23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product!
So here goes doing my first review for a techy piece of kit!! I am so pleased, i've looked for ages to find a tablet that doesn't break the bank but does everything that I want , i've had the memo for a week so here is my thoughts so far!!1. Surf the web quickly √ 2. Plays music with a good volume and clearly√ 3. Put my photos on and has front/rear camera...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not good enough!!
This is my third tablet which I bought to replace my Asus Transformer300T, which was stolen in S.America. Having used the brand before, I was confident that I would be getting a half decent tablet, unfortunately this is exactly what your getting....half being the operative word. It performs fine, good graphics and speed, however my major gripe is the abysmal battery life,...
Published 2 months ago by Alex J
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product!,
This review is from: Asus MeMo Pad ME301T 10.1-inch Tablet (Blue) - (Nvidia Tegra 3 1.3GHz Processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Android 4.1) (Personal Computers)So here goes doing my first review for a techy piece of kit!! I am so pleased, i've looked for ages to find a tablet that doesn't break the bank but does everything that I want , i've had the memo for a week so here is my thoughts so far!!1. Surf the web quickly √ 2. Plays music with a good volume and clearly√ 3. Put my photos on and has front/rear camera √- i feel the quality is vey reasonable! 4. Light weight √ 5. Looks good √ 6. Battery lasts-about 6 hours connected to wifi √. I paid 209.00 as Tesco was doing a deal which I think is a terrific price! This may not be the most technical review but I hope it helps!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money,
This review is from: Asus MeMo Pad ME301T 10.1-inch Tablet (Blue) - (Nvidia Tegra 3 1.3GHz Processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Android 4.1) (Personal Computers)The tablet fulfiled all my expectation. Is not one of the top tablet on the market, but have a good performance. Best value for money. The screens move smoothly, the wifi reception is excelent, gps also, the graphic is very good, also the games works perfectly. The only week point are the batteries, which duration depends very much on the way of usage. In case of playing games the bateries duration is around 3 hours; otherwise around 6 effective hours.
I stronly recommend to those who need a good tablet for a reasonable price.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Asus Memo Pad ME301T,
This review is from: Asus MeMo Pad ME301T 10.1-inch Tablet (Blue) - (Nvidia Tegra 3 1.3GHz Processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Android 4.1) (Personal Computers)Nice piece of kit purchased for my wife, quad core processor so quiet fast, although suffers from slower transfer speeds, but a little better than the Prime which I have. Overall a great piece of kit for the price.
79 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars samsung tab 2 vs asus memo pad,
I had the memo pad for a week before the wifi crashed and stopped responding....I exchanged it for another and it wouldnt pick up the wifi at all.....im going to put that down to my router and my room being a cold spot and presume your wifi will work.....I then exchanged it for a tab 2 which I have had for a week, so with that out the way I will continue to explain why the memo pad is far far superior to the tab 2 and the pros and cons of both....
When researching the two pads.....a glaring different is the asus quad core processor vs the tab 2 dual core....
Some reviews were stating that despite the asus being quad core that processor was now outdated.....well that outdated processor still beats the tab 2s dual core proccessor by a mile.....downloading a song on the memo pad takes around 10-20seconds vs up to a minute on the tab 2.....opening lots of apps and web pages on the memo pad is no issue vs the tab 2 it will slow down and become sluggish.....the asus processor is very impressive in general and it never makes you feel like your using a budget tablet....whereas with the tab 2 you feel you are getting what you paid for
Next is the asus speakers.....this is such a landslide its ridiculous....after enjoying the crystal clear sound and great depth and seeming base the asus speakers provide I was so shocked at the poor annoying sharp low quality 1 dimensional sound of the tab 2s speakers.....its unusable for music.....the audio wizard on the asus pad is also great it seems like a limited tool but each option offers dramatic changes in the sound that really alter your audio experiences if your watching movies or listening to music.....
Next up.....is the interface......the asus is basic and to the point.....the tab 2 comes with a bunch of bloatware and annoying widgets plastered all over 3 of 6 screens.....altho you can delete them as I promptly did....
