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ASUS MeMOPad HD 7-Inch 16 GB Tablet, Blue (ME173X-A1-BL) 2013 Model

by Asus
3.9 out of 5 stars 1,493 customer reviews
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  • 7-Inch Display
  • Quad Core 1.2 GHz
  • 16 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
  • 10-hour battery life, .67 pounds
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Product Description

Color: Blue

Product Description

Memo Pad HD 7 - Blue (ME173X-A1-BL); Blue; Touch Screen 7" WXGA(1280*800), LED Backlight IPS panel; MediaTek MT8125 (1.2Ghz) Quad-core; MediaTek MT8125; 1GB DDR3; SGX544; 16GB Flash; No Optical Drive; Android Jellybean 4.2; 802.11BGN; Webcams: 1.2MP Front & 5MP Rear; Bluetooth 4.0; No keyboard (tablet); 1x Head phone / Mic-in; 1x Micro USB; Micro SD; 15Wh, 3950mAh, non-removable polymer battery (10 hours); 1 Year North America Warranty


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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 7 inches
Max Screen Resolution 1280*800 pixels
Processor 1.2 GHz Intel Celeron
Hard Drive 16 GB
Graphics Coprocessor PowerVR SGX544
Wireless Type 802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 10 hours
Brand Name Asus
Series Asus
Item model number MeMOPad HD 7 - Blue (ME173X-A1-BL)
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Android 4.1
Item Weight 10.7 ounces
Product Dimensions 7.7 x 4.7 x 0.4 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 7.7 x 4.7 x 0.4 inches
Color Blue
Rear Webcam Resolution 5 MP
Processor Brand All winner
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size 16
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Power Source Battery
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

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3.9 out of 5 stars 1,493 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #3,020 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#615 in Computers & Accessories > Tablets
Shipping Weight 1.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available July 26, 2013

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Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Color: Blue Verified Purchase
So, I've been putting off a new tablet purchase for quite awhile. I've been suffering with an Acer Iconia Tab A100 for awhile now, and while it was nice when it came out it simply doesn't cut it anymore. But I am cheap. A year ago, had someone said that I would be able to get a tablet with a quad core 1.2 GHz processor, 16GB internal storage, Cameras, GPS, and micro SD slot with a gorgeous 1280x800 IPS screen, and that it would be running Android 4.2.1 Jellybean - all for $150 - I wouldn't have believed them. I had known for awhile that at some point prices would come down enough and hardware and software would catch up, and was waiting for the right moment. It came today.

Most of the reviews I've read on this tablet have essentially said that it's a solid tablet functionally, but that its construction is weak and it feels cheap. Honestly, I don't see it. While it doesn't have the same ultra-solid feel that the high-end (expensive) tablets have, it doesn't in the least feel cheap to me at all. The back panel, while plastic, doesn't feel flimsy to me. The screen looks and feels high end to me. There's alot made about the newer resolutions like the new Nexus 7's 1920x1200 display, but my eyes can't really tell the difference in most situations. I will say that if you are planning on using this outside on a sunny day, forget about it - it's almost impossible to see the screen under direct sunlight. But indoors it is great, and it has great viewing angles as well. Some reviews complained about the button placement but it doesn't seem like a big deal to me. Some reviews also made a big deal about the back panel extruding slightly past the top screen panel, but I don't feel it's uncomfortable or in the least bit bad looking.
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UPDATE: 23 Mar, 2014: Well I sent the 2nd MemoPad refurb replacement back to Asus in February. Weeks went by and I heard nothing. When I called Asus they told me that had not received the tablet... even though they had provided a trackable FedEx return shipping label. So I went to the shipping dropoff point and got the confirmed delivery information and sent it back to Asus. A few days later the 3rd refurb replacement showed up. Finally they shipped one that did not have the NVRAM Warning error. The tablet still has the poor touch sensitivity that I mention in my review. My advice? Get a Nexus 7 if you want an Android Tablet or get an iPad.

UPDATE: 06 Feb, 2014: I've received the second replacement under warranty. Once again when I started up the tablet for the first time, it did not go through the typical first time startup walkthrough. This means that it was a refurb and had not had a factory reset. And again as soon as I went to the Wi-Fi menu, there was a "NVRAM Warning: Err=0x10" in the list and this could not be deleted. Every time I try to "forget" the network the error immediately reappears. Once again I'll be contacting Asus for another return. I will also mention that the Asus website is terrible to navigate for support and unless you are using Windows Internet Explorer, it is basically an unworkable website. I have reduced my rating further. Asus has completely dropped the ball on this. Quality Control is poor. Communication is poor. The website is poor. 3 strikes and you're out Asus. It's sad because the MemoPad HD 7 has a lot going for it but it's like throwing dice... you might get one that works, maybe not.

UPDATE: 22 JAN, 2014: A couple of weeks ago, I went to use my MemoPad and the battery was dead.
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Color: Blue Verified Purchase
The only users who may truly complain about the device are gamers, those who need massive computing power (power users), or those who are more concerned about impressing others with their cliquish device (Apple buyers?) instead of the utility of the device.

For the rest of us, the 80%, it is what we need. I own an Asus TF700T 10.1 tablet, so I reviewed the 7" tablet knowing what my larger, performance oriented tablet can do.

The screen resolution is very good. Other devices around the same price have lower resolution screens. I had been looking for a 7" tablet for around $150.00, or less, but none had a decent screen. The screen on this tablet is clear, the pixels are small enough that letters do not look "blocky", and images are smooth. The movies I streamed from my Flixster App looked good. One negative: the screen does not have automatic brightness.

It is powerful enough for everyday use and I rarely noticed a "power" lag; however, I am not a gamer. The only "lag" occurred when rotating the device. The screen sometimes lags when changing from landscape to portrait, but even then, it wasn't consistent and jarring. The apps all run well, including photo editing apps such as Paper Camera and Pixlr-o-Matic.

Battery life seems great so far. The processer and screen probably help extend the battery life. Generally, as the power of the processor increases, so does the amount of power it consumes. The processor in this device may not be the most powerful, but it is energy efficient with minimal loss of use for most users. Screens really suck power. As screen resolution and pixel density increases, power usage increases. The screen is good and could be a bit better, but the tradeoff would be shorter battery life.
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