ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 (ME173X), 7" Tablet, 16GB, WiFi - Pink  £69.00 @ Tesco direct
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ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 (ME173X), 7" Tablet, 16GB, WiFi - Pink £69.00 @ Tesco direct

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Found 14th Mar 2015
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ASUS have combined beauty with innovative technology to bring you the MeMO Pad™ HD 7.

Weighing only 302g and small enough to fit comfortably in your hands, the tablet boasts a 7-inch HD 1280x800 IPS display for stunning visuals. Whether you want to play games, watch videos, access content online or make video calls with your loved ones, this tablet performs all these tasks seamlessly with its powerful quad-core CPU.

The tablet’s stunning visuals are matched with the rich audio experience it offers; the integrated dual speakers are powered by ASUS exclusive SonicMaster audio technology to provide you with an immersive experience that’s simply unforgettable.

The ASUS MeMO Pad™ features a 5-megapixel camera on the back for recording video in high definition as well as a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front that’s great for making video calls. All enclosed in the tablet’s lightweight metallic construction, it offers up to 8 hours of battery life to keep up with the sophisticated lifestyles of today.

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Original Poster

For some reason it doesn't upload the pic.

Banned

good tablet for the price.

yep both my kids have this and it's a fab tablet :-)

brill thanks. got this last yr for my daughter and it is excellent- the best wee tablet in the house. just bought one now for my other daughter as she had a cheap one that died after 6mths.
v hot!

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ecdc4

brill thanks. got this last yr for my daughter and it is excellent- the … brill thanks. got this last yr for my daughter and it is excellent- the best wee tablet in the house. just bought one now for my other daughter as she had a cheap one that died after 6mths.v hot!


Is it better than Samsung galaxy? Not too small?

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szippancs

Is it better than Samsung galaxy? Not too small?


I would choose this over the samsung Galaxy 7". I bought 3 of these last year and can't fault them.

Just looking at this one, the only thing that puts me off is the fact that its pink, which I assume can be rectified by getting a cover, and that it says "no memory card slot" which I find strange. Can anyone who has this model confirm whether it has a memory card slot?

akh46

Just looking at this one, the only thing that puts me off is the fact … Just looking at this one, the only thing that puts me off is the fact that its pink, which I assume can be rectified by getting a cover, and that it says "no memory card slot" which I find strange. Can anyone who has this model confirm whether it has a memory card slot?



I can confirm that these tablets do have a microsd card slot

This has a micro SD card slot.

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akh46

Just looking at this one, the only thing that puts me off is the fact … Just looking at this one, the only thing that puts me off is the fact that its pink, which I assume can be rectified by getting a cover, and that it says "no memory card slot" which I find strange. Can anyone who has this model confirm whether it has a memory card slot?


This one says: 16GB capacity that is expandable via SD slot
Doesn't it mean it has memory card slot?

No HDMI.

szippancs

This one says: 16GB capacity that is expandable via SD slotDoesn't it … This one says: 16GB capacity that is expandable via SD slotDoesn't it mean it has memory card slot?



That would indeed mean that it had a slot. However, in the specs it says it doesn't. So you pick the part of the listing that you believe, or, as others have done, ask if someone actually has one of these and can say for sure.

Edited by: "LongPockets" 14th Mar 2015

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LongPockets

That would indeed mean that it had a slot. However, in the specs it says … That would indeed mean that it had a slot. However, in the specs it says it doesn't. So you pick the part of the listing that you believe, or, as others have done, ask if someone actually has one of these and can say for sure.


I'll let you know on Monday after I picked it up

Thanks for the confirmation re SD card slot.

akh46

Just looking at this one, the only thing that puts me off is the fact … Just looking at this one, the only thing that puts me off is the fact that its pink, which I assume can be rectified by getting a cover, and that it says "no memory card slot" which I find strange. Can anyone who has this model confirm whether it has a memory card slot?


yes it definitely has micro sd card slot!

szippancs

Is it better than Samsung galaxy? Not too small?



we have a samsung galaxy tab 2. I wouldnt compare the 2. the asus memopad is far far superior in my opinion. much clearer screen and generally quicker. id buy this one ten times over. only down side for me is no hdmi

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ecdc4

we have a samsung galaxy tab 2. I wouldnt compare the 2. the asus memopad … we have a samsung galaxy tab 2. I wouldnt compare the 2. the asus memopad is far far superior in my opinion. much clearer screen and generally quicker. id buy this one ten times over. only down side for me is no hdmi


Thank you. I don't use HDMI cable at all. We use wifi to watch movies on tv.

