ASUS Memo Pad 7 Unboxing and First Impressions
Lucky number 7. Today we unbox for you the 7 inch P7,000.00 ASUS Memo Pad 7. It’s a gaming tablet, if you really want to go there, which means it may be overqualified for any other normal thing you want a tablet for, except one: taking pictures. But hey, every design outcome is a deliberate decision.
Out of the box, the Memo Pad 7, is a quiet slab that fits right, just right, in your hand, which makes you wonder how come other phablets can be awkwardly long or be surrounded by overkill plastic. The weight is balanced – you’re not going to drop it, but at the same time it’s not slipping off of your hand. The rubbery back, which assures grip, sees to that.
The black back tends to absorb light, so in dim environments, like in bed, when you’re about to sleep, you may not see the Memo Pad 7 when it’s face down. But that won’t be a problem as you’ll find your hand often reaching for the Memo Pad for, well, I’m getting ahead of myself. That’s for the full review.
It’s rare to find a P7,000.00 7-inch gaming tablet this nice. But since the ASUS ZenFone 5 can play anything you throw at it, and also at an overkill low price, I’m confident the gaming Memo Pad 7 will not disappoint me.
ASUS MeMO Pad 7 ME176CX specs
- 1.86GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3745 quad-core CPU
- 1GB RAM
- 7-inch HD IPS display, 1280 x 800 resolution
- 8GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 64GB
- 2-megapixel rear camera
- VGA front-facing camera
- WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Miracast
- 3,950mAh battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat with ZenUI
- Php 6,995
Let’s get the obvious out of the way. The Memo Pad 7’s nemesis in the 7-inch gaming tablet niche is the Cherry Mobile NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 which, for a locally branded device, costs more, at P10,000.00.
Anyway, this tablet has no call and text functions, in case you dream of having everything under that P7k price tag – phone, gaming tablet, drawing slate, movie marathon device. You can’t win them all. Also, there’s a deceptive thing about the display – it’s good, despite not being full HD. In any case, it’s hard to be in a position to complain when the price is this low and the build is this good.
We’re going to download some graphically demanding games – Injustice, Modern Combat 5, Dead Trigger, etc. – and get back to you with our full review. Stay tuned.