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Asus Memo Pad HD 7's colorful screen, useful features barely outshine slow performance (pictures)

The Asus Memo Pad HD 7 features a colorful screen and a bevy of customizable options, but gets tripped up by sluggish performance.

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Cheap and simple

The Asus Memo Pad HD 7 is a simple tablet that functions best when doing easy tasks, like browsing and reading.
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Colorful backs to match its colorful screen

Besides the navy blue and white versions above, the 7-inch tablet also comes in hot pink and lime green, both of which boast a shiny finish. The navy blue version is the only one that has a sleek matte surface.
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Small but not skinny

The 7-inch tablet shares various dimensions with the original Google Nexus 7, but its design can't compare when it comes to sleekness and comfort.
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Stereo speaker

The stereo speaker located in the back is best utilized in conjunction with the Audio Wizard feature. It significantly enhances audio for music and movies.
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Similar buttons to the Nexus 7

Since they're both made by Asus, the tablets share similar design features, like the power button and volume rocker.
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Ports on the top edge

The bottom of the tablet is occupied by the speaker, so most of the ports are located on the top half.

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