Asus continues to expand its tablet offering with a pair of ZenPad devices that are trying to bring back the chic and style of this device category
Many manufacturers have apparently given up on the dream of winning a significant market share in the flourishing but highly competitive tablet world. Asus She's really not one of them.
The Taiwanese manufacturer presented, as usual, a huge variety of devices and products at the CompuTex show - but the one that has gained a lot of interest is The ZenPad S 8, First son For another series of tablets of the company.
The ZenPad S offers a pretty nice overall package with Intel Atom chip Z3580 Quadrilateral Silvermont cores at maximum frequency of 2.33GHz (just like On another unique tablet from recent times - Dell's Venue 7000), 8-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 2,048 × 1,536 pixels, 4GB of RAM, built-in storage between 16GB and 64GB along with a microSD slot for extras, a central 8-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera, a pair of front stereo speakers, 15.2 watt-hour battery, Android 5.0 Lollipop system, optional mega pen with 1,024 sensitivity levels and even USB connector 3.1 Type C is up-to-date.
The ZenPad S sounds like not a bad device at all, but its true uniqueness comes thanks to a special cover / stand that meets the name Audio Cover and includes six speakers (!) - for a comprehensive audio experience in 5.1 configuration, with support for Dolby DTS. Another cover called PowerCover includes inside battery Which almost doubles the overall capacity, and is supposed to give ZenPad S over 15 hours between charging and charging.
The ZenPad S is packed in a beautifully designed shell that weighs 299 and is thicker than 6.7 millimeters. Bassos are certainly very proud of their work, and are convinced that you can (and will) like to hang around with it as a substitute for a handbag or wallet
Alongside the ZenPad S 8 will also have a fireplace that will simply read ZenPad 8, And will include Intel chip / Rockchip quad-core opaque type X3 (Silvermont four cores at a maximum frequency of 1.2GHz and an old graphics core of the Mali-450MP4 type), 8-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1,280 × 720 pixels, memory RAM Of between 1GB and 2GB and volume storage Modest of 8GB or 16GB (plus microSD slot). This model is much less impressive than its brother and will also not support the same unusual covers we mentioned in the previous paragraph - when it is quite clear that this is a rebroadcast of the controversial tactic that Asus also took with theZenFone 2, launching a number of models that are fundamentally different from each other under the same brand, allowing the waves of buzz and hype fueled by the senior model to carry all the other less interesting models to the minds of consumers.
With or without some problematic business practices, the senior ZenPad S is a refreshing product in the tablet market that tends to be too yawning and restrained lately - we can only hope that the manufacturer Take the great Zenfone 2 as an example And will also offer in this case a price tag specifically winking for the pleasure hardware.