I have had two of these. It's easy enough to swap the back for another colour if you have the part/donor tab. No hdmi but it does have miracast! Great tablet but biggest downfall is your stuck on Android 4.2 even going down the custom rom route.

ddaann_99

I have had two of these. It's easy enough to swap the back for another … I have had two of these. It's easy enough to swap the back for another colour if you have the part/donor tab. No hdmi but it does have miracast! Great tablet but biggest downfall is your stuck on Android 4.2 even going down the custom rom route.



but with jelly bean you can stream live web content, just install latest adobe flash player 11.1 from archive adobe website and you ready to go

osstis

but with jelly bean you can stream live web content, just install latest … but with jelly bean you can stream live web content, just install latest adobe flash player 11.1 from archive adobe website and you ready to go



EXACTLY?! .. with Adobe's reluctance to support Android 4.2.2+ going, in my humble oppinion, u gain MORE via the so-called 'older' stock of Android OS'es anyway! .. as opposed to the 'newer' more restricted stock versions of Android anyhow?, so ..... lool.

Speaking on 'Android' .. where/what Site can I go to to download me the whole version APK/ISO/BIN/EXE File etc?, of any version of the Android OS please ..... thanx in advance. :-)

Good deal, all you need is a black Sharpie to go with it.

LongPockets

No HDMI.


This is not a 40" TV mate, it is a tablet.

splender

This is not a 40" TV mate, it is a tablet.



My tablet, which is quite old now, has an HDMI socket. You connect it to your TV and use it to stream video off the internet (catch-up TV or websites) and recordings. I have desktops and laptops with the same ability. It seems to me that a tablet ought to have such a socket.

Bought one of these the xmas before last. Great little tablet, good build quality, does all the basic stuff very competently but spec wise is beginning to fall a wee bit behind now. Reminds me very much of the 1st Gen Nexus 7 (also made by Asus) which is a compliment. The Asus light custom skin over the android operating system, unlike many others, is actually well implemented and useful, especially to first time users. At this price it is good value and worth buying but if you can stretch to it, the Hudl 2 is better in almost every way with the notable exception of battery life. Then again the Hudl 2 is £50 i.e. 60% more expensive. Hot from me.

brilliant tablet I snagged mine couple of Xmas's ago at a similar price for my daughter and it's still going strong better than my galaxy tab 2

as for the pink that can be changed as that back is like the back cover on a phone and interchangeable if you can find them on the Asus website or eBay

0liverr

Good deal, all you need is a black Sharpie to go with it.



No, all you need is an a4 sized 3m Carbon fiber vinyl 3D (nice pattern) around 2£, a nice sharp utility blade or knife, scisors, a plastic mobile opening tool, and a hair drier
What for? = to skin the back of this tablet. The plastic gets scratched even if you blow your breath onto it, so much nicer with a vinyl. I gifted the tablet to my sister, so can't take some pics now.

Excellent tablet. I recently broke my first one (purchased about 1.5yrs ago) and immediately bought another one as a replacement. £69 is a normalish price for these nowadays but represents excellent value. My wife cried when the first one broke - I think that's a compliment!

amour3k

Speaking on 'Android' .. where/what Site can I go to to download me the … Speaking on 'Android' .. where/what Site can I go to to download me the whole version APK/ISO/BIN/EXE File etc?, of any version of the Android OS please ..... thanx in advance. :-)



I think the Android installation has to be tailored to the tablet. There isn't a generic version that fits them all, or even more than one. I have upgraded Android using unofficial ROMs on both tablet and phone. You can find what you need online, but it is specific to the hardware, so make that part of your search. If you are lucky, you will find a site with both a walk-through for how to upgrade and live links to the files needed, but you may well find that the first couple tries don't work out. I bricked my phone twice before I found a working upgrade. Luckily the un-bricking walk through I found worked well.

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LongPockets

My tablet, which is quite old now, has an HDMI socket. You connect it to … My tablet, which is quite old now, has an HDMI socket. You connect it to your TV and use it to stream video off the internet (catch-up TV or websites) and recordings. I have desktops and laptops with the same ability. It seems to me that a tablet ought to have such a socket.


It doesn't bother me as I have smart tv and I can play my videos through wifi.

LongPockets

My tablet, which is quite old now, has an HDMI socket. You connect it to … My tablet, which is quite old now, has an HDMI socket. You connect it to your TV and use it to stream video off the internet (catch-up TV or websites) and recordings. I have desktops and laptops with the same ability. It seems to me that a tablet ought to have such a socket.


