Introducing the new flagship line of premium high-performance tablets—the ASUS ZenPad Series.
Experience Luxury on your Terms with an ASUS ZenPad S 8.0
With schools back in session, or your school is about to begin, it is the perfect time for a new tablet such as the ASUS ZenPad S 8.0. ASUS just launched the ZenPad S 8.0 on August 17, so you get somewhat of a first glimpse at the features and capabilities of this tablet. Busy moms will love the portability of this tablet while the students will love the reliability and dependability of an ASUS product.
Thank you ASUS for providing me with the ZenPad S 8.0 for the purpose of this review.
ASUS has just revealed a range of ZenPad premium tablets including the ZenPad S 8.0. It is the first 8-inch tablet with Intel’s 64-bit Atom Z3580 processor and props it up with 4 GB of RAM. The ZenPad offers 3.4 times the browser performance of some competitors and 2.2 times the GPU performance. The ZenPad S series offers an optional stylus, hence the “S” in its name. The stylus was designed especially for the ZenPad S and offers an impressive 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity with a 1.2mm writing tip. Other accessories include the Clutch “fashion” cover as well as a Power Cover that offers an additional 15 hours of battery life.
Immediately recognizable aspects of the ZenPad S 8.0 design is how compact the 8-inch tablet is, as well as the thickness. It is just 6.6 mm thick and weighs just 298g. It has a very elegant look with a brushed metallic finish on the back with a shiny metallic edge. The bottom of the tablet contains a soft, leathery material, which helps with the gripping factor when the tablet is used in the landscape orientation; however, the rubbery material also borders the entire tablet to prevent slipping.
On the tablet itself, the camera can be found on the back, the headphone jack on the top and on the left side is a flap that allows access to the micro SD card slot. The volume and power buttons are on the right-hand side. The tablet also includes a double tap to wake feature to eliminate you reaching for the power button so often. Additionally, the ZenPad S 8.0 also comes with a USB Type-C port at the bottom. On the front on either side of the display is the dual stereo speakers.
This ZenPad S 8.0 comes with a 16 GB, 32GB or 64 GB built-in storage. It can be expanded with a micro SD card up to 128 GB. The tablet has a 4,000-mAh battery. Depending on your purpose for using the tablet, you can get a full day usage, or if you are browsing the internet or watching videos, you can get up to 6 hours of on-screen time.
The ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 has a 2mp front/5mp rear-facing camera. The rear-facing camera takes a decent looking picture, while the front facing camera takes a good picture in ideal lighting conditions. However, the camera app is full of features such as a low light mode. While the camera on this tablet does not meet the same quality, as you would expect to see on your smartphone, it is actually one of the best on the market.
The ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 has an 8-inch IPS LCD display with a 2048 x 1536 resolution resulting in a pixel density of 320 ppi. The text on this tablet is sharp and clear, and has a 178-degree viewing angles. The proprietary enhancements on this model such a TruVivid and Tru2Life increases the screen clarity and assists in the contrast and brightness.
The ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 has a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, clocked at 2.3 GH2 and backed by the Power VR G6430 GPU and 4 GB RAM. This tablet is incredibly fast when it comes to opening, closing or switching between applications. For the most part, this tablet handles gaming very well, although when using in this mode, the tablet seems to become somewhat warm, but it isn’t so uncomfortable.
The ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. You have the ability to set up three shortcuts to launch your most commonly used apps. The camera, mail and browser are the default aps, but you can change this with no difficulty.
Overall, the ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 is a well-built tablet. If you love the smaller tablets, you will not go wrong with this version. This tablet has many features of higher end tablets without the price tag. The display on this tablet is amazing and has a decent battery lifespan. The 32 GB version has plenty of storage; however, if you need additional space, this tablet has an easily accessible micro SD expansion capability. The ZenPad S 8.0 is lightweight and portable. Combining both style and outstanding performance, the ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA features a stunning 2K IPS display, 4GB of RAM for unparalleled multitasking, a new USB Type-C connector and more.
The ZenPad S 8.0 is available online at the ASUS website.
You no longer need to search for the incredible, because you have found it in the ASUS ZenPad S 8.0. There is a perfect ZenPad for everyone.