Monday, June 1, 2015

Asus unveils ZenPad 8 in two flavors

Asus has unveiled two Android tablets at Computex 2015 held in Taipei ,  The new ASUS ZenPad 8 Z380 and the flagship Zenpad S 8 (Z580CA) Run Android 5.0.2 out of the box with ASUS Zen ui and Intel Atom Soc's .Based on the highly successful Zenfone 2 ,the new Zenpad 8's will surely give another boost to Asus' mobile domination

ASUS ZenPad 8 (Z380)

This is the cheaper option of the two , the tablet , which comes with a Intel Atom x3-C3230RK is actually one of the first devices to ship with a Rockchip made Intel processor (rather  than a Intel built one) , the 28 nm chipset is clocked to 1.2 Ghz and it has 4X silvermont cores inside along with a LTE Phone/Data modem and a ARM Mali 450 MP4 (quadcore) graphics core

The rest of the specs include 8/16GB of storage with the 8GB model getting a meh -1GB of RAM , the 16GB version is set to get 2GB of RAM ,both versions feature MicroSD card slots , the Tablet has a display of 8" and it has a 1280x800 resolution IPS display protected by Gorilla glass . Thetablet measures in at 209 x 123 x 8.5mm which is a decent size for a 8" tablet . The rest of the specs include a 5MP rear camera , 2MP front camera ,LTE ,WIFI 802.11b/g/n , Bluetooth 4.0 ,GPS and GLONASS and a MicroUSB 2.0 port for data transfer .

Specs at a glance - ASUS ZENPAD 8 (Z380)

*8" 1280x800 IPS Display
*Intel ATOM X3 - C3230RK - Quadcore 1.2Ghz
*8GB storage/1GB RAM (cheapest option)
*16GB Storage/2GB RAM (high end)
*209 x 123 x 8.5mm ,LTE , WIFI , GPS ,BLUETOOTH 4.0
*MicroUSB 2.0
*5MP rear , 2MP front no led flash
*Android 5.0.2 With ASUS ZENui

ASUS ZenPad S 8  (Z580CA)

This is the flagship ASUS Zenpad tablet unveiled today , the tablet , unlike the cheaper model features a completely different aspect ratio , and is entirely built from the ground up to be a killer tablet .First up , we have the Intel ATOM Z3580 chipset which is built on a 22nm architecture , this 2.33 Ghz chip features 4 silvermont cores and it comes with PowerVR Rogue G6430 GPU clocked to 533Mhz .

Ram on the tablet is also insane , at 4GB of LPDDR3 this puts it en par with the flagship Zenfone 2 making it a almost identical twin in some sorts , this tablet also has 16/32/64GB of storage with a MicroSD card slot

Measuring in at 203.2 x 134.5 x 6.68mm and 299g the tablet is kind of unique as it has a 4:3 aspect ratio unlike the weaker 16:10 Zenpad 8 . The Zenpad S features a 8" 2048x1536 resolution IPS display with Gorilla glass protection which puts it in the same ball park as the Nexus 9 , iPad mini and the upcoming Galaxy Tab S2 8.?? .The tablet features Wifi 802.11b/g/n , Buetooth 4.0 ,GPS and Glonass but LTE or data connectivity is not available as the model comes only as a WIFI only one

Cameras on the device include a 8MP rear module - once again with no flash and a secondary 5MP front facing model which has a wide angle lens . The tablet uses the new USB Type C connector which is now the new standard for all things Android . Pricing for this beast is still not available , but in keeping with its Zenfone trend , expect to dish out atleast $249 for this model and $200 for the cheaper option fingers crossed

Specs at a glance - ASUS ZENPAD 8 (Z380)

*8" 2048x1536 IPS Display
*Intel ATOM Z3580  - Quadcore 2.33Ghz
*16/32/64 GB storage , MicroSD slot 
*203.2 x 134.5 x 6.68mm WIFI , GPS ,BLUETOOTH 4.0
*MicroUSB 3.0
*5MP front , 8MP front no led flash
*Android 5.0.2 With ASUS ZENui

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source - Anandtech

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