Asus Memo Pad ME172V

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Asus Memo Pad ME172V
Developer Asus
Manufacturer Asus
Type Tablet computer
Generation 1st generation
Release date January 2013
Operating system Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean)
CPU ARM Cortex-A9 1 GHz, VIA WM8950 chipset
Memory 1 GB RAM
Storage 8 or 16 GB
Display 7-inch (180 mm) diagonal IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1024x600 pixels resolution, 170 ppi
Graphics ARM Mali-400[1]
Sound MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA[1]
Input Accelerometer, microphone
Camera 1 MP front facing camera
Connectivity 3.5 mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n @ 2.4 GHz), Micro USB 2.0[1]
Online services Google Play
Dimensions 196.2 mm × 119.2 mm × 11.26 mm (7.72 in × 4.69 in × 0.44 in)[1]
Weight 370 g (13 oz)[1]
Related articles Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet

Asus Memo Pad ME172V is a low-end, budget Android tablet manufactured by Taiwanese corporation Asus.[2] The tablet was announced and released in January 2013.[1][3] At $149 (launch price) it was $50 cheaper than its competitors, the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD, but critical design flaws led to poor ratings.[4][5]


The device runs the operating system Android 4.1.1 (codename: Jelly Bean).[1] Features of the tablet include a 7-inch IPS LCD display, 1 GHz single-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 1 MP front-facing camera.[1] The tablet has approximately a 7-hour battery life.[6]


  • PC Magazine compared the Asus to the Amazon Kindle Fire as a "solid alternative" but would not recommend the tablet for more that surfing the web and reading books. Disappointing battery life also hurt the tablets ratings.[7]
  • CNET also rated the Asus poorly, citing system crashes while playing games, poor battery life and is uncomfortable to hold.[8]


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