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ASUS MeMO Pad 8 - Quad-Core 1GB RAM 16GB Flash 8.0
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Same as earlier

Cons: same as earlier

Other Thoughts: Just to add a bit more. I called Asus tech support again for an issue I'm having. I asked this agent about the android updates.
He assured me that google is working on a 4.3 release and as soon as it's finished and released to manufactures, they will release it to us.
So, new day new story?

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ASUS MeMO Pad 8 - Quad-Core 1GB RAM 16GB Flash 8.0
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Nice display.
Good enough performance.
Good Sound volume and pretty good quality

Cons: Stuck at Android 4.2 with no updates on the horizon as per Asus tech support.

Other Thoughts: After seeing this on Newegg I called and asked a couple of questions. Newegg gave me the number to Asus support so I called them.

Asus support was nice and after putting me on hold a couple of times came back and told me
1. There is no difference between this and the HD model
and
2. All memo pads update to android 4.4 which has the feature to move apps to sdcard.

That's the only reason I purchased it, the moving of the apps.
Well, as others have noticed, it won't update. I called Asus back today and was told there are no updates listed for the memo pad.
I think they just say yes to everything you ask so you'll purchase their product.

Now, stuck between a rock and a hard place, I'm not sure what to do with it, I'm on a time crunch now.

Newegg has been Super Great through all this as this is actually a replacement for a defective unit I purchased last week, Still "GO NEWEGG!"

Based on recent experiences with Asus support, I'd say stay away. They used to be one of the best companies around.

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MSI Primo 73 9S7-N71J14-036 Dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 1GB Memory 16GB 7.0
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Inexpensive
Good Name Brand

Cons: Doesn't use all the storage space. Only a very very small bit.
Performance is sub par.
Wireless performance is very poor. Much lower range than other devices.
No driver for windows until you update the firmware.
Updating the firmware erases all your data and apps.
Washed out colors.
Poor touchscreen performance.

Other Thoughts: Purchased based on previous experience with MSI. I used them for several years while assembling pcs.

It's a shame that this tablet is so bad.

As others have mentioned. Total space, rather than 16GB is reported as 504MB - Then another 12.35GB on a SDCard which you cannot use. (even still, this wouldn't come close to being the 16GB advertised)

After calling MSI tech support, they said in order to use the full 12GB I need to update the firmware and sent me a link for the file. The file is ~600MB . I installed the program to update the firmware, phoenix something, but unfortunately the help file and other bits aren't in English, and I don't speak Chinese/Korean, or whatever it was.
As instructed I replied to the email from tech, but din't hear from them again.
When I hook the Primo up to my computer it cannot find a driver. Sound simple enough, I went to their site and downloaded one, but you have to have the latest firmware to use it, but you can't get the latest firmware installed without it? Anyway...

Wireless performance is fairly poor. At 21 feet from my Dir-825 router I lose connection. Our other devices in the house work fine allot further away, phones, ipad, and a laptop. This is really annoying when trying to get something from the app store.
I have 4 apps installed on here, facebook, pinterest, wordsearch, and an ebook reader. It is telling me that I don't have anymore storage space!
The colors are really really washed out and unfortunately there isn't a way to adjust that other than brightness.

I kind of mainly purchased this as an e-book reader for my wife on her trip that is coming up, but it's too awkward to use and is just not worth it, because of the jittery performance, poor color, and storage issue.

We might have kept it if the firmware update would have been successful, however I'm going to assume that with all these issues that it's defective and am going to return it. I'll purchase a different one, but since this is MSI's first attempt at a tablet, I think I'll choose another brand.

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Display Name: David A.

Date Joined: 08/09/01

  • Reviews: 12
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  • First Review: 03/02/10
  • Last Review: 07/22/14
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