There aren’t a whole lot of reasons to pick up the MediaPad 7 Vogue, unless you’re extremely desperate to consolidate your smartphone and tablet into a single device. And despite the ostensible appeal to that idea, it’s simply not practical in execution, as it’s both clumsy and ineffective to hold the Vogue against your head when talking to someone. If you don’t mind making all of your calls on speaker phone, it’s an option, but little more than that.
Meanwhile, the downsides abound, including 3G-only data speeds, the dreadful display, and mediocre performance. There aren’t a whole lot of redeeming qualities to the Vogue, and that includes the price. The fact of the matter is that at $300 for the 3G version (roughly $234 for Wi-Fi only), there are much better devices that you can get for a similar — or lower — price.