You haven't spent much money on hotukdeals deals by the sound of it, yes, I and others have HDMI capable tablets since some years' ago, but years on hotukdeals means I now, and many others, could not resist buying at least one of those bargain media streaming boxes (for as little as £10) or speaker boxes with streaming capabilities. I ended up with a soundbar with media streamer, Apple TV, Now TV and a microserver, all from hotukdeals. So HDMI on tablet is never used except I may hood up a 10" Windows tablet and use it for general use. However there are some who use MHL and , wifi-fi direct, TV Link, Miracast, Airplay , but having it (micro HDMI port) or not having it is not a deal breaking for most, those who need it do not need a nanny on hotukdeal nagging on this forum every time a device comes posted without a HDMI connector.

szippancs

It doesn't bother me as I have smart tv and I can play my videos through … It doesn't bother me as I have smart tv and I can play my videos through wifi.



Well, as long as you aren't bothered, my comment should definitely be ignored by everyone else.

splender

You haven't spent much money on hotukdeals deals by the sound of it, yes, … You haven't spent much money on hotukdeals deals by the sound of it, yes, I and others have HDMI capable tablets since some years' ago, but years on hotukdeals means I now, and many others, could not resist buying at least one of those bargain media streaming boxes (for as little as £10) or speaker boxes with streaming capabilities. I ended up with a soundbar with media streamer, Apple TV, Now TV and a microserver, all from hotukdeals. So HDMI on tablet is never used except I may hood up a 10" Windows tablet and use it for general use. However there are some who use MHL and , wifi-fi direct, TV Link, Miracast, Airplay , but having it (micro HDMI port) or not having it is not a deal breaking for most, those who need it do not need a nanny on hotukdeal nagging on this forum every time a device comes posted without a HDMI connector.



You are free to ignore any comments you don't think are relevant to you, but I will continue to post whatever I feel is relevant to the item and other prospective purchasers.

I have in fact tried a "media box" (NOW TV) and found it performed poorly in my situation, as it doesn't play well with satellite broadband; something to do with latency. In fact I have posted quite a lot in about this in HUKD forums. My old Vega Android tablet does work well, and can stream video from various internet sources without the continual buffering that the NOW TV box suffered from, as can my laptops and desktop. And of course not all of my televisions, smart or not, have all the online services built in (some have none, some have a limited number). So, it would appear that not everyone would be suited by your choice of equipment, and it is therefore fortunate that you are not able to limit the discussion about these issues to the line that you personally find useful or appropriate to your own situation.

splender

You haven't spent much money on hotukdeals deals by the sound of it, yes, … You haven't spent much money on hotukdeals deals by the sound of it, yes, I and others have HDMI capable tablets since some years' ago, but years on hotukdeals means I now, and many others, could not resist buying at least one of those bargain media streaming boxes (for as little as £10) or speaker boxes with streaming capabilities.



Come to think of it, I have actually posted a deal for "one of those bargain media streaming boxes". Of course some know-all came along and said that they were no good (to him) and thought that made the whole thread invalid for everyone else, too.

Decent price for a new one, basically a tweaked 1st gen Nexus 1, different processor that isn't as good but has the rear camera, SD card slot and mirrorcast that the N1 lacked. Paid £129 for one 2 xmases ago for the step daughter and its still going strong unlike the 2 Nexus 1's I had at the same time...

I have a Galaxy tab2 10" for over 2 years and am really fedup with it. Going to get this one now. Thanks

By the way, can anyone recmmend a case to go with? Thanks x

seriouslylovely

By the way, can anyone recmmend a case to go with? Thanks x


I recommend its Asus original case like this one on eBAY though I bought mine from Currys when it was real cheap. It feels really good in the hand, non slip, and it is available in many colours like green, blue....

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I'm thinking about this one
amazon.co.uk/gp/…_14?qid=1426537888&sr=8-14π=AC_SX110_SY165&keywords=asus+memo+pad+7+case

LongPockets

My tablet, which is quite old now, has an HDMI socket. You connect it to … My tablet, which is quite old now, has an HDMI socket. You connect it to your TV and use it to stream video off the internet (catch-up TV or websites) and recordings. I have desktops and laptops with the same ability. It seems to me that a tablet ought to have such a socket.




I'm with you on the lack of HDMI on the newer tablets. Couldn't cost them much to have it included but with the way things for going, these will be nothing more than just 'dumb' streamers with a display in a couple of generations time.
USB-C on the horizon for every connections incl power. No removable storage, only cloud based. No headphone sockets, all wireless.
For people who don't upgrade every few months for the latest and greatest. It can be frustrating through the transitionary period.
Edited by: "Celerysticks123" 17th Mar 2015
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