The tab 2 also tries to offer slightly different screens.....the setting page has different animations than most standard android pages to put a little samsung spin on things.....however the asus trumps that again by offering much more user variety and customizable options and settings....
Downloading transporting and sorting files on the asus is a breeze.....heres an example of why.....I downloaded an album on the asus pad.....It was a zip file....the asus pad extracted and unzipped it with ease....and was clever enough to transport it to my music files....where I used the music player to play it with ease....repeat songs I want with ease or change tracks with ease
After gettin my samsung tab I downloaded the same album.....it couldnt unzip it.....I downloaded a program...androzip...to do it for me....it did it and it went god knows where....the music player on the tab 2 is confusing doesnt recognize everything and is poor at hiding itself without multiple clicks....it also comes with 2 players and they get in the way of each other......the asus pad has a file manager that is simple and efficent...the tab 2s not so much
Still on the interface....the asus has a taskbar lock at the bottom of the screen to stop you from pressing new tasks while your focusing on the page your on and trying to type something......as you all know the touchpad and task bar are very near to each other.....sooooo what does the tab 2 do about this ? It puts an arrow directly underthe space bar that leads you to a bunch of apps that you will undoubtedly press accidentally on numerous occasions which will cause you endless frustration.....
The one thing i prefer about the tab 2 is the rate or speed or fluidity of the touchscreen.....I feel the asus pad speeds through a page abit too fast whereas the tab to moves at just the right speed in response to your scroll/finger swipe movement......typing with two hands on the tab 2 is also better.....however just when you thought it had something going for it, it doesnt because....on the tab 2 sometimes you have to stab a link 10 times before it recognjzes it...and not just once in a while but allloooottt....u need to do it with the asus sometimes too but only sometimes and it only takes 1 or 2 pokes to get it to respond where as the tab 2 can take forever...
Neither have flash but u can get that thru the photon browser on google play for free so its still possible even though not supported from the start.....
Overall the asus memo pad just offers alott more for your money......and despite me being stuck with a tab 2 due to asus, s poor wifi...I cant deny it....sorry for the poor spelling and grammar errors I couldnt be bothered to go back thru all the text to correct it......no im not some jap/indian asus promoter from overseas who cant spell or use sentance structure just a regular lazy person who had both tabs for a week and cant be bothered to correct my errors :d
Edit - 2 things I forgot
The battery life......I feel the battery on the tab 2 is better.....it lasts longer and charges quicker but I have been using my tab 2 on power saver mode vs the asus on high performance mode.....also the asus has 3 power mode which are all very well displayed and look and respond impressivley vs the tab 2s power saver vs standard modes....
Whilst on the battery issue....the asus power cord is longer while both are pretty ashamedly short.....the major gripe with the tab 2 is that the charger cable connects right at the bottom of the tablet vs at the side of the tablet like the memo pad does...meaning you cannot possibily stand it on a table or upright while it charges....and if u were thinking of placing it upside down so it would charge with the cable connected at the top....and making use of the adjusting rotatable screen...well u cant do that either because it will then be sitting on the power and and volume buttons which will change uncontrolably as you browse through pages.....whereas the asus power button is located slighlty away from the edges of the tablet and the volume slider on the side of the tablet allowing you alott more mobility and variation in how you wish to position the device...
Another edit....because the more I use the tab 2 I get to realize what it does/doesnt do.....but I just noticed it doesnt have a micro hdmi port like the asus does.....which I think is a really good feature....basically if you have an hd tv (which I have about half a metre away from where I most commonly use my tablet) you can connect the micro hdmi cable and have your tablet screen show up on your tv and basically use it as a monitor....or if your streaming an hd movie on your tablet can then watch it through your much larger screen tv.....
Final edit.....I will make this my final edit, because ive had the tab2 for a month now, and I feel its unfair to judge the performance of something I used for a week (asus memo pad) to something ive used over a month (galaxy tab).....with that said, I also own an ipad, and it manages to work the same as it did the day I bought it.....
