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The ASUS MeMO Pad 8 ME181CX-A1-BK is a bestselling 2014 8-inch tablet that received positive reviews for its slim and modern design, a bright screen, above average battery life, a slick user interface, and superb performance relative to its price. On the downside, running too many apps at once can cause the system to lag, and while there are many useful preloaded apps there is also some bloatware. All in all the ME181CX-A1-BK is one of the most affordable tablets today especially if you enjoy an abundance of screen real estate, and it doesn’t make any major sacrifices in build quality or essential features.

Positive Reviews
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  • Slim and modern design
  • Bright screen
  • Above average battery life
  • Great performance relative to its price.


  • Multitasking can cause lag
  • Bloatware

Bottom Line

Ignoring its large amount of removable bloatware, the ASUS MeMo Pad 8 is a well-built device with a ton of features, and delivers admirable performance for its price.

  • Weight: 0.65 lbs
  • Processor: Intel Atom 1.33GHz
  • Display Size: 8 Inch
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Battery Life: 9 hours

Critic Reviews

  • 77
    CNet July 2, 2014

    The Asus MeMo Pad 8 is an affordable slate with tons of features, but if performance is king, faster options can be had for only $30 more.

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  • 70
    PCMag July 7, 2014

    At $199, the Asus MeMO Pad ME181C is a capable, affordable 8-inch Android tablet.

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  • 80
    LaptopMag July 3, 2014

    The ASUS MeMO Pad 8 ME181C provides superb performance for an 8-inch budget tablet, but commands $20 more than its lesser-performing competitors. We believe it's worth it for the extra oomph and battery life.

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Full Specifications

Operating System Google Android 4.4 KitKat
Weight 0.65 lbs
Battery Life 9 hours
Connectivity 802.11bgn, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB
Internal Storage 16GB
Removable Memory microSD expandable to 64GB
Display Size 8 Inch
Display Resolution 1280 x 800
Front Camera 0.3 MP
Rear Camera 2 MP
Additional Features microSD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 8.3 x 4.9 x 0.3

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