ASUS Memo Pad 7 (ME176C) is a model, which debuted recently and is slowly entering the European market. Color, with an Intel processor, and a great new Android pad ASUS is a real treat for geeks good equipment, for little money.
Abbreviation, or wideorecenzja ASUS Memo Pad 7
Construction / quality
The colors of the rainbow
ASUS Memo Pad 7 (ME176C) won my sympathy great design, which completely differs from the low-cost models. We are dealing with plastic structure, which has been given a lively turquoise color (if someone did not like the color scheme, the offer of the manufacturer, there are several others). The prettiest part of the mesh, which leads you in stereo speakers. The genius of simplicity and design. The rear wall is bent toward the front panel. Abandoned the idea of joining a popular front with the back running around the exterior border. Tablet has a streamlined shape, and thus great in the hand. [Nggallery id = 802 template = techmaniak] The front panel is more subdued. 7-inch screen is surrounded by a black frame that has not been in any special way developed. Under the display bearing the manufacturer's logo above it and notice the camera for video calling. Physical buttons are hidden on his back device. It was located on the right side of the rather unusual arrangement. The above is a button to adjust the volume, which was placed under the dual function to wake and sleep your tablet – the exact opposite than most popular devices. Plecki, in addition to these buttons and speakers, have a slightly protruding from the camera body – the same is the element on which will rest the tablet, when we put the device on the table. I'm afraid that as a consequence of the camera glass is highly susceptible to scratches. Equipment is completed entrance to the microSD card, and placed over the camera audio output, microUSB slot and a small hole in which probably hides a microphone. I would like to commend the manufacturer for a great selection of color printing information, talking about the model and its specifications. Subtitles blend with colored plastic cover and not disfigure the device. Well, that is taken into account.Workmanship is at a very good level. Elements are a good fit, and the buttons firmly anchored in the body of the device. The whole structure has a tendency to gently flex and then bending when you use a little more strength, the coating of the screen flexes also under more pressure, causing stains on the screen – that to happen, however, you have to use a lot of force, so hard to treat this ailment in categories of serious drawbacks.
The last test I have a 7-inch tablet, which had a camera with specifications similar to the model memo pad was Acer Iconia B1-713HD. I'm surprised that so rarely manufacturers are better optics. ASUS is tried here – we have a 5-megapixel main camera with autofocus. Application to the camera has been highly developed and offers a lot of possibilities. The first, in my opinion, the most interesting feature is the option of shooting in turbo mode. Limit images at the touch of 100 – all will be registered within 20 seconds. After successful series, we review the fast gallery, select the images to be saved, and the rest will be deleted. The application allows you to take photographs in a variety of modes:
- Rolling back in time – after the picture shows a preview of the slider, which you can view a series of images from the last 3 seconds
- Selfie – set the amount of the face and reverse the tablet, and when the device detects all, automatically takes a picture
- Depth of field – doing a photograph of the object that is close to the lens, and blurs the background
- Removing intelligent – the tablet takes a series of 5 pictures and removes moving objects
- With a smile – after a series of 5 pictures, tablet selects the best
- Self-portrait – in the preview window bar appears with options to add a rouge on the cheeks, skin smoothing, slimming the cheeks (sic) and enlargement of the eye
- and Landscape, Night Mode and animation GIF
Photo of the effect of "depth of field" settings allow you to fine-tune white balance, ISO selection in the range of ISO 50 – ISO 800, to determine the exposure value, the launch image stabilization mode selection measurement focus and the determination of the size of the photos and film. Quite a lot of possibilities, such as a tablet. Given that the device is lightweight and compact, making it pictures a pleasure. Well, the manufacturer dopieścił photographic capabilities of the device. Samples photographs show that the tablet is capable of doing good pictures, but not entirely correct. The actual size of the samples shows a slight, but visible gaps details. The colors are the living – until juicy in some cases. At the point where the amount of ambient light is smaller (photo 4) you can see the noise, but the camera still trying to remain faithful to colors. Video mode allows you to shoot 1080p video at 30 frames per second, but we find deficiencies in the operation of the image stabilizer, which supposedly can run in the settings. Overall, the model really worked well and certainly falls well against the competition. Given the expected unit affordable price, I'm satisfied.
Standard resolution with smooth fonts
The manufacturer has provided equipment with a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels. Specification suggests a small density of points, but as in the case of a test of my Transformer Pad TF103C, so here fonts tend to be smoothed out. I'm not saying that the image is extremely sharp, but does not give such bad visual experience, as cheaper tablets having screens with similar parameters. You can view web pages in thumbnail computer even in a vertical orientation, with good clarity of content – I would suggest, however, work in the horizontal position.Due to the fact that the matrix is made with IPS technology, we can expect wide viewing angles and good color reproduction, the quality of which we can improve the program Splendid (more about him in a paragraph about the system). Unfortunately, the coating of the screen quickly collects fingerprints, and the backlight is sometimes insufficiently strong to win the sunlight. On a clear day we can be so difficult to read the content presented on the display. Our measurements showed the maximum value of the illumination at the level of 374 cd/m2, and the minimum – 14 cd/m2. The latter is an indication that the tablet will be benefited nicely in the dark. Non-uniformity of the backlight is 11%, and the screen supports up to 10 touch points.
