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When I first read the specs and saw pictures of the MeMO Pad Smart, the only thing that popped into my mind was this is just like a TF300, minus the dock. It was beyond me why ASUS would even build a tablet that is essentially identical to one of its other tablets. Sure, the price is $50 lower, but still – is there really a market for this?

I imagine that, like me, the majority of you also judged this tablet based merely on the spec sheet. This is last year's flagship, you might have said. And of course, I understand that. Hell, I stepped into this review expecting to tell everyone why they shouldn't buy it.

Guess what, though? I was wrong. This is actually a really good tablet, save for one fairly major flaw. Still, for $300, some of the features it offers absolutely blew me away. If ASUS would've bumped a couple of the specs up a notch – namely the display and RAM – this would easily be one of the best 10" devices on the market.

Now, let's talk about why.

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Specs

  • Display: 10.1" 1280x800 IPS Panel, 350 nit brightness
  • Processor: 1.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
  • RAM: 1GB DDR3
  • Storage: 16GB, microSD Card slot
  • Cameras: 5MP rear, 1.2MP front 
  • Ports: microUSB 2.0, microHDMI
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0
  • Battery: 19WHr
  • OS: Android 4.1.1, 4.2.x coming "in Q2"
  • Dimensions: 10.3" x 7.1" x 0.39", 1.3 lbs.
  • Price: $299
  • Buy: Amazon

 

The Good

  • Form factor. I realize that this is just another 10-inch tablet, but it feels great. Despite being almost identical in weight to the TF700 (Infinity), it still feels lighter. It could be because of the plastic back, or perhaps it's just better balanced than ASUS' high-res tablet.
  • The Speakers. Unlike previous ASUS tablets, the MeMO Pad Smart 10 has two speakers. While they're still on the back, they sound absolutely amazing. Better than any other tablet I've heard – and they could probably trump most laptop speakers, too. ASUS included some specialized EQ software that really pushes the boundaries of what these little speakers can do. It almost sounds like there's a subwoofer stuffed in the back of the tablet somewhere.
  • It's speedy. Yes, Tegra 3. It's fast. You get that. In my initial tests, I didn't notice much of a slowdown when downloading/installing apps, but it's hard to say if that changes (like with all the Transformers) in the long-term. Right out of the box, though, it's quite snappy.
  • MicroUSB Charging. ASUS finally ditched the proprietary charger and went with the modern-day microUSB charger. And I'm so happy about it.
  • The Camera. For a tablet, the camera on the MeMO is actually pretty good! It's very quick, and the image quality is among the best I've ever seen from a larger form-factor device. That's not saying much, but it is something, especially considering the camera is usually one of the first things to get the shaft on a budget device.

The Bad

  • Display. This is 2013, and 1280x800 on a 10-inch device is just unacceptable. I get that this is basically a "budget" tablet, but I can see way too many pixels. Text looks especially awful.
  • It's basically a TF300 without an optional dock. Let's just call it what it is – a Transformer Pad 300. The specs are nearly identical, and the primary differences are the microUSB charger and dual speakers (both of which are fantastic), but really, it's barely even an incremental update.
  • Battery Life. Like other ASUS tablets, if you leave the MeMO Pad on overnight, expect it to be dead by dawn. I once left an Acer tablet on for a solid month without really using it, and it didn't die. This one won't even last 30 hours of non-use, much less 30 days.
  • Android 4.1.1. It's a new tablet. How hard is it to ship with 4.2.x, especially considering that a nearly-identical model already has the latest?

Build Quality/Design

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What is there to say about ASUS build quality that hasn't already been said? It's good. Very good. The MeMO Pad is no different. It may be made out of plastic, but it feels great. Unlike the TF300, which has a textured back, the MeMO Pad has a smooth back. That could be what makes it feel so much thinner than the TF300, because in reality, they share essentially the same dimensions. But it definitely adds to the feeling of sleekness.

