Asus previously pleased us with the Iconia B1, which was priced at about $155, so while the Asus Memo Pad ME172V is $40 more expensive, it doesn’t disappoint us. The tablet offers impeccable build quality with choice of materials that is suitable at this price range. The 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage are compelling for budget-conscious users.

There are volume and power buttons on the left side; charging/USB port and microSD card slot at the bottom and audio combo jack on the top. It can be argued that the Android 4.11 Jelly Bean is already slightly outdated it is still state of the art with Project Butter technology that ensures smooth performance.

There’s 1Mp camera on the front, a decent improvement over the VGA sensor offered by the Iconia B1. Images produced have poor quality, with bland colors and unfocused objects. With 7” (1024 x 600) display, the Asus Memo Pad ME172V actually offers slightly higher pixel density than the Apple Pad Mini. The 1GHz VIA WonderMedia WM8950 single-core processor and Mali 400 GPU are installed under the hood, allowing games like Temple Run 2 to deliver 20fps, which is somewhat reasonable.

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