Great speakers, poor support for OTG
In the paragraph devoted to housing spared no words of admiration for a method of masking speakers, now is the time to commend them for the quality of the music. The sound is clean and heavy. Even at maximum volume were inaudible serious distortion. Speakers respond to the great equalizer ASUS. This androidowy, hidden in the music player makes the game a lot quieter equipment. Unfortunately, even a large number of decibels (exactly 86 dB) does not help when zasłonimy tablet hands while playing or when we rely tablet on soft ground. [Test slug = "wifi-tablet" axis = "minus" product_id = "19958"] WLAN module is compatible with 802.11 b / g / n wireless technology also supports multimedia streaming Miracast. During the tests the stability of the connection equipment fell in the last scenario, when the tablet was on a different floor than the router – a pity, because the ASUS-ie expecting better results. I tried to test the GPS module (also supports GLONASS) GPS test program, but after nearly three minutes, the tablet did not see any transmitter. Strange, because the application runtastic had no problems with it, and the signal was quickly caught (with an accuracy of GPS in this model can read more in our arena tablet 7-inch). Compatibility with accessories OTG enabled digitizer to recognize mouse and flash drives formatted to FAT32 file system. The equipment also wanted to run an external hard drive without its own power, but lacked a bit of power to properly disperse plates. So there is a good chance that ME176C handle some of the media. Drive with its own power supply has been running without problems. 3G modem burned up the power light does not come up but no menu allowing you to configure the connection, and automatic configuration of network access was not possible.internal memory manufacturer stint, and in addition half of the 8 GB is the system. Yes, we can expand the data storage on external memory cards (up to 64GB), but there is the possibility of porting applications to external media. We'll have so sparingly approach the installed games. Too bad, because it seems to me that the manufacturer is thus lifted the wings digitizer.
ASUS, as ASUS, gives capacity in Wh (15). Many sources indicate that there may be a dip with a capacity of 3950 mAh and we adopt this value as possible. In this case, more important is, however, how long has the practical waveforms ME176C. When the backlight reduced to 120 cd/m2, equipment did well in our tests, allowing for about 6 hours Internet browsing using Wi-Fi and an 8-hour, uninterrupted watch a movie. [Test slug = "battery" virtual = "video-wifi-off, internet-wifi-wifi communicator, load-ac" product_id = "19958"] In practical use, we sometimes have problems to survive the day without having to recharge the tablet, but only if we use a large amount of multimedia. Intel processor in this case should provide energy savings, so the less demanding activities, such as reading books or PDF documents, the battery should provide all-day computing without worrying about the battery status.
Performance / functionality
Intel inside, a smile on his lips
Recently I had the opportunity to test a few tablets with built-in Intel processor and from experience I know that they are very efficient unit. Here you have received an Intel Atom Silvermont with 4-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz and Intel HD Graphics graphics and 1 GB of RAM. Configuration is strong and you can see it in the benchmarks. As one of the few that I reviewed, the equipment allowed to take the test in GFXBench Manhattan, although due to the low amount of RAM had problems with his age.Asphalt 8: Airborne suggests gaming at medium detail, but I decided to see how the model will perform on the highest setting. 'Thanks, but with subtle snares and parings at the very beginning of the game. The unit has the function of increasing the computing power of graphics and you will see an increase in productivity. Tablet at the same time strongly heats, so we can feel slight discomfort. Dead Trigger 2 runs on medium details and here retains full liquidity while playing. The high Asphalt behaves as 8 – bit at the beginning of the cuts to later achieve a satisfactory fluidity. In this regard, equipment deserves a strong four. Web browser works very well, but who watched the video test, the notice that the scroll command tablet performs with some delay. With the rest of the steps is much better. Strangely, I was not able to complete the test peacekeeper on any browser. Equipment are all recreated for video files, but did not handle DTS audio codec. At the second clip 1080p (. Mkv, h264, 40Mbps) could not scroll film, but smoother playback has been preserved. 