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Top to bottom: MeMO Pad Smart, TF700, TF300

The port and button placement on the tablet is pretty familiar for anyone who's ever used a Transformer: power button on top; microHDMI, microUSB, and microSD on the left side; and volume rocker on the right side. On this one, though, you won't find a thing on the bottom since ASUS did away with the proprietary charger.

Otherwise, it's pretty cut and dry. It's a 10-inch tablet. And it's well-made.

Display and Speakers

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The worst and best features of this device, all lumped into the same category. Gotta take the bad with the good, after all. Let's start with the former.

Plain and simple, the display on the MeMO Pad makes me sad. Most things about this tablet are surprisingly great, but the display is such a downer that it nearly kills the entire experience. After getting used to devices like the Nexus 7 (1280x800, seven-inch display, 216 PPI), Infinity (1920x1200, 10-inch display, 224 PPI), and Nexus 10 (2560x1600, 10-inch display, 300 PPI), 1280x800 on a 10-incher (149 PPI) is gag-worthy. It's not so bad when you're not looking at text, but the second you pop up the notification tray to see your latest email, there's a cringe-inducing reminder of how lackluster the screen really is. Still, it does have impressive viewing angles. That's good for those times you want to show the guy next to you all those crappy pixels.

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But then there are the speakers. When it comes to tablet audio, the N10 usually gets the award for best speakers, but that's mostly because they're on the front. The MeMO's speakers are on the back, but holy crap, they'll blow your mind. ASUS shipped the device with some neat software that basically tweaks the EQ with some fairly simple settings for different uses: music, movies, recording, gaming, speech, and off. There is a very discernable difference between all of the settings, and it's actually pretty clear each one was indeed tailor-made for its intended use.

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For example, the "gaming" and "movie" modes both have a fairly substantial amount of bass, which just adds to the cinematic effect of each. "Music" and "speech," on the other hand, are both a little heavier on mids and treble. Ultimately, you can use whichever settings you want, but I found the bass-heavy settings tend to cause distortion when listening to music. Hence the music setting, which has less bass.

Speaking of bass, I just want to throw it out there that it sounds like ASUS somehow crammed a tiny subwoofer capable of producing massive sound into the back of this tablet. I mean, it's not going to rattle the windows or anything, but even after a week of using the device, I'm still astounded that these sounds are coming from a tablet.

Software

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Enough about speakers, though. Let's talk about software! Basically, the MeMO differs from other 10-inch ASUS tablets in very few ways. It's running Android 4.1.1 out of the box, has a few ASUS customizations, and, honestly, that's really it.

Aside from ASUS' typical notification quick settings mod, the device sports a few other minor tweaks, like the ability to take a screenshot by long-pressing the recent apps key (the normal power+volume down method still works, too), a "screen saver" option that essentially turns the tablet into a digital picture frame, and a "system bar lock," which renders the navigation/notification bar unusable to avoid accidental taps while gaming, watching movies, and the like. All very basic, yet useful features.

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Just like on the more recent Transformer tablets, you'll also find three different performance modes: power savings, balanced, and performance. This can aid in saving battery life when you need to keep the device alive a bit longer, as well as kick it into high gear when you want to get all that Tegra 3 has to offer. For the most part, I leave all the ASUS tablets in "balanced" mode, which has always provided the juice I needed. The MeMO was no exception.

