Friday, September 12, 2014
Hands-on: Asus' newest Memo Pad 7 is a stylish and talented 7-inch slate
Asus’ hottest 7-inch slate could not be present the nearly everyone exciting artifact to approach dazed of IFA this time, but it is a very solid tablet, both in the sphere of vocabulary of specs and how it feels in the sphere of the furnish. The device skin texture a fashion-conscious design and a watery, solid feeling profile. Read on the same as Gizmag goes hands-on with Asus’ hottest version of its 7-inch slate.
The tablet is takes design cues from the clutch handbag (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.Com)The device is recently 8.3 mm (0.33 in) thick (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.Com)The tablet strength of character be present to be had in the sphere of a picking of three ensign (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.Com)
The design of the Memo Pad 7 (ME572C) is perhaps its nearly everyone alluring countenance. Taking obvious inspiration from women’s clutch handbags, the tablet boasts stylish looks. It’s to be had in the sphere of three ensign (Rose Champagne, Gentle Black and claret Red) and offers a mix of dull and glossy finishes. Despite its inspiration, the design isn’t overly female, and by the side of lone 8.3 mm (0.33 in) thick and 279 g (0.6 lb), it feels premium, unimportant and solid in the sphere of the furnish.
The device’s IPS demonstrate skin texture a solution of 1,920 x 1,200, giving it a solid 323 pixels apiece shuffle. There’s in addition a 64-bit quad focal point Intel Atom workstation on board, clocked by the side of 1.83 GHz. The device runs machine 4.4 KitKat with Asus’ Zen UI spread over the surface. We’re not overly fond of the overall look of the spread over the surface, but in the sphere of our to the point trying performance was quick and smooth all through.
You’ll poverty to hint with the aim of while the tablet’s computer chip is talented of 64-bit handing out, the current version of machine doesn’t support the tech. We’ll maintain to put off until the approaching machine L make public to acquire our 64-bit stick on Google’s platform.
The device is recently 8.3 mm (0.33 in) thick (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.Com)
The MemoPad 7’s speakers are positioned on the real and gone edges of the tablet, connotation with the aim of the audio is projected dazed to the sides. If you’re using the device on your round, after that this is potentially preferable to having the them on the back of the slate, but we still like better front-facing speakers. The audio sounded practically loud in the sphere of the Asus media loaf by the side of IFA, with quality roughly on par with similarly priced 7-inch slates.
Perhaps the nearly everyone obvious artifact to compare with the Memo Pad 7 is Asus' (and Google's) own 2013 Nexus 7 tablet. The products share the same demonstrate solution, with a akin form cause. On balance, we’d maintain to say with the aim of we like better the Nexus device’s standard version of machine to Asus’ medication of the OS. However, in the sphere of vocabulary of design, the fresh Asus slate unquestionably holds its own, and while the stylings won’t appeal to everybody, they’re reliable to win it a little fans.
The tablet strength of character be present to be had in the sphere of a picking of three ensign (Photo: Chris Wood/Gizmag.Com)
In the sphere of vocabulary of other specs, the Memo Pad 7 packs 2 GB RAM and 16 or else 32 GB of interior luggage compartment, with 5 GB Asus WebStorage, and an other 11 GB in favor of a time. There’s in addition a microSD tag bookworm, 5 MP and 2 MP cameras on the front and back of the slate, and an LTE version of the tablet strength of character be present to be had.
Asus has yet to announce a make public engagement in favor of the Memo Pad 7, but an Asus expressive by the side of IFA did divulge with the aim of the slate strength of character retail in favor of £179 (around US$288) and up in the sphere of the UK. There’s rebuff word yet on US pricing or else make public.