On Friday I picked up a nice new Asus Me572C tablet, which I found on Best Buy’s website for a ridiculously low price of $149. So having had the new device for roughly 24 hrs I am ready to give my first impressions.
The tablet is super fast and runs all my normal apps flawlessly. Battery life appears to be more than adequate. I have been playing with it all day and am only down to about 75% battery.
Build quality is excellent and I ran 2 updates on it today. The second update is running as I write this. There was not an update to Android itself, it is still sitting at 4.4.2, but I am hoping that maybe there will be an update to Lollipop in the near future.
The tablet is extremely thin and super lightweight. So far there is nothing I don’t love about this thing with one exception. The old Notification/settings interface was actually easier to use and far more intuitive than the newer Zen UI interface. Perhaps it is only because I am used to the other one, but I still am not thrilled with it.
Below are 2 shots of the old versus new interface.
It may just be a matter of preference. I am certain that some folks will love it, so consider it just an opinion.
The only other downside I have found in my short time with this tablet is the Wi-Fi. Now this may simply be due to a settings thing or to my super cheap router, but the ME572 only connects at 65mbps to my router, my older HD7 connects at 135mbps. I have yet to figure out why, but it does annoy me that an “N” based wireless connection can’t utilize the full bandwidth available.
So there you have it folks. My quickie review of the ME572C Asus 7 inch tablet. Would I recommend this? The answer is a resounding YES! It will out perform a Nexus 7 and is significantly cheaper. If there is a better 7-inch tablet on the market for under $200 I am certainly unaware of it. As usual your comments are appreciated.
If you would like a detailed review with all the specs and benchmarks I would suggest trying this one.
I did run a Geekbench test on this model and the results are below.
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