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

by Asus
1,474 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


HD Entertainment, Exceptional Value

Sometimes, the greatest things do come in smaller packages. The all-new ASUS MeMO Pad™ HD 7 will make you wonder how we packed so much tablet power into such an incredibly light and compact design.

Brilliant HD Display
Brilliant HD Display

Whether you're outside or upside down, everything looks better on the MeMO Pad™ HD 7 with its brilliant 1280 x 800 resolution (216 pixels per inch) HD IPS Display with 170-degree wide viewing angles. Text looks sharper, colors are more vivid, and games stand out with more realism.

Premium Performance
Premium Performance

Armed with a powerful quad-core processor and featuring a responsive 10-point multi-touch panel, the MeMO Pad™ HD 7 offers a premium tablet experience at a price that won't put a dent in your wallet. You'll find an increase in productivity, smoother running games, and quicker app load times.

Stay Entertained, Anywhere
Stay Entertained, Anywhere

In addition to offering a long battery life of up to 10 hours for all day entertainment, the MeMO Pad™ HD 7 is also incredibly light weighing only 0.66 pounds, which means it can be taken along wherever the adventure may be. Pair that along with complimentary 16GB of cloud storage for 1-year with ASUS Webstorage2, you'll always have your favorite files updated and at your side.

Camera for Every Occasion
Camera for Every Occasion

The MeMO Pad™ HD 7 features a best in class 5MP autofocus rear camera with 100-picture continuous burst shooting and 1080P video recording so you can make certain you capture all those can't miss moments in life with as much detail as possible. And with a 1.2MP front camera, you will be able to video chat to your heart's content.

Stunning Sound Quality
Stunning Sound Quality

Don't be surprised if "stunning" is the first word that comes to mind when you listen to the MeMO Pad HD™ 7. With high quality dual stereo speakers featuring exclusive ASUS SonicMaster™ technology, expect sounds from a quiet whisper to a rock anthem come to life in clarity never before heard on a tablet.

Unleash Your Inner Creativity
Unleash Your Inner Creativity

Showing off your creative side is easier than ever with the ASUS MeMO Pad™ HD 7:

MyPainter: Demonstrate your artistic skills and share your creations with your friends

ASUS Studio: Managing your photos is a cinch and a whole lot more enjoyable

SuperNote Lite: Who thought note taking could be fun? Read, type, write, or draw like never before


  • Operating System: Android JellyBean 4.2
  • Display: 7" LED Backlight WXGA 216PPI (1280 x 800) Screen IPS Panel
  • Processor: Quad-Core 1.2 GHz
  • Memory: 1GB DDR3
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0
  • Storage: 16GB + 16GB of 1-year ASUS cloud WebStorage2
  • Camera: Front 1.2MP, Rear 5MP
  • Speakers: Stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMasterTM


  • Supports: GPS, G-Sensor, E-Compass, Hall Sensor and Miracast
  • Card Reader: 1x Micro SD Card Reader Slot
  • Battery: 15Wh Li-polymer battery, 10 hour battery life1
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 4.75 x .43 (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 0.66 lb
  • Color: Available in White, Blue, Pink and Green
  • Input/ Output:
    • 1 x Audio Jack
    • 1 x Micro USB port

What's in the Box

  • ASUS MeMO Pad™ HD 7 ME173X Tablet
  • AC Adapter & Power Plug
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • USB Cable

Protect your MeMO Pad™ HD 7 with official ASUS Accessories (sold separately)

ASUS TransCover
  • Stylish protective case with 2-in-1 functions as both cover and stand
  • Front and back protection that retains the slim and light MeMO Pad™ HD 7 design
  • Flexible folding design and magnets that shift forms for better video watching and comfortable typing
  • Available in four vibrant colors: Light Blue, Light grey, Black, and Pink
ASUS Persona Cover
  • Tough yet soft snug-fitting polymer case provides complete front and back protection of the MeMO Pad™ HD 7 tablet
  • Flexible non-slip matte texture provides great grip and protection against bumps and scrapes
  • Slim and light folder design means your MeMO Pad™ HD 7 still fits easily in your bag

ASUS- Top 3 Global Consumer Notebook Brand

As the world's top three consumer notebook brand and maker of the world's best-selling motherboards, ASUS prides itself by making products that always "START with PEOPLE." With a persistent approach to innovation, ASUS goes beyond satisfying current consumer needs to surpass expectations and spark the imaginations of people everywhere. ASUS designs and manufactures a diverse range of products as part of our relentless search for incredible, including motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, networking devices, servers, smartphones and tablets. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and recently received the recognition for the 2013 PC Magazine Reader's Choice Award.

1. Subject to product model, normal usage conditions and configuration.

2. Complimentary 16GB ASUS WebStorage space for 1 year. Internet connection required

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Product Information

Color: Blue
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Screen Size7 inches
Max Screen Resolution1280*800 pixels
Processor1.2 GHz Intel Celeron
Hard Drive16 GB
Graphics CoprocessorPowerVR SGX544
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 10 hours
Brand NameAsus
Item model numberMeMOPad HD 7 - Blue (ME173X-A1-BL)
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemAndroid 4.1
Item Weight10.7 ounces
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.70 x 4.70 x 0.40 inches
Color Blue
Rear Webcam Resolution 5 MP
Processor BrandAll winner
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size16
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Power SourceBattery
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #2,536 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableJuly 26, 2013
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Customer Reviews

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641 of 663 people found the following review helpful By K. Burke on August 13, 2013
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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419 of 455 people found the following review helpful By M. Erb #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 21, 2013
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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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222 of 247 people found the following review helpful By California Person on August 22, 2013
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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