Issues with the tab2, its starting to shut down the browser, im not one for using online chat sites or gaming sites etc, so it doesnt bother me too much, but its still poor in terms of performance issues, and I could imagine if you were in the middle of an online poker game or on a site such as omegle or chatroulette it would probably infuriate you that the browser crashes and goes back to the homescreen quite often, meaning once you fire it back up if you were involved in something real-time vs a static page, you will lose all data /interaction.....
The music player also collapses sometimes, so if you had an album on full play through it may just collapse and stop by track 6 etc.....
A big reason for this is probably installing flash, using youtube on desktop mode, is now pretty unusable because the tablet struggles to load the flash content, its not very compatible with this device and to be honest cant be held against them because its not officially supported by samsung, I just feel like with the asus the quad core proccessor while not officially supporting flash has the ability to handle and integrate it....
The tablet has tottally shut down while in use, on only 2 occasions, which isnt bad but then again not exactly something to be proud of.
As stated before, I will stop with the edits, as I feel its unfair to compare the 2 after I have used one product alott more than the other, and honestly I have no preference towards either company.....just wanted to give a very hands on review to consumers, as most reviews are very technical and are constructed by people who only use the product for a very limited time before making an assesment......
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb,
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb tablet!,
- Build quality is excellent. Light and slimline. The Asus brand means you'll get a well made bit of kit. I've always used their motherboards for building PCs.
- The IPS display is clear, bright and gives good viewing angles. The size and resolution is perfect, especially if you like watching movies and playing games on the go.
- Good battery life, used it for just over eight hours before it needed charging again.
- Quad-core processor is nippy and has not struggled at all with anything I've thrown at it so far.
- Stereo speakers - Despite being rear-facing they are powerful and clear, surprisingly even when placed on a flat surface. Asus also provide a neat wizard app to help you tweak the audio settings.
- Two cameras - I know this is standard these days, but for a tablet in this price range I think it's excellent. However if you're an avid photographer then I wouldn't expect a great deal. Good for point-and-click and skyping.
- MicroSD slot can take up to 64GB SDXC cards in both FAT and NTFS formats... I'm going to Turkey on holiday soon and will use this to take some movies and music for the flights there and back.
- Micro HDMI port v1.4a - With the addition of a HDMI cable you can instantly turn a standard TV with a HDMI port into a SmartTV. I can see this being useful for holidays and trips as well, especially if you're in a hotel with WiFi access.
- Micro USB port for charging and direct connection to a PC. No need to fork out extra for non-standard cables. Micro USB is a widely used connection type by many manufacturers. I have loads of these cables already for other devices including my mobile. You can even get them from the pound shops these days! FYI: If you intent to use another power source other than the supplied charger, then it must have an output of 5v 2.0A of power.
- WiFi a/b/g/n has excellent range and signal strength!
- Built-in GPS means you can make real use of the location services and navigation apps while on the go.
- Latest version of Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 (after running a system update) is smooth and reliable with tons of free apps. You can also browse websites with Flash content using FireFox and Flash player for Android which you can download from the web (Google it).
- Asus provide a tidy suite of apps to manage the tablet from backup tools, parental controls, energy saving to audio tweaking tools.
- Asus also give you 5GB of web storage for free with this tablet.
- The price - At £230 compared to the iPad it's awesome value for money!
- Looks - It's not going to stand out when viewed in amongst a row of other tablets, nor win any coolness awards... Plastic back cover isn't wonderful and is in dark-blue. Personally I would have preferred a metal back either in black or graphite. However, this isn't such a big deal for me, especially as I have also bought a slimline case for it.
- Attracts quite a lot of finger smudges... Maybe that's just my grubby hands! :)
In conclusion I'd say that for the price, power and extra features this is easily head and shoulders above the iPad and Samsung Galaxy tablets. However, if you're after a pretty-looking iPad-like tablet, then this probably isn't for you. The real beauty of the Memo Pad is within.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why fork out all that hard money for Apple?,
I knew I could not afford an Ipad (nor did I particularly want one - I have an iPhone 4s and with the recent changes in chargers etc I did not want to be held to ransom by Apple).
