Asus MeMo Pad Smart 10 Tablet Review
Bargain 10" tablet looks to carve out entry-level niche.
While it works in a pinch as a budget tablet, you're definitely not getting a diamond in the rough when you pick this one up. With a tradeoff of low performance for low price, this tablet is certainly not going to wow anybody.
Cinephiles may not be pleased to hear that this tablet has a contrast ratio of 769:1, which is fairly narrow, and makes your movies look a little washed-out. The MeMo Pad has a peak brightness of 346.14cd/m2, which is on the low end of acceptable for bright lighting environments, but what really clips the contrast ratio is the high black level of 0.45cd/m2. It may be average for tablets, but it's still high enough to negatively affect performance.
Bouncing 19% all light shone on the screen back at the user, the MeMo Pad is crazily-reflective, and will annoy even the most patient among us with a sharp reflection pattern, and a screen with very little (if any) reflection coating. You won't need the forward-facing camera to see yourself in the screen.
The MeMo Pad is able to play video continuously for 5 hours, 52 minutes. Even though that's not really a whole heck of a lot of time, it's actually quite average for a tablet. We got this result by maxing the backlight, power settings, and turning all wireless off, so if you use different settings, you may or may not get a better battery life than we did in the lab.
As far as reading eBooks goes, you can expect the MeMo Pad to last you 5 hours and 28 minutes before the battery finally quits on you. Because we use maximum backlight and no wireless for our battery tests, you may be able to squeeze a bit more or less battery life out of your tablet if you use different settings.
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