An early pioneer in the Android tablet market and a Company that is prepared to take risks with new designs ASUS has seriously “glammed up” their tablet offering.
The company’s new ZenPad 8.0 tablet range has interchangeable back plates that don’t just let you change how the tablet looks – they add features.
One back plate delivers a total of 14 hours worth of battery life with the battery built into the cover without comprosing the feel of the device in your hand.
Another, addition is called the Audio Cover that deliver six speakers to the back of your tablet. With the audio cover snapped on, you get DTS-HD 5.1 surround sound.
I will believe it when we play with it because most tablet speakers are tinny and fail to deliver good sound.
There are multiple colour options as well as a leather option similar to the LG G4.
The new Z380C has an 8-inch, 1200 x 800 IPS display, 1 or 2GB of RAM, and it’ll come in 8GB and 16GB varieties.
It runs on Intels bottom end Atom X3 SoFIA chip so expect this machine to kick arse in the performance stakes.
Asus has announced another ZenPad 8, called the Z580CA, with a faster processor, stylus support, and high-resolution 2048 x 1536 display. If you’re keeping score, that means the 8-inch Android tablet has a 4:3 screen just like the iPad mini.
It comes with an 8-inch IPS panel, at a 2048?1536 resolution and 324 pixels per inch for a 4:3 aspect ratio. It’s got ASUS’s TruVivid deal for directly bonded glass and sports a 73.75 percent screen-to-body ratio, ASUS says.
The Intel Atom 3580 Moorefield processor (quad-core at 2.3 GHz will attract attention as well, of course, as Intel continues to make inroads in the consumer space. But so, too, does the inclusion of the newer USB Type-C connector for charging and any sort of data syncing. (Same as what’s used in the new MacBook and the ChromeBook Pixel refresh.)