4K films had to play from memory card ran out because no place in the memory of the tablet. And again, the housing unit has become very warm. [Wptab style = "4" title = "Browser and System"] 1 Browser Tests Tests tablet performance for browsing the web. [Test slug = "SunSpider" product_id = "19958"] [test slug = "kraken" product_id = "19958"] 2 Synthetic tests Tests of the system's overall performance tablet. [Test slug = "quadrant" product_id = "19958"] [test slug = "android-antutu" product_id = "19958"] [test slug = "gfxbench-fill" product_id = "19958"] [/ wptab] [wptab styles = "4" title = "Image and video"] 3 Synthetic tests of the system (graphics) Tests performance tablet with an emphasis on 3D graphics. No result means that the test has been completed successfully. [Test slug = "gfxbench-fps" virtual = "t-rex-3-offscreen, t-rex-3-onscreen" product_id = "19958"] [test slug = "3dmark" virtual="3dmark-ice-storm-total,3dmark-ice-storm-graphics,3dmark-ice-storm-physics,3dmark-ice-storm-extreme-total,3dmark-ice-storm-extreme-graphics,3dmark-ice-storm-extreme-physics,3dmark-ice-storm-extreme-total,3dmark-ice-storm-extreme-graphics,3dmark-ice-storm-extreme-physics,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-total,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-graphics,3dmark-ice-storm-unlimited-physics" product_id = "19958"] [test slug = "android-antutu 'product_id =" 19958 "] 4 Multimedia Playback Test playback of the popular multimedia formats in applications MX Player. – mkv, 480p, xvid, 1mbps, he aac, subtitles – mkv, 720p, h264, 600kbps, aac / mp3 dual audio – MP4, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, aac – mkv, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, vorbis, subtitles – mp4, 720p, h264, 6Mbps, ac3, – mkv 1080p h264, 10Mbps, dts, (no support for the codec dts) – MKV, 1080p, h264, 40Mbps – mp4, 4K (3840×2160), h264, 34mbps – mp4, 4K (4096×1716), h264, aac, 35Mbps , [/ wptab] [wptab_end]
Tablet operating system based on Android version 4.4.2 KitKat, and enriches his character from the graphic and functional overlay manufacturer called ZEN UI. It is characterized by calm and gentle transitions menu. Because the interface has been greatly developed, the system sometimes happens "longer think". Overlay pleases the eye, and makes a lot of interesting features and applications. I do not like only the separation of the two ear tags – if you shall drag the left edge of the beam, there will be notification on the right – shortcuts. Both, however, show up in the same place, and the delimitation of areas call those strips on the 7-inch display seems unnecessary. Graphic design of the system was brighter and somehow softened visually. Or because of the color used, or smoothing of fonts, as I wrote earlier. On the tablet works very well and soon lose the feeling that it's still Android. In grid applications will find a rich set of applications, most of which I would like to be distinguished:
- Do It Later – a program for reminders;
- File manager – as the name suggests, allows you to view files;
- Audio Wizard – allows you to adjust the audio profile to the current activity. Predefined profiles are energy saving, Music, Film, Recording, Games, Speech;
- WebStorage – helps in automatic, firmware images to disk in the cloud;
- People – pretty, again maintained in a blue color address book;
- Energy saving function – the program allows you to manage battery power. We get to choose from three modes: creative, optimized and manual;
- SuperNote – a really cool application for quotation. We can write, draw and draw, and all of template imitating card;
- Splendid – a program to personalize the display profile. We can choose the color temperature of the display and improved image quality;
- What's Next – announces the next event pozbieranych from other applications (I think);
- Story – to create a diary of our life in the form of a photo album;
- QucikMemo – for short notes;
- Link Party – for sharing the contents of the memory devices in the vicinity
- and … Mirror.
[Nggallery id = 804 template = techmaniak] You can see that is a lot. It is a pity that some of these programs can not be uninstalled to free up memory resources. We do poukrywać applications, if we get a large amount of nystagmus of the icons. Grid divided into three groups – everything downloaded and popular. This will help you to navigate through the splendor, abundance and prosperity of system capabilities. 🙂
Summary / evaluation / review
Close to perfection
Tested ASUS Memo Pad 7 (ME176C) only from the outside it looks inconspicuous model. In fact, this equipment noisy and hot (sometimes all too literally). The manufacturer demonstrates that he has a lot to say on the tablet market, and what it offers allows me to go ahead and think that we grow a large competition to Samsung. In this case we get a tablet efficient, great looking and extremely functional.But I can not pretend that the tablet does not have flaws. The largest will include very modest internal memory, which until at odds with the hardware capabilities showing a giant gaming jam. RAM also poskąpiono. Shortly writing, the manufacturer of unnecessary undercut ME176C wings, though it is what the model is and so allows for many. It is a pity that we can not retrieve external 3G modem, and that the display does not light with greater intensity. On the gentle creaking of the case and its heating up I'm willing to turn a blind eye – especially if the equipment is available at a lower price. [Temperatura2 product_id = "19958"]
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – is my only suggestion. ASUS offers a good quality product, its opponent must therefore seek primarily of brand-name equipment. Table 4 does not offer as much performance, but the same conformation quality. In addition, the model of the Korean manufacturer's lived to see the version with integrated LTE modem.