The MeMO Pad ships with various ASUS apps bundled. I'd be remiss not to highlight what these apps do, so here's a brief description of each:

  • App Backup – This is basically ASUS' version of Titanium Backup, but it (obviously) doesn't require root. As such, it's not as powerful, either. Still, it's cool.
  • App Locker – This locks your apps up behind a password.
  • ASUS Studio – ASUS' take on the gallery. Features a lot of the same editing functionality already found in Android 4.2.
  • AudioWizard – The EQ quick settings menu.
  • BuzzBuddy – It's a social media aggregator that handles Facebook, Twitter, and something called "Plurk."
  • File Manager – Um, it's a file manager.
  • MyBitCast – This one is sort of like Evernote, but it uses ASUS WebStorage to sync across multiple devices.
  • MyLibarary Lite – An ebook reader.
  • Parental Lock – Like the name suggests, this is an all-in-one place for parents. Device tracking, application locking, and custom lockout times are all along for the ride.
  • PinPal – Another social media aggregator. Not sure why.
  • Press Reader – A news aggregator that offers "over 2,000 full-content newspapers from 95 countries." This one's actually a paid service, so the bundled app is just a free trial.
  • SuperNote Lite – For taking notes with natural handwriting.
  • WebStorage – Similar to Dropbox in function, but ASUS-branded.

That really sums up the software. ASUS doesn't tweak Android all that much, which is a good thing. What said software is capable of is the important part. With that, let's get into performance.

Performance

This is what it all boils down to, isn't it? The display, speakers, form factor, and everything else about a device can be perfect, but if it can't deliver a quality experience, then it's basically useless.

When it comes to getting down to business (or gaming, watching movies, or reading things), the MeMO doesn't seem to have much problem delivering. It handled everything I threw at it with grace, but I would expected nothing less from a Tegra 3 device. Gaming was smooth and fluid, browsing the web went off without a hitch, movie playback was good – basically anything you'd want to do with a tablet is good to go on the MeMO pad where performance is concerned.

Of course, the real issue with all ASUS tablets up to this point has been the storage read/write speed. Everything may seem to be fine, but when it comes to any write-intensive task – like installing apps, for example – the device slows to a crawl. While I haven't experienced that issue on the MeMO in the same magnitude that I have with other ASUS tablets (most Androbench scores nearly doubled that of the TF300), there was a hint of slowdown while updating apps. It's hard to say whether or not that issue will worsen with time, but it's definitely something to consider.

Since everyone loves to be able to quantify how good a device actually is, here are a few of the most common and relevant benchmarks.

AntuTu

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Geekbench

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Androbench

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As always, benchmarks should be taken with a grain of salt, as they don't tell the entire story. Still, they're a decent way to at least get an idea of how a device performs.

Battery Life

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This is always the hardest part of a review for me, for one reason only: it's nearly impossible to use any sort of blanket test to quantify battery life. Sure, we could loop video and tell you how long the battery lasts, or "stream music with Wi-Fi on and brightness at 50%" until we get a low battery warning, but neither of those are real world use. Instead, I can just use the device like I would normally use a tablet, and share my results. In my opinion, that's the best way to judge battery life, but it's still far from perfect because your use may be quite different than mine. And I imagine it is. But that's what we have to work with.

With that little bit of opinion out of the way, let's talk about the actual battery life of the MeMO Smart. According to ASUS you should get "up to 8.5 hours" of use. That is, of course, under the most ideal conditions (read: not real world use). In my tests, I got roughly 7ish hours of use.

But what do my "tests" consist of? There really isn't a lot of science behind it, honestly. Here's the long and short of it:

  • Web browsing, email, social networking (light web stuff): 1(ish) hour
  • Gaming: 1 hour
  • Picking through menus, messing around, other review-based junk: 2 hours
  • Magazines, books, videos, maybe a movie: 2(ish) hours

Like I said earlier, I rarely change the mode on any of the ASUS tablets from "balanced," and that's exactly how I handled the MeMO, too. If you drop it down to "power saver," I'm sure you could squeeze and extra hour, maybe two out of it. Adversely, "performance" will kill it quicker. It's not rocket science.

If you're the type who must have something a little more concrete, I think 7 hours is a safe number to say, granted you plan on doing more than gaming 100% of the time. And that's that.

Camera

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So far as tablet cameras are concerned, the one on the MeMO Pad is a winner – and that's something I don't say lightly. Mostly because tablet manufacturers generally use garbage cameras, so I wonder why they even waste their time putting them in there. If you're going to do something, do it right. Right? Right.

