Review: Asus MeMO Pad 10 (ME103K)
We Asus a solid position in the budget and mid-end market to see take the last year, with tablets who know a good value for money to offer without sacrificing too much in terms of specifications. For tablets Asus is at the end of the ride even as strong in the supply and price / quality that the company is in many cases a competitor himself. For example, the Asus MeMO Pad 7 (ME572C) is one of the best small tablets on the market. Besides a good price performance ratio in tablet almost no compromises to the specifications. In this review we look at the Asus MeMO Pad 10 (ME103K).
The Asus MeMO Pad 10 (ME103K) is only available is no 3G / 4G option in the above configuration (s) available at this time. Seems only the 16GB model will also be sold, we can not find the other versions in any case in the Netherlands. The tablet is available in three different colors; black, white and black and red. In this review we use the black and red version with 16GB of storage memory.
Asus MeMO Pad 10 hardware and design
Intermediate tablets are usually pretty boring in design and in this case is therefore no different. Only the fact that Asus PR has chosen us to send a black and red version of the Asus MeMO Pad 10 (ME103K) more attractive for this cup of the review. But ultimately this is a tablet as each child a tablet would sign in kindergarten; a front glass with symmetrical black edges and a backside of plastic.
With a red edge that connects the front and back together that are clear. The back has also been given a soft-touch finish that feels the plastic a little better, a shiny Asus logo attracts the whole package toward a slightly more upscale level. The tablet is not one of the lightest or thinnest models, but fits perfectly in the hand and can be used comfortably on your lap.
The screen on this MeMO Pad 10 (ME103K) is one of the places to see is that there is an attractive price tag attached to the tablet. The 10.1-inch IPS panel is a super standard but now outdated screen with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels. Enough pixels to be able to do anything, but not nearly as nice (read: sharp) as the scenes on some other tablets of this size, or even other smaller but Asus tablets. Screen brightness, color, contrast and viewing angles are all scored a typical Dutch Arts and mediocrity, but a standout is the screen anywhere.
The speakers on this Asus MeMO Pad 10 (ME103K) are incorporated at the back. This is unfortunate since the wide edges on the front in principle offer more than enough space to place the speakers on the front. Because the speakers are on the back so the sound from the user into the world vibrated and that is never optimal. Yet the sound you can get even with this Asus MeMO Pad 10 (ME103K) is quite nice, and both quality and volume more than good enough useful for watching a video, listening to a podcast or music and conducting audio conversations. You can also connect external speakers or headphones via Bluetooth or 3.5mm port.
The camera on this Asus MeMO Pad 10 (ME103K) are unfortunately the grooste setback in the whole story, even with the extremely low expectations we now have when viewing cameras on a tablet in this category. Both cameras are disappointing in terms of detail (low resolution) and light sensitivity. You can only shoot outdoors an acceptable picture or create a Selfie, but then the extra for fingerprints and reflections sensitive screen virtually useless.
The battery life of this tablet is exactly what you would expect from a modern tablet in this category, but prices are also not won here. According to Asus tablet is approximately 9 hours on a single charge, and in my tests, I have no reason to assume otherwise. I feel you could easily spend a day or two further on a single charge (± 5 hours per day use). We may at this point so to give an adequate tablet.
Asus MeMO Pad 10 (ME103K) – software
The Asus MeMO Pad 10 runs, like the Pad MeMO 7 and 8 on Android 4.4 KitKat and is combined with the Asus ZenUI-skin. Whether there is an update coming to Android 5.0 Lollipop is not yet known at the time of writing. But since this still is a tablet that comes with a skin that is the question only partially relevant because Android Lollipop consists largely of a visual refresh.
Asus MeMO Pad 10 (ME103K) – conclusion
Of the various Asus MeMO Pad tablets this is my least favorite. The large 10.1-inch screen is the lack of pixels a much clearer than the Asus MeMO Pad 8 we recently reviewed. Present problem Not only competes this 10-inch version with its smaller brother (who must again make turn against Asus MeMO Pad 7 (ME572C)) but also against other 10.1-inch tablets. Only a tablet like the Medion S1033 Lifetab competitor However, it appreciated the different and better ‘big’ tablets are substantially more expensive. In this respect, this Asus MeMO Pad 10 (ME103K) so best competitive and offers the tablet quite some value for money, but ultimately it is the value for money to the smaller versions of the MeMO Pad-line a lot better.