The Memo Pad 8 is available in a variety of stylish colours, including purple, gold, black or the soft matt white we have here.
It's well-built and sturdy, at a reasonably thin 8.3mm and a light 321g. The ports, buttons, speakers and camera are neat and stylish too. Plus, the bezels around the display are satisfyingly thin.
The 8in IPS display has quite a low pixel density of 188ppi, and it's noticeable, particularly if you're used to a higher-resolution screen from a previous tablet or smartphone. The screen is quite reflective, too, and picks up fingerprints within minutes.
Inside the tablet is a 64-bit Intel Atom processor, which we found could handle most of the tasks we threw at it with ease. The only time we found it laggy was when waking it up – it takes just a bit too long for the press of the sleep/wake button to register which is very frustrating.
You'll get 8GB or 16GB of internal memory plus a microSD card slot for up to an additional 64GB.
There's Bluetooth 4.0 but no NFC or 3G/4G connectivity.
The cameras in the Asus Memo Pad 8 are quite poor. The 5Mp rear-facing camera is grainy, but we do like the Asus camera app, which includes filters, effects and modes that can help you produce much better photos.
The front-facing camera is 2Mp.
The Memo Pad 8 runs Android 4.4 KitKat for now, with a Lollipop update in the works. It's overlaid with Asus's ZenUI interface, which we love, with its What's Next feature and the Do It Later app.
Overall, the Memo Pad 8 is stylish, well-built and plenty powerful for most users looking to play casual games, browse the web and carry out basic productivity tasks. It is well-worth considering at £120 if display and camera quality aren't at the top of your priority list.
If you want to save extra cash, though, consider the Asus Memo Pad 7, which you'll find for under £100 if you shop around.
We award three and a half stars.