But back to the MeMO Pad's camera. It's lightning fast – even in less than ideal lighting conditions it snaps pictures instantly. But that's not the only thing that makes it "good;" the pictures are surprisingly decent, too. Especially when you consider that this is a budget tablet, because, let's be honest, the camera is usually one of the first things to take a hit in more affordable devices. Enough of that. Here are some sample images, because they tell the story much better than I do.

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Top: close-up, indoors; middle: portrait, indoors; bottom: outdoors (like you couldn't tell)

Conclusion

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As I said at the beginning, I went in to this review expecting to be reviewing a 2012 tablet in 2013. In a way, that's exactly what I got. But the MeMO Pad Smart is much more, and is actually better than many of 2012's offerings, especially from ASUS. Sure, it doesn't have a nifty keyboard dock that nearly doubles the battery life, a hi-res display, or the latest version of Android (right now), but it does have a fantastic set of speakers, solid performance, and a likeable fit and finish. Is it the best tablet on the market? No. Far from it. But for $300, it's a good buy, so long as you can get past the 1280x800 display. That's honestly the only thing holding me back from giving the MeMO two big thumbs up. If ASUS would've taken a bit more of a hit and threw a 1920x1200 panel in here for the same price, this device would've been one of the best budget tablets money could buy.

As it stands though, it's just OK. I'm walking away form this review actually impressed with what ASUS has done, but desperately wishing the decision would've been made to include a higher resolution screen, because it pains me to see a tablet this good fall short in such a huge way.

The bottom line is this: if you absolutely cannot go over $300, the MeMO Pad Smart is a pretty good option. If you jump up to $400, though, a whole new world of options are opened up, including the powerhouse Nexus 10.

If you have any questions about the MeMO Pad Smart, feel free to fire away in the comments and I'll do my best to answer.

Buy: Amazon

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/trickedoutdavid David Margolin

    "Still, it does have impressive viewing angles. That's good for those times you want to show the guy next to you all those crappy pixels."
    made my day... thanks Cameron

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      haha, I do what I can. ;)

  • Tony Allen

    I'm still ok with 1280x800.. my big issue here is battery. Is this with WiFi on even during sleep? That's a huge drain for tablets. My Xoom will last forever as long as when it goes to sleep, it also kills off WiFi which is instant on the moment you power the device back up.

    • Mario Jarquin

      Had the same issue with my prime, but once I set wifi to shut off when screen is off, it lasts forever. I'm guessing it'll be the same with this pad

  • vitriolix

    $50 is a big deal to a lot of people. If you are working class and want to make sure your kids aren't getting left behind, you are gonna be buying 2-4 tablets... This is where that $50 really adds up.

  • selonmoi

    "Like other ASUS tablets, if you leave the MeMO Pad on overnight, expect it to be dead by dawn."

    Huh? I leave my Prime on all the time (wifi on during sleep, too), and it lasts for days.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=771795572 Esa Edvik

      I sold my TF101 a while back and left it on (by accident) in the package when I mailed it, a week later when it was receiced, it was down to like 75% iirc.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

        Interesting. Every TF I've had would kill not only the tablet, but also the dock, in as little as two days, even when I didn't touch it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/rmkattan Rami Kattan

        When I don't use my TF101, and with Wifi OFF (I turn it on only when needed), it can stay even 1 week without needing a recharge.

  • Matthew Fry

    Speaker is better than Nexus 10?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Very much so.

  • BBXiong

    I'm still using a TF101, and i feel it's ok.. maybe because i've gotten used to it. While I dont have problem with that resolution, I do agree that it should come with a higher resolution

  • mldi

    I'm going to have to disagree about the camera. I despise the sensor they use in the Asus tablets' rear cameras. They have this smudged look that I had on my Evo when the plastic lens cover was warped (all better after that was replaced). It almost looks like some kind of terrible noise reduction algorithm. I understand digital zoom, but you literally can't zoom in on anything even the slightest without making those smudges even worse.

