9,999

Another entrant in the budget-friendly tablet segment, Asus MeMO Pad ME 172V doesn\'t disappoint. MeMO Pad supports WiFi and comes with standard features – 1 GHz processor, 7-inch display, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB). It lacks a rear camera but has a 1-megapixel front camera with (f/2.0 aperture) capable of recording 720p HD video. It runs on Android Jelly Bean OS and costs Rs 9,999.

The tablet weighs just 358gm and is 11.2mm thick. It has a checkered back – available in Sugar White, Titanium Gray and Cherry Pink colour – for good grip and handling. MeMO Pad\'s 7-inch display (1024*600p) has 10-finger multi-touch support for good gaming experience. It doesn\'t support a SIM card, but is WiFi-capable.

MeMO Pad comes with a host of applications like ASUS launcher, MyLibrary, MyCloud, Asus webstorage, File manager, ASUS sync, SuperNote Lite, Floating App. The company offers 5GB lifetime online storage space.

Asus says MeMO Pad ME172V has a battery life of 7 hours.

MeMO Pad ME172VM

Operating System: Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)

Display: 7-inch LED Backlight WSVGA (1024x600) Screen

CPU: 1GHz VIA WM8950 CPU

RAM: 1GB

Storage: 8GB (Micro-SD slot with support for up to 32GB extra storage)

Wireless Data Network: WLAN 802.11 b/g/n@2.4GHz

Camera: 1MP back-illuminated sensor, with 720p HD video capture at 30fps

Battery: 7 hours; 16Wh Li-polymer Battery

Dimensions: 96.2 x 119.2 x 11.2 mm

Weight: 358g

Price: Rs 9,999

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