The last Asus tablet released was the ZenPad S 8.0 last year. It was Summer last year but this time, Asus is introducing the new products earlier than usual. The ZenPad line is getting an addition in the form of the Asus ZenPad 10 (Z300M) and Asus ZenPad 8 (Z380M). These tablets already run the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. These are only mid-range tablets so expect the two to be affordable.
Both ZenPads are equipped with MediaTek MT8163 quad-core chipsets. That’s interesting because earlier models of the ZenPad use Intel Atom. Other specs of the tablets include 1280 x 800 pixel displays, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, 2MP front-facing camera, 5MP rear camera, microSD card readers, micro USB ports, and headset jacks.
The two differ in display size. The ZenPad 8 features an 8.2-inch screen while the ZenPad 10 has a 9.9-inch screen. They also differ in their weight as obviously, the 10-inch is heavier at 1.1 pounds while the smaller tablet is only 12.3 ounces. Batteries are also different. The bigger ZenPad has the 18 Wh battery while the smaller one only has a 15.2 Wh batt.
When it comes to storage capacity, the Asus ZenPad 10 will be available in 16GB or 32GB model with 2GB RAM while the ZenPad 8 will be offered with 8GB or 16GB onboard storage plus 1GB OR 2GB RAM. Pricing starts at $178 for the smaller ZenPad while the 10-inch tablet is $223. Note that these are mid-rangers only. If you prefer one with a higher resolution and display, get the Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA) instead.