    It's good to hear that they may have taken care of their dreadful IO speed issues though.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Er, because ASUS tablets had crappy cameras in the past means that it couldn't have been changed in the MeMO? I've had every Transformer, and I agree that the cameras basically sucked. The one in the MeMO is much, much better.

      • mldi

        I was judging by the photos posted in this article. Are they not from the MeMO? I'm not talking about those taken outdoors in sunlight, because those always turn out great. Take for example the one with the kid too cute to possibly actually exist. I click for the higher-res version and all the borders of the squares on that rug are all swirled up, the kid's details are similarly distorted, and the whole thing looks hazy.

        Even if it improved, it doesn't seem like much to my (untrained) eyes.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

          Ah, gotcha. Well, it may not be a massive difference, but I always expect the absolute worst from tablet cameras. This one caught me off guard because the pics are pretty usable for most basic situations (social networking and the like), so I had to give it props. The indoor pics are slightly grainy, but still look better than most other tablet cams to me.

          Also, thanks for the compliment on my baby (he is actually real)!

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

          Oh, another note: I think what impressed me the most is that the color balance is better with the MeMO. Most tablet (or even smartphone) cameras are so oversaturated that some colors are almost nauseating to look at.

          • mldi

            True enough. I remember the first Galaxy S being especially bad with over-saturation.

          • http://www.facebook.com/stewart.corman Stewart Corman

            After checking out the Lenovo A2109 at BB, saw the TF300t for the first time this past week ...the screen viewing angle and movie mode with auto focus was amazing on the Asus. The Lenovo was blurred when you scanned or if someone walked by, and screen was pitiful... can't see why they even ship that model! You didn't note that in the ME301T, the camera was downsized from an 8GB to 5GB ..should NOT have impacted the video except to make it faster (fewer pixels to scan). Any comments on movie mode??

    • v9

      What you are describing IS noise reduction... Something that is absolutely mandatory on these micro sized sensors. And as for your comments on digital zoom? Digital zoom is the biggest gimmick (and waste of time) ever put on ANY digital camera. Don't use it...EVER. If you want to crop your images (Which is exactly what digital zoom is), do it in post processing. You will get better results.

  • Miguel Pereira

    Well, what if you are in Europe and the Nexus 10 Is not an oprtion for less then 500+$? What would you buy instead? Great review, BTW.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Depends on your budget, I suppose. The TF700 is a winner, too.

  • Grace

    For a current buyer, do you at least recommend it over the TF300?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Definitely. If you need a keyboard for anything, you can always go Bluetooth.

      • Grace

        I ended up buying it! I decided on Nexus 7 but after playing with it instore just couldn't get over the inability to type.

        I'm very happy with my purchase. Considering it's a budget 10.1, I'm not expecting super crisp displays. More than happy with it.

        Have to say, the audio is "tinny" though.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

          Have you messed with the audio settings? I didn't find the speakers to be tinny at all. If anything, it was the exact opposite.

      • Marc Klein

        Although, if I wanted a keyboard with this I'd be using my laptop :)

  • Mary Beth

    is there a sleeve that you can but to protect and that also can display the tablet? I have been searching.... but can not find one specific for this model. hmmm... any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Marc Klein

      I have one. I don't use it. I bought the case (Folio)

  • Robert in canada

    The writer mentions Nexus 10 as if it was the benchmark to measure all other tablets against.

    I bought an N-10, the wifi didn't work, got a second N-10 shipped, the wifi didn't work, and got a 3rd N-10 and the damn wifi didn't work.

    The wifi on all 3 of the N-10's would work randomly like it had a mind of it's own, like a cat. I tried everything possible, tried it in various locations with strong wifi signals, and had many long phone calls to Google to try to fix it.

