Specs summary


The Asus MeMO Pad's screen is 7 inches with 600 x 1024 pixels resolution.


There is a VIA WM8950 Single core 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system (OS).

There is a front-facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
8/16 GB

Internal memory is 8/16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 16 WHr battery. Asus's performance ratings are 7 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Reviews summary

Based on 6 reviews

Google and Asus may have partnered together to create Google’s Nexus 7 tablet but that didn’t prevent Asus from introducing their own Android tablet. The Asus MeMo Pad is a 7” tablet that has marketed itself as the more affordable version of the Nexus 7. And while it might not stand out from the budget tablet crowd, it does offer smooth basic performance and a solid design.

For consumers who like the look and feel of the Nexus but not the price tag, the MeMo Pad delivers on the aesthetic front. The tablet itself practically has the same dimensions as the Nexus 7 and a similar textured back. But that’s where the similarities end.

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Unlike the HD Nexus, the MeMo Pad screen resolution is not HD quality as it maxes out at 1024x600. Most average consumers might not be able to tell the difference, however it is noticeable to people who are used to 720p or 1080p screens. Like most tablets in its class, the MeMo Pad offers a responsive touch screen, WiFi and a forward facing camera for video chat. In addition, the MeMo Pad offers a choice of 8GB or 16GB of onboard storage as well as an expandable micro-SD slot. The VIA WM8950 Single core 1 GHz processor functions smoothly with simple tasks like surfing the internet or checking emails. Unfortunately, it does have issues with graphics or memory intensive apps like games.

Aside from the non-HD screen quality and poor processor speed, another major drawback of the MeMo Pad is its battery life. When used normally, the tablet lasts around three hours. While not horrible, it certainly is not convenient for people who depend on their tablet for updates via email or calendar notices when they are traveling. The tablet also has connectivity issues as it does not allow for bluetooth syncing and the WiFi card only connects to 2.4 GHz bands.

For the price, the MeMo Pad is a decent tablet in its class. While the specs and software cannot rival the Nexus 7” or other premium tablets, the MeMo Pad is still a decent tablet for consumers who simply want to surf the web and listen to some music on the go.

The Good: Expandable micro-SD slot, low price, sleek design and sturdy build.

The Bad: Poor battery life, non-HD screen, poor CPU performance when playing gaming apps.

Reviews (5.6/10 Avg. rating)


A fine device for anyone not interested in the bells and whistles of today’s premium tablets

from Phandroid
That there isn’t anything here to amaze us isn’t a knock on ASUS — for $150, you can’t really expect the world. I know I shouldn’t lead everything off with a “but the price” declaration, but when you consider who and what this device was intended for it really is one of the major factors in determining its worth. I’d be wholly disappointed if I paid upwards of $300 or more for something like this, something that wasn’t all that uncommon back when Android tablets first began to seed into the market... Full review

A solid budget Android tablet for less demanding users, offering reliable performance for lighter tasks

from ITProPortal
The Asus MeMO Pad ME172V isn't going to knock out any of the flagship small-screen tablets out there, but it's not meant to. At £129 it’s a more affordable Android option, and it's from a reputable tablet maker. The MeMO Pad isn't for gamers or power users, but it offers a solid experience for those interested in less demanding tasks like web browsing or media consumption... Full review
Android Community

Don't buy this tablet

from Android Community

There's a fine line between a quality, low-cost tablet and an underpowered, low-resolution tablet that happens to run Android and also doesn't cost all that much money. And that line, we've discovered, is about $50.

It's not often that we pick up a new device -- and quickly want to put it down again. A phone or tablet might not be the cream of the crop, but we try to find some good in it. Some reason to buy. But with the top-of-the-line hardware hitting a bit of a plateau over the last year or so, and with prices continuing to drop, we've raised our minimums. There's less room for l... Full review


It might end up being thrown across the room due to frustration

from PhoneArena

Don’t let its $150 cost fool you, just because it fulfills that age old adage of “you get what you pay for.” Sure it’s cheap, but there’s good reason for that. Naturally, its outdated specs and low-res display make it extremely obviously, but its molasses slow performance makes the experience extremely unbearable at times – justifying that cheap is cheap. Still, if you’re the kind of person with a lot of patience, you might not mind its arduous performance, but if not, stay far away from this. Somehow, it might end up being thrown across the room du... Full review

Laptop Magazine

Sluggish performance and poor display quality

from Laptop Magazine
The ASUS MeMO Pad delivers Android Jelly Bean and expandable memory for a very aggressive price, but you'll sacrifice display quality and performance... Full review

Low price can't mask performance issues

from Cnet
At $149 for 16GB of storage, the Asus Memo Pad ME172V is clearly targeted at budget-minded users. However, I think those users would be better served paying more for Asus' (and Google's) current crown jewel, the Nexus 7. There’s no microSD slot on the Nexus 7, but you won’t have problems playing the latest games, either. Also, the Nexus 7’s faster performance and high screen quality more than make up for the extra $50. If you absolutely must go sub-$200, the Kindle Fire (2012) with its 7-inch IPS screen, will easily meet your media consumption needs... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date April 9, 2013
Regions available USA
No cellular data
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

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Secondary OS No
Processor VIA WM8950 Single core 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB or 8 GB Flash
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Body: 0.769 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 16 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time 7 hours
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 7 hours
3G Surfing Time No
4G Surfing Time No
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
E-book Reader No
Colors Cherry Pink, Sugar White, Titanium Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 19.6 x 11.9 x 1.1 cm
(7.7 x 4.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 358 grams
(12.6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels
Pixel Density 170 pixels
Size 7 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info Exposure value
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA Pro, WMA, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer PDF
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Google Play Store, SuperNote Lite, App Locker, MyPainter)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Asus ME172V

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