ASUS has been planning to refresh its line of ZenPad tablets and the first of its new generation; the ZenPad S 8.0, is finally on sale in the USA.
With an attractive price tag of USD 199.99 (approximately RM 760), the ZenPad S 8.0 sits nicely in the grey area between mid range and high end of the tablet spectrum. It sports an 8-inch, 2048×1536 IPS display and runs on a 1.83GHz Intel Atom Z3560 chipset. It is supplemented by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The cameras are 5MP rear-facing and 2MP front-facing and it runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. Considering the specs, its slim 0.27-inch thin body and the price tag, the ZenPad S 8.0 should be on your watchlist should you be looking for a tablet upgrade.
ASUS is also looking to unveil other variants of its new generation of ZenPads in the near future. There are rumors surrounding a higher specced ZenPad S 8.0 that sports a faster Intel Atom processor, 4GB of RAM and USB-C. For those looking for something on the lower end, ASUS has also made the ZenPad 7.0 to cater to your needs. It has a 1024×600 display, powered by a 1.1GHz Intel Atom with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Essentially having half the specs of the ZenPad S 8.0, the price tag of the ZenPad 7.0 is fittingly priced at USD 99.99.
The ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 and ZenPad 7.0 are both available online via BestBuy for the US.