    But bottom line is that the N-10 wifi just does not work properly. The N-10 tablet is not a benchmark.

    • Nutster

      Sounds more like your wifi signal is rubbish.

    • Leena Hupe

      We purchased the Asus Memo Pad and have many issues with this Memo Pad. Had to have it replaced the day after it was purchased-absolutely no battery life, it was replaced. This memo pad worked until a month ago (purchased 6 months previous) made a noise and shut off wouldn't turn back on. It was sent in for repair (end of April of this year) through the store where it was purchased and received a new memo pad once again. Started using it again and when trying to get to a web page once or twice daily, the screen would look as though it had been hit by lightning. Asus and the store where it was purchased tell me to bring it in for repair again! I requested a refund or another model of a tablet ....... and told by both that they would only replace it with the same model and no refund! How am I supposed to trust this tablet to have any of my data stored on here. Yes I know I need to back it up, but if that's the case I will continue using my trusty lap top instead!
      There isn't a lemon law for computers, tablets electronics etc..... I don't think my request is unreasonable, I was very courteous, asked questions and thanked them.
      I am not very technical but expect what we purchase to work longer than 6 months. I would not recommend this tablet to anyone.
      Thanks for listening

  • http://www.facebook.com/VGLosers Doug Turner

    Maybe if you are used to HD displays, this won't do it for you. But for me, moving up from a Kindle Fire (OG, not HD), this thing is awesome.

  • Nitchy Ipples

    I just purchased this and I'm happy with the quality and build of this, I'm just gonna use it for social sites and surfing but it really like it

  • Paul

    Speakers were broken! And the tablet has melted!
    While configuring a corporate email account, on notification settings I wanted to change the default notification tone and chose another tone from the list.
    I heard the sharp sound speakers and increasingly higher and I felt intense heat in left hand, near the speaker. I noticed the same thing on the right side. After that, the tablet is stuck then restarted. I noticed on the back of the tablet shell deformed near the left speaker and right speaker but over a larger area!
    Now the tablet is blocking if set a volume greater than 50%!
    I bought the tablet in Romania, but there service is poor!
    To prove the related, can also attach photos!

    • yuv

      i've the same problem! it starts when the speakers make any sound. than it dies and get extremly hot near the speakers.

  • sachin goral

    Nice review, love Asus & thanks forthe breakdown AP...

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  • http://www.facebook.com/pedrohenrique.henrique.teixeira.1903 Pedro Henrique Teixeira

    Great review!! I have decided to buy my first tablet and have to choose between this one and the Nexus 7, which one should I get??

  • Gerard

    Hi, hw do you turn off the key tones in browser window when typing. I went to settings and turned off keytones...made no difference, thank you.

  • Jan Mickleburgh

    Complete newbie here...it comes with 16GB. Is a 16GB mini sd card the most you can add? Can you swap keypads at all with this? Does it need anything extra to plug into a normal USB on a PC? Any advice would be welcome - thanks

  • zie

    I dont know about asus much but when i hear a word "memo" i thought it will be like SG note,came out with a pen. Why no other brands develop like samy does,i dont mind to pay $250-300 more with "the pen" & all support apps that come along with it or perhaps samy start to behave like crapple does and patent it(emphasis me). Its nice to have a choice rather than stuck with one brand :p

  • Medoway

    Just ordered mine. 6 of my close friends have done the same in the last two weeks. In reference to your point about "who does this appeal to?": those of us with no tablet (and in my case, a small child on the way) who have been waiting for a performance/cost balance to be in the right area, this is perfect! The fact that I have a strict budget for such purchases means that I can't just go and splash out on a Nexus 10 (as much as I wanted to).
    Good reviews, good sound, good performance based on last years spec (not latest & greatest, but good enough) and a reasonable price = happy buyer. Have used my friends for a bit and the experience finally got me to enter the fray of tablets.