I went into the shop and saw this in the corner and compared the two. Admittedly the Samsung is possibly the greatest rival to the tablet crown, but I was aware that the Tab 2.0 has been out for a while.
So i plumped for the tablet with Jellybean OS. Quad core chip set which allows me to more smoothly.
I'm not overly fussed about a camera on a tablet, although it is nice to have the option and it does just fine. Its not worse than a decent iphone camera.
The feel is solid and not flimsy.
The sound quality is excellent and allows you to customise it with the excellent audio wizard tool.
Memopad also comes with a decent array of free apps which are pre-loaded such as ones which allow you to combine your social media feeds into one. Another gives you 5Gb worth of free cloud storage. Always worth it when you're on the move.
The touch screen is smooth and responsive and can be adapted to suit.
there are three battery levels to conserve power as well as the more powerful 'Performance' mode which activates all the bells and whistles.
App support is good, although it could be better, but then it is a new product having only been out for a couple of months and companies such as BBC and Sky being slow to support android in general.
At £250 it is worth the money and you'd wonder why the others cost so much when they offer little other than a name.
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great entry level Tablet,
I have had the Asus Memo Pad 10.1 tablet for a few weeks now and I am very happy with it.
The construction is plastic but it feels solid almost no flex and it does not feel cheap to me at all.
I find the weight ok and the tablet feels comfortable in my hands.
Even though the unit has 16 Gig on board you only get around 11 gig free but for me that is more than enough space for downloading apps.
The wireless connection is very strong all round my house and out in to the garden, happy with that.
I enjoy watching films on this tablet I find the screen resolution of 1280 x 800 to be just fine I have no issues of the quality of the screen.
I find the tablet to be fast and very responsive when flicking through screens or opening most apps(some large apps like games do take a bit longer but it is not to bad)
The screen its self is nice and responsive I find typing emails to be easy enough using the standard Asus keyboard.
Using the internet browsers included one of them is called browser the other Chrome work ok. I have had no problems surfing the net on this tablet.
The Included GPS sensor works well I download a standalone sat nav app and tried it out surprisingly for a free app it got me the destinations I choose ok.
Reading books on this tablet is ok.
I did get a 32 gig micro sd card for this tablet and filled it up real quick but it works fine I also got an OTG cable and connected pen drives they all work fine so loads of storage options.
Talking of storage options I did find the tablet to be a bit slow transferring data from my PC through it to the sd card. Much better to take the sd card out of the tablet and connect it directly to your PC if you are going to transfer large amounts of data.
Also with the OTG cable I was able to connect my wired Xbox 360 controller and that works fine with the games Conduit HD and Dead trigger on this tablet.
The rear camera takes ok pictures given a decent amount of light.
I find the battery for me lasts all day using it on and off(in standby mode) playing games, surfing the net watching YouTube videos email and the like using the balanced power saving option.
It is certainly better than I expected but then I guess it will vary depending on the user.
All in all I am very happy with this tablet and it comes to work every day with me, as far as I am concerned I have got my money's worth.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not good enough!!,
I use it for watching movies through xbmc and it copes very well. There is nothing the matter with the processor, it is very good in fact, although you will have to connect it to the mains after two hours of use.
To sum up. I wish I had gone for the Kindle Fire 8.9, at least I know it has great WiFi pick up, battery life and I can side load Android apps onto it.
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best tablet for it's price range,
The main difference is that they have added the Mini SD Card slot, Mini HDMI port and Standard Micro USB charging port. Compared to other competing tablets for this price mark, such as the Galaxy Tab 2 10", it is powered by NVidia's Tegra3 which is a Quad Core processor, which also hosts dedicated Graphical Processing core's for better visuals.
I felt let down by the rear facing speakers on this, especially compared to the Galaxy Tab which has front facing speakers which produce much clearer and better sound. Not because they are any better, but simply because of their location.
I did a lot of research in to tablets before deciding to choose this one, and there are defiantly better tablets out there. More powerful, clearer screen displays, better build quality and smoother user experiences, BUT this league of tablet started at around the £350+ mark. For this price range, this tablet certainly gives you the most for your money which ultimately it why I chose it.
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