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A budget tablet that punches above its weight

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Make no mistake: ASUS isn't working miracles. The MeMo Pad HD 7's mixed performance, mediocre cameras and minor design issues remind us that the tablet is built to reach a certain price point. If you're looking for the best that ASUS has to offer this year, you'll still want to consider the Nexus 7 or wait for the Transformer Pad Infinity.

Still, we can't help but think that the company has delivered a pleasant surprise. The HD 7's battery life, display, software and storage are all above-average in the budget realm; for $150, ASUS' tablet provides an experience that some companies can't manage in devices that cost $200 or more. There's a good chance that some will prefer the Sero 7 Pro's processor or Samsung's familiar software, but the rest of us should be well-served by what the MeMo Pad HD 7 has to offer.

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Critic reviews

7.6
15 reviews
  • Features
    6.6
  • Display
    7.9
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    6.4
  • Storage capacity
    7.9
  • Design and form factor
    7.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.6
  • Durability
    6.9

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User reviews

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8.0
Engadget Jul 31, 2013

ASUS' MeMo Pad HD 7 isn't the fastest tablet, but its quality display, battery and software raise it above other budget tablets.

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8.0
Wired Oct 3, 2013

The WeMO Pad may not be the most powerful tablet you can buy. And it definitely doesn’t stand out in the design arena. But once you get past its cheap appearance, you’ll find this 7-inch tablet offers up solid specs and an abundance of thoughtful features.

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8.0
PC Mag Aug 9, 2013

The Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 is one of the most affordable tablets available, and offers solid features and performance for the price.

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7.0
AnandTech Jul 29, 2013

Personally I'd rather have the new Nexus 7 at $229, but if you're on a very strict budget ASUS' MeMO Pad HD7 is a good option.

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6.0
CNET Jul 26, 2013

For those looking to save a buck, for its low price, the Asus Memo Pad HD 7 has a bevy of useful features, though there are better performing options out there.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Aug 9, 2013

The Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 is a top budget tablet. If you don’t like the restrictiveness of something like the Kindle Fire HD, and don’t want to splash out on a £200 New Nexus 7, this is a top choice.

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8.0
Digital Versus Sep 12, 2013

Thanks to a good-quality screen and a battery life that rivals some of the best tablets on the market, the Asus MeMo Pad HD7 is a decent option if you're looking for a tablet under £200.

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7.0
Android Central Aug 6, 2013

At the $149 price point, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck with the MeMO Pad HD7. The solid screen and enough horsepower to get things done outweigh the small niggles in software and build that are to be expected at this lower end.

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7.0
Android Authority Aug 28, 2013

The ASUS MEMO Pad HD 7 is a decent tablet, but beyond that, you’re not getting any real advancements. It’s a simple tablet on the outside, but when you start getting into the software, you notice ASUS did all they could to make a great user experience, but in doing that, they may have slowed it...

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7.0
TechRadar Jan 17, 2014

If you already own a small tablet then the HD 7 is unlikely to appeal, but for people dipping their toes into the market for the first time, this is a very credible option.

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6.0
T3 Aug 9, 2013

Asus' Memo Pad HD 7 definitely lacks that special something, both in design and overall feature set, when compared to the company's collaboration with Google, the new Nexus 7 2.

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10
Expert Reviews Apr 9, 2014

It isn't perfect, as it could be faster at some tasks, but the screen quality, sturdy construction and slim build make it the best entry-level Android tablet out there. For £130, you won't find anything better.

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9.0
IT Pro Portal Aug 20, 2013

It’s solidly built, has a great screen and feels slick, fast and responsive. Battery life puts many pricier rivals to shame, and it even has features like GPS and a rear-facing camera that some other cheap slates miss out.

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First Looks

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Engadget Jun 3, 2013

The quad-core A7 CPU also seemed up to the task of launching apps and keeping up with brisk OS navigation, though a true apples-to-apples comparison won't be possible until we actually get one in to review.

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PC World Australia Jun 17, 2013

The ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 is a very similar device to the Nexus 7 but with the addition of a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. It will become one of the cheapest tablets on the market.

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TechRadar Jun 12, 2013

The MeMo Pad HD 7 takes a fairly decent swipe at the Nexus 7 - and yes, the iPad mini - and considering it's offering comparable specs at a lower price, it has a good chance of getting a KO when it touches down.

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9.0
dee2too dee2too

I have owned 3 7" tablets. This is the best. The boot speed is similar to my Galaxy S4 eight-core. The other tablets I have used have at least some minor quirk with peripherals, this one does not. I like this tablet very much. The overall rating says 9/10. I would say more 9.5/10.

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1.0
hellion hellion

Asus supposedly fixes these items under warranty, but I have two of these. One has been in twice already for unresponsiveness and random typing, and is need of giving in again for random typing. The other went in unresponsive, but Asus said it had damage to the LCD display and the battery had...

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9.0
klaudden klaudden

I wanted to buy the best I could aford in my budget range. I had to choose between Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Tab 3 Lite. Nexus 7 (1st Gen) was a bit over my budget and the rest of the competition was made out of overpriced rebranded Chinese tablets like Allview, GoClever, Serioux, Qtalk and...

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