  • Nadeem

    What is the best budget 10 inch tablet at the moment? Around the $250 mark

  • stylusseeker

    Are there any compatible stylusses (tablet pens) for this tablet?

  • Lola

    Hi. I was going to buy a samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 but ur review made me consider buying this one.. What do you think about the samsung vs this memo pad.??

  • memd

    I currently remote desktop with my laptop can I with this?

  • jng

    I bought this because of the usb/micro/sd for the price. I couldn't find another w/ similar price and features.

  • Michael Sherman

    Cameron, you are EPIC! That's the best Review of any product I have ever read on the web. (Asus MeMo Pad 10) I feel like we are brothers. All social barriers and international boundaries have been eliminated. SO-O-O-O-O I'm asking my new bro for help. I am highbrow but low-tech. Here's the problem. One: At writing circles I need to refer to Word docs (like writers' poetry) but need them in proper folders as in MS Office. 2,000 docs in a long string is pointless. Can this be done in Android on this machine? Two: I have professionally made DVDs of lectures (100's of hours) which I want to view in comfort on a small, light, mobile machine. Can I put them onto a flash drive (prob 64gb) and view on this machine?
    If you could help me understand where I am tech-wise with this you can have a genuine English Christmas Card, with English stamp, and witty words and the knowledge that you are held in very high esteem across the pond. Very best regards. Michael the Poet

  • sweettsd

    Do i need to install an antivirus on my memo pad?

  • pat

    just bought asus tablet model K001 (ME301T) instruction book? how do I get on to the internet

  • Debbie Domian

    So, the 32GB Memo 10 HD is in my Amazon wish list. I will be directing the hubby there shortly. I am grateful for your unbiased review. It's what tipped me over the edge to this particular ASUS. Thanks, Cameron! Oh, the boy is truly adorable.

  • Thomas

    I got this tablet for my daughter. It suppose to have parental controls on it. I set up a PIN and used my google account to set up the controls, but there in nothing in the app when I open it. I can't track the tablet, or lockout applications. I thought there was a remote connection option for it as well?

    Since it didn't come with a manual I can't figure anything out.

  • rhonda

    How do you turn off the voice talk to get wifi back running? Its not allowing me to have wifi. I reset I turned it off nothing. Help.

  • steph g

    Hi i bought the asus Memo pad smart 10" recently and it was working great for a week. After the week it would not connect to the wifi. It just says, "saved, secured with wpa2" anywhere i go. what can i do?

  • Leena Hupe

    We purchased the Asus Memo Pad and have many issues with this Memo Pad. Had to have it replaced the day after it was purchased-absolutely no battery life, it was replaced. This memo pad worked until a month ago (purchased 6 months previous) made a noise and shut off wouldn't turn back on. It was sent in for repair (end of April of this year) through the store where it was purchased and received a new memo pad once again. Started using it again and when trying to get to a web page once or twice daily, the screen would look as though it had been hit by lightning. Asus and the store where it was purchased tell me to bring it in for repair again! I requested a refund or another model of a tablet ....... and told by both that they would only replace it with the same model and no refund! How am I supposed to trust this tablet to have any of my data stored on here. Yes I know I need to back it up, but if that's the case I will continue using my trusty lap top instead!
    There isn't a lemon law for computers, tablets electronics etc..... I don't think my request is unreasonable, I was very courteous, asked questions and thanked them.
    I am not very technical but expect what we purchase to work longer than 6 months. I would not recommend this tablet to anyone.
    Thanks for listening :)

  • Melody Girty

    1need to know why my MeMO 10 keeps disconnecting my WiFi then I can't get internet the rest of the day

  • lana

    The MEMO stinks. The battery life is ridiculous. The tablet stopped charging after a few months. Sent the tablet in only to get an invoice after 3 weeks claiming that the issue was not covered under the standard warranty and a new motherboard was required. Horrible customer service. Would NEVER buy ASUS again. Not inexpensive if it doesn't even last a year!