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Asus Memo Pad 8 ME581CL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 413 reviews of Asus Memo Pad 8 ME581CL. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the screen and price are overall positive. The size and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the touch screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus Memo Pad 8 ME581CL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (

Asus Memo Pad 8 review


Asus successfully turns cheap into sleek with the MeMo Pad 8. Running Asus' new Zen user-interface, which rocks a trendy flat design and a myriad of customization options, the 8-inch Android slate is one of the slimmest and most lightweight in its...

The Asus Memo Pad 8 is a slim and lightweight slate with a colorful screen and slick user-interface. Starting at $199, it packs enough useful preloaded apps to feel like a deal.

Performance is slow if many apps are open in the background, and touchscreen response lags after being woken up.

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.

Jul, 2014

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Asus MeMo Pad 8 ( white)


Spec-wise, the MeMo Pad 8 is a poor contender in the budget tablet race, but its software features give it an edge on the competition. The preloaded Asus suite of apps include calibration software and an audio-enhancement app, in addition to two free...

The Asus Memo Pad 8 is a slim and lightweight slate with a colorful screen and slick user-interface. Starting at $199, it packs enough useful preloaded apps to feel like a deal.

Performance is slow if many apps are open in the background, and touchscreen response lags after being woken up.

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.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Richard Trenholm (

Asus Memo Pad 8 is pretty in pink (hands-on)


The Asus Memo Pad 8 is pretty in pink set to be easy on the pocket, even if it won't actually fit in your pocket.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Moser (

Asus Memo Pad 8 ME581CL-1B027A Tablet Review


New memorandum? Asus wants to make a statement and elevates its 8-inch tablet from the Memo Pad series to the status quo of the class. The Memo Pad 8 ME581Cl represents the top model of this group; its price sits just above $355. It includes an Intel...

stable chassis with Gorilla Glass 3 display protection, ergonomic feel, storage is easily expandable with microSD, LTE, NFC, DLNA & Miracast, very bright display, high viewing angle stability, good color rendition, long battery life

camera modules are disappointing, overly treble sound, batteries cannot be swapped out

With its Memo Pad 8 ME581CL Tablet, Asus presents a well-rounded overall package for about $390. The compact, stable 8-inch tablet certainly has much to offer. The excellent monitor impressed us with up-to-date resolution, high strength, strong viewing...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Cookie Monster (

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) - Compact and Speedy Intel Tablet


ASUS is taking the 8-inch tablet segment seriously with its MeMO Pad 8, which is powered by the latest Intel Atom 64-bit "Moorefield" processor and Android 4.4 KitKat. With the entry of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, is...

Decent build quality ; Good handling ; Smooth navigation ; 4G LTE support ; Affordable

Poor battery life ; Dual-App feature needs polish ; Speaker placement could hinder output ; Imaging quality could be better

While the MeMO Pad 8 is one of the strongest tablet offerings we've seen from ASUS so far, it couldn't quite match up against its rivals, namely the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact which offer slimmer, lighter and better built form...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (

ASUS MeMO Pad 8: Neat Android tablet that's also affordable [Review]


While we all await the arrival of the

Asus has come up with a neat tablet here, but anyone with an eye on the MeMO Pad 8 might do well to wait just a little while longer to see what Google pulls out of the bag with its new Nexus.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

Asus MeMO Pad 8 Android tablet review


The is an Android tablet with an 8 inch display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and a .

In fact, knowing that Asus offers a 7 inch model for $50 cheaper, I find myself kind of wanting to recommend that model even though I haven’t had a chance to test it myself. If the MeMO Pad 7 ME176C offers the same level of performance as the MeMO Pad...

Jul, 2014

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Asus MeMO Pad 8


The Asus Memo Pad 8 is an Android-powered tablet featuring an 8 inch, LCD touchscreen, a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory - expandable to 64 via microSD, 5MP primary camera, and a non-removable battery rated at up to 9...

Good display, Good battery life, Responsive multi-tasking

Can be slow upon waking, Video performance stutters, Limited color palette

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Tony Ibrahim (

Asus MeMO Pad 8 Android tablet


Asus packs the hardware of a powerful tablet into an 8in, sub-$350 bargain

Great build quality ; Long-lasting battery life ; Miracast

No NFC ; No 3G

The Asus MeMO Pad 8 isn’t just another me-too Android tablet. Unique software additives and Asus’ sense of evolving style give it a well defined personality. For its size it packs a hearty hardware punch, and on value it is only surpassed by one other...

Feb, 2014

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Asus MeMo Pad 8


If you want an affordable 8in tablet then this is worth a look – but there are too many flaws in its performance for us to really recommend it

Cheap 8in tablet ; Good Android implementation ; Well-built ; Reasonably fast

Can be slow upon waking ; Colour palette poor ; Jerky video performance

There’s no hiding our disappointment with the MeMo Pad 8. We expected better from a brand that’s proven itself in the tablet market. And with a price that matches that of the Google Nexus 7, it makes for a hard recommendation.

Product Specifications


Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:15 / 15.2 / 4000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):15 / 15.2
Battery life (max):11 / 9
Battery performance:15.2 / 4000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:1


Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: No
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.2 / 2
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Maximum video resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 5
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 1080p,720p / 720p


Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Pink / Purple / Red / White
Device type:Mini tablet
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Black / Blue / Gold / Pink / Purple / Red / White
RoHS compliance: No


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:7 / 8
Display Resolution:1200 x 800 / 1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1200
Display Technology:IPS
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter power:10 / 7


Graphics:HD Graphics / PowerVR G6430
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics / PowerVR G6430
Graphics adapter family:Imagination Technologies / Intel


Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1600


E-mail: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,WCDMA / UMTS / WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:800,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+EDR / 4.0 / 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11ad, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Full HD: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal RAM:1
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor socket:BGA 1380 / BGA1380
RAM capacity:1
SIM card support: No
Total Storage Capacity:16
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, USB / USB
Docking station included:N
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:N / No / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
Google applications:Google Play
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Personal info management:Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Notes
Position location:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
SmartCard slot: No


AC adapter power:10 / 7


Conflict Free processor:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Processor:Z3560 / Z3745
Processor ARK ID:80270 / 81194
Processor boost frequency:1.83 / 1.86
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR1SP
Processor codename:Bay Trail
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.33 / 1.6 / 1.83
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:Z3560 / Z3745
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor package size:14 x 14 / 17
Processor series:Intel Atom Z3700 series
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2
Supported instruction sets:AES,SSE2,SSE3,SSE4.1,SSE4.2,SSSE3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Idle Technology:Y
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Physical Address Extension (PAE):Y


Operating system installed:Android / Android 4.2 / Android 4.4
Operating system version:4.2 / 4.4


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Microdrive / MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC / SD, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:64
Storage media:eMMC / Flash

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.293 / 0.327 / 0.346 / 5 / 8.33 / 8.35 / 8.39
Height:0.291 / 0.293 / 0.346 / 0.392 / 4.49 / 4.84 / 4.92 / 8.35 / 8.39
Weight:10.2 / 10.3 / 10.5 / 11.6 / 12.3 / 23.6 / 9.49
Width:4.84 / 4.92 / 7.87 / 8.35 / 8.39