If you’re looking at a new refresh from ASUS of their tablet devices, well, you’ve got it. Three new tablets of the outfit’s ZenPad product line were announced at Computex in Taiwan today, and it hits just the right niches for ASUS to be represented in a wider market range. The products are the ZenPad 7.0, the ZenPad 8.0, and the ZenPad S 8.0.

First up, the flagship tablet offering of these three is the ZenPad S 8.0. It features the most robust specs – a 2K resolution IPS display is front and center, powered by a quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 (the same processor in the ZenFone 2), a whopping 4GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB internal storage, and a USB Type C connector (yay!).


ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA) specifications:

– OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
– Size: 203.2 x 134.5 x 6.6 mm
– Weight: 298g
– Display: 8″ QXGA (1536 x 2048) IPS
– Processor: Intel Atom Z3530 Quad-Core, 64bit
– RAM: 2GB or 4GB
– Internal Storage: 16/32/64GB, microSDXC card slot
– Camera: 8MP (rear) + 5MP (front)
– Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n/ac / Bluetooth 4.0
– Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
– Others: 2 x Front Speaker with DTS HD Premium Sound, Sonic Master technology

Then you have the “normal” ZenPad 8.0 (model number Z380C) – which has an 8-inch HD (720p) display, an Intel Atom X3 quad-core processor and Mali 450MP4 GPU. That will be augmented by either 1 to 2GB of RAM, and 8 or 16GB of storage, depending on the model you get.


ZenPad 8.0 (Z380C) specifications:

– OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
– Size: 209 x 123 x 8.5 mm
– Weight: 350g
– Display: 8″ WXGA (1280×800) IPS
– Processor: Intel Atom x3-C3200 Quad-Core, 64bit
– RAM: 1GB or 2GB
– Internal Storage: 8/16GB, microSDXC card slot
– Camera: 5MP (rear) + 2MP (front)
– Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n / Bluetooth 4.0
– Navigation: GPS, GLONASS

Lastly, there is the lowly ZenPad 7. This one features a nearly HD 1024×600 7-inch display, giving you a measly 170ppi screen. This will be powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 processor and a PowerVR G6430 GPU. You get 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. No info yet on the pricing of each tablet, but we’ll surely have that information soon.


Also included in the announcement were premium accessories for these tablets. First up is the ASUS Power Case — a case that doubles as a battery extender, guaranteeing 15 hours of uptime for your ZenPad tablet all told. The second premium accessory is the ASUS Audio Cover, a pretty interesting application of an audio accessory. It is a normal tablet cover, but it also gives you audio speakers — 5.1 surround sound, in fact — when connected to your tablet.


SOURCE: ASUS (1), (2)



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